WWW Wednesday- 18th October

WWW WEDNESDAY

It’s time for this week’s contribution to WWW Wednesday, the weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

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Currently reading:

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America City by Chris Beckett- This is another one I’m reviewing for The Bookbag, so it’s my main focus at the moment. I’m not too far in, but I’m loving what I’ve read so far. I love the way Beckett plays with his reader’s mind, creating a future that seems altogether plausible, with references to the devastating effects of climate change and a wall that has been erected between Mexico and America. As an added bonus, I’ve always loved a book with a political theme, so I’m enjoying the fact the novel focuses on a politician attempting to run for President, and his plans to unite the USA, where a clear divide has developed between the affluent Northern states and the Southern states, which have been ravaged by a series of natural disasters. I only hope the future won’t really look like something out of this book!
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie- With a new film adaptation coming out soon, and given I needed a less pretty book to read in the bath, I figured it was about time I reread this one. I’m actually enjoying it just as much the second-time round, despite knowing who the murderer is, as I’m having fun trying to spot the clues that hint at the conclusion. Note to self: I really need to read more Agatha Christie, as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the few of her books that I’ve actually read!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling- Not gonna lie… The Harry Potter reread has been postponed again, but I had at least made some progress beforehand!

Recently finished:

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I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai- I’ll be posting a full review over the coming weeks, as I’ve realised I didn’t actually post one last time I read this book, but this is another reread I enjoyed. Basically, I just love Malala! I just find it incredible that, at 20 years old (or to put it another way, two years older than me!), she has already bravely defied the Taliban to become a political activist, survived an assassination attempt, founded a charity, spoken at the UN and gained a place at Oxford University! Plus, she’s done all of this as an advocate for allowing all girls access to education, a cause I will always champion. If ever someone was a true feminist icon, it’s Malala, and I’d recommend her book to anyone who wants to see a world where women are truly equal.

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Reading next: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
• I’m still aiming to read this one before I’m 30, promise!

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So, that’s it for another week! If you enjoyed this post, feel free to let me know what you’re reading in the comments, or even in a WWW Wednesday post of your own.

Em x

 

 

 

 

 

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One thought on “WWW Wednesday- 18th October

  1. My most recent finished book was A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne, I’m currently reading The Magician’s Keeper by Nicola E. Sheridan, and my next read is…maybe How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather.

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