WWW Wednesday (May 11th, 2022)

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?

Currently Reading

I am about 60 pages into Lessons in Chemistry and I can already see why this book is getting so much love. There is something compelling about the writing style and I love Elizabeth as the main character. It is infuriating to read about the discrimination that women in STEM face. This book is set in the 50s and 60s, but it doesn’t seem like we have improved much all these years later. I will say that there is a sexual assault scene early on that I was not prepared for, so know that going into this one. (Note: I wrote this post yesterday and, as of this morning, I have finished Lessons in Chemistry, if that is any indication of how good this book is!)

I can’t say that I have ever read a historical romance, but I am excited to try one. A Lady for a Duke is by Alexis Hall, who is quickly becoming one of my favourite romance authors. I just started this one, but I love the set-up! Thanks to Libro.fm for the ALC. This comes out on May 24th!

Just Finished

The Night Shift was a fun and forgettable thriller, which is what I expected and was looking for. I will say that I predicted the killer pretty early on and didn’t think that there were enough red herrings. I also wish we got more flashbacks! There were just a few paragraphs sprinkled in and I was wanting more. I did like all the different perspectives and it’s the perfect book to read by the pool in one sitting.

I have hinted at this a few times, but I ended up not loving Book Lovers. It had so much potential in the beginning but I found myself unable to get invested in it. It made me realize that I prefer my romances to be dual perspective. I really think having Charlie’s POV would have been refreshing! Full review coming tomorrow.

Nettle and Bone was my first T. Kingfisher and it won’t be my last. I loved her writing style- there is something so immersive and visual about it. I am not normally drawn to quest-type novels where the main character meets different characters along the way, but this one worked for me. All of the side characters were perfection- there is a bone dog and a possessed chicken! I thought T. Kingfisher found a good balance between light and dark, though I do wish she leaned into the horror side a little bit more. Domestic violence is a major theme of this book.

Starting Next

Penguin Canada was kind enough to send me a finished copy of Every Summer After, and this looks like the perfect summer romance! It is out now, so I would love to read it soon so I can review it for you!

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10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (May 11th, 2022)

  1. I’ve seen people rave about Lessons in Chemistry. I guess I’m going to have to give that one a go! I hope your Wednesday is good!

  2. Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed Nettle & Bone! If you want more of Kingfisher’s horror, I also recommend What Moves the Dead, which is coming out this summer and is a retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher. Very spooky, indeed. 🙂

  3. I loved Every Summer After! Hope you do too. This is the second time today I heard a not so stellar comments about Book Lovers.

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