WWW Wednesday – May 12, 2021 – #wwwwednesday #bookishmemes

Welcome to a new week of WWW Wednesday! This is bookish meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In it, we answer three questions and leave a link in the comments sharing our own posts for other bloggers to view.

The three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you just finished reading?
  • What will you read next?

What am I currently reading?

I am almost done with both of my current selections. Hoping to finish Faye, Faraway this morning and get my review posted in the afternoon or evening. I’m enjoying this one. It’s a fairly light modern fantasy novel with time travel elements. It’s very much about coming to terms with grief and loss. I look forward to sharing my complete thoughts later. On audio, I have blazed my way through The Midnight Library this week. I should finish it either today or tomorrow, as I’m down to the last 3 hours of listening. It’s short to begin with, and I just started it on Monday. It’s amazing how fast you can get through an 8 hour book with a sizeable commute to work.

What have I just finished reading?

I just finished The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary, and posted my review on Monday. This was a really enjoyable, light summer read with just a tinge of heavy elements involving emotional abuse, just enough to make things a tiny bit disturbing but also to really humanize the characters in a genre where the deep stuff is often hidden beneath fluff. I look forward to reading more from O’Leary as buffers between some of my heavier reads. We all need a palate cleanser every now and again.

What will I read next?

On deck I have my “book about technology” for my reading challenge in hardback. Picked up on a whim from a library display, as it was obviously about technology and I needed one, The Future is Yours by Dan Frey, has a very unique format. It’s told almost entirely (from what I can tell) as a series of email, text, and other short exchanges. I’m skeptical of this format and it’s ability to hold my attention, but I’m curious about it as well. Considering the format, I imagine it will be an extremely quick read. More to come later!

On audio, I am planning to pick up The Italian Teacher by Tom Rachman from overdrive. I’m not 100% sure where I will place this one in my Reading challenge, as it’s getting a bit more difficult to fit books I just want to read into the various categories. Right now, however, I feel I’m on track to actually exceed my 52 books for the year, so I can add some doubles into some places. Right now, I feel like this one belongs in the eye-catching cover category, as the swirls of color are quite eye catching, don’t you think? However, I’ve had my eye on a couple of other books for that category, so I’ll leave it a bit undecided for now. I’ve already done a bit of shuffling my categories between updates, so evidently I have a bit of a problem with commitment.

Thanks for stopping by, and please feel free to share your post with me if you have one! Happy Reading!

About Amy @ A Librarian and Her Books

I'm a law librarian from the state of Missouri and a graduate of Missouri State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia. My real passion is in fiction, which is why I started my blog to share my thoughts with other bibliophiles. I live with my husband and two wonderful children and a collection of furry feline companions.
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3 Responses to WWW Wednesday – May 12, 2021 – #wwwwednesday #bookishmemes

  1. Catherine says:

    I loved The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary – I’m excited to read her latest one, The Road Trip.
    Here’s my WWW post if you’re interested: https://catherineellenbooks.wordpress.com/2021/05/12/www-wednesday-12-may/

  2. Rabeeah says:

    I’ve not heard anything about The Italian Teacher but that really is a great cover! I’m assuming the book is about art!

    I haven’t read anything by Beth O’Leary, although I keep meaning to add The Flat Share to my TBR, so I will check out your review of it. And Faye, Faraway looks excellent! You have a great selection of books here!

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