WWW Wednesday #2

Happy Wednesday, everybody! I don’t know about y’all but I’m in one of those moods where I feel perpetually behind on my reading. Maybe it’s because so many fantastic stories hit the shelves yesterday! Maybe it’s because I have so many beautiful books  on my ever-expanding TBR. Whatever the reason may be, I feel behind and overwhelmed by choices.  

Literally, last night while reading an ARC (that I’m lucky enough to have in the first place) I couldn’t stop myself from peering over the pages to stare longingly at the 3 pre-orders that had arrived on my doorstep an hour before. This distraction not only prevented me from fully committing to my current read, but it also curtailed my reading speed, which only added more fuel to my freaking-out fire. I know this sounds SUPER whiny, but that’s not my intention. I’m really trying to see if this is a relatable problem.

Has this  this ever happened to y’all? Have you ever felt burdened by the sheer number of options and glitched because you didn’t know where to start?? How do/did you overcome? Do you hide from your libraries? Wear book blinders? Tell me your secrets!!!

On a less whiny note, it’s time for WWW Wednesday! Shush, that totally worked as a smooth segue. 😉

What it’s about? WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam @TakingOnAWorldOfWords that requires you to answer the three W’s:

1) What are you currently reading?

2) What did you recently finish reading?

3) What do you think you’ll read next?


1) This Darkness Mine by Mindy McGinnis

This little bundle of suspense has been on my radar since July, and I’m thrilled it’s finally being moved to my currently reading section! I was fortunate enough to snag an advance copy from HarperCollins and — from what I’ve read — this dark and twisted tale will be the perfect start to October.

2) An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

If I’m being honest, this fae fantasy pre-order (mentioned above) was the hardest to ignore after its’ arrival last night. The hype’s been real and I can’t wait to explore this new world and meet my new — presumably — fae bae.

*I know that last week I mentioned I’d be reading Final Girls next, but I lent my copy out to my bestie and am awaiting its’ return!*


1) Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

After Nyxia, I was craving another Sci-Fi novel and “opened the door” to the highly recommend Dark Matter. Following the life of Jason Dessen, the book dares to ask: What if our “What If’s” actually happened? What if the hypothetical was actually reality? The answers to these questions kept me hooked and invested till the very end. Check out my full review here!

2) Lost Boy by Christina Henry

Y’all I am all about fairy tale retellings. They’re one of my favorite genres to read. With that being said, this novel is dark. D-A-R-K. And while Henry eloquently captures the sinister side to Neverland, I’m not certain who the ideal reader for this book may be. Full of gore, violence, and a devastating twist that will leave you feeling gutted, Lost Boy is honestly unlike anything I’ve ever read. My full review can be read here.

3) 13 Minutes by Sarah Pinborough

So…I kinda cheated. I’m not totally done with this one yet, but it was too close to still consider it a current read. I’ll save my full and final thoughts for my upcoming review.


1) Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Another one of yesterday’s distractions, Moxie sounds like a dream wrapped in a book jacket to this #GirlBoss. This empowering book centers around a rebellious teenage girl in search of social justice who encourages other girls to use their voices, stand up for their beliefs, and fight for what’s right. I’m confident I’m going to want to be a #MoxieGirl by the time I’m done reading this!

2) My New Crush Gave To Me by Shani Petroff

While the cover art might channel Christmas, this cute YA romance is an ARC I received that drops October 31st. It looks sweet and innocent and will hopefully be a nice reprieve from some of the dark and heavy reads I’ll be taking on over the next few weeks.

What do you think of this week’s picks?? Have you read any of these? What are your WWW’s?

As always, happy reading!

21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #2

    • Nerd Narration says:

      Thanks so much!! I hope I do too! I’ll be starting AEOR as soon as I wrap up This Darkness Mine.

      I’m torn about 13 Minutes. There were a lot of twists, a creepy ending line, but the characters are seriously horrible. It’s hard to stay invested and root for a HEA when all the characters are so nasty. In all fairness though, it is marketed as a Mean Girls esque book so it’s on the mark. I’m hoping to have full (non spoiler) review up by Sunday.

