This is my first WWW Wednesday post since I went away. I’m just going to focus on the books that I’ve read/I am reading since I got back from my holiday.
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking On a World of Words. (Formally hosted at Should Be Reading)
The only rules are to answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I’ll add all of the links in later. I’m too tired right now. Sorry.
The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan
I started this book on Saturday and I’m currently about half way through it. I’m really enjoying it and normally I would have finished it by now. However, I’m a bit ill and I’m tired all the time so reading is putting me to sleep at the moment. I hope that changes soon because I have so many books that I want to read.
I have bought The Hammer of Thor but I have no idea when I’ll get to read it. I’ll probably review the two books together though.
The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
I started this on Monday and I really haven’t read much of it. I’m maybe two or three chapters into it. I actually can’t remember and I can’t be bothered to go and check. I don’t know how I feel about it to be honest. I was a bit concerned before I read it because I have heard that she just used the Iliad and rewrote bits of it. I’ll have to see what I think when I’ve read more of this book.
His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle
I was meant to take this on holiday with me but I changed it out for The Night Watch by Sarah Waters.
It’s a relatively short book so I don’t expect it to take too long to read. I only started it this morning though so I have no opinion on it so far. I’m only one chapter into it.
Circles of Hell (Little Black Classic) by Dante
Penguin’s Little Black Classics are either short story collections, poetry collections, or sections from a larger work. Circles of Hell is a section of Dante’s The Divine Comedy. I’ve only read sections of The Divine Comedy before because they’ve usually been set as reading for my classes and I’ve never gotten around to reading the whole thing. So, because I’ve only read sections before I thought that I’d be okay with this. I wasn’t. I’m not going to go into too much detail because I will be reviewing this book eventually. My reviews have sort of backed up because they’re all half finished and unedited. But I have a few other LBC to review so I may post them all together at some point.
What I’m Reading Next:
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan
I won’t start this book until I’ve finished The Sword of Summer since I have a rule of only reading one Riordan book at a time. This series is meant to be set in the Percy Jackson series but it focuses on Apollo who has been stripped of his immortality be Zeus and must live as a mortal. It sounds like an interesting concept and I’m looking forward to starting it soon.
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
This book may have been on my October TBR but there’s just no way that I’ll get to read it in October. Too many books and too little time. I have no idea why I decided to read this book since I’ve never read Of Mice and Men or any of Steinbeck’s other work. However, if I like this then I will probably read From Eden. I’ll never read Of Mice and Men though because I just associate it with high school even though we didn’t read it at our school.
Ulysses by James Joyce
I think that this is going to be the next book that I pick up. I’m not usually a fan of modernist writing because I hate the whole ‘stream of consciousness’ thing they had going on back then. However, I’m willing to give Joyce a chance and since Ulysses is sort of based on Homer’s Odyssey I think that I might like it. Hopefully I will and I can say that I’m a modernist convert.
What are you reading this week?