WWW Wednesdays – August 8, 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.

Currently Reading

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson

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I put a hold on this at the library as soon as it came out many months ago, and it finally became available. I thought it would be a fun summer read, even if I haven’t heard great reviews.

Finished Reading

The Lucky Dress – I received this ARC from NetGalley and believe it is now available to the public this week. An enjoyable romantic tale, where Emi is forced to face her ex-fiancé, Jack, when her brother marries Jack’s sister. Emi and Jack’s relationship ended poorly, and as the wedding events take place, the author takes you back to explore Emi and Jack’s entire relationship. Can Emi and Jack find their way back to each other or will they move on with the individuals (Liam and Greta) that they bring as dates to the wedding?

The Masterpiece – I received this ARC from NetGalley and have been so excited to read it, since hearing about it on the What Should I Read Next podcast. It did not disappoint. It quickly became one of my favorite reads of the year. It combines, historical fiction, drama, and mystery with fascinating characters and an almost lyrical writing style with beautiful descriptions. The story takes place in New York’s Grand Central station, which in the 20’s was home to an art school. However, in 1974, that school no longer exists, but a young woman who works at Grand Central station discovers the remnants of what was formally the art school, and her curiosity is peaked.

Lord of the Flies – I read this for my Classics book club and was not disappointed. A group of young boys are stranded on a deserted island after a plane crash and have to learn to survive until they are rescued. It is a quick read but also depressing as the premise really is that the beast on the island is actually human nature, and that there is evil in all of us.

Make Trouble – This is Cecile Richards’ memoir. She was the daughter of Ann Richards, who was governor of Texas from 1991-1995. Ann Richards was one of few women and and a democrat to hold that position in Texas. Cecile Richards tells her story of what is was like being Ann Richards daughter, but also of her own life in the world of politics and activism. She supported unions, worked for Nancy Polosi, campaigned for Hilary Clinton and fought for women’s health care, becoming the president of Planned Parenthood. Her husband and kids have also taken on roles of activism. It is an inspiring book that makes you want to go out there and fight for a better country and world.

Reading Next

I am looking forward to my next round of reads. I think the variety will suit me just fine and help me succeed in the 25infive challenge I am participating in this weekend. This challenge is to read for 25 hours total from August 9-13. Let me know if you are participating as well, and we can cheer each other on. I’ll be posting on my Instagram, Twitter and on Litsy @Morr_Books.

Tell me what you are reading or share your link!

HAPPY READING!!!!

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23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – August 8, 2018

    • I too have gone back and forth on whether to read it. It is starting like a normal James Patterson (kinda meh), but I’ve only just started it.

    • I never read it in school, but I really enjoyed it now as an adult. Plus, it led to a really great book club discussion. It looks like a lot of people got even more out of the book now as adults than when they were in high school.

  1. Lord of the Flies is my most quoted book ever. Of course, I work with kids so it comes up. I really want to read the Lucky Dress and the Masterpiece though. This is such a great week’s group of books!

    • I am halfway through and am a bit confused why there have been so many negative reviews. I think it is a pretty good political thriller – maybe not as good as Grisham’s Pelican Brief – but it is moving along well. I’ll probably give a full description of my thoughts on this book during this week’s WWW.

  2. I have ‘The President is Missing’ I was sent a copy to review but not got around to it yet. Hoping it is better than a lot of what people are saying as I know it has been slated. I do wonder if some of the reviews are political too.

    • I just finished it yesterday and actually enjoyed it. I can see that if you lean closer to the far right in politics, you may not like this book, but I can’t see them picking up a Bill Clinton book anyway. It was a good political thriller – maybe not as good as The Pelican Brief but still a good page-turner. I do think some sections dragged a bit and I thought the last few pages were too wordy – someone else used the word “preachy” to describe the last few pages, and I agree with that. However, I think it was overall a good thriller. It’s a quick read too.

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