WWW Wednesday: 27th February 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 Reading

Palm Beach, FinlandThe Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2)BecomingThe Dying Game

I still seem to be juggling multiple books this week but at long last I do seem to be making some progress with them, well some of them. I’m loaded with the cold (again), and Film4 has been showing Studio Ghibli classics (I have to admit that’s been more appealing than reading) but work has been a little quieter so I’ve been managing to spend a bit more time reading.

I just started Palm Beach Finland on Monday but am already about a third of the way through and loving it. It’s a little bit dark but really funny and with some slightly out there characters. I also just started The Wicked King by Holly Black on Sunday and despite only reading it in the house (it’s a big hardback) I’m pretty close to finishing it. I love how morally grey it all is and the way Black portrays Faerie but have to admit I think I preferred Cruel Prince. It’s possibly just the way I’m feeling at the moment though.

Very little progress on Becoming as I’ve kind of pushed it to the back burner. I don’t really read non fiction and almost never read autobiographies or memoirs so I’ve just been finding it hard to get into. I’ve also been struggling with The Dying Game which I’m listening to on audio. I’m finding it difficult to follow what’s going on so may need to switch to the book at some point. I did like the sound of it but it’s just confusing me at the moment.

Recently Finished

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie LovettOne Summer In Paris

Two books finished again this week, The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and One Summer in Paris, both of which were pretty good but very different stories. My views on The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett were a little bit mixed but this was mostly due to feeling misled by the blurb. I was expecting it to be a thriller around the disappearance of Lizzie Lovett but while there is a bit of mystery about her disappearance the story focuses on main character Hawthorn whose theory on what happened and actions were so out there I spent most of my time worrying about her mental health. The writing is good and it was definitely unique but possibly a little too bizarre unique.

One Summer in Paris seems to be a continuation of Sarah Morgan’s move from romances to more contemporary fiction and focuses mostly on family relationships and friendship. I do kind of miss the hot and steamy romance thing but I did enjoy this. It was great to have two very different povs, a middle aged mother whose marriage has just broken down and a teenager escaping a difficult home life, and I loved the friendship that formed between them. I always find Morgan’s writing makes me emotional (and this was no exception) and I loved the Paris setting.

Reading Next

I’ve got a few days planned off work next week so I’m hoping I’ll finally be free of the lurgy and able to get some proper reading done. I have a couple of bookish events fast approaching, I’m going to the Orenda roadshow on Monday and seeing Angie Thomas a week on Saturday, so I’m hoping to squeeze in some books by those authors. I also still have a stack of library books I need to read before they’re due back

On the Come UpAfter He DiedTwo Can Keep a SecretThe CorsetSix Stories

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 ❤

22 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 27th February 2019

  1. I don’t usually enjoy memoirs/nonfiction, but I think Becoming is worth pushing through. 🙂 Maybe try the audio version. I also recommend Educated on audio. So good! I am saving that Sarah Morgan book for the summer and I can’t wait. I have Six Stories, and haven’t read it. I hope you enjoy. I’m on hold at my library for On the Come Up. It’ll probably take forever for me to get it!

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    • I have a feeling Becoming will get better once I get past the childhood bit but I just can’t focus. I am kicking myself for not getting the audio as it’s now a 6 month wait for it. I am looking forward to Six Stories, it’s one I got ages ago but never read. Hopefully this event will give me the push to finally get to it.

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    • I’ve been shockingly bad at actually writing down my thoughts once I finish a book but hopefully I’ll get there eventually.

      I really liked One of Us is Lying but possibly more for the Breakfast Club theme than the mystery. Still really looking forward to Two Can Keep a Secret.

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  2. I’m so jealous that you are about to read On the Come Up! I have put myself on a book-buying ban, but I may have to break that to get this book. I had hoped my husband would get it for me for Valentine’s Day, but he didn’t. He did get me Becoming (so I forgive him), which I am hoping to start soon. Hope you are enjoying it! Have a great reading week! Here is my WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2019/02/27/www-wednesdays-february-27-2019/

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  3. I was disappointed by The Cruel Prince and did not want to continue the series, but good reviews on The Wicked King are popping up all the time, so I am not so sure any more.
    Here is my WWW

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  4. Glad you’re still liking the morally grey characters of wicked king, even if you prefer Cruel Prince. I remember you mentioning being misled by the blurb of lizzie Lovett- it definitely sounds like there’s a massive disconnect between the blurb and the story :/

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