I’ve been blogging for almost four and a half years (!!!) and it’s so crazy to believe that this is my first WWW Wednesday. I think this meme feels especially appropriate this week because I feel like my reading has been all over the place (in the best way possible because I have been reading SO much in the past month). My reading is falling into primarily 3-4 categories right now: review books/ARCs for this summer & fall, library books, rereading, and Elin Hilderbrand – regarding that last one, you probably know I spend a ton of time in the pool & at the beach during the summer, so her books feel especially right for those settings.
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. The Three Ws are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Shoutout to Danielle of Life of a Literary Nerd because I love checking out her WWW posts each week
From Scratch by Tembi Locke and Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell
I’ve been doing well with my reading goal of reading at least 1 non-fiction book every 1-2 months in 2021. My current non-fiction read, From Scratch by Tembi Locke, is helping fulfill my wanderlust/travel wish to go to Italy, following Tembi Locke’s love story with her husband, Saro, and the struggles they faced as a couple (Saro’s Sicilian family disproved of him marrying a Black American woman), Saro’s struggles with cancer, and Tembi’s return to Sicily with her daughter after Saro’s death. I’m also currently (re)reading Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell, since Any Way the Wind Blows just came out last week and I really needed a series refresh before diving into book #3. I wasn’t super in love with Wayward Son when I first read it in 2019, so I’m hoping I enjoy it and understand it more now especially since I just re-read Carry On.
What did I recently finish reading?
Aside from the just mentioned Carry On reread, I finished 2 Elin Hilderbrand books over the weekend: Summerland and The Rumor. Summerland was one of Elin’s top 3 recommendations on her episode with Bad On Paper. The book is one of her more serious reads, following the aftermath of a fatal car crash and how the lives of the teens & families involved change that summer. I loved the different settings in this one and not exactly picture perfect ending. The Rumor was a really breezy read – it kind’ve felt similar to Elin’s other books and I wasn’t super in love with the setting, but this was still a light & addicting read. When it comes to Elin Hilderbrand’s books, I’m either going to read The Blue Bistro or The Identicals next.
What do I think I’ll read next?
I’ll probably dive right into Any Way the Wind Blows as soon as I finish reading Wayward Son. I’m also craving another contemporary book, and I currently have You Were There Too and The Kindred Spirits Supper Club checked out from the library so I’ll likely dive into either one of those. I was also recently sent a review copy of Lindsay Cameron’s upcoming thriller, Just One Look , so that’s also on my reading/review list.
What have you been reading lately? What books are next on your TBR? Do you share a WWW Wednesday post each week? Share in the comments!