This tag was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm & was revived on Taking on a World of Words – I got the idea from Katie Judges Books; WWW Wednesdays involves answering three simple questions:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
I haven’t done a WWW Wednesday for a while as I’ve been super busy, please do forgive me! I won’t say that this is the start of me doing it every week again but I will of course do my best to keep up with this tag! As always you can click on the cover to find the GoodReads’ page.
What Are You Currently Reading?
I am currently reading The Sisters of the Crescent Empress by Leena Likitalo! The Sisters is the sequel to The Five Daughters of the Moon, a book that I read recently & fell totally in love with… in fact, my review for the book was so complimentary that Leena sent me a signed copy of The Sisters as an early birthday present (as the UK release date is on my birthday) – yes, I cried. Anyway! The Waning Moon duology is a historical fantasy based upon the story of the Romanov family (I’m sure you know who Anastasia is – well it’s based on her family’s story & their demise). I was hoping to be able to read The Sisters in one sitting but life has got in the way so I’ve been reading it for a few days now – & it’s glorious. Keep an eye out for my review, which I hope will be up sometime next week!
What Did You Recently Finish Reading?
The last book I finished reading was White Chrysanthemum by Mary Lynn Bracht – a heartbreaking story about two Korean girls whose lives are torn apart by one solider during World War 2. I’m hoping that my review for this will go up very soon, so I’m not going to ramble on about how incredible the book was just yet – but seriously, it was phenomenal. The writing was beautiful throughout & I cried so much because of the devastating stories that were being told in the book. If you’ve been following me for a while you’ll know I’m a history geek, & I’m very passionate about learning more about how World War 2 affected Asia & its people, so I adore books like White Chrysanthemum.
What Do You Think You’ll Read Next?
Hmm, for the last couple of weeks I have been focusing on reading my physical books, as opposed to my NetGalley books as I only have one more from NetGalley to read this year, but that last book is due out very soon so I should probably pick that up next. This book is The Years, Months, Days by Yan Lianke which is a book made up of two novellas; one is about a woman with four disabled children who is determined to do whatever she can to help them & the other is about a man who is left behind by the people of his village when there is a horrific drought as he isn’t well enough to travel with them, & how he survives along with the help of a blind dog.