The WWW Wednesday meme is 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?
My Kristoff-athon is now well underway and I started the second book in the Nevernight Chronicles, Godsgrave, on Sunday. It’s still fairly early days as I’m only around a quarter of the way through but so far so good. It’s a little darker than the first book and there have been a things I would have liked to have gone a different way but I absolutely love main character Mia (and her shadows). I’m also finding it much easier to read than the first book, I think because I’ve gotten used to the style.
On started listening to Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff on audio on Monday. This is another series I’ve been meaning to pick up for ages but despite owning all of the books in it kept putting it off (I think it may have been the format again). I’m around an hour in so far and I’m absolutely loving it. The narrators are brilliant and are really bringing it to life for me. My only complaint is that Ezra and Kady are just too funny, I can’t help laughing aloud at some of the things they say at their interviews.
Things seem to have settled down a little (it won’t last) so I’ve managed to find some time for reading and finished off two books. The first Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky, was an ARC I received from NetGalley. I have to admit that despite not having read Perks of Being a Wallflower I requested this largely on the basis of the author’s name and didn’t realize it was a horror story (I like a good horror story so this was an added bonus). At over 700 pages it is a little on the long side but while I’m not sure it needed quite so many pages I liked it a lot.
The second book finished was Nevernight by Jay Kristoff and yeah I think this may be the first time I’ve “read” a book in pretty much every format. I started listening to it on audio, switched to the ebook around quarter of the way through and then to the hardback for the second half. I do generally prefer reading ebooks (I like highlighting quotes) but I didn’t think the ebook version worked particularly well with all of the footnotes (there are a lot of footnotes). The audio really helped me to get into it but I think it worked best as a physical copy.
I’m not entirely sure what I’ll pick up next. I do want to continue the Kristoff-athon so may press on with the Illuminae files or pick up Lifel1k3 or it may be time for a bit of a change. I like a bit of variety in my reads so I’m thinking I may need to break up all of the sci fi / fantasy with some crime or a romance. I recently had NetGalley requests for Bringing Down the Duke by Evie Dunmore and Robert Bryndza’s new book Nine Elms approved so I’m very tempted to pick one of them up.
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 ❤