WWW tackles 3 questions:
What are you reading?
What have you finished?
What will you read next?
Wax by Gina Damico takes place in a small company town in Nebraska. I’m sure you guessed, but the company is a candle-making plant, a sort of mecca for candle-loving tourists. I haven’t made it far into this book. I had to stop when it went above and beyond describing how good and happy everyone is there. (Okay, okay.. it was bed time anyways. Shh.) (4%, Received via Edelweiss)
Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy by Andrew Gumbel in America is a revamped version of Steal This Vote published in 2009. It’s theme remains centered on our voting systems: how they came to be (so f*cked up), how they have been made worse, how voter rights have been restricted, etc. I am not very savvy when it comes to politics and in the US meaning I don’t expect to know when and where the book’s biases are (although, it is mentioned up front that the author is harder on Republicans). These things interest me, but aren’t often readable. We will see how it goes! (5%, Received via Edelweiss)
Hidden Bodies (You, #2) by Caroline Kepnes is the sequel to You, a fact I didn’t realize until after I had been accepted to read/review it by Netgalley. D’oh! Well, so far, this fact hasn’t mattered. I may have missed some background on why he is a complete psychopath (sociopath?) but it hasn’t taken away from the story. This book is weird to me as your narrator isn’t somebody I would ever want to meet. (39%, Received via Netgalley)
Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James follows a relationship between a college student and a CEO. The CEO is into BDSM and has never had love, the college student is into relationships and has never had sex. College student acts like a teenager (or maybe this is simply the tone of the audiobook narrator), CEO acts like… well, I don’t know. It’s okay so far, but romance books aren’t really my thing and I’m not sure that this was the best book to introduce me to the genre. (I’m reading it for a challenge though, not really an intro.) (48%)
Souls in Touch by Claire North can transfer from body to body upon skin contact. The host simply looses that time in their life, however long it was. Most souls are hesitant to share this information with their host – you know, else suffer the risk of lynching, exorcisms, and the like… Well, someone has been tracking Kepler for a while, and blames him for quite a bit of damage throughout the years, despite the fact that most of it is wrong. Kepler is determined to figure out what’s really going on, before it’s too late and him and his kind die… (59%)
Red Rising by Pierce Brown, oh my goodness. This was a slow, but addicting book. I didn’t want to read anything else at the same time, which is rare for me. This book made me LOL and I definitely recommend it, although I must warn you that it drags up until ~20% before hooking you.
Ugh. The book I read had a passage from the second book in the series. It kept me interested, but I’m so not happy with the passage as it makes me upset with how things are in it. Dang it. It’s definitely on the TBR for this year though!
I just got off the waiting list for The Girl on The Train by Paula Hawkins! Woohoo. I could not stand the audiobook (but, to be fair, I did not gave it much of a change) and look forward to seeing what all of the fuss is about.
I can’t wait to see what you all are up to!