WWW Wednesday #3

WWW Wednesday is a blog meme started by Should Be Reading. Here, you answer these 3 questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

This is actually quite a good follow-up to my second WWW where I actually planned out my next reads. I doubt that’ll happen this time around… But you know never! 😛

  • What are you currently reading?

the upside of unrequitedDespite having Albertalli’s debut novel, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda on my bookshelves for months (surprised? I’m not, lol), I picked up The Upside of Unrequited while I was strolling through the local library. I have a bad habit of picking up books from the library that I may not read for a while. And, quite frankly, it really doesn’t help by giant TBR of bookshelves at home. But hey, #bookwormproblems, right?

Anyway, this book is super adorable. It tells the story of seventeen-year-old Molly and her twenty-six crushes. There’s lots of nerdiness and diversity (even a Korean character!), so it’s currently a win in my book. I’ve been reading slowly lately so I’m just half-way through it, and enjoying it so far. 🙂

Like a River GloriousY’all know I listen to audiobooks all the time. They’re my savior while I’m at work, and they help me meet my Goodreads reading goal. 🙂 While I own Like a River Glorious, I listened to the first book via audio and enjoyed it, so I figured I ought to continue to be consistent. 😛

This book takes place in the mid-1800s America during the gold rush of California. The main character, Leah Westfall, has the ability to sense gold. The first book was basically her journey to California to escape her uncle. It’s basically like the Oregon Trail…but for gold. Anywho, I’m enjoying it so far. The third and final book, Into the Bright Unknown, came out just last week. The covers for this series are absolutely gorgeous, and I hope to add the book to my shelves soon. 🙂

  • What did you recently finish?

I’ve been cheating a little on my Goodreads challenge by reading graphic novels. 😛 Okay, so it’s not really cheating but the books are short as they’re usually just 4-5 single issue comics bound into a single volume. I’ve picked up Giant Days again, and finished volume 5 just this past weekend.

This is definitely a great series. You could say it’s young adult, but I’d up it just a little and say it could be considered new adult. The story revolves around three girls named Susan, Daisy, and Esther, who are housemates in their first year of college. Volumes 1 – 5 is about them navigating their freshman year. They never fail to make me laugh out loud, and while I haven’t read a lot of graphic novels, this has become one of my favorites.

I also finished The Color Project by Sierra Abrams. The review for that will go up next week. While I enjoyed it, I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I picked it up from my local library, but the weird thing is that because of the publisher complications (the publisher sent out ARCs as finished copies), so the library had the book with its final cover but it was actually an ARC. This was a quick read for me. I won’t say much about it since my review for it isn’t out yet… But if you’re interested, keep your eyes peeled!

  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Well, since I have this crazy habit of checking out books at the library though I have an overwhelmingly large TBR pile… I don’t know what I’ll read next, but I can tell you what I recently checked out from the library in hopes that it’ll motivate me to read it.

Lady MidnightI have Lady Midnight on hold as an audiobook. I highly doubt I’ll be able to get through the entire book in the 2 week type period I’ll have it checked out, and considering I’m #6 in line (a line I’ve been in for over a month now) for the 4 copies of the audiobook the library has, it might be more logical to physically read this book than listen to it via audio. But then again, if it’s so good that I want to read Lord of Shadows right after… When the third book doesn’t come out for like an entire year or something? Geeeeeees. What will I do? lol

While I look forward to going back into the Shadowhunter world, I’m still hesitant. The Mortal Instruments isn’t my favorite, but I adored The Infernal Devices so this one is really a toss-up. 😛

This is actually the second time I’ve checked out Heir to the Sky by Amanda Sun. I think what made me return it the first time without reading it is my TBR pile. Haha.

I thought I’d give the Shades of Magic trilogy another try. I read A Darker Shade of Magic over 2 years ago and though I liked it, I wasn’t blown away, so I haven’t bothered picking up the sequel. But people keep saying the second book and even the final book, A Conjuring of Light, are amazing and way better than ADSoM… So here I am. 😛 I’ll have to read an in-depth recap of the first book before going into AGoS, but maybe I’ll be blown away? I mean, I love Schwab’s Monsters of Verity duology so I just have such high hopes for this series, too, now.

The Fallen Kingdom is the third and final book in The Falconer trilogy by Elizabeth May. I definitely enjoyed the first two books, but sadly, it took my forever to finally pick up the third. I can’t remember a lot that happened in the second book, The Vanishing Throne, so I’m going to have to find a recap before going into this final book.

All right, well, that was…a lot. Truthfully, I quite enjoy these posts. Since I love talking about books, I enjoy talking about my current reads and everything in between. 🙂 Hope I didn’t bore you!

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2 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #3

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    I really loved Upside of Unrequited. I’m in the minority but I preferred it to Simon vs. although my expectations for Simon vs were sky high so that was probably a factor.

    I recently read Lady Midnight and I’m afraid I didn’t love it as much as I hoped (I haven’t been rushing to read Lord of Shadows). I was however the opposite of you and loved Mortal Instruments, wasn’t so keen on Infernal Devices so it may be perfect for you. Happy reading.

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    • amyriadofbooks says:

      I’m almost done with TUoU and it’s beyond cute, I can’t even handle it. I’m definitely going to have to read Simon, especially since it’s a move now!

      Hmmmm. I’m on the fence about C Clare but I’m crossing my fingers for Lady Midnight!

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