Hello, everyone! It’s Wednesday! That means it is time for another WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. I’ll be answering the following questions:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
What did you read last?
This was a bit of a slower reading week compared to last week. I haven’t been feeling that great, and I’ve had a lot of things to do that have kept me away from home for several days. Despite these setbacks to my reading, I’ve still managed to finish three books this week. First, I read The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez, which was a stunning and unique fantasy tale. It took a bit to get used to the strange narrative structure, but the patience was worth it because the story was beautiful and compelling. Next, I read A Taste of Gold and Iron by Alexandra Rowland. I meant to have my review up for this yesterday, but between being out of the house quite a bit and not feeling that great, it still isn’t finished. I enjoyed the yearning of the MM romance A LOT, but I was let down by some of the other elements that didn’t feel as fleshed out as they could have been. Finally, I listened to This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone. This was a quick listen at only four hours long, and I really enjoyed the beautiful prose and unique premise and format of the book. It was also my last book for the Magical Readathon. So, Padwin has officially earned the required scores for his courses during this term at Orilium!
What was my favorite of the week? My favorite was The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon Jimenez. I’ve never before read a book that went from being a serious DNF to a 5-star read, but somehow this one pulled it off. Check out my review to see what I thought of it!
What are you currently reading?
I’m still currently listening to Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke. This is a really long book, and it proceeds at the pace of molasses. lol. Oddly enough, though, I’m really enjoying it. It just feels classic, and the characters have really stuck with me. I also just started reading The House with the Golden Door by Elodie Harper. I’m not far enough into it to have an opinion yet, but if it is anything like the first book in the series, I’m sure I will love it.
What will you read next?
I’ve kind of given up on getting most of my ARC reviews completed on time. I haven’t been in the mood to write reviews, and I’m a few books behind where I wanted to be at the end of August in regard to my ARC pile. I’m just going to keep going at a steady pace and hope that I catch up one day… These are the next books I’d like to read this week, two ARCs and a book I need to read before getting to another ARC of its sequel.
I hope you’ve all had a great week! What have you been reading? Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Let me know in the comments!