WWW Wednesday is a book blog meme hosted by Taking On A World of Words where book bloggers answer these questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What are you reading next?
- What did you just finish reading?
The last book I read was Jennifer E. Smith’s new release, FIELD NOTES ON LOVE. I mostly read it because someone at work who I really respect absolutely GUSHED about it and I have liked some of her other books, but overall I was just not impressed. My main issues were that I found the character development somewhat lacking, though it was better than some of Jennifer Smith’s other books. The pacing also felt weirdly slow even though the book was really short, which wasn’t great. I did like the present tense third person writing style; it was different and also unique from her other books’ styles. I did want more from the travel aspect though and wished the settings had been much more vivid.
Over the weekend, I started RUIN & RISING and IF YOU’RE OUT THERE. I’m liking R&R better than the first time I tried to read it. Maybe I’m more in the mood for it this time. As for IF YOU’RE OUT THERE, I’m kind of debating DNFing it because the writing is just so bland and I don’t really care about Zan, the protagonist. I’m interested in the mystery aspect and how that turns out, but right now the writing is just so lackluster it’s making it hard to get through. I usually have no trouble DNFing books but I feel like I’ve read a lot of “meh” stuff lately and I’m just determined to like a new release. So we’ll see if I finish it or not.
I’m still deciding which of these two books to read. I think I’m leaning toward OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS right now; I’ve seen a few people talk about it and it looks ADORABLE. I’m also thinking I may end up reading YOU’D BE MINE after all, because one of my best blogging friends recommended it and I trust her opinion (thank you, Marie!!) Either way, it seems like I’ll be reading a contemporary romance when I’m done with the Grisha trilogy. Then perhaps onto SIX OF CROWS!!