WWW Wednesdays

WWWWednesdays

Hosted by Taking on a World of Words, this meme is all about the three Ws:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Why not join in too? Leave a comment with your link at Taking on a World of Words and then go blog hopping!

 

Okay, I’m terribly behind and haven’t written a review for today.  I’m sorry!  There have been many life things going on (all good!), and I’m falling a little behind here.  Anyway, on to WWW Wednesday!

 

What I’m currently reading

Flight of a Starling by Lisa Heathfield

A Gathering of Shadows by V. E. Schwab

I’m still working out what kind of YA fiction I actually like.  It’s a genre I shunned for a long time, but have recently discovered that there’s a lot of great stuff there that I like.  I decided to depart from the fantasy genre into contemporary.  Lisa Healthfield is one of the most popular authors writing contemporary YA today, so I requested a copy of her new book Flight of a Starling.  I’m about 32% in and I really am not enjoying it at all.  I’m going to decide whether or not I’ll continue later today.

On the bright side, I’m nearly halfway through A Gathering of Shadows and am enjoying it much more than A Darker Shade of Magic.  I liked ADSoM, but I felt like it had so much potential that it just wasn’t reaching.  I’m looking forward to finishing that up, hopefully sometime this week, and moving on to the last book in the trilogy.

 

What I recently finished reading

The Underground Railroad by Colston Whitehead

 

A departure from what I’ve been reading lately, The Underground Railroad is a wonderful work of literary fiction that weaves in an element of fantasy with one of the darkest periods of America’s past.  Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia who decides to risk her life and escape.  It’s utterly heartbreaking, yet has elements of hope woven in.

 

What I’ll probably read next

How to Stop Time by Matt Haig

A Company of Liars by Karen Maitland

 

I loved Haig’s nonfiction book Reasons to Stay Alive, which chronicles his struggle with depression, but I’ve never read any of his fiction.  How to Stop Time came out today, and I can’t wait to get started.  I’ve only heard good things!

My lovely coworker lent me this book ages ago and I haven’t read it yet!  I absolutely love historical fiction, but haven’t read much of it lately because I’ve been so stuck in the fantasy genre.  I’m really looking forward to this because she loves it so much.

Have you read any of these?  See anything from your own TBR?  Let me know!

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