W.W.W. Wednesday #2 || Book Meme

Hey beautiful people!

Alrighty … post number two comin’ your way! My reading game is ON POINT so far this year! For some reason, 2018 was just a BAD reading year … I had little desire to read books and write reviews. But 2019 seems to be the year I make my comeback!

Oh! I also just finished reading Red, White and Royal Blue for the “Recently Finished” section but I’m pushing that to next weeks post since my review hasn’t been published yet.

What is WWW Wednesday?

WWW Wednesday is a book meme originally created by A Daily Rhythm and revived by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, simply answer the following questions every Wednesday:

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

Note: I may or may not do this every week — it will depend on my mood and reading progression.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

|| 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons ||

Synopsis: When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down.

Terrified that her vision might never return, Tessa feels like she has nothing left to be happy about. But when her grandparents place an ad in the local newspaper looking for a typist to help Tessa continue writing and blogging, an unlikely answer knocks at their door: Weston Ludovico, a boy her age with bright eyes, an optimistic smile…and no legs.

Knowing how angry and afraid Tessa is feeling, Weston thinks he can help her. But he has one condition — no one can tell Tessa about his disability […]

 

Brief Thoughts: You guys … I request books from NetGalley!! What magic is this?!?! Now that I feel more caught up with my book life, I thought I would finally get back into requesting. I saw this and though the cover was lovely and the story intriguing. Luckily, my request was accepted. I’m about 25% into the book and so far, I’m really enjoying it!

|| Nocturnal by Wilder Poetry ||

Synopsis: Nocturnal is a collection of words and imagery inspired by darkened skies and sleepless nights. it is a journey of healing and self-discovery whether love stays or leaves. it is dreaming with your eyes wide open while the rest of the world is hiding.

— 
and when they ask me, 
are you afraid of the dark? 
i will remind them that 
there’s nothing to fear 
when the night is a reason 
we can see how honest 
everything shines 
while the rest of the world 
is hiding. 

 

Brief Thoughts: As I was strolling in Chapters (as one does because, why not), the cover of this book caught my eye. I read a few passages and I HAD to have the collection. I’m a huge lover of poetry, and this cover was just to DIE FOR!

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

|| On the Come Up by Angie Thomas ||

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.

Brief Thoughts: On the Come Up definitely met up to my expectations! The story is grand, the characters are wonderful, and the overall vibe was just brilliant. Though I did enjoy THUG more, I still highly recommend this novel!

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

|| Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch ||

Synopsis: “I made the wrong choice.”

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires Lina, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. It’s a secret that will change everything she knew about her mother, her father—and even herself.

People come to Italy for love and gelato, someone tells her, but sometimes they discover much more.

 

Brief Thoughts: I actually do want to get into some fantasy and action based novels, but this is one of the final contemporary novels that I’ve been dying to read before the end of June … and possibly another NetGalley book but I’m not sure yet. Anyways, I’ve already read a bit of this but I’m excited and also expecting to cry A LOT!

Look at that … I’m getting the hang of these block things! Have any of you read any of the books above? If yes, what are your thoughts? If not, do you plan to?

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22 thoughts on “W.W.W. Wednesday #2 || Book Meme

  1. Love & Gelato sounds like a sweet contemporary, I hope you enjoy it💕 Unlike you, I’ve been reading a lot of fantasy, so I really should incorporate some contemporary!! I want to read Autoboyography soon because I know that you’ve loved it and I trust your opinions 😊🤗

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    1. I think it’s going to be wonderful. Mind you, I started crying in the first chapter … so I’m not prepared lol!!

      YES!!! AUTOBOYOGRAPHY!!! It’s so adorable, Sofii!! You’re going to love it!! I love how you trust my opinion!! A little scared you won’t like it … BUT YOU WILL!!!!

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    1. NIKKI!!!!! Oh my goodness!! How have you been?!?! I’ve missed you!! For some reason my blog decided to unfollow you?? (A few of us were talking about this via insta that WordPress has been unfollowing sometimes when we updates our themes … not nice). Just followed you again so I will be able to see your posts!