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  1. karenjo46 says:

    I actually can’t wait to read An Enchantment of Ravens. I’ve had the ARC since April and because I had other books to read and kept adding more on my personal TBR and Netgalley TBR, I kind of forgot about it…I’ve been overwhelmed since like idk forever haha. I think the only way is to really stop buying (or requesting ARC) and just read what I have on my TBR (but that never happens lol). I think I’ve probably read maybe 40ish% of all my physical books and maybe 15% of my ebooks. The rest have been sitting on my shelves forever. I just can’t stop myself from buying or preordering or requesting ARCs… The struggle is REAL!

    Oh and I also have Dark Matter and My New Crush on my TBR lol. When will I read them… I don’t know haha.

    Anyway happy reading love!!!

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Hahah! Oh my goodness this made me laugh! Goodness girl, do you just get approved for everything?? All NetGalley? Tell me your secrets so I can get lost in my TBR like you…wait was I supposed to help instead of joining in lol??

      Good luck to you and happy reading!

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      • karenjo46 says:

        No secrets… I didn’t think I would get approved so I requested A LOT… I got declined several times… I still get declined, but surprisingly I got approved for a lot pretty much around the same time! So yeah now I’m kind of catching up. I haven’t requested unless the release is in 2018… AND I still want to get through some of my physical books lol.

        The struggle is real! But at least it’s fun haha.

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      • Nerd Narration says:

        Ha! So they came all at once and got you stockpiled, huh? Totally understand that! Do you strictly request NetGalley? Or do you request from publishers directly? Have fun with the struggle bus that is all blogger’s lives lol

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      • karenjo46 says:

        Right now just Netgalley. I have requested maybe once or twice from publishers but was directed to Netgalley. I usually just win ARCs or when I go to Yallwest lol. I’m not sure really how to request from publishers. I know some authors have the info on their site, but I haven’t really tried tried you know. Plus I just started blogging so I’m building up my audience/followers. I also try to participate in blog tours so maybe that helps… idk. How about you?

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Good to hear positive things about Moxie! I’m looking forward to it! Lost Boy won me over by that devastating reveal/twist at the end. I mean it wasn’t so much of a twist because we really should “expect it,” but it still was a shock to the emotions.

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      • celestialblackrose says:

        Yes!!! Moxie was fantastic honestly, I hope you enjoy it! And Lost Boy was like “oh, this is dark” and I kept thinking it couldn’t get worse but it did. I could see the ending coming but I still loved it because it was just so creepy.

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      • Nerd Narration says:

        Yeah, I’m honestly mad I didn’t see the ending, because it truly isn’t a twist. Given everything we know about Peter Pan it should be blatantly obvious but I feel I felt that realization as hard as Jamie and that emotional pull gave it a higher star grade for me. Because it made me feel his feels lol

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  2. Destiny @ Howling Libraries says:

    I hope you enjoy AEOR as much as I did! ❤ Lost Boy was a doozy for me. I actually had to DNF it near the end because I have a little boy and the violence was breaking my heart. As someone who can read back to back gruesome, vicious horror novels and not miss a second of sleep, Lost Boy messed with my head. Christina Henry is a genius but I won’t be picking that one back up any time soon, lol! I do want to read Alice by her, though. I’ve had it on my shelf for ages and read the first few chapters over the summer. I really liked it but put it down and forgot to pick it back up (whoops).

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    • Nerd Narration says:

      Here’s hoping I’m on board with AEOR! I’ll be starting that tonight since I just finished This Darkness Mine. I feel you about Lost Boy it definitely is vivid and dark. I can imagine my emotions would have been different with a little boy at home. And honestly the impact of the ending just did something to me that I feel wouldn’t have happened without the gruesome beginning and middle. If that makes sense?? Anyways I agree I’ll probably be after her other novels in the future.

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