WWW Wednesday: 3.20.2019

Hi Friends! Happy Spring! WWW Wednesday is here once more so I figured I would update on my reading agenda. Today’s post will be done in twos, meaning two books for each W!

The Three Ws are:

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

Alrighty! Let’s get started!

81AG0bQkYDL71kGvbCnfXLCurrently Reading:

I’m working on this eArc from NetGalley called, The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Martinson by Quinn Sosna-Spear. I really like the steampunk vibe this book gave me when I initially read the synopsis. I’m still at the beginning, but I’m already excited to see how it will turn out. Released date is 4.2.2019.

The second book I’m working on is Laurie Halse Anderson’s poetry memoir, ShoutMost known for her work, Speak, Anderson has never been afraid to write, speak out, and advocate for survivors of sexual assault. For the first time in 25 years, she is telling her story. I’m only halfway through this book and I can feel the raw emotion that Anderson has poured into her poetry. Like Speak, this is not for the faint of heart, but definitely one of the most important works I’ve ever picked up. This book was released 3.12.2019.


Recently Finished:

A friend of mine on Goodreads finished the book, The Boy, The Bird, & The Coffin Maker by Matilda Woods (released 5.1.2017) and, like so many people out there, I judged the book by its cover and was intrigued to see what it was about. This fairytale-like story was as hopeful as it was sad, and the illustrations were whimsical. Did I mention the text and illustrations are printed in blue? Because that was an awesome surprise when I opened this book!

Of course, I could not pass up the opportunity to read Angie Thomas’ latest book, On the Come Up (released 2.5.2019). If you have not read her first book, The Hate U Give, you should stop reading this post and go get that book now! On the Come Up is a separate novel set in the same neighborhood as the previous story. This book is about Bri and her fierce passion to become a famous rapper. Like The Hate U Give, this is a book you will have A LOT of trouble putting down once you’ve started reading it.



Reading Next:

The next eArc on my list is Hurricane Season by Nicole Melleby. Looking at the title, it may seem obvious what the book could be about, but after reading the synopsis, it seems to be more of a metaphorical title than a literal one. I’m looking forward to reading this one and seeing how it unfolds. In this story, 12-year-old Fig wants nothing more than to be closer to her father. But with her being a math and science wiz and her father a once renowned pianist, Fig feels far from understanding him. This book will be released 5.7.2019.

The next book I’ll be reading next is Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeymi (released 3.6.2019). I have been seeing this book all over social media and have heard AMAZING things. When the book appeared in the stack at my library, I snagged it before anyone else could. I read the synopsis and now I’m itching to get started. I have a feeling this is going to be a un-put-downable book.


That’s all for now, friends! Feel free to take a look at my book reviews by clicking the Home page. I review picture books, middle grade, and young adult novels! You can also follow me on twitter!

Until next time!




WWW Wednesday: 1.16.2019

Hey everyone! I thought I would take on WWW Wednesday today, revived by Taking on a World of Words! Go check out their blog and participate!

The Three Ws are:

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

Okay. Here goes…


Currently reading: I downloaded this eARC from Netgalley a while ago. The cover of The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away by Ronald L. Smith was caught my eye when I first came across this book. I had never read anything by this author but became interested after reading the synopsis. I love a good suspense/paranormal story and am eager to see how this will play out in a middle grade novel. I’m only in the first few chapters so it’s a little early to give too much of an opinion, but upon first impressions, I’m definitely seeing this as a book for older readers. Maybe 10-13 years old. Unfortunately the rating it’s been given on Goodreads makes this book seems not as promising, but I’m giving it a chance. This book will be published 2.19.2019.


a voice for the spirit bears

Recently Finished: I actually finished two books this week, but I’ll show the cover of the one I wrapped up last night. A Voice for the Spirit Bears  by Carmen Oliver with illustrations by Katy Dockrill is a beautiful non-fiction picture book about a boy named Simon Jackson who found his voice by advocating to save the rare Kermode bears, or Spirit bears. I loved the artwork and writing style as well as Simon’s passion to save these animals. There will be a more extensive review on this book later this week. It is set to be released 5.7.2019.

The other book I just finished is The Girl with the Dragon Heart by Stephanie Burgis. This is the second book in the Tales from the Chocolate Heart series and was released 11.6.2018. I loved this book even better than the first and am excited to read the next one! You can read my review here and check out the first book in the series here if you’re interested!



Reading Next: I’m really looking forward to reading this YA graphic novel. The book is Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale by Lauren Myracle. This author is more known for writing middle grade fiction, but I do admire that she branched out to YA. I’m interested to see the outcome of this graphic novel. This one is also set to be published on 5.7.2019.






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