WWW Wednesday: June 10, 2020

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This prompt is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate you just have to answer these questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What have you recently finished reading?
  3. What are you going to read next?

What Are You Currently Reading?

I’m currently reading too many books at the same time, but there’s so many good books out there I can’t help myself! I recently purchased The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré and am loving it. I’m pretty sure it will be a five-star read for me. It’s one of my favourite books so far for 2020. I’ll post a review once I’m finished it.

I also love that I have a hard copy of the book. E-books are a great way to access books, especially during COVID times and I really appreciate that I can access e-books through my library system and through Open Books and Net Galley and I’m also very attached to the hardcover and paperback versions. I just love the feel of holding a book and turning the pages, rather than staring at a computer screen.

I started reading Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi through my local library system. I was struck by Yaa Gyasi’s breathtaking prose from the opening paragraph. Her writing is simply beautiful! I’m looking forward to reading this book.

I’m re-reading Ann Voskamp’s The Broken Way–a beautiful, beautiful book! Also, I started the first few pages of The Ringmaster’s Daughter by Carly Schabowski because I only have a month left to read it for Net Galley.

What Have You Recently Finished Reading?

I just finished The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel on the weekend, thanks to Net Galley and Simon & Schuster. The review is soon to come.

Before that I read and reviewed Wings of a Flying Tiger by Iris Yang, a story about courage and love in China during World War Two. You can read my review here.

What Are You Going to Read Next?

That’s a hard question! I have so many books I want to read and the list keeps getting longer! Here’s some titles on my list.

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Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Purple Hibiscus by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Conjure Women by Afia Atakora

Little Family by Ishmael Beah

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Africaville by Jeffrey Colvin

Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

She Would Be King by Wayetu Moore

The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison

Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

Moon of the Crusted Snow by Waubgeshig Rice

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Run Me to Earth by Paul Yoon

to name a few….

I have some of these books on hold in e-book format, but I’m really hoping my library will open up for curb-side pickup soon! I also have a quite a few ARCs at Net Galley and three more books to read for Open Books. A lot of reading and I’m looking forward to it, especially now that I have some more time in the afternoons.

Have you read any of these books?

One thought on “WWW Wednesday: June 10, 2020

  1. Hi,
    I’m on a Sci-Fi binge right now.
    I am currently reading Dragonsdawn by Anne McCaffrey which is the prequel to Dragonflight.
    Dragonflight is actually one of my all time favorite Scifi novels. Five wholehearted stars- I re-read it every couple of years and always have lots of fun (despite some weird medieval notions about the relationships between men and women).
    And yes it has dragons, and no it isn’t fantasy.
    I’ve just finished Leviathan Wakes by James s.a. Corey. Apen name of two authors.
    I give 3.5 starts out of 5 – the 1.5 starts are subtracted because I felt at times that the book was way too long. As if the authors had a goal of reaching so-and -so words and lengthened it on purpose. Still a very good book, a classic science fiction book with space ships and gravity and physics and man kind conquer of the stars- a delight.
    Next – probably will need something steamy. I have several possibilities. Might delve into the Bromance Bookclub series- it’s supposed to be really good.

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