Thank you to Harper Books for my ARCs of The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers and Tor Books for the ARC of She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chen.
Finally, thank you to Wesleyan Press for my finish She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chen copy of The Age of Phyllis by Honorée Fanonne Jeffers
Greetings, bookish peeps!
I hope life and your TBR Lists have been treating you well!
I’m coming to you with my weekly check-in of what I’m reading and a few mini book reviews for WWW Wednesday.
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words and ask readers to answer the following questions:
- What did you read last?
- What are you currently reading?
- What will you read next?
What did you read last?
Surprise, surprise! I have not finished anything new this week since school has started.
(LOL Can we take a minute to slow clap at me figuring out how to add a gif using WordPress tool suite. It took a good fifeteen minutes, but I did it! 🤗)
What are you currently reading?
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers’ books
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois is a bit of a chunker at 816 pages. However, if you love a novel that chronicles the journey of a single family, Jeffers’ book is for you.
It looks at a mixed-race family from the beginning of colonial times of American Chattel Slavery through the Civil War up until present day times in America. The story centers around Ailey Pearl Garfield’s journey to establishing her identity, but it also has a full cast of characters from her family tree.
Jeffers’ novel is perfect for audiobook lovers and readers who love a family saga or atmospheric read.
However, if you’re a reader who bulks at feeling too many emotions when reading a book, this book may not be the one for you.The Age of Phillis is a poetry collection that has made me really focus on reading it and googling notes about what Jeffers is talking about. So, here’s to another week with Phyllis!
The Books That I’m Taking A Break From
She Who Became the Sun by Shelley Parker-Chen was becoming an uphill battle for me, so I put it down for a minute.
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Finally, I started a “comfort fantasy read” this past weekend to keep me busy as we waited out Hurricane Ida. (check out this week’s “Sunday Chat” to read more about one of my favorite comfort read books and my mixed feelings about it now.) The book I chose to ride out the storm was Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.
Aaronovitch’s book is the first in a series about the probationary constable, Peter Grant, who starts to see ghosts on a late-night assignment. Afterward, he’s thrust into a “world where gods and goddesses mingle with mortals and a long-dead evil is making a comeback on a rising tide of magic.”
Rivers of London is hi-la-ri-ous! It blends comedy, fantasy, and mystery so well, and I’m so glad there are more books in the series to look forward to.
What will you read next?
Because I’m a mood reader, you all already know the drill by now.
I of course have no clue what I’ll read next outside of just continuing to read Jeffers and Aaronnnovitch’s novels.
Drop them in the comment section and tell me what you’re currently reading!