WWW Wednesday! January 16, 2019

Hi all, Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is having a great week so far…hard to believe it’s already the middle of January already–where did it go already?!
WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on World of Words. Here’s how it works: all you need to do is answer the following three questions and link back to her, or you can put your answers in the comments on her blog!

The three WWW questions are:

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

Currently, I’m reading:

The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls by Anissa Gray

Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone*

*Popsugar 2019 Challenge Prompt: a book with a two-word title

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, illustrated by Patricia Castelao

Since last week I finished reading:

The Winter of the Witch (Winternight Trilogy #3) by Katherine Arden* (5 stars)

*Popsugar 2019 Challenge Prompt: a book published in 2019

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara* (5 stars)

*Popsugar 2019 Challenge Prompt: a book published posthumously

The Huntress by Kate Quinn (5 Stars, review to come in Feb)

The Secret of Clouds by Alyson Richman (4.5 Stars, review to come in Feb)

Next, I plan on reading:

Call Me Evie by J.P. Pomare

Until the Day I Die by Emily Carpenter *

*a most anticipated winter 2019 read!

 Well, that’s what my reading has been like since last week! How about yours? What good books are you reading this week or have you recently finished? What wonderful books do you plan on reading next? I’d love to hear what you’re reading so I can have more ideas for my ever-growing TBR pile! 🙂 Have a great week!!

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33 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday! January 16, 2019

  1. We enjoyed The One and Only Ivan! I actually did a post about the true Ivan when I first started blogging. Such a sad story really. I loved the way the author turned it into fiction though.

    Happy you enjoyed The Winter of the Witch. Looks like you have some great reads coming up too! Hope you enjoy them all, Steph. Thanks for sharing! ❤


    1. I was going to ask you if you’d read it! We’re reading it for our literature unit for the next few weeks since there’s so many themes to explore in the book, so it’ll be on my reading list for a while, lol. We’re loving it though. I’ll have to read your blog post and I think I did, but that was forever ago. It was sad. Even the book is tearing me up. I’m looking forward to the Disney movie of Ivan. I hope they do a good job.

      Did you read Wishtree by the same author? We read it before Ivan and I highly recommend it. It had such a fantastic message.

      You’re going to love Winter of the Witch! It was fantastic. I hope so! I’ve been on a roll with good reads with only a couple duds here and there lol. Happy Wednesday, my friend!🤗❤

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      1. How fun! She has some other books on our list that we haven’t gotten to yet. There are simply too many lol. We originally read the childrens book about Ivan and I was fascinated. We went on to watch the documentary about him. Excited for the Disney movie!

        I haven’t read Wishtree, but Logan did and she enjoyed it. She also read Crenshaw which I think is the same author. I’ll eventually get to them. I was hoping to read more adult books this year. 😂 I love reading with the kids, but it literally took me over last year. So we’ll see.

        I’m hopeful for The Winter of the Witch! I have a good feeling. Haven’t seen many negatives at all! Thanks and have an awesome rest of the week! 😉❤💗❤

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      2. Is the documentary sad/scary? I know my daughter will get anxious if it’s super sad. We just got to the part where Ruby joined them and she’s all upset about how they treat elephants and animals in the circus, so we had to talk about that and then we both cried. Ugh!

        Wishtree really was so good! I loved it! I’m going to have to see what else Applegate has written because her books are really good. I think we might wait on Crenshaw. Eight might be young for the themes as sensitive as she is, but I don’t know…I just don’t want to scare her.

        Too funny! I only read the books that she’s assigned for school or what we used to buddy read. I love reading with her too! ❤ I hope you get more adult reading done this year!

        I think you'll enjoy it! You too! 🙂 ❤


  2. So many great reads here, Steph! Happy you enjoyed Winter of the Witch, The Huntress, and Secret of Clouds! I have The One and Only Ivan on audio and have meant to listen to it. Now I think I’ll be missing out on the pictures! Happy reading, my sweet friend! ♥️

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    1. Thanks! They were all so wonderful! Secret of the Clouds had my sobbing. I think the connection of being an English teacher like Maggie and some experiences I’ve had in almost 2 decades of teaching with my students just hit home. I almost didn’t read it but am so glad I did! Oh, Ivan has such wonderful pictures; you definitely need to read it or read and listen. We’re reading it for our homeschool literature unit, so it’ll be on here a few more weeks as we explore the themes in it. Thank you! You too! 😘

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    1. I know, it’s great! I’m not too far into the book, but she’s up to something…and the book is a thriller, so creepy is a definite possibility! Have you read You? Everyone says it’s a lot like that and I loved You, so I’m hoping it is! Thanks, you too!

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    1. Oh good! I haven’t made much headway since I got caught up in the other books, but I’m hoping to get it finished this week. Thanks! I hope you enjoy the ones that you read. You deserve a 5 star read next time around!


    1. I still haven’t read The Alice Network, but I want to now after reading The Huntress! It was brilliant! Thank you! I’m reading Ivan with my 8 year old, and we both are! It’s so good! I’m anxious for the movie to come out! Thanks for sharing your WWW post!!

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  3. Great list Stephanie! I have read a few and enjoyed them and have a couple on our list! I hope you are loving the ones you are reading.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I’m glad that you’ve enjoyed some of these! I’m liking Jane Doe a lot and hope to get more read of The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls-I keep starting other books that distract me from it!


    1. Thank you! It was so good even though it terrified me several times! And I was so sad that she passed away before the book was completed. Thanks for sharing your WWW post; I’ll check it out now!

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  4. I’m trying to read way too many books at one time!! A cozy, Gown With The Wind; suspense (I think), In Servitude; a British contemporary fiction, The Little Cornish Kitchen, and I want to start on All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover. I don’t know what I’m thinking. 🤦🏽‍♀️
    I loved Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. It was very deep.

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    1. I hear you! I always try to have 3 going at a time, but sometimes it can get crazy with so many books! All Your Perfects is one of my favorites and I hope that you love it too!! I need to read Born a Crime…I’ve heard so many great things!

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