WWW Wednesday : 28th October 2015

It’s WWW Wednesday time.

The WWW Wednesdays meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.

WWW WednesdayThe three W’s are:

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

So here’s my W’s for the week.

Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper (Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper #1)Currently Reading

I was feeling the need for something a bit spooky so based on a recommendation I started reading Ellie Jordan, Ghost Trapper by J.L. Bryan this morning. It’s a haunted house story so I’m hoping for lots of creepy goings on. I’ve only read a couple of chapters so no ghosts as yet but I’m liking the writing style. Slightly worryingly it’s the first in a series so there is a fair possibility I’ll end up reading the lot.

Recently Finished

Blonde EskimoOver the last week I’ve managed to finish a couple of books. The first was The Vintage Guide to Love and Romance by Kirsty Greenwood. For the most part I really enjoyed it. It definitely made me laugh a lot. I have a feeling though that it’s one of those books that is more or less instantly forgettable.

For once I also read one of the books I had planned as my next read, Blonde Eskimo, and posted my review here yesterday. As I predicted it was probably not the right book for me. I don’t know if it’s just one YA fantasy too many or if it was just meant for readers a lot younger than me but didn’t really enjoy it too much.

The Beast of BarcroftReading Next

I’m planning to continue my spooky themed reading over the Halloween weekend and have just received The Beast of Barcroft by Bill Shweigart via NetGalley. Have never read anything by this author but I like the cover and quite fancy a creature feature. I am a little worried as it tells you the beast eats the main character’s dog but I plan to skim that bit.

I’m also still trying to convince myself to read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. It’s been lurking on my kindle for a while but I keep putting it off based on the mixed reviews it seems to get. If I don’t go for that I may switch back to Love, Death and Tea or try a classic such as Dracula or Frankenstein. Not sure yet.

Does anyone have any recommendations or ideas for Halloween reads?

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday : 28th October 2015

  1. I LOVED ‘The Night Circus.’ My husband and I listened to the audiobook and he really enjoyed it as well. It’s very fantastical and epic so if you’re not into that, maybe skip it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  2. I love the look of The Beast Of Barcroft! The Night Circus is a very well written story with lots of beautiful descriptions, but the pace can get a bit slow and the chapters kind of jump between different characters and years. If you take the time for it and like these kind of stories, you will probably enjoy it though. 🙂

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  3. I second what Yvo said about The Night Circus. It’s beautiful and worthwhile for the descriptions of the circus alone, but it’s not very “reader friendly” and needs concentration not to get completely lost. Frankenstein is a wonderful book and even more brilliant by being an early example of gothic/sci-fi/horror by a woman.
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesday-28th-october-2015/

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