WWW Wednesday #8

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The Ws are the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading? 
  • What did you recently finish reading? 
  • What do you plan on reading next?


📖 Heaven Official’s Blessing by Moxiang Tongxiu  —  online fan translation // I’m finally continuing my reread of one of my two most favorite books of last year! It’s long as fuck (it’s 5 books in case you didn’t know) and I’m currently also studying for my exams so I’m doing it slowly, but I love it even more than the first time.

🎧 In The Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado —  ALC // I went into this memoir about abuse in a same-sex relationship knowing it wasn’t going to be an easy read, and it’s really not. It’s also an incredibly good and honest book, I can easily see myself giving it 5 stars for lack of a better criterion to judge nonfiction and especially memoirs. It’s really triggering but fortunately the audiobook is relatively short and I got through 40% of it in one go.


📘 The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water by Zen Cho — e-ARC // this was the ARC I tried the hardest to get and I can’t believe I finally got to read it! I really liked it and I’m not supposed to review it until two weeks before it comes out (why?) so I still have some time to sort my thoughts out. I gave it a rating of 4/5 stars on Goodreads and I still need to understand if I rounded up from 3.5 or rounded down from 4.5, I think I will know that once I write my review. Anyway I highly recommend it!

🎧 The Midnight Lie by Marie Rutkoski  —  audiobook // this was SO good and so so so SO evil (classic Marie Rutkoski). OH but most of all it was hella sapphic I am FLUSTERED.



🎧 The Winter Duke by Claire Eliza Bartlett  —  audiobook // this is the second f/f YA fantasy I preordered this month and I am going to start it as soon as I finish my current audiobook, I have no idea what to expect I’m just here for the gay!

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Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading?

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #8

  1. I love how there are now so many F/F fantasy books that we can both be reading several of them and still have barely any overlap! A significant achievement even only compared to two years ago.

    I read some more of TWD today and still have mixed feelings (there’s still far too much space dedicated to skeevy dude; I get why but it’s the same thing over and over) but I’m only halfway through, so I hope we both end up liking it!

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    1. it’s true!! i think it’s only the second time we read one almost at the same time (i’m starting TWD tomorrow — first time was probably when we read the impossible contract 🐪) and that’s because we were both anticipating it and it just came out (and we both have time for stay-at-home reasons)!

      mmmmhhhhhh i’m going to look out for the viscido dude when i start TWD, hopefully he won’t bother me too much (or i’ll just increase the audiobook speed dshflsh), i’ll let you know!

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      1. …so it almost only happens when we do it on purpose! 🐪 This time, accidental half-buddyread, I guess?
        I think speeding past Sigis (…I was convinced his name was “Sigus” until a moment ago, I love audiobooks) is a great strategy and I should probably do the same at this point.

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  2. I keep hearing so many excellent things about the Midnight Lie! I’ve also heard it’s set in Winner’s Circle(?) universe; does that mean you have to have read other books to enjoy TML or does it work on its own?

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    1. You definitely don’t have to read that first, don’t worry!! I think the next book will have more to do with ~previous characters in that way that if you’ve already read the series you will be glad to see them again, but if you’re new you won’t miss out (though I really liked that trilogy back then and I’d recommend checking it out, although I do feel a little icky about the whole slave thing now)

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  3. Great post! 😀 I also requested for “The Order of the Pure Moon Reflected in Water” and still pending. I have no high hopes as I just started my NetGalley recently. 😆 But very excited for its release. 😀

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