I hope everyone is doing well during these turbulent times. Today, I’ll be taking part in the WWW meme!
WWW Wednesday is a book meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. Basically, this tag involves answering the following questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you plan on reading next?
What are you currently reading?
I’m reading the fifth book of the Nightrunner series, The White Road by Lynn Flewelling. I’m enjoying it so much but I’m reading it quite slow. I read the fourth book in three days and it was over 500 pages long, while The White Road is under 400 😅. But I’m loving it, especially Alec’s relationship with Sebrahn, his sort-of son.
I’m also reading Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge. I’m really enjoying this book and finding it so interesting. I don’t know much about the history of BIPOC in Britain, nor do I know much about structural racism there. One of the most interesting facts I’ve learnt about is how white supremacists there decry “we need to take our country back for white people” … but the “white only England” they wish to come back never existed. People of colour have always lived in England because … surprise, surprise … slavery was legal there for an incredibly long time. So modern racists who want “people to go back to their country” … um, where?
What did you recently finish?
I finished the new volume of Fence: Rivals which I absolutely loved! Fence just keeps getting better and better, and this volume was genuinely hilarious. I think because I was lucky enough to read an ARC of the novel Fence: Striking Distance, so I have a really good understanding of the characters now, and saw that in the new volume. .
Shadows Return was absolutely amazing 😭. I struggled a bit to read it at the beginning because Alec and Seregil are kidnapped and sold into slavery separately which was heartbreaking. But the book got so good when you find out they’re being held in the same household, but are unaware of it. And this has ended up being one of my favourites in the series.
I watched The Old Guard on Netflix and loved it so damn much, I had to read the graphic novels ASAP. The movie was incredible — especially a certain love confession scene — and the graphic novels were wonderful. The movie follows the first graphic novel very closely, and volume 2 was also amazing. Apparently volume 3 is supposed to come out at some point (maybe this year).
Also, here’s the love confession scene 😭
What are you planning on reading next?
In August, I’m participating in my own original readathon called The Failed Readathon Readathon! The whole readathon is dedicated to reading books from previous readathons that you never got around to reading! So the books I’m planning on reading next (as part of this readathon) are: