WWW Wednesday [17]

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Books to do a little reading plan update.

The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently Reading:

ohs     14ds

Operation Hail Storm is pretty interesting so far. It’s got a spy-ish/Batman-without-the-secret-identity-ish vibe going. There has been a lot of drone action so far, which has been pretty cool, and a mega weapon that sounds very made-up, but would be hella scary if it was real.

14th Deadly Sin is also going pretty well so far. The crimes in this installment all have no witnesses or evidence, so I’m expecting there will be more crime to come. I do have to say, I like the writing in this book so far a lot better than the last two.

Recently Finished:

amco  acb  p  ttgohl

Oh man, did A Man Called Ove confuse my heart. Like, it was incredibly sweet and great and hapy. But then finally the ending and I couldn’t decide. One the one hand, he got what he wanted finally, but also the whole story was about how he could be happy not getting what he wanted. (I’m trying not to spoil it, haha!) This was such a great book. It made me smile -a lot- mostly due to Ove’s ridiculousness. I would definitely recommend it!

I love a book with a leading lady acting outside gender norms, and A Curious Beginning was just that! It’s set in the late 1800’s, and Veronica is awesome! She completely took her life into her own hands in a way that many people, not just women, can’t or won’t even today. I really enjoyed the story – it kept me guessing the whole time, both with the murder mystery and who Veronica’s father was.

Pachinko was amazing! It is one of my favorite styles of historical fiction (follows many generations of one family), is set in the two of the countries I have been most interested in all my life (Korea and Japan), and takes place in my favorite time period to read about (around WWII). Could you find a more perfect book for me?

I wasn’t expecting a lot from The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane. I don’t know why, considering it really highly rated and won a Goodreads Choice award last year. But it was so good! I’ve never really thought about tea further than which kind I want to drink, and it was really interesting to learn a bit about how tea goes from a plant to what I steep in hot water. It was also fascinating to learn about a hill-tribe/ethnic minority in China that lives on a mountain in modern day. I mean, they were living so hunter-gather-y, while the rest of the world was using cars and computers. It was really cool to see it through the eyes of a person who went from one to the other.

Up Next:

tgitp    tlgoe

I still need to get to my NetGalley stuff. I know I’ve been saying this for like a month, but up next is The Girls in the Picture and The Last Girl on Earth. I’m hoping to get through Operation Hail Storm this by this weekend so I can at least make a dent in them!

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