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.
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.
Unusually for me I currently have three books on the go at the moment. I tend to just focus on one book and one audio for when I’m driving but due to some indecisiveness at the weekend I somehow started two books at the same time.
The first of these books is Stealing Snow by Danielle Paige which I received from NetGalley. It’s another retelling (I know I have an addiction), this one based on the Snow Queen. I was very excited to get this but it does seem to have a lot of negative reviews. I’m only around 15% through so it’s very early days but so far I am definitely enjoying the writing. We’ll see what happens when I reach the love quadrangle.
The second book I’m reading is Resistance is Futile by Jenny Colgan. I started it at weekend as it sounded like quite a quirky, funny read and something a bit different from Jenny. For some reason though I’m struggling to get into it. I’m sure if I persevere I will love it but I’ve already wandered to another book which is not good. Hopefully I’ll wander back at some point 🙂
I’m also still listening to The Beautiful Ashes by Jeaniene Frost. It’s the first in a paranormal/romance/urban fantasy series and this time instead of vampires and ghouls it’s angels and demons. Not quite enjoying as much as the Night Huntress series as the main character is kinda bugging me but it is good.
The first book finished this week was Unhinged by A.G. Howard. It’s the second book in the Splintered series which is based on Alice in Wonderland. I think this was possibly suffering from “middle book in a trilogy syndrome”. It seemed to take a while to get going and then took off towards the end to reach that big cliffhanger which means I’m probably going to have to read the third and final book to find out how it all ends….grrr!!
After that I was looking for something quick and light so decided to read some Kelly Oram. Kelly Oram is the author of one of my all time favourite happy books, Cinder and Ella (if you haven’t read it you should). After a bit of a search on Amazon I picked up The Libby Garrett Intervention, which is the second in the Science Squad series. It was quite a cute (but slightly more adult than I was expecting) story about Libby who’s in a toxic relationship which she refuses to give up until her friends stage an intervention. This is one of those books which has a positive (ish) message for young girls but somehow manages to be quite funny rather than preachy.
I enjoyed it so much I couldn’t resist re reading the previous book in the series The Avery Shaw Experiment. It’s quite similar and is about Avery, Libby’s best friend, who uses the seven stages of grief to try to get over a broken heart. It’s also a pretty good read and one I’d recommend if you’re looking for something light and fun.
Final book finished this week was One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost which is book 6 in the Night Huntress series. This time Cat and Bones were doing a bit of ghost busting which made for something a little bit lighter than their usual end of the world, doomsday type stuff.
Yep, A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby is still on my reading next list. I think that makes it five or six weeks it’s been there now. I’m saying nothing… Other than that I’m not too sure what other books I will be reading. I have a book bingo challenge starting which I think will have me choosing books based on what picture is on the cover rather than the story.
I do have The Island by Victoria Hislop which is my next real life book club read. Have to admit I’m not overly excited by it as it’s not the type of book I usually go for. I’m just biding my time until it’s my turn to choose a book then it’ll be all zombie apocalypse or YA dystopian 🙂
I’m also thinking about trying a bit of Neil Gaiman with The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I think it’s well overdue that I read one of his books and I’ve had this on my kindle for a while. Just not sure if it’s the best one to start on.
Have you read any of the books above or have any other book you’d recommend? Leave comments and links below.
Happy Wednesday everyone.