WWW Wednesday: July 20, 2022

By: Manuela Soares

Happy hump day, readers! We’ve reached the middle of another week, which makes it time to catch up with what’s being read! 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?

A Map is Only One Story Edited by Nicole Chung & Mensah Demary

Still working my way through this one. Moving throughout May didn’t leave a lot of room for reading, or much else really, so this got set down for a while.

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

This one is different than a lot of the things that I’ve read in the last few years. I’m enjoying the premise so far and what’s been happening. The library of life possibilities is fascinating, and I like how the lives so far have and haven’t been exactly what she asked for. I do feel for the main character, depression is no joke, especially when help is being sought and still not helping in the way hoped for. Spiraling sucks, and add in a hefty dose of self-pity and unfulfilled potential, and it’s a recipe for disaster. Looking forward to seeing how this one continues.

What did you recently finish reading?

I didn’t actually finish The Paper Palace by Miranda Cowley Heller. I got halfway through and DNF’d it. I’ve picked this one up and put it down so many times, and I finally had to say enough. I couldn’t get into it, and I don’t enjoy forcing myself to read something. I feel for the main character, she went through hell growing up and having to live with those things, seemingly without ever getting help (I only got halfway through, so not sure if she ever does in the second half). Add to that the expectations she’s held to by society, her family, and herself, and it’s not wholly surprising that she’s making some of the decisions that she is. I may pick this one up again in the future, but for now, I just can’t anymore.

What do you think you’ll read next?

A Flicker in the Dark by Stacy Willingham

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this book, and my library has both the ebook and audiobook, so this will likely be my next read.

Have you read any of these? What are you reading this week? Let me know in the comments, and have a good week!

Happy reading!

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