WWW Wednesday | 24 Mar 2021

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam from Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:

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

Currently reading: Death’s End by Cixin Liu (the English translated version)

This is the third in a Sci-Fi trilogy The Three Body Problem. I absolutely love the trilogy so far and rated the second book 5 stars. Excited to keep reading this.

Recently finished: 10 Minutes and 38 Seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak

I absolutely love Elif Shafak having first read The Bastard of Istanbul by her last year and then How to Stay Sane in an Age of Division. I find her an extremely inspiring woman and feel connected to her. She lived in Turkey and sets a few of her books in Istanbul, I’m half Turkish and spent a couple of years as a child in Istanbul so reading her books feels like a nod to my heritage.

I only gave this book 3 stars however. The first two thirds we’re definitely a much higher rated read for me, as they explored the main characters life and introduced some side characters, I felt very involved in the story. However the last third is mainly about the side characters and because there are five of them I felt less connected to them and where they were taking the plot. I liked how the book ended and would still recommend it overall and I definitely enjoyed reading it.

What will I read next: Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. I saw this on a TBR, I can’t remember where, but added it to my Amazon Wishlist and I think it sounds like a book I will really enjoy.

The blurb:

‘The Sun always has ways to reach us.'

From her place in the store, Klara, an Artificial Friend with outstanding observational qualities, watches carefully the behaviour of those who come in to browse, and of those who pass in the street outside. She remains hopeful a customer will soon choose her, but when the possibility emerges that her circumstances may change for ever, Klara is warned not to invest too much in the promises of humans.

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