WWW Wednesday is a book meme run by Taking on a World of Words.
Each week we’re asked three questions –
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I just picked Nick Offerman’s Paddle Your Own Canoe off my bookshelf where it’s been chilling out for the last year or so. It’s a strange mashup of autobiography, life coaching, and essays on controversial topics.
I’m also cracking open Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehesi Coates, which I’ve heard is absolutely phenomenal. I’ve read some of his pieces over at The Atlantic and I’m eager to dig into what he has to say in a longer format.
What did you recently finish reading?
I actually skipped participating in this meme last week because I really hadn’t finished much. That’s my bad for reading two 800+ page books at the same time. But those are done now! In order of completion I have:
At the Mountains of Madness, which was the one exception to the behemoth book trend at only 107 pages. It satisfied a few of my different reading challenges on top of being a sci-fi classic that I’d never gotten around to.
Then I followed that up with the AMAZING Alexander Hamilton, which now makes me want to scrap all of my reading plans and pick up everything else Chernow has ever written, along with nearly a hundred other books on early American history. Review for that should be good to go later today.
Finally, I finished up Brandon Sanderson’s The Way of Kings, AKA Stormlight Archives #1. I’ve been in the process of reading this thing for a literal 2.5 months, so I’m glad for it to be over, but also unexpectedly eager to move on to book #2. This was one of those titles that got better as it went, but I’ll spare you all the details and toss those and additional reactions into the review.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Both of my current reads are pretty short, so I’m going to try and start Wolf Hall, another of those “sitting on my shelf for years” books, as well as A Contract With God, because I regrettably feel poorly read when it comes to the Graphic Novel “classics.”