WWW Wednesday: 19th September 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 ReadingLove and Other Words

I’ve had to schedule this post in advance (it’s a busy week) so I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be reading on Wednesday but I suspect it will be Love And Other Words by Christina Lauren. I’ve been in the mood for a Christina Lauren and this appeared on NetGalley so I couldn’t resist putting in a request.

 


Recently Finished

I’ve been off work for the last week but have to confess I haven’t really been in the mood for reading. Instead I was taking little day trips and watching lots of TV and movies, basically taking it easy. I did however manage to finish off three books, although the first I was pretty much finished when last week’s post went up.

Jack of Hearts (And Other Parts)Any Duchess Will Do (Spindle Cove, #4)The Silence of the Girls

  • Jack of Hearts (and other parts) by L.C. Rosen –  This was a lot more gripping and disturbing than I was expecting. It’s pretty addictive reading and I thought incredibly informative about some controversial topics but yeah, the stalker side of the story kind of creeped me out (not that that’s necessarily a bad thing).
  • Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare – I needed something light after Jack of Hearts so yep I was back on Tessa Dare again. This time it’s a kind of historical romance take on My Fair Lady (or maybe She’s All That) given a Duke makes a bet with his mother that if she can turn any girl he picks into a convincing Duchess, he’ll marry her (the girl obvs).
  • The Silence of the Girls by Pat Barker – This was an incredibly intense telling of the Trojan war from the point of view of Briseis, a Trojan queen who is taken captive by the Greeks when her city is invaded. I really liked the different perspective this brought to the story but I think it lost it’s way in the second part when Achilles pov was introduced. Still a great read but could have been brilliant.

Reading Next

I’ve got a lot on over the next week, as I’m into the busy time at work, I’m volunteering at Bloody Scotland over the weekend and I’m in the process of selling my house (which means I’m gonna have to clean) so not sure how much reading I’ll get done. I did however receive an ARC of Sarah Morgan’s latest Christmas book so I suspect I’ll sneak that in somehow and possibly either Broken Things by Lauren Oliver (who I also love) or A House of Ghosts (which is by a new to me author).

The Christmas SistersBroken ThingsA House of Ghosts

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 ❤

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 19th September 2018

  1. You’re done with Any Duchess Will do.. 🙂 I guess we’re both the same with reading a historical Romance, specifically Dare’s books, after a heavy read. 🙂 It’s the second time this month I saw The Silence of the Girls and already added it on my TBR… have you reviewed it yet?

    And goodluck in your week’s activities. 🙂

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    • I typically read one of Dare’s books in a morning. They’re just so quick and easy.

      I’ve written notes for a review of Silence of the Girls, just haven’t pulled the whole thing together (maybe tonight). I liked it. It’s always been a story that fascinated me and was great to get a different pov. The start in particular is brilliant, it just loses some impact midway through. Also should warn it is quite intense.

      Thank you.

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      • Not to mention, they’re sure way to make you smile first thing in the morning. 🙂

        I’ve heard the same thing about Silence of the Girls, that’s why I’m intrigued.. And of course Trojan war…

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  2. I love that cover for Love and Other Words! So different from the US version. I also loved that book so much – I hope you enjoy! I am excited for the new Sarah Morgan book. I love reading her books around the holidays.

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    • I very nearly bypassed it on NetGalley till I spotted the author’s name. I kind of prefer the US cover but I’m excited to read it. Have heard so much great stuff.

      I almost always end up reading Morgan’s Christmas book in September. Like to get in the Spirit early.

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