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!!!

WWW Wednesdays – June 27, 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

Beloved by Toni Morrison

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I just started reading Beloved for my Classics book club that meets next week. I joined Goodreads in 2010, and I added this book to my TBR list at that time. I’ve held off reading this book for so long, because I try to avoid books that may be devastatingly sad, but as it has also made The Great American Read list, I think it is time to give it a try. I won’t be reading it at work or in public though. I like to ugly cry by myself.

Finished Reading

Girl Waits With Gun by Amy Stewart

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I just finished Girl Waits With Gun. Though this is a 400-page book, it is a quick read as the story line keeps moving. Constance, the main character, is based off of a real person and the story is based off of real events from the 1910s. This book definitely takes you back to what life was like in New Jersey 100 years ago. While I enjoyed this book, I didn’t love it. The story was just meh for me and probably won’t stick with me very long.

Reading Next

Roomies by Christina Lauren

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After reading Beloved, I thought I would try something a bit more light-hearted and fun. I’ve never read anything by Christina Lauren, so I’m looking forward to this. This came in one of my Bookish Box subscription pages. Side note: I love my book subscriptions.

Let me know what you are currently reading!

HAPPY READING!!!