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WWW Wednesday!

Hello lovelies!

It’s time for WWW Wednesday! This meme was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm but was revived by Sam from Taking on a World of WordsIt’s a place to talk about the books you’ve been reading, plan to read and have read. I don’t usually keep track of my reading, except for my Goodreads Challenge, but I’ve found this meme to be really helpful with keeping me on track.

To take part all you have to do is answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?

What have you recently finished reading?

What are you going to read next?

Currently Reading

I’m currently going through a YA fantasy/ sci-fi phase, as you can probably see from the titles above. As a young adult, I was drawn to reading a lot of fantasy, due in part to my obsession with the Mortal Instruments. This series made me enjoy reading so it was only natural that I would stick to the genre. It’s been a long while since I’ve ventured back in to the YA fantasy world but with the quality of the books I’m reading this week I can’t understand what has kept me away for so long.

These three books count toward my Hogwarts House Battles Read-a-thon (Ravenclaw, always). Catwoman Soulstealer counts as my Care of Magical Creatures class, as the book has a cat on the cover. Aurora Rising counts for History of Magic as it’s set in an alternate generation in space – it seemed fitting with the gorgeous cover of this book! Strange the Dreamer counts towards Muggle Studies as I’ve heard the hype on it for years.

You can buy Catwoman Soulstealer here, Aurora Rising here and Strange the Dreamer here.

Recently Finished

This past week has had its up and downs in terms of book quality. The Reaper Man was my book club read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don’t often venture in to Discworld but when I do I’m always grateful that I did. It’s such a refreshing change from what I usually read. The Sun is Also a Star was also a great read. I was expecting it to be good since I’d heard so much about it. Plus, the cover caught my attention and I couldn’t resist giving it a try! The Bride Test was such a sweet, quirky read. I’m glad I decided to give it a try!

Our Stop and Wicked Prince were my most disappointing reads of the week (2 stars and 3.5 stars). While Our Stop started off well, it just went down hill from there. I had a rough time trying to finish this book! I was highly anticipating Wicked Prince and quite let down when it didn’t meet my expectations. Stealing Her and The Bride Test were the stand-out reads of the week. I wasn’t expecting such emotional, heart-warming stories but I got them. I was pleasantly surprised!

You can buy The Reaper Man here, Our Stop here, The Sun is Also a Star here, The Bride Test here, Wicked Prince here and Pre-order Stealing Her here.

Reading Next

The books I’ve chosen for this next week tie in with – you guessed it – the Hogwarts House Battles Read-a-thon. As my Alchemy read, Poet X was recommended to me by the lovely Hannah over at Alpha-Beta-Hannah, and I can’t wait to give it a try! For Divination, the challenge is to read a predicted 5-star reads. I’ve chosen Illuminae for this as I’ve heard about it everywhere, for years. It’s safe to say my expectations for this one are high! For Charms class, I’ve chosen Ellie and the Harp Maker. This is a book that’s new to me (I’d never heard of it before) but I was immediately drawn to it’s cover when I was doing my regular library haul. Internment isn’t really part of the challenge but I was drawn to it’s premise.

You can buy Internment here, Ellie and the Harp Maker here, The Poet X here and Illuminae here.

// are you participating in the Hogwarts House Battles Read-a-thon? have you read any of the books on my www? //

Jen

29 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday!

      1. I agree with you completely. The characters felt a bit like caricatures of what people would want to read. The chemistry and their connection just didn’t feel authentic enough for me. I’m glad I wasn’t the only one!

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    1. I have a weakness for pretty covers! ❤ I adore the cover of Catwoman but sadly the book isn't as good as I was anticipating. I saw it was written by Maas and jumped on it. My review should be up soon though if you're interested in more info on it 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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  1. I love so many books in this post! I’m on a YA fantasy streak too and I think it’s going to continue on for the rest of September coz I plan to read as many sequels as I can! I see Illuminae is coming up for you and I love that series so much! It’s such fun sci-fi and the format is so unique 😍 Happy reading!

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    1. I may or may not have read Illuminae in one day… and now I don’t have the sequel nearby…it really was such a fun read though. The unconventional writing format had me hooked! I hope you enjoy your YA fantasy Sep too! 😀 I’ll be sure to keep an eye out on your reviews.

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  2. OHMYGOSH I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT STRANGE THE DREAMER!!! I read it a few months ago & was kicking myself for not picking it up sooner – it deserves every bit of hype it gets! Also I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read Illuminae yet & I feel doubly guilty bc the authors are Aussies too & I feel like I’m letting them down 😂

    💛 Ngoc

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    1. IM LOVING IT SO FAR ❤ My review should be up next week. Beware… it'll mostly be me fan-girling and probably not even making much sense 😛 I know… I can't believe it's taken me so long to read Illuminae but I'm in a phase of sci-fi /fantasy right now and these authors are just perfect for my current mood ❤ Pretty sure my week is going to be back reading all their stuff haha. Glad to be friends with other Aussies! I'll be sure to check out your blog! ❤

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      1. YASSSSS can’t wait to read your review!! 😍 I’ve actually got copies of Illuminae AND Gemina on my shelf so I have no excuse not to read them!

        Omg that’s so exciting, where are you guys from?! 😍 We’re such a rare breed that I get way too excited when I find an Aussie blog hahaha 😛

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      2. You’re completely right there! Coffee, books and food are where it’s at ❤️ Leederville restaurant strip is like my second home 😍 I have a weakness for tapas! So glad to be friends with other Perthites!

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      3. Omgggg yes I love Leedy!! I feel like we have a pretty good brunch scene as well 😛 SAME HERE!! In all my years of being in the book community, I’ve only ever met 3 other Perth bookworms 😢

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    1. I had a peek at its first page and then ended up reading it in one day 😛 I ADORED it! I fell a teensy bit in love with Aidan – which I’m not sure is the right reaction to have from reading it haha. My review should be up sometime next week 🙂 Thanks for commenting!

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  3. Oh I love stange the dreamer and Aurora rising, hopefully wou will as well!
    I’m about to pick up A hero born by Jin Yong, and I’m listening to the near witch by VE Schwab 🙂
    Enjoy your reading!

    (www.evelynreads.com)

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    1. Thank you! I actually had a mini moment of panic when I saw it. I tend to read a lot, around a book a day, and it looks a bit crazy intense when they’re all put up on there. I kept second guessing myself when writing this post, so your kind words mean a lot ❤ I adored Illuminae! I bumped it up my TBR after having a teensy peek at the first page 😛 I hope you enjoy it too!

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