WWW Wednesday: 18th January 2018

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 ReadingThe Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood, #1)

I started reading The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert at the weekend but haven’t had much reading time so not a huge amount of progress. What I have read I’ve been really enjoying, it’s a kind of Alice in Wonderland themed story so a little bit strange and confusing but in the best possible way.

On audio I’m still listening to Frankenstein, narrated by Dan Stevens and have actually managed to make a bit of progress. I think I’m about half way through but I’m just not in the right mood for it and it’s kind of annoying me at the moment.


Recently Finished

It Only Happens in the Movies

I’m finally feeling a lot better but unfortunately this is my super busy time at work so I’ve been struggling to fit in much time for reading (or blogging). I have however managed to finish two books this week. The first of these wasΒ  It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne. I bought this a while ago and after reading and loving How Do You Like Me Now I was very excited about it. Unfortunately however it didn’t quite live up to expectations. It is brilliantly written, and very real in its portrayal of a teenage relationship but I suspect I just read it at a time when I was looking for a bit more fantasy and happily ever after. This had some funny moments but for the most part left me feeling a bit down.Ready to Were (Shift Happens, #1)

The second book finished Ready to Were by Robyn Peterman was a reread that I needed for a challenge but I very much enjoyed it. It’s very short at around 170 pages but it’s quite a fun story about a werewolf who has to return to the island where she grew up to investigate some disappearances. That all sounds pretty straightforward and serious but it’s really not. She has a cross dressing gay vampire best friend, a Grandmother who dresses inappropriately and can beat her up and an alpha were ex who doesn’t want her anywhere near the case.


Reading Next

I’m still probably going to be picking my reads based on what fits various team challenges for the next month or so but I am hoping to get to the following books at some point. A few are ARC’s, one is a library book due back and the other is my next real life book club book.

The Belles (The Belles #1)The Exact Opposite of OkayThe DryI Know A Secret (Rizzoli & Isles, #12)

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. I may be a little slow responding this week due to work pressures but I’ll get there eventually.

Happy Reading!!

42 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 18th January 2018

  1. I’m glad I’m not the only one who hasn’t read The Dry yet! It sometimes feels that way. I even have a physical copy but I just haven’t got to it yet.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • It’s my next book club read so I’m definitely going to be reading it soon. I just haven’t been in the right mood for that type of read. I do keep seeing lots of great reviews so I’m hoping it’s good.

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    • It is such a pretty cover. I’m very tempted to buy a physical copy once it comes out particularly as I’ve been really liking it.

      I think the Dry will probably end up being my next read. It’s next month’s book group choice and I’m in the mood for something a bit different

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    • I think I’m just in the wrong mood for Frankenstein or maybe I’m just at the wrong bit. I’m at the monster’s side of the story.

      I’ve also heard a lot of brilliant things about the Dry. I’m looking forward to reading it.

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    • I love Tess Gerritsen’s books. Some in the series are better than others (and actually I’ve seen some people get offended by the earlier ones) but I’ve always loved them.

      I can’t watch the TV show however because they made the characters too different and it just really annoyed me.

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    • I’m starting to think I’m just in a slump at the moment as I haven’t really loved anything I’ve read since Christmas. There were parts of it I did really like but I think I wanted something light and fluffy and it’s really not like that. I’m sure you’ll get on better with it.

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    • I would recommend the Hazel Wood. I’m about 75% through and I’m really loving it. It’s weird and dark and really creepy at times.

      I’m also really looking forward to The Belles. Will need to get to it soon.

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    • So far I’m absolutely loving it and would recommend. It’s really creepy (I’ve been having weird dreams), dark and just addictive. The world building is incredible. It just sucks you in.

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  2. I’m remembering how long it’s been since I read Frankenstein! I’ve loved some of Dan Stevens’ narration and I hope you’re liking it. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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