WWW Wednesday What Am I Reading? #amreading

WWW Wednesday is a meme from Sam at Taking On A World Of Words

The Three Ws are:

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

I’m currently reading Only Human (Themis Files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel.  This has been a phenomenal sci-fi series, and the third book doesn’t disappoint!

In her childhood, Rose Franklin accidentally discovered a giant metal hand buried beneath the ground outside Deadwood, South Dakota. As an adult, Dr. Rose Franklin led the team that uncovered the rest of the body parts which together form Themis: a powerful robot of mysterious alien origin. She, along with linguist Vincent, pilot Kara, and the unnamed Interviewer, protected the Earth from geopolitical conflict and alien invasion alike. Now, after nearly ten years on another world, Rose returns to find her old alliances forfeit and the planet in shambles. And she must pick up the pieces of the Earth Defense Corps as her own friends turn against each other.

Besides a beta read for a friend (hope you guys get to read it – it was a sweet, refreshing YA romance), I recently finished The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  I can’t recommend this book enough – relevant, timely, and needed.

Sixteen-year-old Starr Carter moves between two worlds: the poor neighborhood where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. The uneasy balance between these worlds is shattered when Starr witnesses the fatal shooting of her childhood best friend Khalil at the hands of a police officer. Khalil was unarmed.

Soon afterward, his death is a national headline. Some are calling him a thug, maybe even a drug dealer and a gangbanger. Protesters are taking to the streets in Khalil’s name. Some cops and the local drug lord try to intimidate Starr and her family. What everyone wants to know is: what really went down that night? And the only person alive who can answer that is Starr.

But what Starr does or does not say could upend her community. It could also endanger her life.

Next, I’ll read The Hat by C.S. Boyack.  Psyched to read this – I’ve seen some stellar reviews for it.

Lizzie St. Laurent is dealing with many of the struggles of young life. She lost her grandmother, and her living arrangements. Her new roommate abandoned her, and she’s working multiple jobs just to keep her head above water.

She inherits an old hat from her grandmother’s estate, but it belonged to her grandfather. This is no ordinary hat, but a being from an alternate dimension. One with special powers.

Lizzie and the hat don’t exactly hit it off right away, but when her best friend’s newborn is kidnapped by a ring of baby traffickers, Lizzie turns to the hat for help. This leads her deep into her family history and a world she’s never known.

Lizzie gives up everything to rescue the babies. She loses her jobs, and may wind up in jail before it’s over. Along the way, she and the hat may have a new way of making ends meet.

Humorous and fun, The Hat is novella length. Wonderful escapism for an afternoon.


32 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday What Am I Reading? #amreading

    1. I’ve been on a little bit of a writing break, Teagan – in the planning stages for my next one. Plus I spent a couple of hours on a plane this past weekend and I get a lot of reading done then. Hugs!


  1. I’ve had THUG on my bookshelf for months and I never seem to find the time to read it despite everyone saying how incredible it is. I should maybe make an effort and sneak it in somewhere. I’ve also been very tempted by Neuvel’s books, although I have to admit it’s been mostly the covers that have drawn my eye, I don’t always have the best relationship with sci fi

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  2. Emily Wrayburn

    the Hate U Give really was so great! I loved it. And I really want to read the Themis Files. I didn’t realise there was a third book, too. My library has the second on audio, but first I have to find time to read a print copy of the first book.

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