WWW Wednesday: 18th 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 ReadingIn Bloom

I started reading In Bloom by C.J. Skuse on Monday but haven’t made a lot of progress as I haven’t had much reading time. Skuse is one of my fave authors and I’ve been looking forward to this one as it’s the sequel to Sweetpea which I read and very much enjoyed last year. Hopefully I’ll manage to find a bit more time to really get into it.

As well as In Bloom I’m still dipping in and out of Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig and I also picked up Why We Sleep by Matthew P. Walker from the library and have been reading bits of it too. Both are fascinating reads but I do tend to be a little slower with non fiction.

Recently FinishedThe Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient, #1)

Technically I finished The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang last week but as I had it still sitting in my currently reading I think it’s fine to put it here this week (plus this section’s looking a bit thin). It also gives me another chance to talk about how much I loved this gender switched version of Pretty Woman (I really need to write a proper review at some point). It’s just funny, sweet, very enlightening and also one of those books that make you smile. It’s not perfect but I found the very few flaws easy to overlook.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)The other book finished this week was The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers. I’m going to see Becky Chambers on the 24th so thought it was probably a good idea to read at least one of her books before then 🙂 I have a general wariness of all things sci fi but I ended up absolutely loving this. It reminded me a bit of my fave sci fi TV shows Firefly or Star Trek as it follows a mixed species crew as they make their way across the galaxy on a job. They have a few incidents along the way but I felt this book was less about the story and more about the characters.

Reading Next

I kind of want to keep going with the Wayfarers series so I think I’ll probably be picking up A Closed and Common Orbit next, I just need to buy it first. I also need to make a start on The Falconer by Elizabeth May and To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo as there’s another author event I’m going to on the 25th where both authors are appearing.

A Closed and Common Orbit (Wayfarers, #2)To Kill a KingdomThe Falconer (The Falconer, #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 ❤

19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 18th July 2018

  1. I have the Kiss Quotient and To Kill a Kingdom on my TBR list. It looks like next year I’ll be getting round to reading them.

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  2. I just finished The Long Way a couple weeks ago too! It had zero plot but I loved it anyway?! The characters were so stellar… I wish she’d write another book about this crew and have actual plot, that would be epic I think! ❤ This is my first week participating in www and I found it so much more fun than I thought it would be! Happy reading Ali!

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    • Definitely more a series of incidents and conversations rather than any actual story but like you I loved it. I totally want to join that crew or even just hang out with Kizzy. I think it’s Lovey and Pepper in the second book isn’t it? I’m hoping the others will cameo but not sure they will 😢


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