#WWWWednesday – July 7th | What Are You Reading This Week?

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve been so looking forward to this book. I read and reviewed the first two and just loved them. I’m starting it today, and you can see how long it is. I’ve given myself 4 days to read it since it is so long whereas usually I read books in 1-3 days depending on the book. I have high hopes for the conclusion of this wonderful trilogy.

The Women’s War: Mother of All by Jenna Glass

  • Genre: Epic Fantasy
  • Print Length: 643 pgs
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • Publication Date: July 20, 2021
An evil new magic threatens to undo all the progress women have made in the third and final book in Jenna Glass’s riveting feminist fantasy series, following The Women’s War and Queen of the Unwanted. In the once male-dominated world of Seven Wells, women now control their own reproduction, but the battle for equality is far from over. Even with two thrones held by women, there are still those who cling to the old ways and are determined to bring them back. Now into this struggle comes a darker power. Delnamal, the former King of Aalwell, may have lost his battle to undo the spell that gave women reproductive control, but he has gained a terrible and deadly magic—and he uses these new abilities to raise an army the likes of which the world has never seen. Delnamal and his allies seem like an unstoppable force, destined to crush the fragile new balance between men and women. Yet sometimes it is possible for determined individuals to stem the tide, and it falls to a unique triad of women—maiden, mother, and crone—to risk everything . . . not only to preserve the advances they have won but to change the world one final time. A portion of the author’s proceeds from this book is being donated to Planned Parenthood, in support of women’s reproductive freedom.

I read this book for a Rachel’s Random Resources blog tour. Let’s face it, any book with the word “secret” in the title is going to get my attention. It was okay, but you will see more details about it next week when my review is posted.

The Secret Notebook by Julia Wild

  • Genre: Chick Lit
  • Print Length: 276 pgs
  • Publisher: One More Chapter
  • Publication: July 8, 2021
A view to the past… When Izzie Dean’s beloved nan, Molly Blackshaw, passes away, Izzie returns to the Blackpool bungalow where she grew up, to say goodbye once and for all. When Izzie’s homecoming reunites her with her first love, Justin Swift, every emotion that Izzie has repressed since the day he broke her heart comes rushing to the surface. But then an unexpected discovery changes everything. Between the pages of the battered secret diary Molly kept during WWII, Izzie discovers a story of love, heartbreak, and the incomparable hardship of life in a world at war. Reading her grandmother’s words soon puts her own story into perspective, and suddenly Izzie realizes that the only thing holding her back from happiness, might be herself. Now she just has to convince Justin that they deserve a second chance at forever…

Random House sent me the widget for this book ions ago because I read and reviewed Wendig’s last book and loved it (The Wanderers). But his last book was more of a scify thriller not a ghost thriller, so I hesitated to take the widget but ended up doing it because I figured if it is too scary for me, I can always explain this to the publisher. I have a weekend reading of it planned, so fingers-crossed.

The Book of Accidents by Chuck Wendig

  • Genre: Horror / Thriller (Ghost Thriller/Paranormal Suspense)
  • Print Length: 521 pgs
  • Publisher: Del Rey
  • Publication Date: July 20, 2021
Long ago, Nathan lived in a house in the country with his abusive father—and has never told his family what happened there. Long ago, Maddie was a little girl making dolls in her bedroom when she saw something she shouldn’t have—and is trying to remember that lost trauma by making haunting sculptures. Long ago, something sinister, something hungry, walked in the tunnels and the mountains and the coal mines of their hometown in rural Pennsylvania. Now, Nate and Maddie Graves are married, and they have moved back to their hometown with their son, Oliver. And now what happened long ago is happening again . . . and it is happening to Oliver. He meets a strange boy who becomes his best friend, a boy with secrets of his own and a taste for dark magic. This dark magic puts them at the heart of a battle of good versus evil and a fight for the soul of the family—and perhaps for all of the world. But the Graves family has a secret weapon in this battle: their love for one another.

What are you reading this week? Anything that you’re particularly excited about?

21 Replies to “#WWWWednesday – July 7th | What Are You Reading This Week?”

  1. I’m reading two books at the moment. One by Drew Greenfield called Sweet Entanglement. He is someone I know from a writing group I belong to. I said I would read his book, and he has read mine. It isn’t really my sort of genre, but I’m enjoying it so far, but I’m not reading much. I’ve come down with Laryngitis, which has turned into flu. All I want to do is sleep.

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    1. Oh, no. You definitely need to be sleeping and giving your body a chance to fight the germs!


  2. The Secret Notebook sounds wonderful—almost like something Nicholas Sparks would write. He’s one of my favorites. I think I’ll check that one out. Happy reading, Tessa!

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    1. I enjoy Wendig’s writing a lot, so I’m really hoping it’s more thrilling than scary. Or that I can handle the scary.

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      1. I will see if I can find it, not that I need to add any more to my TBR. 😁📚


  3. Wow, I’m kind of surprised The Book of Accidents is on your read list. I was eying that one up but was worried it might be too dark for me. I will anxiously await your review to see what you think.

    Right now I’m halfway through Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Read and am hooked on all the family dynamics.

    P.S….I really enjoyed the video session with Taylor Adams and Riley Sager last night. Thanks for alerting me to it. I hope you were able to tune in, too!

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    1. I did tune in. It was so fun listening to them talk together. Such a mutual admiration session. I thought it was interesting how Adams most identifies with Lena and I think I totally need to make time to read No Exit. Also, Sager made me want to pick up his book, too. I wonder if my bookstore stills has signed copies. I’ll have to check.
      And no one is more surprised than me that I’m giving Book of Accidents a try. If I didn’t like Wendig’s writing so much, I wouldn’t have even considered it.

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      1. I definitely want to hear your thoughts Book of Accidents. I had crossed if off my read list, but I might reconsider depending on what you think of it.

        The guys were great together. And I can’t recommend Survive the Night or No Exit (WOW!) enough. I’m thrilled to hear the latter is being made into a movie. I can’t wait!

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  4. The Secret Notebook by Julia Wild looks great. I’m looking forward to your review of that one. Great list. Happy Reading.

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  5. I just finished The Book of Accidents over the weekend. It may be over 500 pages, but it sure doesn’t feel that long. First book I’ve read by this author, but certainly not the last. Hope you enjoy it just as much!

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