Hello, hello and welcome back to another episode of WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words, which means I’ll be answering these questions:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
It’s been three weeks since my last Wednesday post and since then I’ve managed to finish four books.
Clearly, I haven’t been reading much and it does make me terribly sad. According to my Goodreads Challenge I’m 3 books behind schedule but I hope that once this dreadful horrid month passes, I can make more time to read and do the things I enjoy.
I’m reading my books so slowly this year and it’s not for lack of interest. No, dear friends, it’s because I have zero room in my head to escape to other worlds out of fear that I’ll never want to come back to face my reality (which is that I must work to live, lol). More and more I despair at knowing that I’ll never be able to simply read my days away even though, more and more, that’s all I simply wish to be doing. 🥺
(ARC) Silver in the Bone (Silver in the Bone #1) by Alexandra Bracken ★★★½
I read this with Leslie & Julie and we all felt quite the same way about it. The characters were fantastic but the world-building left us wanting. I definitely can’t wait for the next book after that cliffhanger of an ending though!
In Which Matilda Halifax Learns the Value of Restraint (Halifax Hellions #2) by Alexandra Vasti ★★★★½
This had a few tropes I loved including forced proximity and just one bed, plus lots of other fun elements like loveable siblings, a scarily stoic but soft-hearted caretaker, and a lot of that good, good mutual pining. [check out my review!]
(ARC) Juniper Harvey and the Vanishing Kingdom by Nina Varela ★★★★☆
This was a great MG fantasy debut with wonderful characters! The world-building was a little on the light side but it was an enchanting and whimsical read that’s perfect for younger readers. [check out my review!]
(ARC) Seven Faceless Saints (Seven Faceless Saints #1) by M.K. Lobb ★★★★☆
This was a great YA/NA fantasy thriller debut! I loved the characters and the mystery was compelling, though not always very surprising. The world-building could’ve been stronger but that didn’t deter me from flipping through as quickly as I could. I can’t wait for the sequel! [check out my review!]
I’ve got two reads on at the minute:
- Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries by Heather Fawcett → 46% → This is every bit as cosy and wonderful as people have said. There’s quite a whimsical quality to the writing but it is also quite creepy in a way! This read is exactly what my mood has been calling for. This is also one of my 12 Book Challenge recs! 💜
- (ARC) Reggie and Delilah’s Year of Falling by Elise Bryant → 50% → I’m still really enjoying this although my mood was less teenage-angst and more fantasy whimsy (apparently). I’m going to go back to this once I finish Emily Wilde’s!
The magic of ✨mood reading✨ means it could be any of these.
What’re you currently reading? Have you read any of these books or are they also on your TBR? Happy reading, friends! 😍
14 thoughts on “#WWWWednesday: 22 February 2023”
I’m glad you are enjoying Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Faeries. I read Fire Keeper’s Daughter and really enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy whatever you pick up. I really hope next month is better for you in all respects, Dini.
At least you are still reading! I understand that challenges can be quite discouraging. I always look at my older challenges and realized I read a lot more but “seasons of life” you know what I mean?😓 I finished up Silver in the Bone. It took me way too long to finish lol. I had a hard time wanting to pick it up after stopping. The characters were fine but I do wish some were more fleshed out and the world building was just not there! The ending I am very curious about and I got questions lol. Glad you are enjoying your current reads!
Ohh I hope you get to read soon, friend. I hate that feeling of wanting so badly to sit down and read and just not having the mental wherewithal to do so. I wish you luck.
Glad you’re enjoying Emily Wilde so far Dini, and I completely agree about her writing style. I didn’t end up loving Seven Faceless Saints, so had to hold my review until after the blog tour, but I do have Silver in the Bone on my TBR this week, so you’re review was super helpful 😀
I’m so happy you’re liking Emily Wilde! It is such a whimsical and cozy read. I definitely agree there’s some sinister undertones, though, and I loved the combination of it all.
I’m super bummed you’re having such a tough month! We need to get you some reading and relaxing time, stat!
I am shocked you are behind in your reading challenge, but you always get those good runs. When the stress ebbs, I think your reading will improve too
Sorry that work is still soul-sucking! I hope things slow down soon so you can read some more and have less stress. I’m so glad you are enjoying Emily Wilde’s because that one is on my TBR! I hope you have an amazing week, Dini! ❤
I wish we didn’t have to work to live. Life would probably be full of things we actually love to do than what we have to do. It’s okay that you’re reading slower than usual, especially with everything that’s going on. I’m glad you’re still reading at all! It’s always nice to see your posts when you have the time ❤
I can’t wait for you to start Thorn!!! I think you’re going to love it!
I’m currently reading the book “The Family.” I cannot put it down. It takes you into the mafia world.
Check out this book on Goodreads: The Family https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57234739-the-family
I’m glad to see your enjoying Emily Wilde. The writing does have a whimsical aspect, I agree. Happy reading!
I’m hoping to read Thorn soonish. I have it on my list of books that I am determined to get to this year. Glad to see you thought Seven Faceless Saints was a solid read. I’m looking forward to picking it up.
I hope things get better for you soon.