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WWW Wednesday: My First ARC, Poetry, and More

WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words wherein posters answer the three Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

 

 

WHAT I’M CURRENTLY READING:

Magic Slays (Kate Daniels #5) by Ilona Andrews

I’m still rereading the entire Kate Daniels series and I’m currently on book 5 aka the one where Kate and Curran are finally together and having lots of great sex and some not so great arguments. I love how the authors manage to raise the stakes in each installment, with the threat of Kate’s father looming closer and closer.


the mermaid’s voice returns in this one by amanda lovelace

I’ve been meaning to get back into reading poetry, so I picked this up as an eARC from NetGalley. Unfortunately, it’s falling a little flat, but I’m not regretting my decision to read poetry again.


 

 

WHAT I RECENTLY FINISHED READING:

Blood Heir (Blood Heir #1) by Amélie Wen Zhao

A fugitive princess with the power to control blood. A cunning conman with no past and no future. An Empire spiraling into darkness. A world worth saving.

Read my review.


We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

I remember the hype around this book slash TED talk, but I feel that it’s a far cry from the “unique definition of feminism” the blurb promises. It is, at its essence, a very basic primer on feminism, with a binarist approach to gender, including a dash of biological essentialism. It was completely different from what I was expecting.

I’m sure this could be helpful to readers who are completely new to feminism; the writing is engaging and easy to understand, which is something I value highly in feminist texts. But as a long-time feminist, this was too basic for me, and as a disabled queer and genderqueer person, I found this approach to feminism allegedly “rooted in inclusion” to be severely lacking in that aspect.


Banner for the F/F February Challenge, depicting a white redheaded girl hugging a black girl with an afro, surrounded by stacks of books

WHAT I THINK I’LL READ NEXT:

My library hold of Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo finally came through, so I will be delving into that one next! And then of course, I’ll be working on getting through my TBR for the F/F February Reading Challenge, which I’ll be making a separate post about. I’m very excited!


What are you reading at the moment? Let’s chat in the comments!

WWW Wednesday: The Broken Earth, Rebel of the Sands, Brooklyn Brujas

WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words wherein posters answer the three Ws:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

The covers of the series The Broken Earth, The Rebel Sands, and Brooklyn Brujas

What I’m currently reading:

I’m currently in the middle of the Rebel of the Sands trilogy by Alwyn Hamilton. I tore through the first book because I loved it so much, and the series is definitely shaping up to be one of my favourites of this year.

What I recently finished:

I just finished The Stone Sky by N. K. Jemisin last week, wrapping up The Broken Earth trilogy. It was an epic series, but very complex and heavy on abuse, so while I thought it was amazing, I’m glad to be moving on to less heavy reads again!

What I think I’ll read next:

My library hold of Bruja Born, the second book in the Brooklyn Brujas series by Zoraida Córdova, is bound to come through soon, so I’ll likely be rereading Labyrinth Lost in preparation for that. And in general, I’d really like to delve back into reading more female-driven Urban Fantasy again, since it’s one of my favourite genres.

What are you currently reading or planning to read next? Have you read any of the books mentioned here? Let me know in the comments below!