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?
People We Meet On Vacation (Emily Henry)
I am not much of a romance reader but one of the only romance books I have genuinely enjoyed is Beach Read. I have been itching to read a light and fluffy book and what better time to pick this book than the month of Valentine’s day? I am only 40% through it but I really like it so far.
This book basically has a friends-to-lovers trope which I have never tried or seen around much. Poppy, a travel blogger, and Alex, a English Lit Major, have been best friends since Uni. Every summer it’s a must for them to pick a destination and go there for vacation. But due to some fight or incident that happened during their Croatia trip, they haven’t spoken in two years. In hopes of rekindling their friendship and finding a purpose in life, Poppy and Alex go on another summer trip. (Goodreads)
Usually with haters to lovers trope, it’s a direct line where you know that they have always loved each other deep down but just pretend to hate each other. But with this book it’s so painfully obvious that they have never viewed each other as anything more than friends. So it really makes me want to find out how it led them to falling in love. And also I so badly want to know what actually happened in Croatia.
The Silence of the Girls (Pat Barker)
Phew. Dark, real dark book. I mean Greek myth on it’s own is usually dark but reading the women’s side of the war is literally so hard to read and digest. But I also think it’s crucial for people to read it and understand Greek mythology. I wouldn’t use the word ‘enjoyed’ because that makes no sense in this context. Overall, I took a lot away from this book and that’s really what matters.
The story is basically told through Briseis’s perspective during Trojan War. It depicts the atrocities that Trojan women had to face while being enslaved at the camp, how Achilles really was away from the battleground and how Briseis played a crucial role in the war. (Goodreads)
I would actually recommend people to read The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller first and then this because TSOA offers more context regarding Achilles, Patroclus and the Trojan War. It serves as a solid base for this book and helps you compare the characters through different perspectives as well.
Persuasion (Jane Austen)
I have been meaning to pick this up for so long. Having read the first 2-3 pages, I think I might actually enjoy it.
2 replies on “WWW Wednesday | (9/2/2022)”
Hooray, Persuasion! I’m currently reading Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson, which is an excellent novel following a family from the Caribbean to the UK to America, and No One Round Here Reads Tolstoy by Mark Hodkinson which is the memoir of a working-class reader who became an editor and publisher.
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That sounds like such an interesting memoir. Hope you enjoy it!
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