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 Words. It’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?
After a disastrous week of reading that included not only a DNF for a book I had been highly anticipating but also a full blown reading slump I’ve decided to change things up and avoid fantasy for the near future.
I’ve recently started a re-read of Truly, Madly, Guilty by one of my all-time favourite authors: Liane Moriarty. The book has been a breath of fresh air from the fantasy phase I was just on and in light of that I decided to start an upcoming ARC called Love Lettering. It’s romance, which is usually my favourite genre. The combo of light and fluffy and mystery have been exactly what I needed to cure my reading slump.
Nen is currently on a fantasy kick still and enjoying the latest ARC from Eoin Colfer: High Fire. Grumpy dragons, humid swamps and an entrepreneurial teen feature in this adult fantasy novel. What’s not to like about that?
Last week’s reading included a DNF for We Set the Dark on Fire as well as a low rating for Everything My Mother Taught Me by the acclaimed Alice Hoffman. It was a very slow and unsatisfying week of reading but oh, well. Onwards and upwards!
After my absolute delight in reading Things You Save in a Fire I’ve been highly anticipating reading Katherine Center’s previous novel How to Walk Away. Hopefully all goes well! I’ve also used the same method (choosing an author I enjoy reading) in With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (see my review of The Poet X here). When in a reading slump I revert back to re-reads, romance and established authors that I love. Does anyone else do this?