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?
I started reading The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry at the weekend and am making really good progress with it. It’s a sequel to The Way of All Flesh and is set in Edinburgh in 1850, a time (and place) when a lot of important medical advances were being made. I enjoyed the first book but I think this one has the potential to be better. I felt like the balance was a little off in the first between the historical fiction elements and the murder mystery but this feels a little more even and I’m very much enjoying being back in this time with these characters. I think this could very easily become a favourite series for me, and I know there is at least one more book in the works.
On audio/spotify I’m still listening to Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. It’s such a fun read with some very distinctive characters, I can’t wait to see where it goes.
The first book finished this week was Breakers by Doug Johnstone and wow what a book, I can definitely understand why it’s on the shortlist for the McIlvanney award at this year’s Bloody Scotland. Set in Edinburgh it’s about a teenage boy, Tyler who is trying to do the best he can despite a not so great family. His mum has addiction issues and his half brother and sister bully and coerce him into breaking into houses. It’s on one of these break ins that someone gets hurt and Tyler ends up in serious trouble with some not very nice people. It’s a hard and brutal read at times but you can’t help but become invested in Tyler.
After such a tough read I decided I needed something a whole lot lighter and less gritty so ended up reading contemporary romance Pucked by Helena Hunting. It did make for a good reading palate cleanser and I liked it for the most part but I’m not sure there was anything particularly memorable about it (other than how disturbing the male MC’s stalking was).
Bloody Scotland kicks off on Friday and as well as attending a few of the events on Saturday I’ll be volunteering on both Friday evening and Sunday afternoon so I’m not sure how much time I’m going to have for reading. If I do manage to squeeze some reading time in I think I’m going to go back to my NetGalley shelf (it’s completely out of control) and pick up American Royals or Into the Crooked Place, I think I’m in a YA kinda mood. I’ve also been tempted to re read Carry On though in preparation for Wayward Son coming out.
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 ❤