WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.
The three W’s are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m flying through the fun My (Not So) Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella. This has been a pleasant surprise and reminds me of some of my favorite Kinsella standalone novels from the past. It’s been a perfect, light summer read and I don’t want it to end too soon.
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng is as stunning and gripping as I had expected. I was blown away by Everything You Never Told Me and wasn’t sure if I’d love Little Fires Everywhere as much. So far, I don’t think I have to worry about that. I’m trying to make myself savor this phenomenal novel.
I thoroughly enjoyed the very unique and clever mystery novel The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. It was well-written and incredibly entertaining, although it did get a bit tiresome during the middle section. I think this could make an excellent miniseries in the future.
I was also very impressed with Madeline Miller’s short story Galatea. Like her longer novels, this was a beautifully and lyrically written retelling of a classic myth. I absolutely loved the feminist themes and would highly recommend this well-crafted work in miniature.
I want to get started on the annotated edition of Mansfield Park by Jane Austen as soon as possible. This will be a re-read for me, but my first time reading this particular edition. Mansfield Park is my least favorite Austen novel, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t love it. I’m looking forward to spending time with this tome over the course of the month as part of Austen in August.
I’m in the mood to try Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danier after bingeing the TV series a few weeks ago. To be honest, I’m still not sure how I feel about the show, but I certainly couldn’t stop watching it. I’m interested to see if the book is as “bingeable.” It seems to be a polarizing read and I’m very curious to see where my opinion will fall. Regardless, it seems like a quick summer read.
Have you read any of these? What are you reading this week?