WWW Wednesday: May 30th, 2018

WWW Wednesdays

This meme is hosted by Sam at 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?

To join in on WWW Wednesday, just answer these three questions and post the link to your responses on Sam’s blog and in the comments below.


I am currently reading:

Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos

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Don’t miss this unforgettable debut novel, told in two timelines, about smart fashion, pursuing your dreams, and loving yourself!

FAT.

High school senior Cookie Vonn’s post-graduation dreams include getting out of Phoenix, attending Parsons and becoming the next great fashion designer. But in the world of fashion, being fat is a cardinal sin. It doesn’t help that she’s constantly compared to her supermodel mother—and named after a dessert.

Thanks to her job at a fashion blog, Cookie scores a trip to New York to pitch her portfolio and appeal for a scholarship, but her plans are put on standby when she’s declared too fat to fly. Forced to turn to her BFF for cash, Cookie buys a second seat on the plane. She arrives in the city to find that she’s been replaced by the boss’s daughter, a girl who’s everything she’s not—ultrathin and superrich. Bowing to society’s pressure, she vows to lose weight, get out of the friend zone with her crush, and put her life on track.

SKINNY.

Cookie expected sunshine and rainbows, but nothing about her new life is turning out like she planned. When the fashion designer of the moment offers her what she’s always wanted—an opportunity to live and study in New York—she finds herself in a world full of people more interested in putting women down than dressing them up. Her designs make waves, but her real dream of creating great clothes for people of all sizes seems to grow more distant by the day.

Will she realize that she’s always had the power to make her own dreams come true?

This is an ARC that I received through NetGalley. The publish date is next week (June 5th) so I’m hoping to get it read and reviewed quickly. It was a last-minute approval, so I didn’t have much time to start with. But I’m enjoying it so far!


I just finished reading:

I’ve decided to do this a little differently. Instead of listing just the most recent book I’ve read, I’m going to list all of the books I’ve read in the last week (excluding my current read, of course). This means I’m not going to include the full book blurb for each book in my post, but if you click on the title, it’ll pull up the Goodreads page with more info. 


What I’m reading next:

Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Paris

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Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace: he has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realize Jack and Grace are never apart. Some might call this true love.

Picture this: a dinner party at their perfect home, the conversation and wine flowing. They appear to be in their element while entertaining. And Grace’s friends are eager to reciprocate with lunch the following week. Grace wants to go, but knows she never will. Her friends call—so why doesn’t Grace ever answer the phone? And how can she cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim?

And why are there bars on one of the bedroom windows?

The perfect marriage? Or the perfect lie?

I’ve heard a lot of great things about B.A. Paris’s books. Unfortunately, the only book of his that I’ve read so far (Bring Me Back) fell somewhat short of my expectations. You can see my full review here. But I still want to give him another chance, so I borrowed a copy of this book from the library.


That’s my WWW Wednesday for this week. What have YOU read this week?dorie

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7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: May 30th, 2018

    1. I liked it at first when I wrote this post (only a couple chapters in, mind you), but I’ve been reading more of it today and now I’m starting to feel kinda iffy about it. I’m only about a third of the way into it, though, so there’s still plenty of time for me to change my mind again. 🙂

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      1. Yeah. I got seven in one week, and that is when I decided I needed to not visit NetGalley for a while until I got control of that. You seem to do far better than myself.

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