WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
I can not believe it has taken me this long to finally read this book! I was all anyone was talking about last year! It won the Man Booker Award and I have been more invested in that award lately so I want to try and read more of the winners! I just started this and I am already invested. Saunders’ writing in beautiful.
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
An American Marriage is one of those books that is so frustrating but in a good way! It shines a light on the injustices of the prison system in America especially against black men. I understood both Roy and Celestial’s points of view but I struggled to understand a lot of their decisions. It is impossible to say what I would do if I was in their situation! It is an important book that I think will start a lot of great discussion.
We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I listened to this book on audiobook and I am so glad that I did! It was a very powerful and insightful essay and I loved hearing Adichie’s perspective on feminism. It is was not at all condescending or preachy. I found it to be very straightforward and accessible.
Bachelor Nation by Amy Kaufman
My secret is revealed- The Bachelor is my guilty pleasure! I know that there are a lot of problems with the franchise but I still become so invested in it every season. I have always been curious about what goes on behind the scenes and was hoping that this book would give me some insight. Amy is an amazing writer but nothing she revealed was shocking. I admittedly found myself skimming a lot of it near the end.
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
I have heard a lot of amazing things about Exit West, and I am so happy that I finally have a chance to read it! It was given to me as an Easter present and I was thrilled!
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (April 4th, 2018)”
I haven’t read any of these books! They do look fab though. Enjoy 🙂
Thank you! I have been reading a lot of literary fiction lately. I am going to need to read something a lot lighter soon!
Glad you are enjoying Lincoln In the Bardo! If you get a chance try the audio version too! A great cast!
Oh that is good to know! Thanks!
I haven’t read any but the cover of An American marriage caught my attention some months ago. Frustrating but in a good way? LOL
Yes! The book is so good but makes you want to pull your hair out! I can’t even explain it!
An American Marriage is on my table at the bottom of my TBR list! I hope to get to it soon.
haha- What is it with the Bachelor?! I get sucked in and it can drive me crazy sometimes! Guilty pleasure for me though. Disappointing that you didn’t get any juicy things from the book!
I hope you enjoy An American Marriage!
The Bachelor is addicting! I follow them all on instagram and everything! No one would take an interview with the author so she didn’t really get anything that was surprising!
haha! So true. I follow them and then unfollow them after the show is over and I’m ready for the next set! haha. Do you watch the Bachelorette? I have a harder time with that one. This year, I want to though because of how this last season ended.
I do watch The Bachelorette but it is not quite the same! More lasting relationships come from that one though because I guess woman are better at choosing the right one! I will be watching as well. I hope things work out for Becca!
I totally agree with that! It’s not as fun to watch because there’s not as fun drama. I really do too! She deserves it!
I’ve seen We Should All Be Feminists around frequently lately, and I really want to read it. It looks like such an important read! 🙂
It really is important! It’s a hard read but worth it!
I’m feeling like an out of touch bookworm because I have never even heard of Lincoln in the Bardo! I haven’t watched The Bachelor since college, but I like books or other shows that are based on it. Do you watch Unreal? It’s kind of ridiculous, but I’m addicted to it.
Lincoln in the Bardo is a strange one! I never read a book that was written in this way before but I am loving it!
I have watched the first season of Unreal! I keep meaning to catch up on it!
I read Exit West sometime last year. It was completely different than what I expected and really creative.
Yay that’s good to hear!
Have you seen Chimamanda’s TED talk on the problem of a single story? it is really good! If you haven’t yet seen it I highly recommend.
I haven’t! Thank you for recommending it to me!
I’ve been eyeing Exit West! I definitely want to check it out soon. I hope you enjoy it and can’t wait to see what you think about it.
Thank you! I will for sure let you know what I think about it!
we should all be feminists is so wonderful <3 and lincoln in the bardo was on my tbr for along time but i decided to take it off for some reason? can't wait to hear your thoughts!
It really is amazing!
I am reading it slowly because it is so different but I am enjoying it so far. I have never read anything quite like it!