WWW-Wednesday

This meme is currently hosted by Sam at  Taking on a World of Words

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To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.

Recently Finished

Beloved by Toni Morrison

This was quite challenging but I am glad that I read the book. You can read my review here.

This Secret We’re Keeping by Rebecca Done

I had mixed feelings about this book mainly because of the taboo topic. The main characters were involved in a teacher-pupil relationship. The pupil was 15 years then and he was her 25 year old Maths teacher. I will post a full review of the book this Friday so watch out for my post.

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

As it turns out, this book was not as intimidating as I thought it would be. It was an enjoyable book. My review is scheduled for sometime next week.

Currently Reading

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

This was another book that I picked on a whim. The blurb attracted me to the book and I decided to read it although it wasn’t really on my TBR. The beginning of the book is a bit slow paced but I’m looking forward to finding out how the story goes. The synopsis is truly promising.

Lucky by Alice Sebold

I got this memoir sometime last month and I have finally gotten around to reading it.The first chapter is horrific as Alice gives details of her rape ordeal right at the start of the book.

Reading Next

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl

When it happens by Susane Colosanti

These books were in my March TBR list but I kept picking new books so I ended up not reading them. I plan on getting back to the list(March TBR) before the end of this month.

So what about you, have you read anything interesting lately? What are you reading now? What do you plan on reading next? Share your WWW links (or any similar memes) in the comments section and I will pay your blog visit.

T5W: Intimidating Books

April 20th – Top 5 Wednesday: Books that I am intimidated by

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme created by Lainey. Every week, readers  get a new topic to discuss and  list  5 books (or whatever is specified) in relation to the specified topic! If you’re interested in joining, come over to this Goodreads group!

Okay, so I am intimidated by the classics. My reading challenge for this year included reading at least 10 books classified as classics. I have read 31 books so far this year and only two were classics( Beloved by Toni Morrison and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee). I still plan on meeting my target. I mean, we still have 7 more months till the end of 2016, right? So, there is still time.

Here are some of the classics that intimidate me.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Anna Karenina and War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

TERRIFIED

 

I don’t own any of these books but they are all at the library at my place of work. I usually pass by the classics sections, pick one book(most are huge), read the blurb, quietly put it back on the shelf and tiptoe to the aisle that has memoirs or thrillers. However, next time I pass by the classics, I will pick one book and hopefully walk out of the library with it. Someday…

Have you read any of these? Do you like the classics? Which books  intimidate you?Feel free to share your T5W links.