Hello everyone, and Happy Wednesday!
Today is another round of WWW Wednesday, so it’s time to talk about books I just finished reading, what I’m currently reading, and what I plan on read. Originally, this was hosted by A Daily Rhythm but has been revived by Sam from Taking on a World of Words. I found it through Willow Writes and Reads‘ blog.
Now, let’s talk books!
What I’ve recently read:
I’ve been reading more poetry this year since working on my own poetry collection, and although I’ve found some good ones (Shedding to Grow by Kiersten N. Brydie and Glamourpuss by Cat Fitzpatrick are two collections I recommend checking out), some other ones I’ve read… didn’t do it for me. There was one collection I read that literally took me 15 minutes to get through (luckily, I was doing a trial for Kindle Unlimited, so I didn’t spend money on the book).
I was expecting Ache to be something I read through quickly, and not leave too much of an impression. That was definitely not the case. I loved how the poems flowed together and told a story, and free verse poetry is one of my favorite poetry structures, because I appreciate seeing how writers play around with such a loose structure.
This is a darker poetry collection, and discusses eating disorders, self-harm, and mental illness from a very raw perspective. A lot of the reviews I saw said they either couldn’t finish it, skipped around a lot of poems, or took a long time getting through it because it brought them back to a dark, negative space. If those are topics which you have a hard time reading about, I wouldn’t necessarily recommend this book to you.
What I’m currently reading:
I am still reading An Unkindness of Ghosts by Rivers Solomon, but now I’m within the last 100 pages of the book, and the plot has really picked up! Aster and Theo have both really grown on me throughout the story as well, and I can’t wait to see what happens in the last third of the book.
I also started reading Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson, which follows Claudia, whose best friend Monday disappears over the summer. The opening chapter hooked me right into the book, and I’ve been really enjoying the build up around the mystery of Monday’s disappearance. I’m only a few chapters in, but I can’t wait to keep reading!
What I plan on reading:
I still want to read the other books I included in my previous WWW Wednesday, but I just got this book last week to read for a book club I recently joined! It’s for alumni who graduated from where I went to business school, and the author is a professor at the school (hence why it’s probably the first book we’re reading). I haven’t read a lot of business-centered non-fiction in a while, so I’m hoping it’s a good read!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you found some good recommendations! What have you been reading? If you aren’t reading anything right now, what are you thinking of making your next read? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about it (:
On that note, I will see you Friday with something new!
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