We’re already midway through the week! It is also that time of the week again! Who’d have thought that I am already on my eighth WWW Wednesday! Yay! By the way, 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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What have you finished reading?
  3. What will you read next?

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What are you currently reading?

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With the momentum I gained over the past couple of weeks, I am already off to the last three books in my 2019 Top 20 Reading List. Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom comes in 18th out of these 20 books and is one of the lengthier ones. This is perhaps one of the reasons why I kept deferring reading it. Haha! Anyway, this is my first dip into the works of Jonathan Franzen and I am, so far, having a pretty stable experience. I will take more about my impressions on my next First Impression Friday post.


What have you finished reading?

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I just can’t seem to take my hands off stories involving mental health, depression and suicide. I think this is my third this year, after Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Stephen Chbosky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I find these subjects so engaging and very critical in the contemporary. I always hold it we all must take care of our mental health.

The late Ned Vizzini’s literary masterpiece, It’s Kind of a Funny Story, transports the readers into the complex world of mental wards through the story’s mentally afflicted hero, Chris Gilner. It is some sort of like a modern interpretation of Ken Kesey’s One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. But whilst its predecessor deals more about the state of mental health institutions, It’s Kind of a Funny Story is about the beating of the stigma surrounding mental health. Both are great, though. Do watch out for my full review on this contemporary fiction.


What will you read next?

Finally, I am on the last two books of my 2019 Top 20 Reading List. Reading Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes would also make me tick off one my 2019 Reading Resolutions – reading at least one nonfiction book. Apart from this two books, I have another set of two books that are most definitely going to be my 2019 reading list:

These books are part of my 2019 Books I Look Forward to List. Oh well, I admit it. My reading structure is comprised of too many a list! Haha.

Happy reading everyone!