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 started reading Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao on Monday but I’m thinking this probably wasn’t my brightest idea. I received an ARC of this from NetGalley in January but as far as I understand there’s been some controversy over it (which I somehow managed to completely miss) and the author has decided not to publish. As it was a book I was looking forward to I couldn’t resist just reading a little bit and I suspect I’m going to end up reading the whole thing. I don’t however have any plans to review or talk about it much out of respect for the author’s wishes (and because I think it’s getting a major re write) but the writing is great.
Both The Mine by Antti Tuomainen and Armada by Ernest Cline, which I was listening to on audio, are on hold for the moment as I had to return them to the library. I’ll no doubt pick them up again but may be a few weeks till I can get them again.
It’s been a bit of a mixed bag reading wise this week, with four very different books finished.
- Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly – 5 stars – I LOVED this book and can’t recommend highly enough. It picks up right at the end of Cinderella and follows one of the “ugly” stepsisters as she gets caught in a contest between Fate and Chance. I loved the writing, I loved the story and I absolutely adored main character Isabelle. I’ll post a review nearer the publication date (expect lots of gushing).
- We’re All Mad Here by Claire Eastham – 4 stars – I’m always a bit wary of books about anxiety (I take the bury it deep and try not to think about it approach to managing mine) but this was really great. Very approachable and so many of the author’s experiences mirrored my own. She’s very realistic about options for managing it and it did make me laugh and feel more positive about things so that’s a win for me.
- Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey – 4 stars – I’m definitely becoming a Grey fan. Some of her early books were a bit hit or miss but I’ve been loving all of her recent work and this was no exception. It’s not my fave, but it’s funny and sweet and there is so much chemistry between the leads it’s difficult to put down.
- Christmas at the Little Cornish Gift Shop by Rachel Griffiths – 2 stars – I have to confess I mostly picked this up to fit a challenge task. It was a really quick read but unfortunately it just didn’t work for me.
My reading’s been a little heavy on the romance and fantasy lately so I’m thinking I need to switch over to a thriller next. I got Wolfhunter River from NetGalley a few weeks ago and have been finding it very hard to resist so I suspect it may be next. Although I do also have Alice Feeney’s new book and The Au Pair lurking on my kindle tempting me.
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 ❤