WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted on Taking On A World Of Words (previously hosted on A Daily Rhythm) that asks you three very important questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you finish reading recently?
What do you think you’ll read next?
What Are You Currently Reading?
Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.
Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.
Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.
I just finished the first part of the book before you have to choose your own adventure, and I’m so excited with what was set up in the first part. I’m not a huge fan of Jane so far, because it’s almost like she’s supposed to be a generic character, but she’ll throw random bits of personality at you as well, which is weird. But I’m enjoying it so far!
What Did You Recently Finish Reading?
In this collection, meet:
Guillaume, who gives up everything to protect his child;
young Matthew, who stakes his life to save his home;
and François, who makes the biggest sacrifice to rescue his grandson.
This collection turned out better than I had anticipated, though some of the ‘sacrifices’ seemed more like bad decisions to me. But maybe that’s just me. There are some fantastic family relationships in these stories, which was great.
What Do You Think You’ll Read Next?
A Passport to a Nation of Talking Slugs is a collection of weird, speculative fiction containing four stories of people exploring strange places and situations, from a newly-discovered civilization of six-foot-tall talking slugs to being haunted by a man in a dark chocolate suit. Whether waking up in a prison camp or navigating a city full of copies of themselves, the characters in these stories are bent on understanding their world, even if that understanding also means the end of the world they thought they knew.
You know those books that you take on for review, because you can’t possibly see how an idea is going to work into a story? That’s pretty much how I feel about this. It sounds good, but it also sounds absolutely ridiculous, so I’m excited.
What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!