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?
Hello! I’m finally writing from sunny Italy. I’ve been in such a reading mood in the past few weeks (when I couldn’t read because of exams) and now that I’m free I am, predictably, not reading as much as I would like. And that’s okay! But I’m hoping to get back on track. I started way too many books and that can be a good thing sometimes, until it’s not. But I’m trying to work on finishing one before starting the other so I can defeat most of my summer TBR + my “Failed Readathon” readathon TBR.
I hope everyone is doing well and reading lots (or not, whatever you’re in the mood for).
📖 So Forward by Mina V. Esguerra — e-book // I’m finally reading this romance novella that had me preorder it just from the premise “male bi ex figure skater and female former hockey player get together”. I live for queer m/f romance and so far this is delightful!
📖 The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed — e-ARC // this is a historical YA novel that takes places during the Rodney King Riots. It feels weird to read historical fiction that takes place the same year you were born, and because we’re not taught US history in school where I grew up I had to google the events. I don’t really know what to say so far except that this is not a light book, and I don’t mean (just) because of the riots, but I find that the writing is the kind that wants your full attention, so I’m only reading it when I can give it to it. I already see the characters being really complex and it’s not going to be easy to review but I really like it.
📖 You’ve Got Mail: A Cautionary Tale by 黑蛋白 — webnovel // this is my trashy read of the moment, I’ve mentioned it in my summer TBR already that this is “ancient China grindr” and that’s still a pretty accurate description after having started it fhsdlfdshkl I don’t really know what else to say except that it’s both trashy (and there’s a lot of NSFW pretty early on, the chapters are tagged so you know what you’re getting into with each of them) and the main character is very endearing so I kind of want to keep reading. It’s also quite funny but I kind of don’t really know what to expect in terms of plot or romance because some things happened earlier than I expected and that took me off guard, but I’m looking forward to continuing it (I’m not in a hurry though, also the translation is ongoing)
📕 Depart, Depart! by Sim Kern — e-ARC // I’m excited to start this ARC next, it’s a climate dystopia with a trans MC and queer found family so… that’s all I need to know really (I’ll admit the climate dystopia worries me a little because after two uni courses on climate change I feel like I am too inside this topic and could easily end up disagreeing on minor details or even bigger ones, but…we’ll see)
Have you read any of these? What are you currently reading?