WWW Wednesdays – July 18, 2018

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

Time for another WWW Wednesdays, which is brought to you by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. If you too want to participate, answer the above questions and post that link on Sam’s page.

I haven’t done this post in a while, so I’m trying to catch-up a bit.

Currently Reading

A Tale of Two Murders by Heather Redmond

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This is a NetGalley ARC mystery, published by Kensington Books. Two mysterious deaths occur that grab the attention of a young, ambitious journalist named Charles Dickens. Yes…it is thee Charles Dickens. I find that it is like taking a look into the life of Charles Dickens through a fictional tale. I am a bit into this book and am really enjoying it so far.

Roomies by Christina Lauren

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I have never read anything by Christina Lauren and am looking forward to diving into this book. I only just started.

Educated by Tara Westover

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I am listening to this book through my Libby app. This is a memoir about a girl who had a very secluded childhood in a religious, anti-government, survivalist family. She does not any formal education until she decides to go to college. As memoirs go, this has been a fascinating one so far.

Finished Reading

Beloved by Toni Morrison

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This book has been on my Goodreads TBR list, since I first got a Goodreads account in 2010. With it making the list of the PBS 100 Great American Reads, I decided to finally pick it up. This book took me a long time to get through. I have to be honest, this book was not as powerful to me as it was to many other people I know, because I was a bit confused what was happening for most of it. The language, while beautiful, was confusing. I didn’t truly grasp what was happening until close to the end of the book. This is one of the few times I had to look-up more detailed reviews and synopses about a book after I finished it. I feel like it was the fact that there was some magical realism that made it a tough read for me. Did anyone else have this issue?

Down with Love by Kate Meader

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I got this ARC from NetGalley and wanted to like it. It was a cute story with some entertaining characters – Charlie’s parents reminded me of my own parents and I loved Gina. However, the writing was just not great in places. This following quote drove me a bit nuts: “His hand in mine is the hot fudge sauce on my sundae, the relish on my dog, the topper on my Christmas tree.” I also dislike when a story-line is progressing between the characters and then one of the main characters decides to address the reader. I prefer not to be addressed by the characters but to live through their story. My basic synopsis is: Jaded bachelor, who does not believe in the institution of marriage, falls for spirited wedding planner, who very much believes in marriage and love.

Reading Next

Mindhunter by John Douglas

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I have an audiobook version of this waiting for me on my Libby app. I really enjoyed the Netflix series based on this book, so am looking forward to diving into more detail about the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit.

The Lucky Dress by Aimee Brown

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This is next up on my NetGalley ARC TBR list, published by Aria, and I believe it will be a nice balance while I am reading Mindhunter. 

Let me know what you are currently reading!

HAPPY READING!!!

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – July 18, 2018

  1. Your list reminded me of a book i forgot to add to my “recently finished.” I just finished an ARC of a Christina Lauren book, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating. I’m not super big on romance, but I got it through my book club’s blogging program, and I thought it was cute. 🙂

  2. Oooh, I’ve heard a lot about Educated lately. I feel like it’s one of those books that’s quite hyped this summer.

    Beloved is on my TBR – I bought it in a charity shop recently because I wanted to try some Morrison. Will approach with caution.

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