WWW Wednesday // July 11, 2018

Normally this spot would be for a Top 5 Wednesday post, but since this week’s topic is all about predicting future classics, I don’t exactly feel comfortable enough to come up with five books that I think can stand the test of time to be considered a classic in the however-distant future.

So I found another blog meme!

I’ve known about WWW Wednesday for a good while now, have seen other bloggers do a post every week, but I never really gave it much thought to join in until now. This probably won’t become a weekly thing for me, but now I know that it’s a definite possibility for when I can’t come up with a T5W post for whatever reason.

WWW Wednesday, for those unsure, is a weekly blog meme that is currently hosted by Sam (Taking on a World of Words), and the whole point is to just answer three basic questions about your reading.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

. . . . .

WHAT AM I CURRENTLY READING?

Physical Book: The Red Ledger Reborn by Meredith Wild. I just hauled this book in a previous post, and it’s one that I won a copy of from the publisher via Bookish First. It’s a three-part volume about two characters: an assassin who can’t take out his mark, and the woman who loves him. There’s a release date for Aug. 7, 2018, and I can’t wait to see if I love it as much as I love the cover.

E-Book: The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle. This is the July book choice for the Book Hangover Book Club hosted by both Chelsea (chelseadolling reads) and Julie (Pages & Pens) over on YouTube. I don’t remember what the synopsis of the book says, but I know it takes place in New Orleans, and I believe the hero in this book owns a chain of hotels, and the heroine is some kind of heiress. I’m just here for the setting (and the sex!), not gonna lie.

. . . . .

WHAT DID I RECENTLY FINISH?

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Physical Book: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. This was a long time coming, if I’m being honest. I’ve been reading this off-and-on for about three years, and on Tuesday morning I finally finished it. I wasn’t really reading this for the story, because I kind of know the majority of it considering I’ve watched every season of the show (and dying of impatience that I have to wait for 2019), but I still very much enjoyed it. I mostly wanted to read this book — and the rest of the series — to get a better understanding of the characters. Maybe the world too, but mostly the characters. My next goal is to re-watch the first season again not for comparison reasons, but to just mesh the two together. I have no idea when I’ll pick up the second book, but I don’t think I can wait until 2019, so we’ll see.

. . . . .

WHAT WILL I READ NEXT?

Physical Book: Lifeline by Abbey Lee Nash.

Popular high school senior Eli Ross has the perfect life. He’s captain of the lacrosse team at LionsHeart Academy, and he’s dating Savannah, the hottest, most popular girl at school. But that life comes crashing down when he overdoses at a party and is sent to LakeShore Recovery Center, an inpatient substance abuse treatment program where he’ll spend the next twenty-eight days.

It’s there that Eli meets Libby, the sharp-edged artist, whose freshly tattooed scars mirror the emotional scars Eli tries his best to ignore. Eli soon learns that if he’s to have any chance at a future, he’ll first have to confront his past.

E-Book: What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli.

Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.

Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.

But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?

Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.

Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.

But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?

What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?

What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?

But what if it is?

Sawkill Girls by Claire Legrande.

Beware of the woods and the dark, dank deep.

He’ll follow you home, and he won’t let you sleep.

Who are the Sawkill Girls?

Marion: the new girl. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find.

Zoey: the pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is.

Val: the queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives, a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies.

Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires.

Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight… until now.

. . . . .

So that’s it for me! What about you?

 

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