Hi there Readers! Yes, this is intentionally my second post of the day. Even though the 12 Days of Christmas linkup going on, I still wanted to participate in WWW Wednesday like normal. If you’re looking for purely Christmas content, check out the review I posted this morning of Yesterday’s Christmas by A.M. Heath! That post links up to two different Christmas blogging events, so it is a great springboard for all things Christmas! If you would rather read more generic bookishness, then keep reading here, and check out the WWW linkup explained below.
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. The three W’s stand for the following questions: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? To participate, make a post or comment answering the three questions, link up to the host (Sam)’s post, and check out what others are reading and talking about! I typically participate once a month, approximately in the middle of the month, as a halfway check-in on my monthly reading goals.
What Am I Currently Reading?
📚 A Very Bookish Thanksgiving by Various Authors
I should finish this collection soon! On the whole the stories have been enjoyable. My favorite so far is “The Windles and the Lost Boy” by Rebekah Jones. I am disappointed that there is not more engagement with the historical context and complications associated with Thanksgiving, but the stories are still worthwhile.
📚 Library Wars Vol. 3 by Kiiro Yumi
There was a week recently where I found myself starting several new books, but unable to really get into any of them and just kind of stalling out a few chapters in. I needed something with a quicker pace to get back into a reading groove, so I picked up the next (for me) volume of Library Wars. I started this series in 2019, and while I enjoy the concept, manga just isn’t a big draw for me. I’m now about halfway through this volume, but it did the trick and I’m enjoying all of the books I’m reading again.
📚 The Women of Christmas by Liz Curtis Higgs
I’m working through this book pretty quickly each morning. I expect to finish it around the end of this week. While there isn’t much new information (it’s a topic that I already know a lot about), it’s a good reminder and pleasant reading. Starting each day with this is a good way to get in the Christmas mood first thing each day.
📚 A Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton
I just started reading this yesterday, while enjoying a snow day off from work. Then, in the evening when I looked for something Christmasy to watch while wrapping gifts, I realized this is also a brand new Hallmark movie! I’m excited to see how the two compare, so I decided to save the movie for after I finish reading the book. Although I’m only a few chapters in, I am enjoying the characters and setting very much so far. It’s off to a great start!
What Did I Recently Finish Reading?
📚 Unlocked (Keeper of the Lost Cities #8.5) by Shannon Messenger – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
To be honest, I only read the novella inside this book. The first half is filled with everything you could ever want to know about the world of the Lost Cities, which is wonderful, and eventually I will probably want to check this out again and spend some significant time in this section. This time around, I really only care about moving the plot forward, so I skipped straight to the novella. Which is an experience in itself, and has me (once again) dying to know what happens next, wanting to shake Keefe, and both proud of and losing patience with Sophie.
📚 Faithful in Love (Cliff Walk Cousins #1) by Cecily K. Wolfe – ⭐⭐⭐⭐
I’ve already posted my review of this book! You can find it here.
What Might I Read Next?
My goal is to get through the books on my #ALiteraryChristmas TBR:
📚 The Christmas Plains by Joseph Bottum
📚 The Christmas Swap by Melody Carlson
Contemporary Fiction, Romance
📚 A Timeless Christmas by Alexis Stanton
Time-travel Fiction, Romance
I hope you are all staying safe and healthy and enjoying this season, Readers!
Until the next chapter,