WWW Wednesday: 25th May 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?

Here’s this weeks WWW.

Currently Reading

I may have gotten a little bit carried away on NetGalley last week and requested a few more books than I really should have so I’m currently reading two books at the moment.Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories

The first is Summer Days and Summer Nights which is a collection of YA short stories edited by  Stephanie Perkins all with a summer love theme. I have a bit of a tendency to avoid short stories but I thought the previous anthology by Stephanie, My True Love Gave to Me, had some fantastically good stories so I couldn’t resist. There’s a great mix of genres and the authors include some of my favourites such as Cassandra Clare, Veronica Roth and Leigh Bardugo. There are also a lot of new to me authors so no doubt by the time I finish my TBR pile will be a lot bigger.

Sweet Resolve (Lucky, Book #2)The second book I’m reading is another ARC, Sweet Resolve by Jill Sanders. I’m around a third of the way through and so far it’s ok, not bad, not good. I like a good romance novel every now and then as a bit of light relief but I’m not finding anything particularly special about this one. Hopefully it’ll pick up.

On audio, I’m still listening to At Graves End by Jeaniene Frost which is the third book in the Night Huntress series. I am enjoying it, some of the dialogue is hilarious, but I haven’t been driving as much so I haven’t had as much time to listen to it.

Recently Finished

I was taking part in a readathon over the weekend so I was doing a lot of reading. This was helped by a very cold and wet Saturday which discouraged me from leaving the house and a hot and sunny Sunday which meant lying outside in the sun.Us (Him #2) Typical Scottish weather 🙂

First book finished was Us by Sabrina Bowen and Elle Kennedy which was the follow up to M/M romance Him. I thought it was a little bit slow to get going but once I hit around the 30% mark I was completely hooked and ended up squeezing in some reading at every possible opportunity (including at 4am in the morning when I couldn’t sleep). I think the highlight was new character Blake who stole pretty much every scene he was in.

Next up was one of the books from my reading next list The Problem with Forever(it does happen occasionally),  The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L Armentrout. It’s a young adult contemporary story about a girl, Mallory, who due to an abusive background doesn’t like to speak. After being rehomed and a lot of therapy she decides she’s ready for public school but when she gets there she meets a boy from her past.

This was my first book from this author and I thought the plot was fascinating. It makes a nice change to have a main character who isn’t super confident or popular and is actually scared of everything. Unfortunately I just didn’t get the feels but I suspect that’s just me. I can be a bit funny about YA contemporary. You can read my full review here.The Crown (The Selection, #5)

The next book finished this week was The Crown by Kiera Cass. This was another NetGalley request that I was so happy to get approved. The Crown is the fifth and final book in the Selection series and I’d been anxiously awaiting it’s release since I read The Heir a month or so ago. I think it’s probably the best book in the series and a fitting ending. You can read my full review (with relatively few spoilers) here.

Reading Next

This coming weekend is a holiday weekend here so I’m hoping to read a few books and maybe get caught up on my reviews.

I’ve had the The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza on my reading next list for about the last three weeks so I think it should probably be first. I’ve been putting it off for far too long and for no other reason than I haven’t really been in the mood for crime. If it goes well though I’ll probably continue on and read the next book in the series, The Night Stalker.

After that it will probably be a choice between The Paris Secret by Karen Swan or The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. Very different books but both by authors I love so it will no doubt come down to what mood I’m in 🙂

The Girl In The Ice (DCI Erika Foster, #1)The Night Stalker (DCI Erika Foster, #2)The Paris SecretThe Rest of Us Just Live Here

Have you read any of the books above or have any other book you’d recommend? Leave comments and links below.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 25th May 2016

  1. I really need to read The Selection series since everybody seems to be liking it. And your next reads look interesting.
    Happy Reading! 🙂

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    • The first three books in the Selection weren’t my favourite reads. There is a drawn out love triangle and an annoying heroine but they’re easy enough reads. I did prefer the Heir and the Crown as it’s a different story but I think I’m in the minority 🙂

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      • Oh, that’s sad to hear. I’m not a fan of love triangles but I’m still interested on reading this series. Just to see for myself why a lot of people like this. Hehe 😀

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  2. I think we’ve all “accidentally” requested a few too many things on Netgalley! I always think, “Oh, I’ll never get approved for all of these… let’s just request another one” and then I get them all!!! :/ Bookworm problems 🙂

    I hope you enjoy The Rest of Us Just Live Here. Some of it is so funny and I just love the concept (and everything by Patrick Ness, to be honest).

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/www-wednesday-25th-may-2016/

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  3. I’m intrigued by the Patrick Ness book – the cover caught my eye (being the shallow type…) and I haven’t yet got around to reading of his work, but keep hearing his name crop up. So I’m looking forward to hearing how you get on with it. Have a great reading week:)

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  4. I am not a big fan of short stories but Summer Days and Summer Nights sounds good. I like the sound of The Problem With Forever. I have finally decided to give Patrick Ness a try, but I don’t know which book to pick! I have heard good things about The Girl In The Ice. I’ve been putting it off because I felt everyone was reading it.
    Happy reading 🙂
    Here’s my WWW https://chocolatenwafflesblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/this-week-in-books-may-25th-2016/

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    • So far I’ve only read Chaos Walking and A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness and would recommend both but A Monster Calls is probably an easier one to start on. It’s quite short and an easy read so gives you a taste without wasting too much time if you don’t like it 🙂 It’s also incredibly beautiful and sweet and sad and hopeful.

      I have an ARC of the follow up to Girl in the Ice but I’ve read Robert Bryndza’s Coco Pinchard series and enjoyed so I’m looking forward to seeing what he does in a different genre.


    • I got the Night Stalker from NetGalley too so have both to read over the next couple of weeks. Don’t know why I do this to myself 🙂

      I have liked his Coco Pinchard series so I don’t think it’ll be too much of a chore

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  5. It’s great that you enjoyed the Crown. Finales can be fickle things and sometimes they leave you disappointed and sometimes they just hit the right notes 🙂
    I hear good things about The Girl in the Ice so I hope that you you enjoy it as well 🙂
    Happy Reading ❤

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  6. I’m really curious about The Problem With Forever… I’ve recently gotten a copy even though I’m not sure if it’s for me, but it sounds interesting. And I hope you will enjoy The Girl In The Ice! Happy reading. 🙂

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  7. I just saw that you are about to read The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness. I loved that book so much eventhough he is an author I go hot and cold with. Looking forward to your thoughts!

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    • I’ve got a hardback copy from the library which is very pretty so don’t think I will be resisting for long. I’ve previously read Chaos walking and A Monster Calls and loved both so I’m hoping this’ll be as good.


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