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?
I started Hamnet & Judith a couple weeks ago, but I found myself distracted by other books and I wanted to give this one the attention that it deserves. I am now about halfway through, and I adore it. Maggie O’Farrell’s writing is so lush and this period of history is something I know very little about, so that is compelling. I am realizing that I adore historical fiction where the author writes about real people- in this case, Shakespeare’s family.
I know that Pandemic 1918 will not be a book that everyone would want to turn to right now, but I am finding it fascinating. I am not very far into the audiobook, so I cannot tell you much more than that. I appreciate that the book includes firsthand accounts.
I know that Someone Inside Your House has mixed reviews, so I think going into it with low expectations helped me to enjoy it more. I didn’t take it too seriously and was looking for a fast-paced teen slasher-type novel, and that is exactly what I got. It was an interesting mix of slasher and romance, but it was a fun read overall. It is one of those books I would recommend if you are finding yourself in a reading slump. I read this for a buddy group on Instagram, so I am curious to see what others have to say about it.
Marie Lu never disappoints! While there are some YA fantasy cliches in this book and some of it was predictable, I thought it was fast-paced and compelling. What shone for me was the characters. which is always most important for me in a novel. I loved the found family element and the fact that there is a hint of a romance but it is definitely a slow burn. I cannot wait for the next book in the series!
I have read some incredible reviews for Bestiary. The way that readers describe it really sounds incredible. The first few lines from the synopsis are all I needed to read to know that this was a book for me:
Three generations of Taiwanese American women are haunted by the myths of their homeland in this spellbinding, visceral debut about one family’s queer desires, violent impulses, and buried secrets.
15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (November 11th, 2020)”
i’ve read there’s someone inside your house and i too have mixed signals when it comes to it
Nope… Definitely shouldn’t have read this post. Now I have more books on my TBR, which is bottomless 😔
Hahah always happy you add more books to your TBR!
Hamnet & Judith looks gorgeous! Will definitely be adding it my TBR. And oh, Bestiary sounds really intriguing. This is such an amazing list! Hope you have a great reading week!
Here’s the link to MY POST in case you want to drop by later.
It really is a beautiful book and I cannot wait to read Bestiary. I will definitely check out your post!
Enjoy your reading!
These all look really cool! Hope you enjoy your upcoming reads, happy reading!
Thank you so much!
Pandemic 1918 may be just what we need to knock some sense into people who insist that “it’s just a flu.”
You are speaking truths!
I can’t even be mad at you for adding to my TBR because they’re always such awesome sounding suggestions! I’m a bit of a sucker for getting into stories that most people wouldn’t be comfortable with at that time, so Pandemic 1918 sounds especially intriguing.
Since I’ve just read the last ARC I have for 2020, I can say definitively that Hamnet (with or without the US inclusion of Judith) is my favorite book of the year! Enjoy…
I am almost done and I’m trying to savour it. Even though I knew what was coming, I was reading through tears. Brilliant book!
Yes… it is truly brilliant! I’m thrilled it won the Women’s Fiction Prize this year.