WWW Wednesday – 2/3

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these! But in the name of getting back into blogging, dangit, I’m going to do my best to get back in on these weekly memes and other fun stuff. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words. Every Wednesday, bloggers present our answers to the 3 W’s:

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

As usual, I’m reading entirely too many books at once, but here’s a rough outline:

What am I currently reading?

Print books: Muted (Tami Charles) & Concrete Rose (Angie Thomas)

Ebook: This Golden Flame (eARC) (Emily Victoria)

Both of my print books are fantastic YA novels by Black authors, starting off Black History Month on a good note. Muted is a novel in verse that deals with three teens entering the music industry and struggling with difficulties and abuse that arise as their stars begin to rise. Even as early on as I am, they’re dealing with issues including racism, classism, and–in the case of the narrator–fatphobia. I can’t wait to see how the story will continue exploring these topics.

Concrete Rose, the prequel to The Hate U Give, tells the story of Maverick Carter–Starr’s father–when he was a teen and unexpectedly became a father to Starr’s older brother, Seven. Fatherhood, Black masculinity, poverty, gangs–it’s all here, and none of it is treated lightly.

Both of these books are hitting me with the massively difficult decision of whether to tear through the like I want to, or whether to savor them and make them last as long as possible.

And This Golden Flame is one that I’m reading for a blog tour later this month, hosted by the wonderful folks at TBR and Beyond Tours. A fantasy in a world based on ancient Greece, with robots and an aro-ace protagonist? I am only like 10% in and already 100% in love with it.

What did I recently finish reading?

Last night I finished the audiobook for The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and wow. I have a lot of feelings. Major trigger warnings for depression, anxiety, suicide, and self-harm mention, but it was a beautiful and emotional exploration of life, possibility, and missed chances. The audio was voiced by the always-fabulous Carey Mulligan, which really sealed the deal. I’ll get a review up soon, I promise.

What will I read next?

For my next audiobook, I’m torn between Anxious People (Fredrik Backman), for which my audiobook hold FINALLY came in at the library, or Creature (Hunter Shea), which I’m taking part in a group read for later this month. I’m aware that these are two very different genres, so…might depend on what I’m in the mood for.

As to my next print book or eARC…maybe Loveless (Alice Oseman), which I definitely want to read this month, or Bloodsworn (Scott Reintgen), which I’m also on a blog tour for later this month. We’ll see?

What about you?

What are you currently reading? Finish anything good recently? Leave a comment and let me know!

Until next time,

Kathryn (“K-Specks”)

One thought on “WWW Wednesday – 2/3

  1. dinipandareads February 4, 2021 / 4:06 am

    I’ve heard so many amazing things about The Midnight Library and I’m really keen to get to it at some point this year. I feel like I definitely need to be in the right mood/headspace for it though! I also really want to read Concrete Rose because who doesn’t want to read about Maverick?! Loved him in THUG and so I can’t wait to read his story 😃 Happy reading, Kathryn!

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