It’s time for WWW Wednesday! This meme was originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm but was revived by Sam from Taking on a World of Words. It’s a place to talk about the books you’ve been reading, plan to read and have read. I don’t usually keep track of my reading, except for my Goodreads Challenge, but I’ve found this meme to be really helpful with keeping me on track.
To take part all you have to do is answer the following questions:
What are you currently reading?
What have you recently finished reading?
What are you going to read next?
I’m currently going through a YA fantasy/ sci-fi phase, as you can probably see from the titles above. As a young adult, I was drawn to reading a lot of fantasy, due in part to my obsession with the Mortal Instruments. This series made me enjoy reading so it was only natural that I would stick to the genre. It’s been a long while since I’ve ventured back in to the YA fantasy world but with the quality of the books I’m reading this week I can’t understand what has kept me away for so long.
These three books count toward my Hogwarts House Battles Read-a-thon (Ravenclaw, always). Catwoman Soulstealer counts as my Care of Magical Creatures class, as the book has a cat on the cover. Aurora Rising counts for History of Magic as it’s set in an alternate generation in space – it seemed fitting with the gorgeous cover of this book! Strange the Dreamer counts towards Muggle Studies as I’ve heard the hype on it for years.
This past week has had its up and downs in terms of book quality. The Reaper Man was my book club read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I don’t often venture in to Discworld but when I do I’m always grateful that I did. It’s such a refreshing change from what I usually read. The Sun is Also a Star was also a great read. I was expecting it to be good since I’d heard so much about it. Plus, the cover caught my attention and I couldn’t resist giving it a try! The Bride Test was such a sweet, quirky read. I’m glad I decided to give it a try!
Our Stop and Wicked Prince were my most disappointing reads of the week (2 stars and 3.5 stars). While Our Stop started off well, it just went down hill from there. I had a rough time trying to finish this book! I was highly anticipating Wicked Prince and quite let down when it didn’t meet my expectations. Stealing Her and The Bride Test were the stand-out reads of the week. I wasn’t expecting such emotional, heart-warming stories but I got them. I was pleasantly surprised!
The books I’ve chosen for this next week tie in with – you guessed it – the Hogwarts House Battles Read-a-thon. As my Alchemy read, Poet X was recommended to me by the lovely Hannah over at Alpha-Beta-Hannah, and I can’t wait to give it a try! For Divination, the challenge is to read a predicted 5-star reads. I’ve chosen Illuminae for this as I’ve heard about it everywhere, for years. It’s safe to say my expectations for this one are high! For Charms class, I’ve chosen Ellie and the Harp Maker. This is a book that’s new to me (I’d never heard of it before) but I was immediately drawn to it’s cover when I was doing my regular library haul. Internment isn’t really part of the challenge but I was drawn to it’s premise.
// are you participating in the Hogwarts House Battles Read-a-thon? have you read any of the books on my www? //