Welcome to another edition of WWW Wednesday!
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
To participate, leave a comment on today’s post over at Taking on a World of Words with your responses, and check out the books everyone else is talking about! This series occurs every Wednesday, and I participate about once a month.
What are you currently reading?
By my regular standards, I’ve got a lot of books going at the moment, and I fully intend to pick up a few more in the next few days! I am fully engulfed in all things Christmas related, so most of what I’m currently reading are Christmas-themed books:
- Waiting Here for You by Louie Giglio
As mentioned in earlier posts, this is an Advent-themed devotional. I began reading it the Sunday after Thanksgiving, and it has daily readings for every day up to Christmas. So far, it’s mostly about hope and the importance of not losing hope or becoming disillusioned while waiting for something or in the wake of tragedy.
- The Carols of Christmas: A Celebration of the Surprising Stories Behind Your Favorite Holiday Songs by Andrew Gant
I’ve barely started this one. The stories I have read so far are interesting, but very academic and a bit slow to get through. The Carols of Christmas might be more useful as something to use as an occasional reference, rather than a book you sit down and read each story in order. Yet, that’s exactly what I’m doing.
- Behold by Faith Potts
This is another that I have barely started reading. Behold is a Christmas-themed short story collection, with the intent that each story honors the birth of Christ. The stories I have read so far have been thoughtful and emotional, and I’m sure the rest will be just as good!
- Thief of Corinth by Tessa Afshar
According to Goodreads, I’ve been reading this since October 30th. In reality, I started it then but haven’t picked it up since the first week of November. I’m still excited for it, but I might put off finishing it until after Christmas.
What did you recently finish reading?
This book is ah-mazing! I absolutely loved it. Impostors is the first book in a new spin-off series from Westerfeld’s Uglies series, and it is YA dystopia at its finest. If you enjoy sci-fi, dystopian fiction, or YA lit of any kind, I highly recommend Impostors!
A Dream of Steam is a 1890’s historical fiction novel set in upper Michigan. It tells the story of two brothers updating their sawmill from water power to steam power, but there are several side plots which bring a lot of energy and intrigue to the book as well. One of the brothers, Thomas, is also a sailor, so a lot of the book also talks about his sailing ventures. These come mostly in the form of delivering lumber on the Great Lakes.
- A Heritage of Praise by Rebekah A. Morris
This is short story I read the day after Thanksgiving. A Heritage of Praise is a bittersweet slice-of-life story about family, traditions, and thankfulness. I haven’t come across many books set around Thanksgiving, so I was happy to stumble across this and read it in a single setting.
What do you think you’ll read next?
- A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer
I put this on hold from the library and I’ve been notified that it’s in! Actually, it came in a few days ago, and I just need to remember to bring it home. I’ve read a few of Goyer’s books before, both fiction and nonfiction, including her Big Sky trilogy, so I have high hopes for A Christmas Gift for Rose. Also, it doesn’t look very long, so hopefully it won’t take long to get through and I can review it for the A Literary Christmas challenge!
- The Blue Bench by Paul Marriner
The Blue Bench is my next review read. It’s set in 1920s Great Britain, and examines the country’s post-WWI search for peace and a new start.
I contemplated putting Thief of Corinth in this category too, since I hope to pick it back up once I get through a few Christmas books. I decided to leave it where it is though; its time will come soon enough.
Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Tell me your thoughts on them in the comments!
Until the next chapter,