WWW Wednesday: 7th February 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 Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1)

I received an email ages ago from NetGalley saying Tessa Dare’s latest book The Duchess Deal was available for request and being unable to resist temptation I requested then totally forgot about it. Needless to say I received notification during the week that my request had been approved and being on the hunt for some light and fun reading couldn’t resist giving it a try and I have to admit it’s been just what I’ve been needing. It’s a historical romance and has a Beauty and the Beast type plot and it’s absolutely hilarious. I don’t know if it’s just my weird mood but I can’t remember the last time a book made me laugh so much.

Recently Finished

Force of Nature

The weather was pretty good at the weekend and I had some family events and a book signing so it’s been a bit of a slower reading week for me. I did however manage to finish two books, the first of which was Force of Nature by Jane Harper which I received from NetGalley. This is the second in the Aaron Falk series although it could probably be read as a standalone (but I do recommend the first book The Dry).

I am definitely going to be looking out for more in this series as I loved this book as much if not more than The Dry. This time the story’s about five women who head out on a corporate retreat but only four of them make it back. As Falk has a connection to the missing woman he becomes involved in the investigation. This is an absolutely riveting read and yet again it’s the setting and characters that are the stars. It’s another rather slow paced story but has so much tension it’s completely addictive.

The Belles (The Belles #1)The second book finished, The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, was also a NetGalley pick and one of my most anticipated books of the year. I have to admit I found it a little slow in the beginning and I began to have my doubts about all of the hype around it but by around a third of the way through I was hooked. The world building and descriptions are absolutely brilliant and I found this world where beauty is all important to be fascinating. The plot is not necessarily the most original, you could see a lot of things coming but I did like all of the power plays and back stabbing. I’m hoping to get a full review up this week.

Reading Next

I’m currently juggling three team reading challenges (why do I do this to myself) which is restricting my reading choices at the moment but I have a couple of ARCs and a couple of library books which I’m really excited about and need to sneak in somehow. Most exciting of all is that I found The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue on Overdrive. I have been desperate to read this since I first heard about it, I just hope I haven’t built it up too much.

Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)The Last LaughSkin DeepThe Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Guide, #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 Reading!!

31 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 7th February 2018

    • I’m always torn on the blog tour thing. I’d love to do them but find them a lot of pressure especially if I haven’t read the book so don’t know if I’ll like it.

      I found it really difficult to put down Force of Nature. I just loved the parts told from the POV of the five women.

      Looking forward to Last Laugh too as I love Tracy Bloom but I’m a little scared it’s gonna be sad


    • There is a possibility I’m in a bit of a weird mood and finding things way more hilarious than they actually are but I did really enjoy it. Be warned though it is a Mills and Boon so there’s lots of bodice ripping.


    • I actually finished it last night and laughed the whole way through (mostly in the bits I was supposed to I hope). That cover is so much better than the default one on Goodreads, it’s much more typical Mills and Boon stuff 🙂

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    • I’ve been having a really good run so far this year so I hope it continues. I’d really recommend Force of Nature. It’s a missing person investigation but for me it was more like one of those survival stories where a group gets into trouble and start to turn on each other.

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  1. I only JUST heard about The Belles, and I’m so glad to hear it ends up being pretty interesting! Hopefully I can get around to reading it soon!
    I’ve been waiting on The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, I feel like everyone is telling me I’m going to like it so I’m scared to read it because what if I DON’T LIKE IT?!
    Here is my WWW

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    • That’s exactly the stage I’ve reached with Gentleman’s Guide. Everyone has been saying how brilliant it is and I’ve been building it up to epic status in my head so now I’m terrified I’m going to be the one who hates it.


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