WWW Wednesday 10.10.18

We meet again, WWW Wednesday. While I don’t like posting you at 23:55, I find it rather necessary so I can be as updated and as complete as possible before sharing you with the world. Also, I don’t tend to get home until 21:00, so yeah – I’m not posting you until after I’ve showered and made a pot of tea.

ANYWAY, WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words. Anyone can participate by answering the three questions below and then posting a link to your post from your blog on her website, or if you don’t have a blog, just answer the questions on her post.

The three questions (Ws) are:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

The covers all link back to the Goodreads pages, so feel free to check the books out… and here we go!

What are you currently reading?

What We Were PromisedEleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
A Study in CharlotteSpinning SilverYou're the One That I Want

“What We Were Promised” – I was aiming to finish this today before I posted my WWW Wednesday, but life got the better of me. I’m about a quarter done, and the story is FINALLY picking up. Plus, I’m relearning Mandarin and Shanghainese thanks to the author scattering pinyin phrases throughout the book.

“Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine” – A) I like the Australian cover better than the American. B) This is really cute and yet really cringe so far. (I’m about a fifth in, and I’m so curious as to what happened in Eleanor’s past!) C) I’m not quite sure how I feel about Eleanor yet – do I like her or do I dislike her? Maybe I’ll warm up to her soon.

“A Study in Charlotte” – I absolutely love Sherlock Homes, and I love modern retellings – so when I saw this in my NYPL e-book catalog, I knew I had to put it on hold. Now that it’s finally on my Overdrive shelf, I need to read it before it expires… and it’s a rather interesting premise. Curious to see how this plays out – plus, who doesn’t love reading a new book series?

“Spinning Silver” – I mean… I brought the book to the suburbs on my planned reading marathon (since I had from Friday to Monday off)… and yet, I didn’t have time to pick up the book even once. Determined to finish it this weekend – even though I keep getting distracted by my many e-books! (Plus, this is way too heavy to carry in my bag, so I only get to read it at home!)

“You’re the One That I Want” – I’ve decided to take a break from this. There were too many other books calling my name! Plus, I wanted to reread the “Billy & Me” series so I could be in a warm and fuzzy mood before diving back into this love triangle.

What did you recently finish reading?

We're Going to Need More Wine

“We’re Going to Need More Wine” – Pretty sure I fell even more in love with Gabrielle Union after reading her memoir. I’ve recommended it to all my friends because I loved it THAT MUCH and am seriously looking forward to discussing it (over wine, of course).

What do you think you’ll read next?

Family TrustA River of StarsA Ladder to the SkyCity of Lies
City of SecretsThe InvitationNext Year in HavanaThe Song of Achilles

Literally, this list has not changed. Let’s not even talk about it.

“Family Trust” – I REMEMBER HOW I GOT AN ARC – I won the giveaway on LibraryThing. D’oh. Side note: I also brought this book to the suburbs, and also didn’t manage to open it once. How is it that I was busier stranded in the suburbs than I ever am at home in the city?!

“A River of Stars” – Still looking forward to reading this book. Still planning on reading it this weekend.

“A Ladder to the Sky” – Ugh, I need to start reading this book so I can review it by First to Read’s deadline! That’s the one thing I don’t love about receiving ARCs and galleys – there are sometimes review deadlines attached. And I’m not so great with deadlines.

“City of Lies (Counterfeit Lady 01)” – I STILL NEED TO READ THIS SO I CAN READ MY SECOND FIRST TO READ GALLEY.

“City of Secrets (Counterfeit Lady 02)” – WHY DO I DO THIS TO MYSELF AHHHHHHHH.

“The Invitation” – Yes, I’m pushing my dream Italian Riviera getaway (via this book) another week… partially because I have to read a lot of books that have review deadlines, and partially because I know I’m going to want to book a trip to Italy and I’m currently broke. (I have a Hong Kong/Singapore/Shanghai trip next month, and I JUST booked a Finland/Copenhagen/London trip for December, and a Paris/Corsica trip for next May, leaving me BROKE AF. Well… at least my heart is full and my wanderlust semi-satisfied.

“Next Year in Havana” – Again, pushing this back partially because I have review deadlines, and partially because I can’t afford a Havana trip yet. Also because I’d like to travel there with a buddy that is actually fluent in Spanish, unlike my awful Spanglish. (High school Spanish FTW!)

“The Song of Achilles” – I AM DYING TO READ THIS. WHY ARE THERE SO MANY BOOKS AND NOT ENOUGH TIME?! AHHHHH.


So I had planned on posting a WWW last week… but then I was at the office until 7-8pm every night, thus getting home at 9-10ish. Then I caught a nasty case of the flu – and when I get sick, I’m completely out of commission for ages. So that was fun. Didn’t even start reading regularly again until this week… but I’m still surprised that I managed to finish FIFTEEN books last month! Insane. Granted, some were rather fast and easy reads, but still! Let’s see if I can beat that number this month. (Probably not, but why not try… right?)

Also, WOW I have a lot on my TBR list. And there’s about 900 more on my actual list. SOMEBODY HELP ME CLEAR MY LIST? Ahhhh.

Ok, rant and post over. ✌🏼

One thought on “WWW Wednesday 10.10.18

  1. Jenna M says:

    Stick with Eleanor Oliphant! I really disliked her early in the book, but she definitely grew on me. I had considered just DNF’ing and I ended up loving it.
    Happy reading!! 🙂

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