Taking on a World of Words hosts WWW Wednesday each week, I’m told. The objective is to answer the following questions, leave a link to your post, and read the posts of other participants. It looks like a great way to find some good books to read because we all need more good books, right? Thanks to Marina Sofia at Finding Time to Write for sharing this meme.
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading Revenge by Japanese author Yoko Ogawa for Women in Translation Month. It’s a book of short stories which is my favored genre lately, especially when the stories are a bit on the dark side. I’m finding the writing crisp yet nuanced. A good choice.
The last book I actually finished was The Odd Woman and the City by Vivian Gornick, a memoir set in New York. It chronicles a 20+ year friendship between Vivian and her gay friend Leonard, her daily life as a single woman in an urban setting, and meditations on what is means to be a feminist. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, a finialist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in 2016.
Also for WiT Month, my next planned book is Eve Out of Her Ruins by Mauritian author Ananda Devi, awarded the prestigious Prix des cinq continents upon publication as the best book written in French outside of France. It tells the story of four young Mauritians and their lives of fear and violence in a tourist-driven country. I’m looking forward to it.