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.
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?
I’m on a little bit of a reading break at the moment while I catch up with reviews, blog posts, get ready for a holiday at the end of the month and try to figure out some other life stuff but I’m pretty sure I’ll pick something new up within the next day or two. It’s not a complete break as I am still listening to Call Me By Your Name by Andre Acimen on audio. I’ve only got about an hour left, so am very nearly finished but I’m not entirely sure what I think about it. It’s a tad over the top and a bit weird, there’s being a bit obsessed with someone and there’s being a creeper and it kind of feels like Elio’s a creeper.
I also seem to be having issues with either my phone or the Overdrive app as it keeps playing this at random unexpected moments and this is not a book you suddenly want blasting from your phone in the office or on the train.
The first book finished this week was Frat Girl by Kiley Roache which I’d received from NetGalley. I was really looking forward to this story about a girl who moves into a frat to prove how sexist and evil they are but unfortunately it ended up being a little bit of a let down. I’m loving the current trend for feminist reads but this lacked emotion and spent a bit too much time reciting theories and different opinions on the issues. I never formed any connection or attachment to any of the characters and consequently wasn’t particularly invested in the story.
After Frat Girl I was in the mood for something light and fluffy (and needed something for a challenge) so picked up Adventurous Proposal by Laura Barnard. It’s about a woman who when stood up meets another guy at the bar and they have such a great time they agree to get married within a month and get to know each other properly later. I did love the premise of this and it’s a quick and easy read but the fact that it was so short meant I never got into it. There are also so many doubts and twists that I didn’t feel any real spark between the leads.
The next book finished was another NetGalley pick, Sam and Ilsa’s Last Hurrah by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. It’s about twins Sam and Ilsa who are throwing a final dinner party in their grandmother’s apartment before Gran sells up and moves to Paris and they head off to college/adulting. They can each invite three guests and it’s safe to say they’re a mixed bunch. There are ex’s, potential love interests and virtual strangers. I very much enjoyed this book particularly for the diversity in the characters and the interactions between them. The whole thing takes place over the course of an evening and within an apartment so it’s impressive that it manages to hold your attention. There were a couple of niggles and it’s not quite as good as Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares in my opinion but still worth a read.
The fourth and final book finished this week was Genesis by Brendan Reichs. This appeared on NetGalley and I couldn’t resist requesting despite having mixed views on the first book in this series Nemesis (you can read my review here). I am however really glad I did pick it up as it was such an action packed and gripping read. I did have a couple of issues, I’m not sure of some of the plot elements and I feel there were too many characters, but I did find myself becoming completely addicted as I had no idea where it was going to go. My full review will be up soon but I would recommend this series.
Due to my wandering off track a little my reading next list is pretty much the same as last week. I am however adding Red Sister to the list as I insanely requested and was approved for sequel Grey Sister (I really need to stop doing things like this).
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 ❤