WWW Wednesday – 19th August 2020

Hello! Welcome to another WWW Wednesday. It’s been a little while since I’ve done one of these, as I’ve had a lot of posts scheduled in for Wednesdays beyond my control, and while those have all been lovely, it’s nice to return back to some of my favourite basics.

This August I set myself some rather ridiculous challenges that I knew would be unattainable, but were still fun to set. Now we’re past the half way point of the month, I can get a better idea of how the end of month reading will look like, and I think I’m okay with not meeting all my challenges; they were fun to plan, but were always going to be more of a guide than a plan. I have read a fair few books so far this month, and the challenges have encouraged me out of my comfort zone a bit more, which is what I really wanted. I’ve read the first book in a handful of different series, and that in itself has been great, knowing that I’ve got many other books ahead of me.

As always, I’ll explain WWW Wednesday just in case this might be the first post you’ve seen on the subject, or in case you want to do it yourself. The idea is lovely and simple. WWW Wednesday asks just three questions:

  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What are you currently reading?
  • What are you planning on reading next?

So let’s crack on!

What have you recently finished reading?
The last book I finished reading was The Mortal Instruments Book One: City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare. This was to tick off some challenges for August but also because I was hoping to find myself lost in another fantasy universe after loving the world of A Court of Thorns and Roses so much. I haven’t written up my review of it yet, but I did really enjoy it, and the whole aspect of magical realism vs intense fantasy of ACOTAR is different, with different not always being bad. I’ve got the rest of the series, and I’ll be following the way the author suggests reading them, meaning I’ve got a lovely long list of books ahead of me!

What are you currently reading?
Right now, I’m reading These Witches Don’t Burn by Isabel Sterling. It’s a book I came across as recommended by some fellow lesbian and bisexual women as having a sapphic love interest. Again, it’s a magical realism book, but with more literal magic, and also – bonus – set in Salem for extra magical points. It’s making me somewhat nostalgic for a series I read in my teens – called Wicca or Sweep depending whether you were UK or US – and I’m enjoying getting lost in magic and complicated love lives from the safety of my desk with a large cup of coffee. I so do not miss dating. Most of the time. I’ll probably have finished it by tonight, and then I just need to decide whether I’m going to buy the second book – This Coven Won’t Break – now or wait until it’s released on paperback so they match.

What are you planning on reading next?
Now this really is the question! I have a few books for blog tours upcoming, and I also have several new deliveries that I’m itching to get started with. I might stick with my planned August readathon list to see how many I can read by the end of the month, or veer entirely off course. I’m predictable like that. Currently, I’m torn between the next Cassandra Clare – City of Ashes – and one of the new books I’ve bought, The Secret GP. I’m curious as a chronically ill person just what might be in that book…

Let me know what you’re reading this week, or what you think I should be reading! Maybe cheer me on with my challenges or ask me if I’ve entirely lost my mind (again). If you’re not yet following me on Instagram you can find me here, Twitter here and Facebook here. Happy Wednesday!

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