Happy WWW Wednesday!
I know I skipped a couple of weeks which was definitley not the goal, but I am back! My mental health hasn’t been the greatest lately, and that’s okay I’m here and ready to talk about all the stuff I’ve read recently!
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. To participate, all you have to do is answer 3 questions and link back to Sam’s page.
- What are you currently reading?
- What have you finished recently?
- What are you planning on reading next?
what are you currently reading?
Right now, I am in the middle of a few books: She is Strong but She is Tired by RH Sin, So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo, and The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan.
If you saw my first few WWW Wednesdays, you may have noticed that I have been reading She is Strong but She is Tired for a while now. I am soooooo close to being done though! With poetry, I found I have to be in the mood to tackle what I’m feeling in order to read it as it often invokes a lot of emotion for me. That said, I am on page 302/407, so I’ll be finishing that soon (hopefully this week!).
So You Want to Talk About Race has been such a good read so far!!! It definitely does provoke a lot of thought and self-reflection. Of course, I can only describe how I feel about it from a white perspective, but I know that this is a book I will be reccomending nonstop. Right now, I am on page 99/238, and I am reading about a chapter each day.
The Battle of the Labyrinth was a book I hadn’t anticipated picking up, but I had to read The Lightning Thief for a class which promptly started a Percy Jackson reread. I hope to finish the fourth installment today, and the fifth one before Friday! As of this moment, right now, I am on page 187/361.
what have you finished recently?
Since its been a few weeks, I’m just going to go ahead and list them.
1. From the Desk of Zoe Washington by Janae Marks
This was an adorable yet hard-hitting middlegrade novel about 12 year old Zoe Washington dealing with friendships, her dreams of becoming a successful baker, and getting to know her estranged father through letters. All Zoe knew about her birth father was that he was in jail for a terrible crime, but when she gets a letter from him saying he is innocent, Zoe makes it her mission to uncover the truth. (3.5/5stars)
2. El Deafo by Cece Bell
This is a memoir in the form of a graphic novel following Bell’s life in coming to terms with her hearing loss and coping with it as a child. This was so fun and beautifully written/illustrated. My enjoyment of the novel was originally rated 3/5 stars, but looking back, it may just have been a result of where I was mentally, so I’m removing my rating until I reread.
3. Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert
THERE IS A REASON THIS IS SO LOVED. Seriously. I am IN LOVE with Red, and Chloe was such a strong and beautiful and feminine character. They were both incredibly flawed, which I love. I feel like in romances, there is one absolutley perfect character and the other that is deeply flawed, but in GALCB, both Red and Chloe had their falws and their own autonomy actively chose each other. (5/5 stars).
The next 3 are all in the same series, so I’ll talk about them all together: The Lighning Thief, The Sea of Monsters, and The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan.
To be completely honest, I had to read The Lightning Thief for an education class I am taking, and my ADHD decided to fixate on the entire PJO universe….so I had to reread.
what are you planning on reading next?
Obviously, I am planning on reading The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan to finish off the series. After that, I have to read The Fault in Our Stars by John Green for the same education class. For another class, I have to read The Lovely Londoners by Sam Selvon. For pleasure reading, I’m feeling a reread of Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid,but I know my TBR pile will hate me if I reread 6 books in March. But I want a Daisy Jones tattoo soon, so I’m struggling with when I should reread.
ANYWAYS, that’s all I’ve got for today!
Thanks for hanging out with me! What are y’all reading this week???