      Oh you most definitely should … make sure you read THUG and THEN On the Come Up if you want to read both though 😉 Better way to read it in my personal opinion 🙂

      Honestly, it’s so great to see you back! Maybe after you’ve gotten back into the blogging world a bit we could do a buddy read!

      Great seeing you’re back, love! ❤

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      1. I’ve been good! Doing a lot of fun things. Uni definitely stresses me out sometimes especially with finding an internship, but I think stress is really just a part of doing a masters. Don’t think there is a way around it.😂I also moved AGAIN. Which is the 4th time I moved in 4 years. You could say I’m an expert at this point. But now we’re in a place where we will be staying for at least a couple of years. A lovely house with a little garden, so I’m very happy about that!

        Not so happy about the unfollowing thing. That’s so weird! I hope WordPress hasn’t made me unfollow people I don’t want to unfollow.

        Just realized I have THUG on audio so I think I might make that my next audiobook. I’ll make sure I read that one first 🙂

        So how have you been? I’d love to know!

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      2. It definitely is. I finished my masters in 2016 and as much as I loved it, it felt nice to just RELAX afterwards lol! Awe! That sounds so lovely! I love gardens! I moved as well! I live in a nice little condo now in this like “hipster / healthy” area and I absolutely adore it! I’m close to having everything decorated as I want … but still a ways to go.

        It might have so if there are some peeps you really want to make sure you’re following, I would double check that.

        I really want to get more into audiobooks … might try later this year.

        I’ve been good! I’m currently doing the 30 days of yoga challenge! I was super into fitness and then got injured but now back, so I kind of feel like I’m starting from square one? But it’s all good. I also want to get into running so my dad and i can do runs together.

        Been blogging a lot more and started posting my BuJo layouts … I want to do more posts on them eventually.

        As I mentioned before, I own a unit in a condo building now and it’s lovely! There’s a heritage building in my window view and this pretty path with trees … I love it. I actually feel like it’s my home, which is a nice feeling ❤

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  2. I can’t wait to finally read On The Come Up! I’ve been posponing it because I’ve been afraid of all the hype around it, but I’m not sure I can resist much longer. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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  3. Ahhh Jenna, I’ve missed reading your posts so much! ❤ ❤ I'm FINALLY hoping to get back on a good blogging and blog hopping schedule. Haha! I have had Love and Gelato sitting on my shelf, collecting dust, for nearly a century. The title, the cover, the synopsis … I DON'T KNOW HOW I HAVEN'T READ IT YET! It's the fluffy sweetness that I adore reading in the summer. Hopefully I'll get to it relatively soon! I can't wait to see your thoughts on it! Happy reading! 🙂

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    1. Kelly!!! ❤ ❤ It’s wonderful to see you back!! I’m super excited for it … though scared because it’s gonna be a sad read ha-ha! I’m reading it in July as one of my books for a read-a-thon … posting about it tomorrow 😉 Happy reading love! I can’t wait to see what posts you have in store!

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  4. You’re definitely making those block things look very good 😀 I’m not a big fan of poetry (probably because I just don’t read it, so I might not know how much I actually like it), but the cover of «Nocturnal» is gorgeous ❤

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    1. Woooooooooooooot!! FINALLY getting the hang of them. I still go in classic editor for the most part, but they work wonderfully for these posts.

      It’s stunning!! And the pages inside are so pretty! I’ve always been a poetry lover … probably because I have an obsession with language and pretty sounding things lol!

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  5. Um, that cover for 100 Days of Sunlight is STUNNINGGGG 😍 And that sypnosis – ohmygosh I can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it! Love & Gelato has also been on my TBR forever & a day but I think I’ll save it for Summer in Australia 😋

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      1. Yaaaaay I can’t wait! Hahaha sorry I didn’t word that very well, I actually live in Australia! We’re in the middle of Winter atm so I’m not really in the mood for cute contemporaries 😛

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