3 Books: Recently, Currently, and Future Reads


Hello hello! Did anyone else notice that in my post on Friday I started numbering my ten things I don't care about and stopped after #2? I noticed it later on and cracked up! I guess I should have added that clearly I don't care about numbering.

I'm joining in the Blogtember Challenge today to share three books: one I just read, one I'm currently reading, and one I want to read.

1. Recently Read - Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave

I wasn't in love with this book, but it wasn't terrible. It's a WWII novel from the point of view of people in London during the war, both those who stayed behind and one character who enlisted. I did enjoy reading about the war from that perspective, but I just felt like the story was slow, and although things happened, I didn't actually feel like anything happened, if that makes sense. The writing was lovely, though, and the characters and plot were interesting; I just thought the execution could have been better.

For me it just wasn't the kind of book I stayed up late reading because I couldn't put it down. I still recommend All the Light We Cannot See if you are looking for an excellent WWII read.

2. Currently Reading - The Midnight Dress by Karen Foxlee

I'm reading this as part of a Goodreads book club with Victoria. It's about a girl who disappears, and it's not blowing my mind so far, but it is interesting and creative. I'll wait and see what I think after it's over!

3. Want to Read - City of Thieves by David Benioff

Of course, I have a lot of books on my to-read list, but this is one I recently added after seeing it on a list lately. It's another WWII novel, so I might take a break and read something else before I get to this one. I've actually added a few WWII books to my list lately.

I also recently bought God in the Dock and am looking forward to going through it. It's a book of C.S. Lewis essays.

Have you read any of these? What book is next on your to-read list?

p.s. You might also like: Reading Habits // Unpopular Book Opinions
Elena Alice said...

I LOVED All the Light so I feel like any WWII novel I read now is compared to that one and always falls short!

Anonymous said...

Hello! The Midnight Dress, I've heard that's a good one, I will have to add it to my list! Have a happy Monday!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Haha! I noticed about that post and actually thought that number 10 was going to be "I don't care about numbering things."

Ashley said...

I haven't read any of these, but I'm on a "classics" thing right now. I just finished "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" and am currently reading "The Princess Bride" (not sure if it's considered a classic or not, though). My next read will probably be something by Jane Austen.

Nadine said...

I have been on a WWII kick lately too with The Nightingale and I am waiting for Salt of the Sea to come available at my library.

Audrey Louise said...

Ha, I did notice the numbers on the other post but I thought it was right on par with the post topic! Lol!
Sounds like you need a good, attention grabbing book soon!

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

How do you find so many books to read? I don't even know where to begin looking. I usually wait until someone recommends something to me that I think I will like. And also, if a book is lame lame lame I don't even bother finishing it. I just can't.

Stefanie Galvin said...

I haven't read any of these books, although I might check out The Midnight Dress and City of Thieves. I'm about to start This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab and Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake.

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Bethany Carson said...

Since I can't seem comment on your survey...and I didn't notice until seconds after I clicked submit, what am I going to do? You ran a survey, but didn't give me a chance to tell you what my favorite type of peanut butter was! What if my tastes had changed from last year?

Oh well, I shall survive ;) Always love your surveys!

Michelle said...

I'm reading The Midnight Dress too! I'm only a chapter or two in and so far I'm not impressed, but I'm interested to see where it goes.

Ali said...

I really enjoyed City of Thieves. It's WWII but from a Russian view, so slightly different. The story really sucked me in. Hope you like it!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

The Midnight Dress sounds interesting.... I still haven't read All the Light We Cannot See lol. am I the only one?!

Unknown said...

Love reading, especially WWII books. I could recommend a bunch, but I'll narrow it down to the ones I've recently read. Lilac Girls, Secrets of a Charmed Life, The Lost Wife, The Paris Architect, and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (strange name, but good book). Enjoy!