Hello and Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was created by Miz B formerly of shouldbereading and currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!
The Three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What I’ve Read
Since I did not post a December 2nd WWW post I am including all 8 books that I’ve read in December so far:
What I’m Reading
I am currently reading a BOTM title for the 2021 Tournament of Books that was chosen by my GoodReads friend Jennifer.
Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party, and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan’s fall. Lovely–an irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope and humor–has the alibi that can set Jivan free, but it will cost her everything she holds dear.
Taut, symphonic, propulsive, and riveting from its opening lines, A Burning has the force of an epic while being so masterfully compressed it can be read in a single sitting. Majumdar writes with dazzling assurance at a breakneck pace on complex themes that read here as the components of a thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles and yet nurture big dreams in a country spinning toward extremism. An extraordinary debut.
My second current read is a YA mystery/ fantasy that I am listening to for a book club challenge – “Read a book with apple in the title or on the cover”
When Deena’s wild and mysterious sister Mandy disappears – presumed dead – her family are heartbroken. But Mandy has always been troubled. It’s just another bad thing to happen to Deena’s family. Only Deena refuses to believe it’s true.
And then the letters start arriving. Letters from Mandy, claiming that their family’s blighted history is not just bad luck or bad decisions – but a curse, handed down through the generations. Mandy has gone in search of the curse’s roots, and now Deena must find her. What they find will heal their family’s rotten past – or rip it apart forever.
- A Spy In The Struggle
- Mystery/ Thriller
- Paperback, 352 pages
- Expected publication: December 29th 2020 by Kensington Books
- 52 Weeks of Women of Color
- Marion Lane and the Midnight Murder
- Hardcover, 336 pages
- Expected publication: December 29th 2020 by Park Row
- Blog Tour 1/5/21
- Wrong Alibi
- Paperback, 384 pages
- Expected publication: December 29th 2020 by HQN
- Blog Tour 12/29/20