WWW Wednesday: 16th January 2019

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 ReadingSlayer (Slayer, #1)

Pretty safe to say my reading plans went out the window when my NetGalley request for Slayer by Kiersten White was approved. I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer so I’ve been really looking forward to this book and while it’s still relatively early days it is not disappointing. There’s a lot of the same humor the show has and I’m loving all of the references to the characters I love, although so far none have actually appeared yet 😦

On audio, I’m still working my way through The Diviners by Libba Bray. I did manage to make some decent progress at the weekend while I was out digging up the garden (I’m starting a veg garden in preparation for the Brexit food shortages … no not really). Not convinced though I’m going to get it finished before it returns itself to the library this weekend.

Recently Finished

Fallen Angel

I’ve had a great reading week with three books finished and all of them pretty great albeit very different. The first book finished was Fallen Angel by Chris Brookmyre which I’d received from NetGalley. I’ve been a big fan of Brookmyre for a long time so I was very excited about a new standalone contemporary thriller from him (he’s been venturing into some unusual territory with his last few books) and it proved to be a great read. Conspiracy theories, narcissistic personalities and family secrets (pretty much all of my fave things) play a big part of this story and there are some wonderfully well developed, and horrid, characters to enjoy. A little too early for a full review but yep, I’d recommend.

Eighth Grave After Dark (Charley Davidson, #8)

Next up was Eighth Grave After Dark by Darynda Jones, the eighth book in the Charley Davidson series. I am completely addicted to this series about a private investigator who’s also the grim reaper. I have to admit however that while I did enjoy it I do think this is the weakest book in the series so far. There were some big events and reveals but I felt like not very much happened. There were also a couple of little inconsistencies and actions that didn’t really make sense and some foreshadowing of what’s to come that’s rather concerning. It did still make me laugh and I love the characters so will read on but keeping everything crossed what I think is coming won’t actually happen.

I Owe You One

Third and final book finished was I Owe You One by another long time fave author Sophie Kinsella. It feels like forever since I managed to read a book by Kinsella so it was really nice to sink into one again, and yeah I really disappeared into this one. I started it early afternoon on Saturday and read the whole thing in pretty much one go (I did break for food occasionally). I should hopefully have review up this week but if you’ve read Kinsella’s other books, think Got Your Number. It’s not quite as funny but has the same kind of characters and chemistry.

Reading Next

I probably need to slow down a little on my reading to catch up with some reviews but if I get the chance I would like to pick up Twisted by Steve Cavanagh, I did read the first few pages on Friday but then Slayer came in so it got kind of bumped down the list a bit. I may also attempt to pick up one of my older galleys. I’m thinking possibly The Trouble with Emma by Katie Oliver which has been on my shelf for almost three years.

TwistedThe Trouble With Emma

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 ❤

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 16th January 2019

  1. I had never heard of the Charley Davidson series, but I love anything Grim Reaper-related, so I’m going to have to go look this up now!

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • Ha, I just pulled up the series on GR and discovered I have had the first one on my TBR since 2016! Somehow my library has books 2-13 but not the first so I’ve just filled out the purchase suggestion form for it!


      • I actually managed to get the first three from NetGalley and I’ve been hooked ever since. You’re lucky your library has them, it’s looking like I’m gonna have to buy books 9-12 😦

        They remind me a bit of the Sookie Stackhouse books (I’m racing through in the same way) but are probably a bit heavier on the romance.


  2. My friends keep telling me I need to read the Darynda Jones series, but I didn’t think it would be my thing. The fact that you have found it so addicting is making me change my mind.


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