By: Katie Robinson
Hey y’all! It has felt nice to be reading a lot again, so I’m super excited to be doing WWW Wednesday with you all. This will be a great opportunity to share some good things I’ve read recently, what I’m reading now, and what’s sitting in my TBR pile.
WWW Wednesday is a weekly reading update hosted by Taking on a World of Words.
The Three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
Shatter Me series – Tahereh Mafi
I am 100% invested in these books. I just finished my second read through of Shatter Me, and now I’m reading the second book. These books feel a lot like the Divergent series, but way better. They move fast, have the perfect ratio of romance and action, and the tension is palpable. The writing style is phenomenal, and I would honestly read anything that this author puts out.
Drowning with Others – Linda Keir
This one is a nice murder mystery about prep school kids who grew up, got married, had kids of their own, and then became haunted by a murder dredged up from their past. I’m only about a quarter of the way through (because Shatter Me distracted me), but I’ll definitely be finishing this book. I have really high hopes for it.
What have you recently finished?
The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
Okay, so most of us have seen Hulu’s version of The Handmaid’s Tale, and wooooooo it’s going to be a long year waiting for season 4. This book is absolutely worth reading, because the story is so important. However, I highly recommend reading the book before watching the show. This is one of the few cases where I feel like the show is better than the book. The book is good, but it’s very slow and dry compared to what Hulu is giving us.
Duma Key – Stephen King
This is one of my favorite books ever written, and sometimes I read it just because it makes me feel better. Everyone knows that Stephen King is the master of horror, and this ghost story does not disappoint. Duma Key doesn’t feature King’s typical monsters, and seems to be more similar to tales such as Rose Red. If you enjoy ghost stories and things that make you panic when you hear a noise in the dark, this one is absolutely for you.
A Court of Wings and Ruin – Sarah J Maas
I recently finished my second read through of the ACOTAR series, and holy smokes. It was so much better than the first time, and I noticed so many small details that I missed my first time through. This series has become one of my favorite series. I love it as much as Harry Potter, and that’s really saying something coming from me. I never knew that I was into fae and magic until I picked up these books and fell in love with Rhysand and his Court of Dreams.
What are you going to read next?
Nevernight – Jay Kristoff
This book has been sitting in my TBR pile for ages now. I tried reading it once before, but I was in the middle of finishing my undergrad degree and just had too much going on to focus. So, I ended up sitting it to the side and reading something else that was lighter. I follow the author on Twitter though, and he is hilarioussssss. So, just based on his sense of humor, I feel like the book deserves another shot.
The Blood Spell – CJ Redwine
If you haven’t read any of the Ravenspire books, go do it right now. These books are fantastic, and the author is a total sweetheart. The Ravenspire books are retellings of classic fairy tales, with the perfect amount of creative dark twists and romantic plot points. The characters are written so well, and the storytelling is really flawless. This is another author that I would buy every single thing she ever released solely based on this series.
YES to loving ACOWAR ❤ It's a really great series and sits comparable to HP in my mind too! I'm keen to try out Nevernight and the Shatter Me series as well… they've been sitting on my TBR for YEARS now 😛 I can't wait to read your reviews on them! Jen
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