WWW Wednesday: 20th October 2021

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WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam of Taking on a World of Words. It’s a fun midweek reading update that asks you to answer three questions:

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


This is actually the first time I’ve participated, but I’ve always loved reading everyone else’s contributions!

What are you currently reading?

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I’m currently reading Within These Wicked Walls by Lauren Blackwood. It’s an Ethiopian-inspired retelling of Jane Eyre which focuses on Andromeda, who is a form of exorcist known as a debtera. She’s been hired by an eccentric young man, Magnus Rochester, to cleanse his desert castle of the Evil Eye. I’ve been enjoying this book so far – especially how it discusses difficult family relations and needing to close yourself off to survive hardship.

What did you recently finish reading?

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I finished Summer Sons at the weekend and although we have more of October to go, I think I can say it’s my favourite of the month. Andrew and Eddie were best friends, closer than best friends, but when Eddie headed off for his postgraduate programme early, he left Andrew behind. Just as Andrew was about to join him at University, he gets news that Eddie has committed suicide. He refuses to believe that’s how he died, and is caught up in a desperate search for the truth. He cements himself in Eddie’s friendship group, continues his unusual academic project – all while avoiding the increasingly violent spectre that haunts him. I can’t describe how much I loved this book. It had the sweltering, heady, slow-burn perfectly suited to a Southern Gothic. It was filled with messy nights of drug-use and fast cars, identity panic, the ups and downs of loss, dark academia vibes with all of the nastiness of privileged old-money families, and some fantastic paranormal spookiness.

What do you think you”ll read next?

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I’m reading Nothing But Blackened Teeth next! I’m trying to get in as many spooky books as possible this October. I find Cassandra Khaw’s writing style a little hit-or-miss so I’m not sure what to expect here, but I’m looking forward to finding out! It features a wedding in a haunted Japanese house – what an amazing premise.

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