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?
I unexpectedly ended up taking a bit of a hiatus from both blogging and reading due to the house move (and a load of other things which were stressing me out) so this will be my first WWW (and blog post) for almost a month. I’m going to therefore cover everything I’ve read since my last post (which it turns out is shockingly little). Hopefully I’ll get back into posting more regularly, although that’s dependent on me figuring out how to use this new wordpress editor 🙂
On Monday morning I finally made a start on the ARC I received of Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan (yes I know it’s out) and I have to say I’m finding it really difficult to put down which is awesome as I’ve been struggling to get into pretty much any book over the last few weeks. I’m currently around 25% of the way through and while it’s not wholly original plot wise I am really liking the direction it seems to be heading in. The writing and world building are great and it doesn’t seem to shy away from difficult topics. I have high hopes for this one.
On audio I started listening to The Diviners by Libba Bray. This is one of those books I’ve had on my TBR for ages so couldn’t resist when I spied the audio on Libby. I am only around 4 hours in (I thought I was further but apparently not) and for the most part enjoying it. I can’t really decide how I feel about main character Evie O’Neill but I’m liking the story and the narrator is pretty fantastic at bringing the characters to life. My biggest problem with it has been that it’s creeping me out (probably shouldn’t have been my first choice in a new house that makes strange noises).
With moving house, a horse with colic, a cat that went missing (or so we thought – he didn’t) and my boss at work handing in his notice it’s pretty safe to say I’ve been a bit stressed so finding the time and focus to read anything has been tough. It’s only really in the last week or so that I started reading again but I’ve definitely made up for it with 4 books finished in about 10 days.
First up was The Quaker which I’d started ages ago then had to return to the library before I’d managed to finish it. If you like police procedurals set in the late 60’s I think you’ll like this, I certainly did. I always love books set in areas I know well (this one’s in Glasgow). It’s based on a true story (Bible John) and is really well written making it a pretty compelling read.
After something so serious I had a bit of a binge read of the Charley Davidson series by Darynda Jones which is one I’ve been wanting to pick up for a while and got way too excited about when the whole series popped up on NetGalley as read now – it’s not there any more unfortunately 😦 It’s just such a fun and funny series and reminds me quite a bit of the Sookie Stackhouse books for some reason. I only nabbed the first three from NetGalley so I’m now waiting on my local library to get the next few in so I can continue my binge.
I lost my library hold on Clockwork Princess by Cassandra Clare so I had to park it for a few weeks which was disappointing as I was really enjoying it. Thankfully my hold came in yesterday so as soon as I finish the Diviners I’ll be diving back in. I’d also parked Deborah Harkness’s Shadow of Night as I had zero focus and it was just too slow and detailed for me at that point so I may try to get back into it. I also managed to get a copy of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo on NetGalley so that’s likely to be up soon – I’ve heard so many great things about it.
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 ❤