This WWW Wednesday is sponsored by my awful mental health!!! How exciting!!!! I’m just kidding, but in all seriousness, my mental health hasn’t been the greatest lately so there are a lot of comfort reads featured this week. Unfortunately, this does mean March hasn’t been the best month in terms of diversity and inclusion yet– I do recognize this and will aim to do better in the second half of the month.
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?
Currently, I am reading Midnight Sun by Stephanie Meyer and So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.
As I said before, my mental health hasn’t been the best lately, so I have been heavy into the rereads. Midnight Sun turned out to be the loophole where I can reread a comfortable read while still technically reading something new. I know I have said it before in a different post, but because S. Meyer is so harmful to the Quileute Nation and, unfortunately, in order to read this novel I had to pay for it, I did donate the cost of the book to the Quileute Tribe. This doesn’t excuse the support I gave to a problematic author, of course, but I did try to incorporate some good in there.
I’m still making progress on So You Want to Talk About Race and will be finished with it very soon! So far, I am absolutely loving it and am learning so so so much.
what have you finished recently?
Within the last week, I finished The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan, She’s Strong, but She’s Tired by RH Sin, The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, and You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria — Yeah, it’s been a long week haha.
The Battle of the Labyrinth and The Last Olympian were amazing additions to the Percy Jackson universe. I absolutely adore this series and am so glad I decided to reread it!
She’s Strong but She’s Tired was a beautiful poetry collection that spoke to me. This collection is all about heartbreak and moving on from a relationship that you know you should leave but aren’t ready to. It is heartbreaking and sad and extremely rough to read if it’s relevant to you– literally, I felt like I was going to therapy each time I read part of it.
The Fault in Our Stars was another reread for my Adolescent Education class. I adore this book far more than anyone in 2021 would admit. I honestly adore everything about it. It is my ultimate comfort read, and I will never get sick of it.
You Had Me at Hola was so well written and well executed! This was an adorable romance featuring 2 Latinx main characters who are trying to elevate their careers, maintain family life, and find love. It was really well done! All of the characters were so fleshed out, and it just felt really real. Originally I did rate it 3.5 stars. I don’t know if that will change with time, but I think it will. Note to self: do not rate romance books while you have a broken heart– it tends to hinder the enjoyment factor even if it’s objectively a great book.
what are you planning on reading next?
So far, all I have in reading plans for the upcoming week is The Giver by Lois Lowrey for my Adolescent Education class and The Lovely Londoners by Sam Selvon for my Post-Colonial Literature class. This is my last week of total freedom before I go back to work, so I am going to do all I can to make it count, but I have very few decided plans.
Alright that’s it for this week!
What have y’all been reading?