Summer is finally in the air and with the sunshine I feel a little more settled and I am expecting to read a bit more this week.
I have been rubbish at blogging and reading/commenting on your posts lately, but I am hoping I will be able to improve a bit over the coming weeks. I feel a lot more inspired anyway, which definitely helps.
Anyway, let’s start with this week’s WWW!
WWW Wednesdays’ home is at Sam’s blog Taking On A World of Words. Check it out!
The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you will read next?
What am I currently reading?
My main read at the moment is A Lullaby in the Desert by Mojgan Azar. It’s a semi-autobiographical story of Susan, who leaves Tehran to escape an arranged marriage and ends up in Erbil in Kurdistan, where the rise of ISIS (Da’esh) changes everything. I am not that far in yet, but already I am gripped. It feels like a story that needs to be told.
I am also slowly reading Liberté, Egalité, Phoenix!, which is French band Phoenix telling their story. There are lots of pictures and it’s a gorgeous book. I love Phoenix’ music, so it’s a great excuse to listen to all their albums again.
I am listening to Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. I am about halfway and it’s a good listen. It’s a very dark gothic story and I don’t like any of the characters, but the narrator is doing a great job and I am still enjoying it! I have the hardback as well, but I think audio is definitely the way to go with this one.
Finally, I have picked up Gardens of Delight by Erica James as a lighter bedtime read on my Kindle. It’s one that has been sitting on my Kindle for years, but now I just felt like this kind of fluffy summery read.
What did I recently finish reading?
In the past week I finished a translated work: Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami, which was a decent read and I liked (5 out of 7*), a poetry book: Peace Flows from the Sky by Susan Polis Schultz (4 out of 7*) and a romance: The Roommate Risk by Talia Hibbert (4 out of 7*). I did not quite love any of these books, but they were all ok and I enjoyed reading them.
What will I be reading next?
No idea – whatever I am in the mood for. I did make a small summer TBR, so I may choose something from that.