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WWW Wednesday | Oct 5 #bookblog

Welcome to my first WWW Wednesday. This weekly prompt is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. Each week we’ll answer three reading questions. Feel free to leave your answer in the comments, or a link to your own WWW Wednesday post if you have one! 😊

The three questions are:
• What are you currently reading?
• What have you finished reading?
• What will you read next?

Currently Reading

I have a habit of getting myself involved in way too many books at one time. Right now I’m reading 3 books, which is actually a very light load for me! I think the trick is to read things from different genres or to have an audiobook, a physical book, and an ebook all running concurrently.

I’m 30% of the way through Mexican Gothic. So far it’s atmospheric and feels vaguely spooky, but not much has actually happened. I’m really hoping t picks up soon.

I’m also 20% of the way through Song for the Unraveling of the World which is a short story horror collection, perfect for spooky season. This is actually the creepiest short story collection I think I’ve read so far. It’s like a horrible fever dream and each story so far has only been 2-20 pages so it’s great for some bite-sized horror throughout the day.

Last book I’m reading is The Wicked King. I believe I’m somewhere around 30-40% finished with this one as well. And herein lies the problem of reading too many books at once – you end up 30% through several books while finishing nothing! 😂

Finished Reading

Most recently, I finished The Cruel Prince which is the first book in The Folk of the Air series, followed by The Wicked King which I’m reading now. It feels really nice to be into a fantasy series again because I’ve had a bad run lately of DNFing fantasy books because they’re just not holding my interest.

I also finished I’m Glad My Mom Died recently which was a 5/5 star read for me. I felt so bad for McCurdy’s relationship with her mother. The book reminds me of all the other child actors who have experienced this kind of abuse being pushed into the industry at such a young age by overzealous parents.

Reading Next

I have so many potential next books on my TBR. I really want to read All Good People Here by Ashley Flowers. I love the Crime Junkie podcast and I wasn’t even aware that she was releasing her debut novel! I think a good thriller is in order for the season too.

I’m also interested in reading Lapvona but I’m fully prepared to DNF this one if need be because I’ve seen several reviews in a row that have called it just plain disgusting and pointless. I’m not really into gore or gross things just for the sake of gore and grossness. I was initially interested because I loved the cover art, but we’ll see how it goes!


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