WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Samanneelizabeth over at Taking on a World of Words. It’s all about books we are Currently Reading, Just Finished Reading and Reading Next.
THIS WWW WEDNESDAY is seeing a few repeats from last week in the currently reading section but Sash has made some great strides in the recently finished reading section, of course, school is a big factor in the number of books being read this week.
I am making it a personal mission to read Lily Morton’s books. They are light, funny, and such easy reads that it’s great to get away from the tediousness of required readings. Best Man is the first in the Close Proximity series. Though it’s the start of its own series the characters from Mixed Messages and Finding Home series make little cameos. As a book-lover, cameos give a little oomph to a book when characters make an appearance in a new series or book. I must warn you though, it is an m/m novel, so, pretty sexual so read at your own risk ( I highly recommend these books though).
Next up, a required reading text. I’ll be reading The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost stories for a good portion of the summer so it’ll show up a few times I’m sure. Currently, I am reading Wilkie Collins’ “Miss Jeromette and the Clergyman”, Amelia B. Edwards “Was it an Illusion” and Thomas Hardy’s “What the Shepherd Saw”. Most of these stories have a framing narrative (narrative before the narration of the story itself). And, at least for these, there’s a delay in the appearance of actual ghosts, which makes it scarier because I know its coming, I just don’t know when.
Of course, I am still reading The Bride Test. The subject matter, Asperger- MC finding love needs a bit more focus and attention than I can give it at the moment.
Recently Finished Reading
I really enjoyed Ella Frank’s book, Henri. I have Bailey‘s version left and then the series will be finished and I will be sad. Luckily her books make great re-reads.
Christina Lee’s A Kaleidoscope of Butterflies is a simple read. The premise of the story was interesting but little errors here and there dimmed the enjoyability for me.
We had to read The Double for our Literature of the Fantastic class. It was surreal. Lots of talk about objective and subjective world. Maybe I’ll do a review on it…?
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka was a doozy! Carmen’s description, weird and gross. Yes, it was both of those but it was more than that. It’s the kind of book that sits with you and gets better as you ponder.
Project Hero is a nice summer M/M Romance. It was quirky and fun. I thoroughly enjoyed Andy’s character and his relationship with Law and his BFF.
Slaughterhouse-Five is a book for class but it’s a classic so it was on my TBR list. Now I have no reason to not read it and frankly, I’m kind of excited to read what all the hype was about.
That’s it for this week’s WWW Wednesday. I must say I am happy with the progress I’ve made so far this week. Oh, have I missed reading!
RyanJune 10, 2020 at 19:26
The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost Stories sounds perfect. It’s a frank title, but immediately presents itself as something precisely that I want. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Julie Anna's BooksJune 10, 2020 at 12:51
I’d love to pick up The Oxford Book of Victorian Ghost stories!I hope you enjoy it!
My Book JarJune 10, 2020 at 13:10
I’m enjoying it so far. I’m not a fan of ghost stories but these ghost stories aren’t really scary. I’m glad I took a course that force me to read them!
Laurel-Rain SnowJune 10, 2020 at 12:04
It has been years since I read Slaughterhouse Five, so a reread would be fun.
Love the sound of Henri. Enjoy your books and your week, and here’s MY WWW POST
shanaquiJune 10, 2020 at 10:32
Ooh, Project Hero sounds fun – I should keep an eye out for that! And haha, Best Man sounds delightfully tropey!
Here’s my WWW post!
My Book JarJune 10, 2020 at 13:09
It was pretty fun to read, trying to get your BFF to notice you but actually falling for the guy that helps; never gets old. Project Hero was more tropey than Best Man, Best Man was funny and engaging. I recommend