WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature hosted by Sam at Taking On a World of Words. Three questions, three answers. Let’s go!
What did you recently finish reading?
I recently finished Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel and The Glass Hotel by Emily St. John Mandel. It was really interesting how these books were loosely connected but completely separate as well. There were a few common characters, but The Glass Hotel is essentially an entirely separate timeline where a large cataclysmic event from Station Eleven never happened. It was weird, but I liked it a lot.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I would say that I’m enjoying it, but this isn’t necessarily a book to “enjoy.” It’s bleak, very bleak, but the writing is amazing so far.
What do you think you’ll read next?
My next read will be Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson. This book has been on my shelves for years so it will be nice to finally read it. I know it also deals with some pretty heavy topics, so I’ll need to schedule a lighthearted, happy read sometime soon!
That’s my reading for the week! Please leave your WWW in comments!
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OMG you have SPARKED my interested in Glass Hotel. I had no idea what it was about, but I loved Station Eleven.
It’s very different from Station Eleven, but I really liked it a lot.
I ‘loved’ The Road when I read it a few years ago. I know what you mean though but it is definitely a book that stayed with me for a long while. I have Station Eleven to read although I’m not sure when I’m going to get round to it.
I actually finished The Road tonight and I’m not sure how I feel about it. Gonna need to digest it for a while.
I am curious about Speak. Here’s MY WWW POST
I actually found the receipt stuck in the book from when I bought it . . . in 2013. It’s been sitting on my shelf for ten years! 😂
Wow! That’s a treasure.
I love Emily St.John Mandel books – have you read Sea of Tranquility? It’s the next in that set and so good!
My WWW: https://booksonthe747.com/2023/03/15/www-wednesday-15th-march-2023/
Have a great reading week!
Haven’t read that one yet but I have a copy. My husband really enjoyed it. He’s a big fan of her work.
See, I was wondering if the St. John Mandel books were connected, because for some reason I keep seeing them listed in a certain order. I could just be wrong or thinking I was seeing what I saw lol. Which one did you end up liking better?
It’s really hard to say because they are so different. Completely different genres, even. I felt like the characters in Glass Hotel had more depth, but really liked the story of Station Eleven. Both were just really good books. She’s an amazing writer.
Emily St. John Mandel has been on my radar for a while – I really need to move her books up my TBR