WWW Wednesday (07-05-17)

Hi friends! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Game plan is simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post. Kind of like Goodreads but more intentional.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

So without further ado:

What did you recently finish reading?

My biggest accomplishment this past week was finishing The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection. 91 hours of audio, sixteen books and twenty two stories it was a month long project and a huge check mark off of my literary bucket list.

I also read The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. The book was full of surprises and was a commentary of what it took to be a woman in power in the 50’s and 60’s. I have yet to write a review but don’t know where to begin. The meat of what makes the book so powerful is all spoilers, so it is really one that you need to read for yourself to truly appreciate it.

A re-read of Jane Eyre rounded everything out. It has been several years since I last visited the book, and I had forgotten a lot of the plot. It was not as fantastic as I recalled, but I still enjoyed it for the most part.

What are you currently reading?

On my nightstand is Reader, I Married Him, a collection of short stories based off of the most famous line from Jane Eyre. I was expecting a sort of fan fiction type read, so I was surprised when I realized that most of the authors only took the line as a prompt and made it wholly their own. I have only read the first few stories and honestly am not sure what I think of the book as a whole yet.

On my ARC list is The Cardinal’s Man, due to be published July 11. It is set in France during The Thirty Years’ War and is based off of the dwarf behind the 1645 Baroque masterpiece Don Sebastian de Morra by Diego Vazquez. It is all the wit and charm of GoT’s Tyrion Lanister with the beauty and decadence of the French court.

Audio book wise I am also listening to We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver. Eva’s son is a murderer who killed seven of his classmates and two adults before his sixteenth birthday. A son she never loved. This is her correspondence with her estranged husband about the events leading up to it. No stone is left unturned as she reflects on her career, her marriage, her own mother, and her relationship with Kevin. It is a raw book that shines a light into the dark recesses that is the human psyche.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Next on my list is The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson. The novel is told from the perspective of Giselle Aubry: undertirewoman to Marie Antoinette. And just look at the cover… Stunning. If you can’t tell I have a special fondness for the French court, and can’t wait to dive into this debut novel.

In the audio realm I plan on listening to Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca. I recently bought her novel My Cousin Rachel and figured it was a good time to get acquainted with the famous author.

Question of the Day:

What has been on your WWW list? Any books you’re particularly excited about? This summer I have been cycling through four books at any time, so I like seeing where I’ve been and (maybe) where I am going.


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