WWW Wednesday: 17th February 2016

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 Wednesday

To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:

  • 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.

What Would Lizzy Bennet Do? (The Jane Austen Factor, #1)Currently Reading

I recently started reading What Would Lizzy Bennet? Do by Katie Oliver which I received as an ARC from NetGalley. It’s still early days but so far it’s been ok. I am liking how the author manages to work in elements and references to Austen’s books but it’s maybe a little bit light on descriptions. Initial impressions of the Mr Darcy character are not that great but I suppose that’s consistent with the original Darcy 🙂

Recently FinishedUgly Love

I finished a couple of books this week. First up was the book I’d just started last week, Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. This was my second attempt at a Colleen Hoover after being a bit underwhelmed by Hopeless a month or so ago. I have to admit I’m still not convinced her books are really for me. It was an easy enough read but I didn’t find any of the characters particularly likeable and I thought it just missed a bit of spark.

Black WidowThe second book I started and finished was Black Widow by Chris Brookmyre. This was another book I’d received from NetGalley and had been lurking on my “Reading Next” list for the last few weeks. So glad to finally get the chance to read it as I found it very enjoyable. A little slow to get going but by the half way point I was totally hooked. It’s quite twisty and keeps you guessing pretty much to the very end. Definitely one I’d recommend even if you haven’t read any of the others in the Jack Parlabane series.

Reading Next

I’m still determined that I’m going to make some more progress on the pile of ARC’s I have sitting so after my current read I’m probably going to move on to either Flawed by Cecelia Aherne or Sleepless in Manhattan by Sarah Morgan. Both are favourite authors of mine so I’m looking forward to both. I also had a trip to the library this week (always dangerous) and picked up The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, A Monster Calls and How to Build a Girl. I’m due a bit of time off work after all of the extra hours I’ve been working so hopefully can make a start on at least one of them too. Just need to decide which.

FlawedSleepless In ManhattanHow to Build a GirlA Monster Calls

Have you read any of the books above? Do you have any recommendations?

14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 17th February 2016

  1. Hm Black Widow sounds interesting! I’m also interested to see what you think of “What Would Lizzy Bennet Do?” I love Austen spinoffs. Have you read any of Katie Oliver’s other ones?

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  2. A Monster Calls is absolutely brilliant 🙂

    I know what you mean about Colleen Hoover’s books. I’ve only read Confess but I didn’t get on with the characters at all and it’s made me wary about reading anything else by her. That said, I always give authors 3 attempts before swearing off them (*cough* Ian McEwan *cough*). So I might try November 9 at some point.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-17th-february-2016/

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    • I do keep hearing great things about November 9 so no doubt I will cave and that will be my third and the decider.

      Very excited about A Monster Calls as I got the hardback from the library which has all of the illustrations and is practically brand new. It’s very pretty although can’t believe I’m getting so excited about a picture book 🙂

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  3. I accidentally ended up on Colleen Hoover’s blog today and am thinking of trying out her books. November 9 seems to be the one I’ve heard the most about so I think I’m going to start with it, though I have no idea whether or not I’m going to like her either!

    I hope you enjoy A Monster Calls, but make sure you have tissues handy at the end!

    Here’s my WWW this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-and-wippet-wednesday-17-february-2016/

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    • Had a feeling I’d need the tissues for it but very excited about it. I love Patrick Ness’s writing and everyone seems to rave over A Monster Calls.

      Colleen is worth a try. She does have an incredible number of fans and I would never say they were bad reads. Just weren’t as good as I was expecting based on all of the hype.


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