WWW Wednesday // August 2, 2017

WWW Wednesdays 8-2-2017

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme that was previously hosted by Should Be Reading and is now hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

To play along you just had to answer the following three questions:

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

This week left me in a bit of a reading slump. (Probably the little red book with some heavy themes I finished.) But despite my brief lag, I was able to finish a couple titles. Take a look at this week’s updates!

Recently Finished


This week I finished Han Kang’s chilling debut The Vegetarian. It’s a short book, but it is a really intense read. My thoughts on it are in the queue for this coming week.

I just finished Yesterday by Felicia Yap, which came out, ironically yesterday, which I have mixed feeling about. While I liked the premise I think that by the end of the book many of the characters are unlikable, but that may be a result of the premise itself. A full review is forthcoming, where I’ll unpack all of that a little more.

I also finished a short audiobook called South on Highland by Liana Maeby.  Still forming my thoughts on it.

Currently Reading


I decided to dive right into my ARC August reading list with Rabbit Cake by Annie Hartnett. It starts off really well and I am loving the characters.

I am still reading Almost Famous Women, which I didn’t finish as my outside book for Booktube-A-Thon because it was kind of rainy and cold. Since it’s short stories I’m kind of fitting them in as I can so that I can process each one individually, and I am about a third of the way through the collection.

What I Will Read Next

I am going to jump on the book club book so that I can make sure I am prepared for our meeting in a few weeks. This month, my indie is reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Karen Barnhill. Since it’s a middle-grade book I think I should finish it within a week.

After that, I am hoping to pick up The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin, which is another book on my ARC August list.

That’s it for WWW Wednesday! What have you been reading this week? Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below. 



Published by Lauren Busser

Lauren Busser is a fiction writer and essayist. She is an associate editor at Tell-Tale TV, where she writes about all things tv. She has had fiction appear in five : 2 : one magazine’s #thesideshow and her nonfiction has appeared in Bitch Media and The Hartford Courant. You can find her talking about tv, film, and knitting on Twitter @LaurenBusser.

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday // August 2, 2017

  1. I really hope you enjoy The Girl Who Drank The Moon & The Immortalists, I have them on my TBR & hope to get to them sometime in the near future. In the mean time, I’ll keep an eye out for your thoughts 🙂


  2. Haha I can’t believe Yesterday was released, yesterday! How fitting. 😀 The Girl Who Drank the Moon and The Immortalists both sound so interesting! I hope you enjoy them. ❤ I'm so glad you're enjoying Rabbit Cake as well, that title intrigues me haha.


  3. I’m really curious about this Rabbit Cake 😊

    I just finished the Never Never “trilogy,” though it was really just one novel split into three, and I was very disappointed. It’s the type of story that hinges completely on the ending reveal, and the explanation for all the events was not satisfactory at all. It had so much potential.

    I’m currently reading seven books of various type per my latest status post, and next up I have Strange the Dreamer eventually this year 😊


    1. Rabbit Cake is interesting so far but I am only a tenth of the way through it and hoping to make more progress tonight!

      I absolutely hate when the ending reveal isn’t worth the book! I also hate when I can predict the ending reveal because then I am like…”Hmmm, this book is surprising yea?” I’ve read two books recently that were like that, and I found both frustrating until that reveal at the very end.

      Oh, Strange the Dreamer does sound like a great read! I am looking at that myself, but by the time I get to it something else will have crossed my path.

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      1. I just read the blurb for it and it sounds like something I would totally connect with, but I’ll wait to read your review (if you write one)!

        *sigh* If the entire point of the novel didn’t hinge on that ending, I would be more forgiving. Like if I read a spectacular book that had a sort of weak ending, I’d still be willing to give it at least 3-4 stars, but the whole point of this book WAS the ending, and yep, I totally figured out what the authors were going to do, and it was such a cop out.

        I’ve had it on my “to read next” list for a while lol, but I didn’t realize I’d love An Ember in the Ashes so much that I’d have to continue on with the series. I think Strange is next though, unless something else comes up 🙂

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      2. Oh I am definitely writing a review! I am halfway through the book now! Taking a break after reading for two hours to let the ereader charge! It’s definitely an interesting book.

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