WWW Wednesday

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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?

Currently reading:

The Immortalists
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:

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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 

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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! 

10 Comments Add yours

  1. I’ve read two of the three, as you know, and loved them, and I have the third to read – someday! I can’t wait for your thoughts on it and the other two! That first section in The Immortalists is a bit gritty, and while the book is kind of somber overall, the rest of it is not as dark as the first, at least to me. That said, I also think that may have been my favorite or second favorite section because of all the messages! I am just telling you this because some people gave up on the book because of that first section, so I thought it might be good to have a heads-up. ♥️

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      TQ so much for telling me Jennifer! I’m really liking The Immortalists so far…Reading about Klara now 😉 She and Raj are in Vegas 😀

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  2. Leslie says:

    I hope you like The immortalists! I have not read it but I’ve been eyeing it! Happy reading! 😊

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      TQ! I’m liking it so far 🙂 Will review once I’m done 😀

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  3. Good list! I have The Incendiaries out from the library, but haven’t started it yet.

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      Can’t wait to hear what you think after you’ve read it! 🙂

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  4. Rae Longest says:

    Have you read Dead Wake, a non-fiction telling of the sinking which reads like a novel. I THINK it’s by Larsen, Maybe Erik Larsen or Larson…a wonderful book we read in our book club. Well researched and VERY readable. A page turner.

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      I’m definitely going to check it out! I have read one of Larsen’s work and I like the way he weaved his story with really good research, and yet managed to keep the story going 🙂 The Devil in the White City! Yes, that’s the one 🙂 TQ for your recommendation Rae! xoxo

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  5. Rae Longest says:

    LOVED The Devil in White City. You must read Issac’s Storm about the Galveston (near me) TX Storm of 1900. (That was before they called them hurricanes.)

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    1. Jee Wan says:

      Rae, you’re not helping with my TBR LOL But thank you for another recommendation!! I’ll go check out the synopsis right now 😀 TQ!

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