WWW Wednesday: 4th January 2016

The WWW Wednesday 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 ReadingThe Bear and the Nightingale

Yet again I’m not really reading anything at the moment, there must be something about Tuesdays (I always write this post the night before). I am however planning to start The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden which I received from NetGalley but haven’t had a chance to read as yet. I have to admit that I requested this partly due to the cover which is stunning and also because I heard the words “draws on Russian fairytales”. I absolutely love fairytale type books. I can’t say too much about it yet but it’s definitely a book I have high hopes for.

The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)On audio, I’ve started listening to The Hunger Games and am really enjoying it. I’ve obviously read it before and have watched the films more than once but I’d kind of forgotten the details from the book. I did find the narrator a bit irritating at the start, she sounds like someone around my age who’s smoked 60 a day rather than a teenage girl but I’m getting used to it, although I still can’t stand her Peeta voice.

Recently Finished

I honestly don’t know what I’ve been doing for the past week as, despite hardly moving from the house, I seem to have read very little and absolutely none of the books I had on my reading next list from last week. Ensnared (Splintered, #3)

I am however very happy to report that I did read Ensnared, the third and final book in the Splintered series. The Splintered series is a modern day take on Alice in Wonderland with one of Alice’s descendants being sucked back into Wonderland.

I was mostly happy to read this because it finished off the series and I wanted to know how it would all end but it is quite a good read. There was a lot more action than in the previous book (which was mostly filler) but be warned there is one of the most annoying love triangles ever. I also wasn’t entirely convinced by the ending.

The One Memory of Flora BanksThe second book finished, The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr, is probably my favorite book of the year so far. I know it’s only the 4th of January but I suspect it will remain a favorite as I still keep picking it up and reading little bits. It’s one of those books that just makes you smile.

I received it from NetGalley and it’s about a seventeen year old girl who suffers from amnesia. She can only hold onto a memory for a couple of hours and then it’s gone. Then one night she kisses a boy on the beach and the memory sticks. Thinking he could be the cure for her amnesia she follows him to the Arctic. It’s a little bit nuts, kinda funny and also sad in places but I found it completely addictive. You can read my full 5 star review here.

Reading Next

Unfortunately I’m now back at work 😦 so I have a lot less time for reading and will need to switch back to ebooks as physical books are just too awkward to carry around. I’ve also realized that quite a few of the ARCs I have are due for release so I really need to get reading. I think my next reads will therefore by A Quiet Kind of Thunder  and Behind Her Eyes. I also managed to get Proxy by Alex London from the library on Overdrive so I may sneak that in somewhere too.

A Quiet Kind of ThunderBehind Her EyesProxy (Proxy, #1)

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: 4th January 2016

  1. The Flora Banks book sounds absolutely wonderful. I keep telling myself I’m going to finish reading my current NetGalley reads before I request more, but then I keep seeing www’s with great book recs lol.

    I was pondering listening to the Hunger Games audiobook, but idk if I could do it with the narrator you describe lol. I just started the Divergent series on audiobook (as in, never read them) and I’m loving it.

    Happy WWW! (I’m not posting this week because today is the first day I’ve “read” anything in a week. Yikes!)


  2. I really want to read The Hunger Games but the fact I already know most of the story and that the images from the movies are stuck in my head has made me put the books of again and again. The One Memory of Flora Banks sounds fun and has a great cover 🙂 Happy reading!

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    • It’s odd but I always seem to have the most problems with female narrators, particularly when they do male voices. Maybe I’ve just been unlucky though. Definitely give Flora Banks a read. I really enjoyed it.


  3. The Bear and the Nightingale is a book I really want to read this year – like you it’s mostly because of the cover and the russian fairytale angle! I am also adding The One Memory of Flora Banks now – you’ve made it sound like a great read and I am intrigued!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday


  4. I’m looking forward to Bear and the Nightingale. I’m currently reading The One Memory of Flora Banks and enjoying. My first read of 2017 was A Quiet Kind of Thunder and I absolutely LOVED it! I hope you’ll also enjoy it, it’s beautiful!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • I didn’t hate the Splintered series I actually really liked the world the author created and the story but just couldn’t quite take to the main character and the love triangle got on my nerves a bit. I did love Morpheus though. For me I couldn’t see how it was a difficult decision 🙂


  5. The One Memory Of Flora Banks sounds really good! I will definitely have to add it to my wishlist now. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.


  6. I’ve been seeing The One Memory of Flora Banks around and I’m glad you enjoyed it because I just added it to my TBR! Hopefully I enjoy it too when I get around it. 🙂

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