It’s Wednesday and it’s time for…. WWW Wednesday, hosted on Taking On A World of Words.
What are the 3 Ws?
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
The Immortalists by Chlose Benjamin
This should be in my ‘finished reading’ category, but I changed my mind half way and decided to read ‘The Glass Ocean’ instead and put The Immortalists on hold, for some reason. Blaming it on ‘mood reader’ problem 😀
Blurb (Amazon): If you knew the date of your death, how would you live your life? It’s 1969 in New York City’s Lower East Side, and word has spread of the arrival of a mystical woman, a traveling psychic who claims to be able to tell anyone the day they will die. The Gold children—four adolescents on the cusp of self-awareness—sneak out to hear their fortunes.
The prophecies inform their next five decades. Golden-boy Simon escapes to the West Coast, searching for love in ’80s San Francisco; dreamy Klara becomes a Las Vegas magician, obsessed with blurring reality and fantasy; eldest son Daniel seeks security as an army doctor post-9/11; and bookish Varya throws herself into longevity research, where she tests the boundary between science and immortality.
A sweeping novel of remarkable ambition and depth, The Immortalists probes the line between destiny and choice, reality and illusion, this world and the next. It is a deeply moving testament to the power of story, the nature of belief, and the unrelenting pull of familial bonds.
Recently finished reading:
The Glass Ocean: A Novel by Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig & Karen White
Synopsis: 3 women – 2 in the past, 1 in the present, whose lives are interlinked by one big event – the tragic final voyage of the HMS Lusitania.
Infused with romance, family saga and historical mystery!
Review up soon!
Plan on reading: The Incendiaries by R.O Kwon
Blurb (Amazon): Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn’t tell anyone she blames herself for her mother’s recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe.
Grieving and guilt-ridden, Phoebe is drawn into a secretive cult founded by a charismatic former student with an enigmatic past. When the group commits a violent act in the name of faith, Will finds himself struggling to confront a new version of the fanaticism he’s worked so hard to escape. Haunting and intense, The Incendiaries is a fractured love story that explores what can befall those who lose what they love most.
What’s your WWW Wednesday? Looking forward to reading yours! Feel free to drop me your link in ‘Comments’!
Till then, may the books you read take you to great adventures! Happy Reading!