WWW Wednesday: 20th July 2016

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.

Beautiful Disaster (Beautiful, #1)Currently Reading

I started  Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire yesterday and I literally haven’t been able to put it down since. There’s something wrong with the version I have as words and whole sections are repeated but there’s just something about it that has me completely hooked at the moment. At the start I thought it was going to  be the usual good girl meets a bad boy, they fight a bit but then can’t resist their attraction (which so far is kind of true) but it’s starting to feel a bit darker. I can’t wait to find out how it ends and suspect I will be forgoing some sleep 🙂

Recently Finished

All is Not ForgottenI’ve been very lucky this week and somehow managed to end up reading a lot of really good books.

The first of these was All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker which I received from NetGalley. It’s a psychological thriller about the effects the horrific rape of a teenage girl have on a family and a community. It’s a little slow at the start and the narrator comes across as a bit arrogant but it’s intelligent, well written and by the end totally enthralling. You can read my full review here.

Melody Bittersweet and The Girls' Ghostbusting AgencyThe second book finished was Melody Bittersweet and the Girls’ Ghostbusting Agency by Kitty French. This couldn’t be more different from All Is Not Forgotten if it tried. It’s a fun and lighthearted story about Melody Bittersweet who decides to put her ability to see dead people to good use by starting a Ghostbusting agency. It’s full of quirky characters, a bit of romance, the odd ghost and lots of laughs. I loved it and you can read more in my review.

The next book read was The Deviants by C.J. Skuse. I received this is an ARC from NetGalley and couldn’t resist reading it straight away even though it’s not due out until the end of September.The Deviants It’s about a group of friends who’ve drifted apart after a tragedy but get back together to get revenge on a bully. It’s too early for me to post a review but I will say that I absolutely loved this book. I was expecting it to be good but I wasn’t expecting it to break my heart a little.

Also this week I finished my audio book  Destined for an Early Grave by Jeaniene Frost. It’s the fourth in the Night Huntress series and could possibly be my favourite so far. These audio books are going to get me in so much trouble as they are completely addictive and absolutely hilarious. Anyone who spots me listening to them must think I’m a complete lunatic.Paper and Fire (The Great Library, #2)

The final book finished this week was Paper and Fire by Rachel Caine, which is the second in the Great Library series. It’s a story about libraries and books so it’s pretty much a dead cert that I’ll love it. In this series libraries pretty much run the world and have more power than any government or religion but power corrupts. It’s a fun, fast paced read but it finished on a cliffhanger so I’m left waiting for the next one….again.

Reading Next

Yet again it’s been another week where I’ve read literally none of the books on my reading next list. With my tendency to wander off plan I’m starting to think I shouldn’t bother. Anyway, it seems likely that I’ll read one or more of the following:

  • A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby – My brother loaned me this a few years ago but I’ve never read it (although I watched the film on Sunday night). It just so happens to fit a challenge I’m doing so that seems a good reason to finally pick it up.
  • This Side of the Grave by Jeaniene Frost – There’s no way I can resist the next book in the Night Huntress series and I managed to find it on Overdrive so I’m good to go.
  • The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley – I spied this at the library a couple of weeks ago and couldn’t resist.
  • The Paris Secret by Karen Swan – This will probably be my next NetGalley read as I love Karen Swan (and Paris) and haven’t had a chance to read as yet.

A Long Way DownThis Side of the Grave (Night Huntress, #5)The LoneyThe Paris Secret

Have you read any of the books above or have any other book you’d recommend? Leave comments and links below. I’m a little slow in replying at the moment as work is manic but I’ll get there eventually 🙂

Happy Wednesday everyone.

14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 20th July 2016

  1. A lot of great titles here! I received All Is Not Forgotten today and I am so excited about it. I have to wait a couple of weeks to read it because I’m a bit behind schedule on ARCs but I’ll make sure to grab this one very soon. I love the idea. Somehow, the cover for Melody Bittersweet prevented me from getting the book, but your words made me change my mind! The Deviants also sounds quite great, I can’t wait to read your review.
    Happy reading 🙂
    Here’s my WWW https://chocolatenwafflesblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/this-week-in-books-july-20th-2016/

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    • I actually don’t really get the cover for Melody Bittersweet as I don’t really see what the connection is to the story. I did like it a lot.
      Deviants was excellent but I feel like I should hold off on my review until nearer the release date.
      I’m also really behind on ARCs which is not helped by wandering off to read other books 🙂


    • All is Not Forgotten was good but a little slow to get going (and I very nearly gave up). Beautiful Disaster also good. I’m around 70% through and it’s not what I was expecting in both good and bad ways.


  2. I am jealous that you got to read Paper & Fire. For some reason, it’s not in the Amazon AU store and my library has it on order but who knows when that will become available (I do have it reserved just in case that happens before the ebook, though).

    I love the cover of Beautiful Disaster. I hope you don’t lose too much sleep because of it!

    Here’s my WWW post

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    • I always find it strange that books come out in different places at different times. Recently it seems a lot of books on my Amazon wishlist are coming up as no longer available. Not sure what’s going on.
      I was shocked when I received a message from the library to say Paper and Fire was in. I’m lucky in that no one seems to use the YA section 🙂

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  3. Sounds like you were able to read a lot of great books! I’m definitely going to try and start The Great Library series soon and The Deviants sounds great as well. I hope you’ll enjoy your books this week!

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


  4. I’ve read Hornby before and enjoyed him. I hope you like his book. Sorry for the late reply. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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