WWW Wednesday #2 | January 22, 2020

 

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WWW Wednesday is a book meme originally hosted by A Daily Rhythm and revived by Taking on a World of Words. It asks the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you finish recently reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ll jump right in.


What are you currently reading?

One of my problems last year was that I was just reading waaay too many books at once – I think at most I had 10 books on my Goodreads “Currently Reading” shelf! Unsurprisingly, I’d quickly lose track of what I was reading, and as a result I also tend to lose interest as well. This year, I’m trying to change that by only keeping at most 3 books on my “Currently Reading” shelf at a time.

So here I have my most recent shelf: Three Daughters of Eve (my literary fiction pick); The ABC Murders (my genre fiction pick); and How to Read Nothing (my nonfiction pick). I feel like this is a good balance of serious, fun, and informative reading, and I’m enjoying all three reads so far.


What did you finish reading recently?

Nothing to See Here
Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson (Published by Ecco in 2019)

The premise: Lillian, the protagonist, is asked by her old high school friend to babysit her husband’s ten-year-old twins from his first wife. The catch? The kids also happen to burst into flames when they’re upset. Despite knowing all this, Lillian agrees to this bizarre arrangement, and what follows is a heartwarming story about the families we come from and the families we make for ourselves.

I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Kids bursting into flames is an eye-catching premise, but it can easily become just that – a good premise. Thankfully, Wilson refocuses the story on the budding relationship between Lillian and the twins. It’s not just about being loved in a family, but feeling like you’re understood, and that you belong somewhere. I’ll write up a review next time, but this was truly a beautiful novel.


What do you think you’ll read next?

The Heart's Invisible Furies
The Heart’s Invisible Furies by John Boyne (Published by Hogarth Press in 2018)

I’ve had my eye on this for awhile. This is a coming-of-age story of an ordinary gay man in 1940s Ireland, and based on the title alone I feel like it’s going to break my heart. I even enlisted two friends to read this with me, because I feel like I might need the emotional support afterwards. 😢 That means, of course, that I’m anticipating that it’ll be a great read.


What’s something you’re currently reading, and what are your impressions of it so far? I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

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