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?
It’s all change this week as I finished both my audio and ebook. As it isn’t too long till Bloody Scotland (Scottish Crime Festival) I’ve decided to go on a bit of a crime spree (reading wise obvs) and picked up Breakers by Doug Johnston. This book is on the shortlist for this year’s McIlvanney prize and I have heard so many wonderful things about it so I couldn’t resist. I did only start it on yesterday however so very early days. I do have a good feeling about it though. The story is very different from the norm and I already have a lot of sympathy for character Tyler.
I made the incredible discovery at the weekend that you can get audio books on spotify so needless to say I was straight in there to see what I could find. Choices are a smidge limited but I did come across Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. This is a book that’s been on my wish list for ages, it just sounded so much fun, so yep very happy to discover it. I’m a couple of hours in I think (cos it’s spotify I have no clue) and really enjoying it. I did have some doubts when I heard the author was narrating (it can be hit or miss) but am pleased to report Bray is pretty great.
Two books finished this week, the first of which was Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I mostly listened to it on audio but also had a flick through the book too so I could get the benefit of the graphics. I can honestly say this was one of the most unique and brilliant reading/listening experiences I’ve had. The narrators do such a wonderful job. What makes it particularly good though is that behind the sound effects and the visuals there’s a great story and some wonderful writing. It’s one of those books with lots of lovely, memorable quotes. This is one of those series I can’t wait to continue on with, I’m just waiting on my next audible credit 🙂
The second book finished was the Six by Luca Veste, an ARC of which I’d received via Netgalley. This isn’t out for a couple of months but I was in the mood for a change from all of the fantasy and sci fi I’ve been reading lately so couldn’t resist. I hadn’t actually read anything by Veste before despite owning a couple of his books but based on this I think I’ll be picking up more. It is such an addictive read. The story is pretty similar to the film I Know What You Did Last Summer as it’s about a group of friends who cover up a death, albeit these friends are 30 somethings and the death happens on a weekend away at a 90s music festival. It’s a twisty tale that really keeps you guessing and I loved all of the 90s music and pop culture references.
Given Bloody Scotland starts a week on Friday I think I’m going to continue on with my crime spree over the next week. There are four books on the shortlist for the McIlvanney, I’ve read one (The Way of All Flesh by Ambrose Parry) and have Breakers in progress so I think I’m going to try and read Conviction by Denise Mina next. I am pretty sure I have access to it through The Pigeonhole.
I am also tempted to pick up sequel to The Way of All Flesh, the Art of Dying as I managed to get a copy on Overdrive. I do also want to start Darkdawn the final book in the Nevernight Chronicles as soon as possible. I’m putting it off a little as it’s a hardback and I don’t like carrying them around (or stopping and starting) so am waiting till I have enough time in the house to really focus on 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 ❤