WWW Wednesday: 12th October 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.

Dash and Lily's Book of DaresCurrently Reading

I just finished Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares about five minutes before starting this post but as I’m still basking in a post book glow (and haven’t started my next book yet) I thought I’d leave it in my currently reading. It’s a YA contemporary romance set over Christmas in New York and I am absolutely loving it. It is just so funny and cute, the characters are very likeable (Dash in particular) and it makes me smile. Expect a big gushy review soon as this is definitely going on my happy book list and possibly all time favorites list.

No progress with Grim this week as I’ve been busy reading other books. As it’s a collection of short stories I suspect this is one I’ll dip in and out of over a long period of time.

Recently Finished

First book finished over the last week was Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Enjoyable sci fi book but not one of my favorites and probably not one I’d be rushing to read again. It was just that little bit too sci fi and too geeky foDark Water (DCI Erika Foster #3)r me.

The next book read was Dark Water by Robert Bryndza which I received from NetGalley. It’s the third in the DCI Erika Frost series and I was so excited to get it I couldn’t resist picking up straight away. Unfortunately I fear I was too excited about it as it didn’t quite meet my expectations. I found the MC to be a little too emotional and the writing seemed a bit stilted for some reason. It was still enjoyable but not as much as the previous book in the series. That may just be me though. Full review coming soon.

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)The third book finished over the course of the weekend was  Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas, the fifth in the Throne of Glass series. This is another book that I was ridiculously excited about reading but unfortunately ended up feeling a little bit let down by. I did enjoy it, particularly the second half, but it doesn’t quite live up to previous books in the series. I think it’s maybe just a case of it becoming too big and epic and losing a little bit of the emotional connection that I need to make a book great. Again, a full spoiler free review is coming soon.

Reading Next

Still a couple of books carried forward from last week, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo and The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh so hoping to get to them soon. However I did get The Twelve Days of Dash & Lily, which is a follow up to Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares, from NetGalley so I think that will be up first.

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)The Wrath & the Dawn (The Wrath & the Dawn, #1)The Twelve Days of Dash and Lily

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: 12th October 2016

  1. I need to stop getting all holiday-themed books that you mention. I already have two based on your recommendations but I do like the sound of Dash and Lily 🙂 😦 I am currently reading Dark Water. I just started it last night so I am about 70 pages in. I can’t wait to see how it goes. I am really sorry to hear that it didn’t meet your expectations though. Enjoy your books this week.

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    • Dash & Lily seems to be a bit of a love or hate thing from the reviews I’ve seen but I definitely loved it and would recommend. I spent every commute hiding my face to make it less obvious how much I was enjoying it.

      I have a feeling I just wasn’t in the right frame of mind for Dark Water so hopefully you’ll fare better.


  2. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares sounds really fun! And lately I found myself putting books on my TBR based on your posts! Haha. 😀
    Happy reading and thank you for visiting my WWW earlier.

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  3. I’ve got Ready Player One on my TBR, but I have a feeling it might also be a bit too geeky for me, which has put me off. I’m sure I’ll get to it someday. I do like the sound of Dash and Lily. I might put that on my list for holiday reading.

    Thanks for visiting my WWW post! 🙂

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    • Dash and Lily is perfect holiday reading. Would definitely recommend. Weirdly I think Ready Player One will make a better film although it’s a couple of years till it’s due out.


  4. Dark Water is one of my next reads, so I’m sorry to hear it didn’t live up to expectations. (You already know what I think of Empire Of Storms 😉 ). I’m glad you did enjoy Dash & Lily’s Book Of Dares! I had mixed things about that one, mostly because I didn’t really like the prose in half of the chapters. Crooked Kingdom is supposed to be awesome; I hope you will enjoy it!

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