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WWW Wednesday // 15th July 2020

Hey everyone!

We’re halfway through July already, and a lot has happened with me in the past couple weeks which makes me like time is going faster. But through it all, I still manage to read somehow? Don’t ask me how haha.

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?

I’m currently reading three books.

101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think by Brianna West which I’m now slowly losing interest in. Its still good but the chapters don’t have as much substance to them anymore? And I now see that it doesn’t really apply to everyone and assumes that every reader has no real problems like debt/job/rent etc. It assumes that you have a certain lifestyle. I don’t like that.

I’m two chapters into Seeing Like A Feminist by Nivedita Menon and I absolutely love it!! I’ve been annotating a ton. More updates on this book below:

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What are you currently reading? ~ I'm reading many books currently but the one I want to update y'all on today is Seeing Like A Feminist by Nivedita Menon. Anukriti @geekybibliophilictraveller recommended this to me in the comments of my post on Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge where I mentioned that I want to read similar books. By similar I mean non-fiction where one topic is explored, broken down and challenged at every turn. A book which talks about the intricacies of a concept which seems so simple on the surface. Seeing Like a Feminist is exactly that kind of book. ~ This book is broken down into chapters that largely affect the Feminism movement and meaning. Each chapter then breaks off into smaller sections, each that explores history, the current situation, and how we got here. I really like that this book talks majorly about Indian history and concepts which teaches us about where we come from, how what we think our tradition it's might not actually be OUR tradition and why our society is how it is today. ~ When I first read the book's synopsis, I KNEW that I would want to annotate a lot just like I had done in Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race. That is why I waited to get a paperback copy and I'm now annotating a lot. Annotation is actually quite fun and helps me read the book better and think more about what it says. ~ Pinki @books.art.journal has graciously agreed to buddy read this with me and I'm really looking forward to discussing the book with her later on! I will post a book review once I'm done reading as well. ~ ~ ~ #bookclub #bibliophile #becauseofreading #bookcommunity #bookgram #bookishlove #booksbooksbooks #booknerd #booklover #booksofig #bookstagrammer #bookworm #bookwormlife #welovebooks #bookrecommendation #bookcorner #readersofig #bookblogger #2020reads #2020books #nonfiction #nonfictionbooks #readingtoday #seeinglikeafeminist #indianbooks #indianliterature #feminism #feminist

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The third book that I’m reading is Meet Cute: Some People Are Destined to Meet by Jennifer L. Armentrout and other authors which is the anthology I picked up for a 2020 Popsugar Reading Challenge Prompt. It’s really nice so far.

What did you recently finish reading?

I finished 3 books! 2 of them were quite short though.

#1

The first book that I finished was The Marriage Game by Sara Desai which is a desi rivals-to-lovers with charming main characters and sassy banter. I absolutely loved all parts of the book! The female main character is passionate, loud, unashamed food and sweet-lover, and optimistic. The male main character is her perfect counterpart with his charm, level-headed-ness and undertones of quick emotions.

I totally recommend this one!

4/5 stars.

#2

The next book is The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho which is an Asian SFF that was picked for a buddy read in an Asian SFF* Discord channel that I am part of. I’m glad I joined the channel because it’s introducing me to new books like this one and also makes me excited for the SFF genre again which I had lost touch with.

This book was short but was adventurous and interesting. It also has a diverse set of characters which I loved. I listened to the audiobook and the narration was quite good as well.

3/5 stars.

*Science-Fiction, Fantasy

#3

The last book that I read is also an audiobook. It was Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-joo which is a novel set in Korea following Kim Jiyoung. The book highlights sexism and double standards that women face in Korea along with improvements over the years with the Feminism movement.

While it was a good read, it wasn’t great because none of the highlighted points were new to me. Either I had heard of it through my mum’s memory recollection, experienced those situations myself, or had seen another person go through it. And I’ve read multiple such books. It felt like the same story in a new location, that’s it.

3/5 stars.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I don’t know at this point. I’m in the middle of three books, all of which I’m reading slowly because for the last few days I haven’t been finding the time. For now, I just hope to finish at least one of them. After that, I’ll see what’s next.


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What are you currently reading? Have you read any of the books that I mentioned?

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