The dreaded reading slump has been defeated! | WWW Wednesday #46 (April 13th)

It’s been a while since I did a WWW Wednesday post (3-4 weeks, I think?) but to be fair, I hadn’t really read much in those weeks… or at all? Like, maybe one book. So. I was in a major blogging and reading slump–thankfully those dark days are over! *dances around with chocolate* But I’m back this week to catch up a bit on what I’ve been reading, what I plan to read, etc. Yes, yes, I know, you missed me and these posts. Probably not but hushhh.

WWW Wednesday

Currently Reading

Some of you may recall, how I started Illuminae.. maybe three weeks ago? Even longer? Yeah. Well, I haven’t made any progress with it! :/ Which makes me really sad, actually. It’s just I haven’t been in the mood to read this AT ALL. I couldn’t bring myself to pick it up and read it, even after my reading slump was over. Which is why I’m thinking right now just to leave it? Not leave it forever, but, like, pause reading it? I don’t want to force myself to read it and end up enjoying it a lot less than I could have otherwise. So. I’m confused.

The Winner’s Curse is actually a re-read for me, since I read it a year ago or something? And since the third book has been released, I decided to start rereading the first two books! I kind of was unwilling to reread because there are SO MANY other books I want to read, but it’s been so long since I read this. So. So far I’m really enjoying it! Arin and Kestrel… ❀

Recently Finished

I actually don’t even know what spurred me to read The Impostor Queen–but what I do know, is that it managed to jarr me out of my slump! I started it and I think I finished it, in like, less than two days. It started offΒ kind of ‘meh’, decent, but nothing too great, but then it really became something amazing. I really loved the fantasy world it created, with magic based around fire and ice and everything. Loved it!

My friend actually had a copy of The Glittering Court (I was kind of surprised, tbh) and since I was kind of wary of whether I’d like it or not, I just borrowed it from her. I wouldn’t say it was a bad read, but… it wasn’t amazing either. I mean, I liked the concept well enough, but I wasn’t always the biggest fan of the characters, which really put down the enjoyment factor. :/ I wished I liked it more, though I did still like it.

The book that followed The Glittering Court, however, made up for more than my partial disappointment over TGC. The Sky is Everywhere blew away all and any of the expectations I had! If you haven’t read this book already, guys, I’m telling you, you must. (At least if you’re into contemporaries.) A book with themes of sisterhood, coping with grief and of course, love, The Sky is Everywhere is such an emotional and fabulous read–READ IT.

Read Next

What We Left Behind has been on my TBR since last year, when it was released, but I never got around to reading it! I’ve been kind of wanting to read another contemporary after The Sky is Everywhere, but I ended up starting The Winner’s Curse instead. Once I finish that I might read this?

The Winner’s Crime, of course, is the sequel to The Winner’s Curse. I’ll also be rereading this, obviously. I’m not going to read it directly after Winner’s Curse (a la binge-read fashion) because I do want to write up a review of it before moving onto the second book. πŸ™‚

The Raven King will be releasing this month, and to prepare for it I decided I want to re-read the previous books in the series, starting, of course, with The Raven Boys! I’m really in a rereading mood this month, LOL. XD I blame this on you, publishers, for making books in a series so spread apart!

Alright, this book isn’t a reread, as I’ve been meaning to read this for SO LONG you know this; Red Rising! I’ve heard so many amazing things (but then, don’t I say that about nearly every book? Oops.) and I can’t wait to read it. Fingers crossed!

Erm, are we missing anything? Nope, don’t think so (though I wouldn’t mind having some chocolate right now.. I’m kind of hungry.) so I guess that means it’s time for you guys to talk to me! BecauseΒ you all know I need your opinions and approvals. XD So leave any of your thoughts below! I’d love to hear them. And feel free to link your own WWW post below!

Happy Wednesday!

Until the Next Meal, Analee

28 thoughts on “The dreaded reading slump has been defeated! | WWW Wednesday #46 (April 13th)

  1. I think it would be a good idea to put Illuminae to one side until you feel you want to read it all the way through. It’s not the sort of thing you can dip in and out of without getting confused. And I think you’d enjoy it more if you could read it in as few sittings as possible.

    The Raven King comes out THIS MONTH?! I thought it was still a while away… will have to make space in the schedule for that πŸ™‚

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    • Yes, that’s what I’m thinking! I’ve tried a few times to pick it up, but it ended up taking so much time for me to figure out what was happening that I just didn’t feel like it. So picking it up at another time might be the better idea! I do hope I enjoy it once I’m able to complete it though.

      Aha I know right? Funny how book releases can creep up on you despite the fact that you’re looking forward to it. πŸ™‚

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  2. I agree with Claire. I would set Illuminae to the side for now until you can devote your full attention to it when you’re more in the mood for it. If you force yourself to continue with it now you probably won’t like it as much as you would have otherwise.
    I am hoping to be able to read The Dream Thieves and Blue Lily, Lily Blue before The Raven King comes out! I haven’t read those two yet but I loved The Raven Boys so much!

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    • Yes, it seems like that’s what I’m going to have to do! I really do want to read Illuminae, but it would do more harm than good right now if I were to force myself to complete it. If you loved The Raven Boys I feel like you’ll love the next books too–I hope that’s the case once you read them! ❀ Looking forward to seeing your thoughts once you do.

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  3. Yay for being out your reading slump! Also you’ve picked some great books to start off with again.
    Illuminae is one of my all-time favourites, and so is The Winner’s Trilogy, The Raven Cycle and Red Rising. I cannot wait to hear what you think of them all!
    I’ve been meaning to start The Imposter Queen, I’ve seen some great reviews for it and I loved Sarah Fine’s first series. Seems like it’ll be a win for me πŸ˜€

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    • Aha thank you! I’m glad you think so. πŸ˜€
      I really hope to try Illuminae again soon! The Winner’s trilogy and The Raven Cycle are both SO GOOD, I totally agree. And I must get onto Red Rising asap, it seems! Everyone has been saying so many good things.
      The Impostor Queen was really good!! I’m definitely planning on trying out Sarah Fine’s first series–since you loved it I’m quite excited! ❀ I hope you enjoy TIQ once you read it.

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      • Red Rising is really amazing! I’ve only read the first two books but I’ve heard nothing but great things for the third so I’m excited to start that one!
        Thanks, I really hope I enjoy TIQ as well. I have high hopes for it because I enjoyed her first series! I hope you enjoy her first series when you try it out ❀️


  4. The glittering court was a huge disappointment for me due to the boring plot and being a big fan of Richelle Mead’s VA, I expected it to be something exciting. I’ve heard great things about Red Rising so I’ll look forward to your thoughts on it. πŸ˜€

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    • It’s too bad that it was such a disappointment for you! I do get where you’re coming from though. Having read and really enjoyed the VA series before too, it was a shame to see The Glittering Court turn out to be so much more underwhelming. πŸ˜• I can’t wait to read it!

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  5. EEEEEEK!!! The Winner’s Curse, Illuminae, and The Raven Boys were SO GOOD!!! The Impostor Queen and The Sky Is Everywhere both sound really good (definitely have to add those to my TBR), and I really need to read The Winner’s Crime. Sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy The Glittering Court as much; I’ll have to borrow it from the library then.

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    • YESSS omg I totally agree. Well, for all except Illuminae–I didn’t actually read it yet, but I’ll take your word for it! I can’t wait to read it. ❀ You should definitely read The Impostor Queen and The Sky is Everywhere, Amy!! They were both soooo good. Yeah, The Glittering Court was kind of a disappointment. Borrowing it from the library might be the safer move! I hope you enjoy it more than I did!

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