Good riddance to 2018 | WWW Wednesday wrap up (Dec. 26)

It’s WWW Wednesday, a tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words It’s easy to do, just answer the three questions below! 

What are you currently reading?

I’m in a bit of a slump with the end of the year and with my time off work, so I’m very near the beginning of both of these.

I’m buddy reading The Mists of Avalon, a female-focused King Arthur retelling by Marion Zimmer Bradley. So far it’s really slow, plus I think I’d be enjoying it more if I was more familiar with the Arthurian legend. It’s a 51 hour audiobook, so get used to seeing me mention this book.

I’m also reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, which is on my 5-star prediction list, but it’s too early to tell if I’ll love it. It’s a Groundhog-Day-esque murder mystery that I’ve heard rave reviews about.

What did you recently finish reading?

I skipped WWW last week, so here’s two weeks worth of wrapping up

  • Severance by Ling Ma (★★★★★), a post-apocalyptic satire that really stuck with me (Full review here)
  • We Are Legion, We Are Bob by Dennis E. Taylor (★★★★☆), a hysterical sci-fi with a self-replicating AI with split personalities. It was a 5-star prediction but didn’t quite make it there (perhaps because of the length).
  • For We Are Many (★★★★☆), the second book in the Bobiverse series. I enjoyed this one more than the first because the plot was more streamlined and it benefited from your familiarity with the cast of characters
  • All These Worlds (★★★★☆), the third/final book in the Bobiverse series that was just as fun as the first two, a bit more emotional, but wrapped up a bit too quickly.
  • Red Clocks by Leni Zumas (★★★★☆), a feminist dystopian that was incredibly powerful in its message but had a bit of a slow start because of its unique structure (Full review here)
  • Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend (★★★★★ish), the sequel to Nevermoor that I’ve been eagerly waiting for all year. I’m going back and forth on my rating as I really really enjoyed the second half of the book, but the middle didn’t shine as much for me. It’s a 5-star prediction, so when I wrap those books up I’ll settle on a rating.
  • How Long ’til Black Future Month? by NK Jemison (★★★★☆), a speculative fiction short story collection that explored some really interesting topics and created some great worlds. DO NOT recommend the audio.
  • Redshirts by John Scalzi (★★★★☆), a tongue-in-cheek play on Star Trek/other sci-fi show tropes that was really fun
  • The Astonishing Color of After by Emily X.R. Pan (★★★★★), a YA contemporary/magical realism that offers a powerful look at grief and how mental illness can affect families (trigger warnings for depression/suicide)

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have Bad Blood, the nonfiction book about the Theranos scandal, and The Secret History out from my library now, so I’ll likely turn to one of those next.

How was your reading week? Find any new favorites?

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