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?
I just finished HOPE AND OTHER PUNCH LINES, which was a surprisingly good book. I guess it’s not *that* surprising since I did love Julie Buxbaum’s first book, TELL ME THREE THINGS (which is even referenced in this one!!) so much. But I have to be honest and say I was not expecting a lot from this book because I wasn’t super sold on it being about 9/11, which is maybe insensitive, but I lived through it so I’ve never felt a desire to read or watch something about it. However, Julie Buxbaum managed to craft a really meaningful story that changed my thinking and educated me about 9/11, but not in an overly preachy or annoying way. It was also just really well-written and the romance was of course very shippable, and basically, I really liked this book.
I am still experimenting with nonmonogamous reading. I am currently reading THE RIGHT SWIPE, about two rival dating app company people, and THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE, a companion to DIMPLE and about a fat girl! I am liking THE RIGHT SWIPE so far, but need to stop comparing it to THE KISS QUOTIENT, which is thus far my only positive experience with adult romance. I’m not sure yet about THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT SWEETIE because I’m not a huge fan of Ashish I think and am worried he’s going to be a jerk to Sweetie, which I am not here for, but we’ll see. I’m just worried I won’t like it as much as WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI because I just adored that book and then hated her second book, but again, we’ll see.
I checked out LAST THINGS on a whim even though I still have my eARC of it because I know I’ll forget to read it otherwise. I forgot about this book, but when I read about it after processing it at the library, I knew I HAD to read it. LAST THINGS is about a talented local music star, and when strange things start happening to him, he blames a fan who always seems to be around. The blurb on the back also talks about creepy woods, as does the cover, and I am always here for atmospheric books about forests and music.
I’m also kind of curious about NOCTURNA. It’s a Latinx inspired fantasy about a face-changing thief and a prince who doesn’t want to be in line for the throne and dark magic. Apparently this one gets creepy and kind of horror-y, which I am SO down for. I’m a little skeptical about it for some reason, but I’m still thinking I might give it a try since I got an ARC from the publisher.