What Are You Reading Wednesday is a weekly reading meme. You can catch up with previous WAYRW posts here.
What Are You Reading Wednesday #12
I’m slowly working my way back into reading by borrowing a stack of books from my local library and I’m aiming to encourage myself to read my Netgalley ARCs on the bus, too.
Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer
Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling instalment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The terrifyingly prophetic novel of a post-literate future. Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to burn books, which are forbidden, being the source of all discord and unhappiness. Even so, Montag is unhappy; there is discord in his marriage. Are books hidden in his house? The Mechanical Hound of the Fire Department, armed with a lethal hypodermic, escorted by helicopters, is ready to track down those dissidents who defy society to preserve and read books. The classic dystopian novel of a post-literate future, Fahrenheit 451 stands alongside Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World as a prophetic account of Western civilisation’s enslavement by the media, drugs and conformity.
The Transition by Luke Kennard
What do you do with a generation who’ve had everything, but still can’t grow up? Perhaps this is you. Perhaps you still owe your student loan, and make jokes about how you’ll never pay it back, so it’s easy to ignore. We know. Perhaps you spend more than you earn. Perhaps you still live with your parents. We know. Perhaps those ignored bills and reminders have become threats and court summonses. We know, and we can help. Welcome to The Transition.
The Witch’s Kiss by Katharine Corr
Sixteeen-year-old Meredith is fed-up with her feuding family and feeling invisible at school – not to mention the witch magic that shoots out of her fingernails when she’s stressed. Then sweet, sensitive Jack comes into her life and she falls for him hard. The only problem is that he is periodically possessed by a destructive centuries-old curse. Meredith has lost her heart, but will she also lose her life? Or in true fairytale tradition, can true love’s kiss save the day?
This is quite a lot of books, yes! One is something I’ve been waiting forever to read, another is pushing myself to finish something I’ve been reading for some time, and two are eARCs obtained through Netgalley.
I’m hoping to get all or most of these read by Christmas – I want to spend my time working but also taking breaks to read and spending time with family and friends. I will also be trying to build up a regular but even schedule over Christmas to ensure I’m still providing content as I normally do!
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