WWW Wednesday: 4th July 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 ReadingGrey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)

I started reading Grey Sister, the second book in Mark Lawrence’s Book of the Ancestor series on Monday morning and am currently around quarter of the way through. Not sure if it’s because a lot of the world building and character intro’s are out of the way but I’ve found this one so much easier to get into than the previous book. I also really love that the author had a few pages before the start of the book recapping what happened. I only finished Red Sister about a week or so ago but I still found it helped me a lot. Very excited to see where this story is going to go but I’m a little worried I’m going to have a wait for the third and final book.


Recently Finished

Have to admit it’s been a bit of a slow reading week for me as a result of things getting busier at work, house hunting and hot weather causing lots of travel problems. I did however manage to finish a couple of short books, the first of which was  If Cats Disappeared from the World by Genki Kawamura. This just looked like such a quirky and cute read and it’s so rare to find books translated from Japanese (or maybe that’s just me) that I couldn’t resist even though it’s not out till September. I will admit that I wasn’t sure about it at the start, and I think there may be some issues with the translation, but by the end it had sucked me in completely and left me a big blubbering mess.Batman: Nightwalker (DC Icons, #2)

Given the emotional trauma of this book (combined with not being able to get my kindle working) I went for more of a popcorn type read with Batman: Nightwalker by Marie Lu which I’d gotten from the library ages ago. This was my first book by Lu and while it didn’t exactly wow me, it was an okay-ish read that passed some time and didn’t require much thinking (or any emotional trauma). Probably a good palate cleanser but I have to admit it didn’t make me want to rush out and read more of Lu’s books.


Reading Next

I posted my Summer TBR at the weekend so I’m going to try and stick to it for the moment. I think Grey Sister is probably going to take me a bit of time to finish but if I do I think next up will be The End We Start From by Megan Hunter followed by The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden, both of which I got from the library. Or I may end up going for The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

The End We Start FromThe Girl in The Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #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 ❤

18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 4th July 2018

  1. I read Warcross by Marie Lu and liked it enough that I want to see how the story concludes, but I also don’t really feel compelled to go read her Legends series or anything else.

    Good luck with the summer TBR. There are a few on there I’ll be waiting to hear your thoughts on.

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    • I love superhero movies but not so sure about books based on what I’ve read so far. I did like Renegades by Marissa Meyer but it’s a little less clear around which group are heroes and which are villains and there aren’t any known characters which gives a bit more freedom than Lu has with Batman.

      I’m reserving judgement till I read Wonder Woman and Catwoman.

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  2. I’ve recently read the Legend sequel Prodigy by Marie Lu, and while entertaining I do get your point. (especially since that one had a double love triangle to worry about *shudders*) It sounds like Batman was a welcome distraction though! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading.

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  3. I need to read a book in translation for one of my 2018 challenges so I have quickly added If Cats Disappeared From the World to my TBR. Batman was also my first Marie Lu and I thought it was disappointing because I don’t like Batman. Have you read the Wonder Woman book from this series? Also, I broke down and bought the Kiss Quotient which I am so excited to read after I finish with more of Lord of the Rings. Great week! Here is my WWW: http://silverbuttonbooks.com/2018/07/04/www-wednesday-july-4-2018

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    • It’s a really quick read but I did enjoy it (at least when I wasn’t crying). I don’t read enough translated fiction but this year I’m making an effort to try authors from as many countries as I can find. If thrillers are your thing The Good Son was really good (and translated from Korean)

      I bought Wonder Woman when it first came out but haven’t read yet even though I love Bardugo. Think I have the fear it won’t live up to expectations.

      Kiss Quotient does sound so good. Hopefully we’ll both enjoy.

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    • The End We Start From seems to get some mixed reviews but I read the first few pages and have a good feeling about it. If Cats Disappeared is a little odd, incredibly emotional but I did really like it.

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  4. I haven’t read Batman by Marie Lu yet but I have read all her other books. I personally would recommend The Young Elites series. I found that one to be her best one along with Warcross. I wasn’t a huge fan of her first series even though many disagree with me.
    I wish more authors would recap what happened in the first book with a few pages in the second book. I tend to end up re-reading the first book just so I can remember what happened in the second/third. A small recap would actually be so helpful.
    I hope you have a less stressful week!
    Tina @ As Told By Tina

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    • Thanks for the recommendations. I have heard Warcross is really good but was holding off reading till closer to the release date of the next one. I hate waiting 😂

      I often struggle with fantasy in terms of understanding worlds and magic systems so the recap actually explained some things from book 1 I hadn’t really understood. What was particularly great in Grey Sister was how honest the author was about why he was doing it “so he didn’t have to have really awkward dialogue between characters explaining everything”.

      I really should ‘re read but never seem to find the time.

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  5. The Kiss Quotient is also next on my list, I’m American and it’s so fun seeing the different cover you have. I am a big Marie Lu fan and Nightwalker wasn’t great for me either, I think she was so trapped having to stick with the Batman lore. I think her strongest series is The Young Elites, it’s a historical fantasy all about antiheroes, corruption and vengeance.

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    • I keep hearing lots of great things about Kiss Quotient so hopefully we’ll both enjoy it.

      I love comparing covers from different countries. I think for Kiss Quotient I do prefer the UK one but it’s usually the other way around.

      Thanks for the Marie Lu rec. I’d heard Batman wasn’t her strongest so I will definitely be reading more of her books. Pretty sure I have the 1st Young Elites and Warcross lurking somewhere 😁

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