It is that time of the week again! Welcome to my third WWW Wednesday! This meme is originally hosted by SAM@TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.
The mechanics for WWW Wednesday is quite simple. You just have to answer three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What have you finished reading?
- What will you read next?
I’ve been seeing this meme quite often in my fellow blogger’s pages. As it is bookish and quite simple to complete, I decided to take the plunge. Oh the bandwagoner in me! This is my first time doing it so do bear with me. Happy reading! Without any more ado, here goes.
What are you currently reading?
With my August Pulitzer Prize Month in full swing, my current read is the American classic The Good Earth. It was written by Pearl Buck and won the 1932 Pulitzer Prize Award. It is quite similar to Min Jin Lee’s Pachinko as it retells the story of a Chinese family who rose from rugs to riches. The writing is a bit simple, hence, it is quite easy to comprehend. Moreover, it presented some aspects of Chinese literature and history that makes it even more fascinating. The reading journey is going great so far although I am taking a bit longer to complete the 357-long novel. I guess I haven’t found enough time to dedicate on reading. Tsk.
What have you finished reading?
Since my last WWW Wednesday edition, I have completed reading two books. The first book I finished was the one I was reading back then (two weeks ago), Jennifer Zeynab Joukhadar’s The Map of Salt and Stars. It is an interesting read about a subject that is relevant in today’s society. The second book I completed is my first Pulitzer Prize-winning work for my August Pultizer Prize month. The 2017 edition winner, Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad relates the story of Cora, a Black-American slave who escaped from her white landlord. Both books are quite similar, in a way although the time periods are decades apart. They are about women who escaped from their harrowing circumstances, both following an invisible path towards their individual salvation. Now that is interesting.
What will you read next?
On to that 700th novel! Yes, my next read will be a landmark 700th-novel read and what better book to mark this remarkable achievement than by reading one of the colossal works of literature, Margaret Mitchell’s Gone With The Wind. I am so looking forward to it but due to its length, it might take some time before I complete it. Three weeks is a safe bet. From that point on, anything goes.
Post-Pulitzer Prize Month, I want to resume completing my 2019 reading lists, starting with my 2019 Top 20 Reading List. In line then is Zadie Smith’s On Beauty and Barbara Kingsolver’s The Poisonwood Bible. Reading the latter would make me hit two birds with one stone as it forms part of my Beat the Backlist 2019 Edition. My current stand in the Beat the Backlist challenge is a measly 3/15 record. Haha. As always, however, my priority is my 2019 Top 20 Reading List, especially that some of the books in the list are daunting. As of date, I have completed 8 out of the 20 books in the list. So yeah, good luck to me on completing the other twelve!
So that’s my third WWW Wednesday. How about you fellow reader, what are your WWW Wednesday reads? Care to share it in the comment box? Or you can do your own but don’t forget to tag me!