WWW Wednesday: 24th May 2017

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?

Currently Reading

Thirteen Reasons WhyI started reading Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher on Monday and I’m already around half way through. I watched the TV show a month or so ago and found it really engaging (I want to say I enjoyed it but it’s quite heavy so that’s not really the right word). I already had it on my want to read list but the show definitely made me want to read it even more so I was very happy to receive it from NetGalley.

It’s strange reading the book so close to watching the show as you can’t help but imagine the actors as the characters and comparing the two. There are a few differences but even though I loved the show I’m still very much enjoying (argh!! I need to find another word) the book.

No progress on Release by Patrick Ness this week unfortunately. I really need to get back into it.

Recently FinishedA Gentleman in Moscow

First book finished this week was A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. I received this from NetGalley and read it as part of a group read on GoodReads. It was a little outwith my usual reading comfort zone but I absolutely loved it. It’s begins in the 1920s in Moscow with a man being ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. It’s quite a slow story but it’s beautifully written with some fascinating characters and many touching and funny moments. You can read my full review here.

Flame in the Mist (Flame in the Mist, #1)The other book finished this week was Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh. This was also from NetGalley (I’m slowly making progress getting my shelf down) but I also got a hardback copy as well. I liked this book a lot and pretty much read the whole thing in one sitting. It’s my first book from this author and her writing style definitely suits me. I loved the story and the feudal Japan elements but it was a little too similar to other YA fantasy stories to be a standout read. My review should be up soon.

Reading Next

Unbelievably I’ve actually read or am reading all of the books on last weeks reading next list so I need some new ones. I also have a week off work so will hopefully have plenty of reading time. I’ll no doubt wait and see what I’m in the mood for but likely I’ll make a start on one or more of the following:

PerfectCarve the Mark (Carve the Mark, #1)Nemesis (Project Nemesis, #1)The Bed and Breakfast on the Beach: A summer sizzler full of sun, sea and sandStrange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer, #1)The Hate U Give

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

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 24th May 2017

  1. I won 13 Reasons Why so I’m waiting for my copy to read it this summer 🙂 I’ll definitely watch the show first as I’ve heard so many people saying that’s how they’d done it and it works quite well for once, but it’s true that I always have the actors’ faces floating in my mind when I watch an adaptation first! Happy reading!

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    • The show and book are both really good but quite different.

      I think I will be in need of The Bed and Breakfast on the Beach. I love Kat French and it just looks like such a fun summery read.


  2. Good to hear you are enjoying Thirteen Reasons Why, although I agree that’s probably not the right word to describe it. It’s very good though! And I want to read Strange The Dreamer, Carve The Mark and THUG some time soon as well. Happy reading!

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  3. Ooh so many books!! I enjoyed (for lack of better word) Thirteen Reasons Why as well, I’m glad you’re enjoying the book! And I finished Flame in the Mist just today, coincidentally ahah. I really loved it! I definitely recommend you pick up The Wrath and the Dawn duology since you enjoyed it. 🙈 And I have Strange the Dreamer on my TBR, I hope you enjoy it! ❤

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  4. I’ve had no desire to read Thirteen Reasons Why, but when the show was such a big success, I picked up a copy at Target a few weeks ago. I’m definitely intrigued!

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  5. I am really looking forward to reading The Hate U Give! I hope that it is one you enjoy. I have yet to finish 13 Reasons Why and I am waiting to see the series until I do. I guess that I should get on that. Happy reading this week. 🙂

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