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?
Both Spinning Silver and The Count of Monte Cristo are kind of on hold for the moment while I try to get out from under the mountain of ARCs I currently seem to be buried in. It’s safe to say my resolution not to request too many is not going well but I can’t complain as there are a lot I’ve been really looking forward to.
The first of which is current read Smoke in the Sun by Renée Ahdieh. This is the sequel to Flame in the Mist and one I’ve been eagerly anticipating. I only started it on Monday night and I have to admit I had kind of forgotten some of the events (and character names) from the previous book but I do love Ahdieh’s writing and it’s very easy to immerse yourself in the world.
On audio I’ve started listening to Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater which as well as being an oldie (first published in 2009) is also my first book by Stiefvater, shocking I know. I’ve actually had this book on my kindle for ages but there was always something else I ended up reading first. When I spied it on Overdrive though it seemed like the perfect opportunity and so far I am very much enjoying it. It is a bit of a throwback to the Twilight style YA paranormal romance but I loved Twilight and the narration is pretty good. I only started it on Monday and am already about 3 hours in.
I can finally give myself a pat on the back this week for finishing one of those books that’s been sitting on my reading next list for the past couple of weeks, Us Against You by Fredrik Backman. I’d been looking forward to this given my love for its predecessor Beartown but was also a little nervous it wouldn’t be as good. Thankfully Backman didn’t let me down and it felt like returning to a place and characters I knew very well. The character development is wonderful and there are some brilliant new characters (the new hockey coach was my favourite) who I quickly came to care about. I think if you enjoyed Beartown you’ll enjoy this.
Unfortunately progress with my reading plan then went completely off course when I discovered I could join Edinburgh libraries (because clearly I don’t have enough books and need to be a member of three county libraries) and got overly excited at their ebook collection. So many new releases I’ve been looking forward to (many holds have been put on) but also some older books that I’ve wanted to read forever but couldn’t justify buying. One of which was Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat. As soon as I saw it I had to read it and 24 hours later I’d finished both it and sequel Prince’s Gambit. Thankfully there’s a wait list for book 3 or I’m sure I would have finished it too.
I’m getting a little bit fantasy’d out so I think my next read will probably be either a romance or a thriller from the selection below.
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 ❤