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?
🎧 Beauty Queens by Libba Bray — audiobook on Scribd // this is a book I’ve been wanting to read for a while and I’m so glad I found it on Scribd because I wouldn’t have started it anytime soon otherwise, but it’s making me laugh so much! I’m about halfway and it reminds me a lot of a more humorous version of The Nowhere Girls, in that it has a similar goal of portraying how many different ways there are to be a young woman and it grants each of 12 girls stranded on an island a point of view, agency and freedom to both go against and conform to societal expectations. For a book written in 2011 (!!!) it doesn’t feel outdated at all (okay, maybe a little? but I legit thought it was from 2015 or something and only now realized how old it is).
📘 The Empress of Salt and Fortune by Nghi Vo — e-ARC // I unfortunately didn’t love this as much as everyone did. My review will be up next week (or you can check it out on goodreads) but yeah, it’s definitely a case of it’s not you it’s me. I still recommend checking it out because it might be something you end up loving.
📕 Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran — e-ARC // I’m excited for this! It’s a YA f/f fantasy about a queen and her spymaster falling in love and that’s all I need to know. I need to make sure I start it at a good time because I can feel the reading slump approaching, but I hope it will grab my attention right away.