Hello, my fellow Spirals!
WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by 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?
Sourdough – Robin Sloan
This was a new find from the Books Unbound Podcast. I was immediately intrigued by the summary because I love to read anything related to food and so far I am actually quite enjoying it. It is definitely a fast read.
Basically it’s about a Lois, who also happens to be a programmer, that regularly orders Sourdough from a nearby restaurant. But the restaurant owners have to move to another country due to VISA issues so they give the Sourdough starter as a gift to their #1 eater. Soon she ends up finding a passion for baking, ends up making amazing sourdough bread and is currently looking for ways to enter the market. (Goodreads)
The Gene – Siddhartha Mukherjee
Like I had previously said, I am a sucker for anything science related and this turned out to be a perfect pick. I am learning so much and I can actually draw so many similarities between Mukherjee and Simon Singh’s writing. (Goodreads)
The Hungry Tide – Amitav Ghosh
Oh my god. I don’t know how I found out about this book but I am so so glad that I did. The writing, the lush description of the mangroves, the captivating history of the places and the stories about the animals living on the land on river is brilliant. Not just that, the characters are so beautifully portrayed. I live in India and I had NO idea about how the Sundarbans as a place actually is.
This book starts with two characters: Piya, a young American marine biologist of Indian descent, who arrives in the Sundarbans in search of a rare species of river dolphins, and Kanai, a translator who comes to find out about his uncle’s secret life before his death. As their paths intertwine, we get a beautiful yet haunting picture of the elaborate backwaters, the political undercurrents of this isolated corner of the world. (Goodreads)
The Martian – Andy Weir
Having read and enjoyed Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir so much, I am extremely excited to pick this book up next. I know that the movie adaptation was extremely well received but luckily I didn’t watch it so everything will be new and exciting to me while reading this book. (Goodreads)