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WWW Wednesday // 22 April 2020

Hey everyone!

Lockdown is definitely helping me read more. Although I’m not reading every day, I now have time to finish books in one sitting. And it shows in my reading updates.

WWW Wednesday is a weekly blogging meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

a picture of me reading

I’m still in the middle of the audiobook for The School For Good and Evil by Soman Chainani. I haven’t progressed at all since last week because I just don’t listen to audiobooks much when I’m at home.

I started reading Verity by Colleen Hoover last night. It’s a book that was on my “maybe” TBR. I decided to pick it up because it qualifies for the “upside down image on the book cover” prompt in the 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge.

The book is quite good! I’m used to romance books from Colleen Hoover and not mystery so lets see how this goes.

What did you recently finish reading?

My reading this past week was not as good as the week before it. This is because work increased and I also spent some time watching Kdramas instead of reading.

#1

Reading during lockdown is all about getting to the books in my huge TBR and also make progress on reading challenges. To satisfy both of those things, I read 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Simmons.

I wanted to read it since it released, and there are only good reviews on it from my blogger friends. I finally read it and IT’S SO GOOD. Abbie is an awesome writer.

It was hearfelt, motivating, and warm. It was also funny to see the praise of waffles in the book because Abbie is a huge lover of waffles.

4/5 stars.

an open book

#2

My next read was Circe by Madeline Miller. This book ticked off THREE things for me:

  • My book club’s pick for April.
  • A prompt for 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge.
  • A book for #StartOnYourShelfathon because it’s been on my shelf for months now.

I absolutely LOVED Circe. It was so good. I could not stop reading it. Miller’s writing was beautiful and engaging. It also felt wonderful to go back to the Greek myth world.

I have to say, I’m glad I read the Percy Jackson series because I understood so many references in this book because of that.

4/5 stars.

#3

The last book I finished was Top Secret by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy. I saw this book on Kate’s blog Cover to Cover where she praised this book a lot. The premise sounded good so I gave it a go.

I’m a not really a fan of explicit scenes in MM romance books and this book had a LOT of that. That was the only reason I didn’t enjoy it a lot. The story and the characters were really good. I was super invested in the romance. Really liked it.

But yeah, my rating is lower only because of personal preferences.

3/5 stars.

What do you think you’ll read next?

an open book

I’m not really sure. But I do need to read the books I already have instead of getting new ones as ebooks. So I’ll just choose one from my physical shelf and one from my ebooks.

From my physical shelf I want to read Room by Emma Donoghue. It’s a popular book and it also qualifies for a 2020 Popsugar Reading challenge prompt.

The book I chose from my ebooks is Pride, Prejudice, and Other Flavours by Sonali Dev. I’ve had this book for quite sometime and it’s a Pride and Prejudice retelling. I’m looking forward to read it.

Hopefully this post will keep me responsible and get me to read these two books.


And that’s it for my updates this week!

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What are you currently reading? What did you finish reading recently?

16 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday // 22 April 2020”

  1. I have yet to read Circe, and definitely need to!
    I also tried the Popsugar reading challenge last year and kind of failed 😅 but it is a great challenge and while I was doing it it helped me discover new types of books quite a bit!

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  2. It is great that you have been reading more since the pandemic! This is a great way to take advantage of the lockdown. It is great that you enjoyed the book overall. Ooooh! Love that you also got to read the book club’s pick! Thanks for sharing your reads!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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