It the last week of Gothtober and October… I still have books to read!
Welcome to my WWW Wednesday meme post, originally hosted by Taking in a World of Words. All I need to do is answer the three questions below which all start with a W.
It’s currently Gothtober and my TBR can be found here.
The three W’s are
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll be reading next?
Nod by Adrian Barnes – Pandemic book during a pandemic? I’ve come to the conclusion this book is not for me but its not a bad book. I’ll finish it. I only have 10-ish pages left which I will finish today 🙂
Sex and Lies by Leïla Slimani – I’m learning a lot from this book, not just about Morocco but about Islam and women and sex and gender. Did you know the Prophet Mohammed had a vivid sex life? No? Neither did I. Most of us know Jesus did not have a sex life and I’m sure most of us have questioned that at some point. Did you know that virginity obsession doesn’t have a Muslim origin? Its apparently based on the old Mediterranean habits and attitudes. There is nothing in the Koran that degraded or devalues women, homosexuals or sex. It’s all based in the regimes and the anti-western attitudes. As a non religious person I find this so fascinating!! I might have to buy a copy to have. I also only have 10% left to read and I hope to finish it today 🙂
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas – Started this during TomeTopple in August. It’s 52 hours long and by the end of the readathon I had 38 hour left. No progress since last week so I’ve still got 28 hours left 🙂
The London of Us (London Romance #4) by Clare Lydon – Firstly, I hadn’t read any of the other books in the series, but I didn’t needed too. I think they are all following different people within the same friend group or friends of friends and family or something. Anyway. It’s a queer adult romance which is something I’ve never read before I think. I’ve read YA queer stuff but not adult. It was refreshing and sweet and a bit smutty which was fine. There was something about this book that felt a bit simple or something so I didn’t like it as mush as I though I would. Or maybe Sofia Khan left me with too high hopes going into this one.
The Heartforger (The Bone Witch #2) by Rin Chupeco – I’m loving this series! It’s just so my taste. I love how the story is told with a story within a story – it always leaves you hanging. I love the way things are evolving now too. The point where the past and present story line merge are creeping closer. I can’t wait to pick up the last book in the series to see where it goes. It is already waiting for me on my shelves 🙂
Sofia Khan is Not Obliged by Ayisha Malik – Such a sweet and funny book! Loved it! I will definitely be reading the sequel to this British-Pakistani Muslim rom-com book very soon 🙂 I also learned a lot about Pakistani Muslims and the dating scene in the UK, even though its fiction. It was very well done.
until next time