Wednesday, at the last day of September. It feels like October already, all Trader Joes pumpkin ravioli (it is that good) and spiced apple cider. And my favorite challenge of them all, WWW Wednesday. The WWW Wednesday meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words, and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.
To take part, all you have to do is answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
So, without further ado…
What I am Currently Reading:
So I have decided to finish The Inspector of Strange and Unexplained Crimes for better or for worse. Some of the scenes aren’t egregious, and if I pretend there is basically no women in it, I can get through it enough to write an honest review. Here is my vow to vet my ARCs better next time. As for The City We Became, I am in the dubious and unfortunate position of really disliking a book that is extremely popular. The writing is juvenile, and while the book is wonderfully diverse, the characters all feel like caricatures and tropes wrapped in human flesh. I am trying so hard to finish it. This may be the first singed book I give away, because I am so saddened by my reaction to it. As a New Yorker, it hurts.
What I Recently Finished Reading:
I guess I am okay with reading two books right now that are a bit heavier and that I don’t enjoy, since last week was all light cozies that I had a blast with. I finished Mums and Mayhem and Murder at an Irish Christmas, the third and sixth of their series respectively, and I loved both installations in their series. Mums is set in Scotland so of course I raved about that for a while, and Murder is set in Ireland, which is my OG love. Also, the Irish Village series actually features a woman garda (police woman), so it sets itself apart from other cozies.
What I Think I’ll Read Next:
Next up for me is two pleasure reads and an ARC. Murder is a Must is the second cozy in a new Marty Wingate series where the main character is in charge of a private First Edition Library that holds first editions of Golden Age detective stories, so naturally I loved the first book. I finally received The Left-Handed Booksellers of London in the mail from my preorder and it has taken all of my willpower not to read it. Lastly (not least), I received The Orphan of Cemetery Hill as a Goodreads giveaway and have similarly been avoiding starting it for other obligations, but now I can finally dig in. Spooky season is upon us!
That’s my WWW this week! Please leave a comment and your WWW link so we can chat. Happy reading! 🙂