WWW Wednesday: 16th May 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 Reading


The Last Family in EnglandAsh PrincessThe Count of Monte CristoStalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)

Yeah, things seem to have gotten a little out of control on the reading front and I’m currently juggling these four books.

  • I started The Last Family in England by Matt Haig first but given it begins with the dog Prince being taken to the vet to be put down I’m a little bit scared to read it (I think it might break me) so progress has been slow.
  • Ash Princess I’m finding difficult to get into I think because there’s a lot of info dumping at the start and it’s annoying me. Hopefully once it gets going and the world building is out of the way it’ll get better.
  • There’s a buddy read of The Count of Monte Cristo starting in one of the groups on GoodReads so it seemed like a good opportunity to read this chunkster. I have a physical copy and it’s around 1300 pages so I think I’m gonna be reading this for a while.
  • I’ve been wanting to read Stalking Jack the Ripper for a while so was very happy when my hold came in for the audio on Overdrive. I only started listening to it at the weekend so I’m around 2 hours in but so far so good.

Recently FinishedWhen a Scot Ties the Knot (Castles Ever After, #3)

I eased off on my reading last week as I had a new team reading challenge starting, a sick cat and a ton of reviews to actually write up so I only finished two books both of which were really quick historical romances by Tessa Dare, Say Yes to the Marquess and When  A Scot Ties the Knot. They’re probably not going to win any prizes for great literature but they’re funny, light and just really easy. Perfect for a bit of escapism.

Reading Next

I think if I manage to make some progress with my current reads I’ll be doing well but should I finish any I think one of these will be up next.

Smoke in the Sun (Flame in the Mist, #2)Ace of Shades (The Shadow Game #1)Cross Her Heart

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: 16th May 2018

  1. I’ve been wanting to read Stalking Jack the Ripper for awhile. Good idea to request it from the library for audio! I think I will do just that.


  2. The Count of Monte Cristo is one of my all time favorite books. I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did! I plan to read Ace of Shades before the end of the month. It’s one of my most anticipated releases this year so I can’t wait to pick it up!

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  3. The Count of Monte Cristo is really intimidating to look at, but it’s actually a quick read for its size. It’s also one of my favorites!

    I agree with Ash Princess – it took some time to get into, but it does get better.

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  4. Reading Ace of Shades right now!! If you’re read the author’s debut, Daughter of the Burning City, and liked how Amanda builds her worlds, then I think you’ll enjoy Ace of Shades even more. I’m soo invested in it right now, and it’s taking me so much control not to go and read the last quarter of the book and leave all of my to-do undone.
    I’m trying to get an ARC of Smoke in the Sun, but if not, I’ll get a copy since it comes out soon enough – looking forward to getting back to the Japanese feudal era.


    • I liked Daughter of the Burning City but didn’t love it. I thought there was a little too much going on for a standalone. I’m hoping with this being a series it won’t feel as packed and rushed.

      I’m looking forward to Smoke in the Sun. I have a few more imminent releases I need to get to first but I’m finding it hard to resist. Hopefully you’ll get your hands on an ARC soon.


    • I’m really enjoying it and the narration is great. If I had one criticism it’s that it reminds me a little too much of Sherlock Holmes. At times it almost feels like scenes and events have been taken from it. It may just be that I’ve been reading the Holmes books recently though.


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