WWW Wednesday: 22nd November 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

I’m currently reading an ARC of How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne. It’s not out until June next year (there’s not even a cover yet) so should probably be further down my reading list but it just sounded like the type of book I was in the mood for. It’s Bourne’s first adult novel (although I have to confess I haven’t read any of her YA books) and is about a 31 year old self help guru who’s life is not going as well as her bestselling book would suggest. I only started this late yesterday but finding it difficult to put down. The MC is not overly likeable but she’s a very real character and reminds me of more than one person I could name.

La Belle Sauvage (The Book of Dust, #1)I’m also still listening to the audio ofΒ Β La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman. As of writing this I’ve just started disc 7 of 10 (this whole CD thing is weird) and I’m still really enjoying it. Michael Sheen does the narration and he’s really, really good. There are a couple of things that are still bugging me a little about the story but they are the same things that bugged me about the original trilogy so I can’t really complain.

Recently Finished

Hold Back the StarsOnly two books finished this week as I ended up having a bit of a Netflix movie marathon over the weekend. Does it count if I watched Mockingjay? Anyway the first book finished was Hold Back the Stars by Katie Khan. I received this from NetGalley then realized I already had a copy which I’d found in a bargain bin (sorry) in the newsagents. I obviously really liked the sound of it but couldn’t remember its name.

I did really love the concept, that a couple are adrift in space with only 90mins of air left, but this is definitely a lot more romance than a sci fi as the focus is very much on their relationship. There were parts I loved, parts that made me cry and the world building is incredible. There were just a few things about it that didn’t feel right. I finished it feeling very confused about the whole thing and I’m still not sure whether I would say I enjoyed it or not.

Killman Creek (Stillhouse Lake, #2)The second book finished was one of my most anticipated reads,Β Killman Creek by Rachel Caine, which I received from NetGalley. I read and absolutely loved Stillhouse Lake a few months ago so I was very happy to get my hands on the sequel. I’m not sure I would necessarily say it’s as good but I think that’s more because my expectations were higher rather than anything to do with the story. It’s a really gripping read, the stakes are even higher, and the conclusion is truly epic.

Reading Next

Miraculously I seem to have managed to get my NetGalley shelf under control (well almost) and my feedback is up to 80% so I think it’s time I read some of the bought books I haven’t had time to yet. Probably one of the following:

The Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous Magic (Grisha Verse, #0.5, #2.5, #2.6)They Both Die at the EndWonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons, #1)Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)It Only Happens in the MoviesForest of a Thousand Lanterns (Rise of the Empress, #1)Dr. Jekyll and Mr. SeekMemories of Ash (The Sunbolt Chronicles, #2)The BreakLabyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas, #1)

Have you read any of the books on my list this week? Any others you’d recommend? As always please feel free to leave comments and links below.

Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!

25 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 22nd November 2017

    • I’ve only read the first four or five in the Morganville series but I’ve also read her Great Library series too and it’s really good. This is the first adult one I’ve read but would definitely recommend. It’s a good old fashioned thriller but builds in a lot of modern tech.


  1. I have Stillhouse Lake, and I want to read it soon…and I know why I haven’t so far. It was free, and I feel obligated to read review books and books I’ve purchased first. Does that make sense? I think I will bring it forward on one of those days when nothing else appeals to me.

    Enjoy your books…and here’s MY WWW POST

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    • I think I got Stillhouse Lake for free too but I really like Rachel Caine and was kinda curious about it so I couldn’t resist. It’s such a great who dunnit. Really keeps you guessing.


  2. I ended up staying up and finishing Stillhouse Lake last night and I was so pleased when I looked on NetGalley and saw Killman Creek sitting there as a Read Now. I’m still getting used to the alternating POVs but I’m liking it so far.


  3. You know- I still haven’t seen Mockingjay? Crazy, I know, but I saw the first two in the cinema, but when they announced they were doing that two movies for one book I was totally put off. And I guess, I already know the ending from the books, so it doesn’t really matter? But now you tell me it’s on Netflix… was it any good? Awesome books to read next- I’m very much looking forward to seeing what you think on all of those!

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    • I’m not sure it really needs 2 films to cover the book but I do still enjoy them. Part 2 which is the one I was watching over the weekend is the better of the two as Peeta’s back, plus that ending!!! I also just think it’s soo well cast (with possible exception of one character).

      I do really need to get to some if those books on my list. It’s getting to the stage now though that I’ve built them up so much I’m too scared to read them in case they disappoint 😐

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  4. I’ve been eyeing La Belle Sauvage for a while not but haven’t picked it up because I wasn’t sure whether I need to have read the other books in this world…would you say I could read this one as a stand-alone? & OHMYGOSH I am jellie at your 80% ratio! I am working diligently on mine LOL! with one goal in mind: to be able to read from my own shelves again soon *fingers crossed*
    They Both Die at the End WAS FANTASTIC! then again Adam is one of my fave all time YA authors so maybe a tad bit bias lol. Labyrinth Lost was enjoyable to read in the Fall season, anxiously awaiting the sequel in this series πŸ™‚
    Happy Reading!

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    • It’s been a while since I read the original trilogy so I don’t remember much of it and I’m managing but there are a few world type things it would probably be useful to know. You could maybe just watch the film and that would bring you up to speed (although the books are worth it).

      I think I’m actually at 79.6% so it’s a good job they round πŸ˜€

      I have still never read any of Silvera’s books despite owning a few of them. I didn’t realize Labyrinth Lost was the first in a series. I may hold off on that one till the next book is out so I don’t have a wait. Thanks for the tips.


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