WWW Wednesdays – August 29, 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

Finished Reading

Due to some extra time reading this week by participating in the Bout of Books Readathon, I was able to finish the following books and also make good progress on the unabridged version of The Count of Monte Cristo.

So Close to Being the Sh*t, Y’all Don’t Even Know by Retta – This is a must read for any fans of Parks and Rec. I listened to the audiobook that was narrated by Retta herself. She had me laughing to and from work. She definitely made my commute much more tolerable. The section about Hamilton was my favorite.

Ordeal By Innocence by Agatha Christie – I was bless to receive a copy of this novel from a Goodreads giveaway. Glad to receive a copy of an Agatha Christie I hadn’t yet read, as her stories never disappoint. She immediate set up a story of intrigued followed by a murder in a house full of potential suspects. Mrs. Argyle, a wife and mother, was brutally murdered and one of her sons went to prison for the crime, where he proclaimed his innocence and eventually died from illness. Years later, a mysterious man comes to town claiming that he just read about the murder and can give the convicted son an alibi. Little time is spent celebrating the unfortunate and now dead son’s innocence, as they all realize that there is still a killer among them. It is slowly revealed too that Mrs. Argyle was not as beloved by her family as it might have seemed. As the story progresses, many characters seem to have some motivation for killing her. It kept me questioning everyone until the very end. This is why Christie is the Queen of Mystery.

An American Marriage by Tayari Jones – I started this book a while ago and made it about halfway before I had to put it down. I decided this past week to actually finish it. I may be in the minority on this, but I was really disappointed in this book. This book has been praised by former-President Obama and Oprah, but I just don’t feel like it holds up to all the hype. The topic was an important one, but I feel like that was lost in horrible characters that I disliked from almost page one. Has anyone read anything else by Tayari Jones?

Reading Next

I just got some library holds last night!!!

What are y’all reading this week? Any recommendations?

Happy Reading!!!

24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays – August 29, 2018

  1. I’ve had An American Marriage sitting on my shelf for a while and I haven’t touched it yet. I keep hearing really mixed reactions to it and it’s kind of tempered my enthusiasm. lol

    • I am enjoying it. I may be regretting reading the unabridged version though, because certain parts after the 500-page mark are dragging a bit.

  2. I actually enjoyed An American Marriage, but I can see how some wouldn’t. It was pretty slow-moving, but usually something was happening that kept me engaged.

    I LOVED The Glass Castle…and the movie, too.

    I’m curious about ROOMIES. Enjoy your week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

  3. I read my first Agatha Christie only this year (Murder on the Orient Express). Ordeal by Innocence definitely sounds like another good one (though I guess they probably all are!).

  4. Dying to jump into The Count of Monte Cristo! I know it will take me forever to read it, but also that it will be so rewarding! Happy Wednesday!

    • Yeah…I only got to see the first episode of the Alienist and loved it, so now I figured I would read the book until I can see the rest of the season. 🙂

  5. Oooh, I’ve always wondered about The Count of Monte Cristo. I feel like I need to psyche myself up to read that though.

    Also, I read a book by Jeannette Walls a few years ago and I wasn’t a huge fan but she’s so loved by everyone I wonder whether it’s worth trying another one.

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