WWW Wednesday: 25th September 2019

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.

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 ReadingPostscript (P.S. I Love You, #2)

I only started reading Postscript by Cecelia Ahern yesterday so I haven’t made a whole lot of progress, I’m around 15% in, but I’m really enjoying it (if you can consider crying my way through it enjoying). It’s the sequel to PS I Love You (another tearjerker I loved) and picks up about 6 years later with main character Holly moving on with life without husband Gerry. Or so she thinks, until she gets sucked back into the past by a group inspired by her story who want her help to say goodbye to their loved ones. As you would expect it’s an emotional read but the writing is so good. I do love Ahern’s books, it’s been far too long since I read one.

I haven’t made much progress with audio book Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Things have been pretty busy so I just haven’t had the opportunity to listen to it much.

Recently Finished

The Art of DyingA Rose Petal Summer: It’s never too late to fall in lovePeriod.

Three books finished this week the first of which was  The Art of Dying by Ambrose Parry. This was the follow up to The Way of All Flesh and I think I enjoyed it more than the first book. Yet again it’s a hunt for a serial killer in Edinburgh in 1850 but while the first book was all about child birth this was all about death. I really love the combination of fact and fiction and the medical side of it is fascinating. It was also nice to be back with the characters. Yes, I guessed a lot of the mystery fairly early on but this time I was happy just to go along for the ride.

After The Art of Dying I decided to pick up library book A Rose Petal Summer by Katie Fforde. It’s been years since I’ve read a book by Fforde but I always used to really enjoy them so was looking forward to this. Unfortunately it proved to be a major disappointment and I did not like it at all. The plot is pretty much all over the place, it feels like the author tried to cram too much in, and the characters were either bland or so over the top that they were verging on ridiculous. The nail in the coffin though was how flat the romance was. Not sure I’ll be rushing back to read anything else by Fforde.

Not sure what to pick up next and a little frustrated by Fforde I decided to go for Period by Emma Barnett, a non fic book I’d spotted on NetGalley and couldn’t resist. It’s definitely an intriguing book about a subject we probably don’t talk about enough. I really liked how it looked at why something that affects half the population is such a taboo subject and the anecdotes really illustrated how it affects all aspects of life. I did however find it a little on the repetitive side.

Reading Next

I really need to pull together an Autumn/Fall TBR but until I do I’m sticking more or less with last week’s books here. These are all galleys I really need to get to soon.

American RoyalsInto the Crooked Place (Into the Crooked Place, #1)Highfire

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 ❤

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 25th September 2019

  1. Nothing tells me I am out of the new-release loop more than a new Eoin Colfer book I had no idea about! I can only wish for it on NetGalley at the moment, so I’ll be keen to hear your thoughts in the meantime.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • I think it’s out or almost out as the publisher has been chasing me to write up a review, probably should read it first 😂

      I have to confess I haven’t read any of Colfer’s books but it sounded different and I like different.

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  2. Such a shame Fforde disappointed you! I quite like her books whenever I’m in the mood for some mindless, romantic reads, haha.

    American Royals is one I enjoyed! The different POV’s show a lot of sides to being royalty. Really liked that. Hope you will as well! 🙂

    I’m currently reading Wilder Girls by Rory Power – which is going slowly since I’m not really.. feeling it? I don’t know. I’m also reading Tellus – second installment of a fantasy-series by Tyffany Hackett – and flying through that one. Fantasy with anxiety rep – couldn’t ask for more!

    Happy reading! 🙂

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    • I used to enjoy Fforde’s books too but this one just annoyed me for many reasons.

      Very happy to hear you liked American Royals, you’re the first person I’ve heard has read it. I really enjoyed the Thousandth Floor trilogy so I’ve been looking forward to it.

      I haven’t come across either of your reads but fantasy with anxiety rep sounds like my kind of thing so I may have to check it out.

      I’ll keep my fingers crossed Wilder Girls gets better for you.

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