This post is going up horrendously late today, and I’m not sure you can still qualify today as a Wednesday really. But I was on the cusp with one book and wanted to wrap it up before posting this update, mostly for my own piece of mind. Then I also picked up another new book so *shrugs* oh well. What can a mood read do?
This tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words, and it’s super easy to do. Just answer the three W’s.
The Three W’s are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I literally just started Emma Lord’s latest book, When You Get the Chance, which I happened to receive an ARC of through NetGalley. Three chapters in, I can say this absolutely SCREAMS Emma Lord. I feel I can weigh in on this fairly because I’ve followed her on most social media since I read her debut back in 2019. Check out my review of said debut, Tweet Cute, here. I also reviewed her sophomore novel, You Have a Match earlier year, check it out here. So the least I can say is I’m very excited to be back in a slightly wacky Emma-written world. There is already a heavy emphasis on sweets, *cough* ice cream, so I know I’m in for a delicious read.
In the way the great Jenny Han once referred to Always and Forever, Lara Jean as “dessert,” (AKA fluffy, fun, extra & delicious, but not technically necessary) the sentiment is quite aptly applied to the post-epilogue edition to the Truly Devious series, The Box in the Woods. It was a fun reprisal of the characters and the reckless mystery-solving crew, but I’m not sure I was overly invested in the plot. I figured out the ‘who’ behind it all, long before I figure out the ‘why’ or ‘why should I care.’ I would be interested to see Maureen Johnson turn this series in to a regular “solve a crime, a book” but I can’t see that happening. Honestly just give me a spin of with Nate and Stevie getting in to hijinks.
Technically The Ravens by Kass Morgan & Danielle Paige is up next on my to-read rotation. Due to me finding an ARC of The Monarchs in a LFL recently. So to justify taking it I have to, of course, immediately begin reading book 1. But in writing this post (and seeing C.G. Drews’ review on Goodreads), I might do something random and pick up Tweet Cute for a reread instead. We’ll see. Big mood reader energy here, apparently.
Happy reading! What have you been binging?