WWW Wednesday – May 18

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WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words

The Three Ws are:

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

What are you currently reading?

that summer

That Summer by Sarah Dessen

The more things change…

As far as Haven is concerned, there’s just too much going on.

Everything is changing, and she’s not sure where she fits in.

Then her sister’s old boyfriend shows up, sparking memories of the summer when they were all happy and everything was perfect…

But along the way, Haven realizes that sometimes change is a good thing.

I’ve only read the first few pages so I’m not sure if I like it or not. I’ve liked the other Dessen books I’ve read so far and I’m hoping this one goes well also.

What did you recently finish reading?

simon vs

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

This was a re-read and every bit as perfect as the first time I read it.


you are here

You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith

Sometimes to find out where you’re going, you have to discover what you’ve left behind: Two teens hit the road in this breathtaking novel from Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.

Emma and her neighbor Peter are both lonely in a way that only bothers them occasionally. They both come from families they don’t quite understand. They both feel like something big is missing from their lives and they’re both about to search for answers. When Emma makes a discovery that shakes the foundations of her identity, she convinces Peter to join her for a road trip. Each of them has something to find: For Emma, it is a grave – a grave that may be her only connection to her family. Peter is seeking something harder to define, but perhaps easier to navigate – a freedom, a sense of something more than what he has. Together, they take to the open road, engaging in a universal quest to make sense of who they are and where they come from and learning a thing or two about love along the way.

Not my favorite by Smith but still good. I’d rather recommend ‘The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight‘ if you haven’t read anything by this author and want a quick read.

What do you think you’ll read next?

summer days

Summer Days and Summer Nights edited by Stephanie Perkins

I really liked the anthology ‘My True Love Gave To Me‘, also edited by Perkins. This one has different authors, many of which I’ve never read before so I’m pretty excited to read it. I’m expecting it in the mail sometime later in the week and I’ll be starting on it as soon as it’s delivered.

What are you reading this week? Have you read any of these books? Let me know!

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