WWW Wednesday – April 21, 2021

WWW Wednesday is a bookish meme run by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.

It asks:

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


What are you currently reading?

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa

Son of the Storm by Suyi Davies Okungbowa. This one is kind of slow going. I have a physical ARC and only get so much time to read physical books during the day, so I’m still reading the first half. Because I’m reading it so slowly, I can’t quite figure out where, exactly, the story is going, and I’m feeling a little lost in an African-inspired world that feels so foreign to me, but I am really intrigued by the characters, all of whom seem to not want to do what’s expected of them.

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho

Black Water Sister by Zen Cho. I just started this last night and am really enjoying it. It’s a Malaysian-inspired fantasy set in Malaysia and has ghosts and gods and a dead woman with a score to settle with a wealthy businessman. But I’m really loving that the characters are Chinese-Malaysian, so bits and pieces of it are familiar to me as I’m Chinese and hearing the characters in my head reminds me of having tea and dinner in Chinatown when I was kid. I have really high expectations for this one, so I hope it doesn’t disappoint!


What did you recently finish reading?

The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Eric Maikranz

The Reincarnationist Papers by D. Erik Maikranz. This…was not quite what I was expecting. Then again, I’m not quite sure what I was expecting. It’s about a group of people who can remember all of their past lives perfectly, and Evan is hoping to join them and be around people he can finally be himself around. There’s quite a story around the book itself as it’s been made into a movie coming out later this year. Reading it, I wasn’t exactly wowed, but can absolutely see how it could make a decent movie.


What do you think you’ll read next?

Fate Accompli by Keith R. Fentonmiller. This one seems to be a fascinating mix of Greek mythology and Italy, so I’m intrigued to see how it’ll end up playing out. As it is, I can’t really figure out what it’s really about, but I have a hard time turning down books with Greek gods.

Tales of the Clans: Ineluctable by Elsy Devaine. This one sounds like traditional high fantasy, though I’m not completely clear on what it’s about. But it sounds mysterious, and I like mysterious.


What about you?

 

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    • kat

      So far it’s a really good read. The mix of English and Malay is a little confusing sometimes, but the ghost part comes in really quickly and it’s been so much fun to read about Jess adjusting to it.

    • kat

      I guess those five minutes here and there really do add up! Though it helps that a lot of them aren’t actually that long.

      I have not, but have read some good things about her books. There’s so much good fantasy out there, especially these days.

  1. bitsanddragons

    This last weekend I read again “Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage” from Murakami. It’s my second read (last time I read it was 2007). I wanted to borrow it to a friend, then I realised that I didn’t remember so well the characters, so I re-read it. Not exactly fantasy…

    I’m reading now “Look to Winward” from Ian M. Banks. It’s SF, space opera. It’s supposed to be a metaphor of Vietnam War. There’s a war, right, but beyond that I don’t see the parallelism…

    I don’t have the next one chosen yet. My pile of to-read is growing very fast, so I will need to choose between genres more than between books. I will try to go for some fantasy ❤️❤️

    • kat

      That to-read pile does grow quickly! Look to Winward sounds interesting. Space operas seem to be popular these days, though that’s interesting the author would use the Vietnam War for inspiration.

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