WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words where bloggers answer three simple questions regarding their week in reading.
What am I currently reading?
Guess what? I’m still chugging through Lair of Dreams. I’m slowly encroaching on the amount of time it took me to read the first of the Diviner series books. I don’t know what it is about this series that makes me read so slowly, but I’m not a quitter. I won’t give up. I don’t think it’ll be much longer, though. This year, I’ve made a promise to myself that I’m going to TRY to read one book at a time. Usually, I’m the type to read four, maybe five books at a time and always one book gets left behind. We’ll see how long this actually lasts. So far it’s been one day. I’m being optimistic here. Extremely optimistic.
Okay, I know that I literally just said I’m only going to read one book at a time, but THIS DOESN’T COUNT! I’ve mentioned before that my assistant as just as big of a book nerd as I am, so we listen to audiobooks together while working in my office. We recently finished the Selection series and noticed that The Siren was on Scribd in audio and started it. I’m liking it so far. It’s such an interesting take on the lore of sirens. The main character Kahlen is really relatable to me in a lot of ways. She’s so content being by herself, but at the same time loves the company of her fellow siren sisters and really just wants to love and be loved in return. I mean, that’s really all any of us can ask for right?
What have I recently finished?
I listened to this first book of this series on audiobook in conjunction with a book tour, you can find my review of the book here. I had been wanting to read this book for a while, but last year was just not having it. 2016 had no chill. I was really excited for the opportunity to review the audiobook and have since then been asked to review the next two books in the series. I can’t wait! This is another truly original take on the possibility of magic and the supernatural in our everyday lives. I also really love Terry Maggert’s take on magic in general and can’t wait to delve deeper into the world.
There can never be enough moments for me to express how much I love the Soul Summoner Series, so here we go again. This series is probably one of my most recommended books/series. Elicia Hyder isn’t just one of my favorite people in the world, she’s one of my favorite new authors as well. The Detective is a small e-novella revolving around the origin of one of the main characters for the series, Nathan McNamara aka the love of my life aka #letsplaydetective. I had started this a while ago, but for STRANGE reason I never finished it. Clearly, I had to remedy that ASAP. I loved this story, but I may be a bit Nathan bias. I want him all to myself. Ask my assistant, I fought her for custody.
I just finished this book last night, hence my one day of only reading one book at a time. I received this book from my monthly subscription to The Nervous Breakdown’s Book Club, which I will recommend to anyone looking for smaller press books that you may or may not originally pick up. I’ve found so many amazing books through them. The Loved Ones hit me so deep in my core. I was so infatuated with this story. It revolves around the lives of two major families, a Korean family who immigrated to America after being war refugees and a mixed-race family who lives in the same area, and how their lives intertwine over decades of time. Chung is a brilliant writer. This is a heart-breaking-warming-touching story that I would highly recommend.
What am I going to read next?
I love everything of Victoria Schwab’s that I’ve picked up so far. I’ve been wanting to pick up this series forever, ever since I received a copy of A Gathering of Shadows from Muse Monthly when Schwab collaborated with them (which if you don’t subscribe to Muse Monthly, please do! In my opinion, this is the best subscription bookish box on the market.) This month, the Geekly Inc book club picked this as it’s first read of the year and I thought this would be the perfect time to pick it up! This is also going to double as a YA or middle grade novel by an author who identifies as LGBTQI+ for Book Riot’s Read Harder challenge for 2017!