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 October (how did that happen) which seemed to me to be a great excuse to pick up ghost story The Secret of Cold Hill by Peter James. This is a sequel to The House on Cold Hill (which it turns out I read about four years ago) but could easily be read as a standalone, I certainly don’t remember the details of the first book and so far haven’t had any issues. I started it on Monday and am already a third of the way through and very much enjoying it. It is the classic ghost story with spooky goings on (things go bump in the night) but while the first book was set in an old house this is set in a new housing estate built on the site of the original house. Fingers crossed it manages to maintain the tension and chills.
With another long weekend I managed to finish three books again this week the first of which was Postscript by Cecelia Ahern, sequel to PS I Love You. I do love Cecelia Ahern’s writing and PS I Love You was a favourite so expectations were high but this totally lived up to them. It is a tearjerker, I think I cried most of the way through the story, but it’s also hopeful. There is a slightly cynical part of me that wonders if it was deliberately playing on emotions but I loved it regardless.
After such an emotional read I decided something a little lighter and fluffier was in order so picked up the ARC I’d received of The Princess Plan by Julia London. I do love historical romance and this sounded intriguing but I’m afraid it was a major disappointment. It may just be that I’ve read some brilliant historical romances lately but I did not get on with this at all. Didn’t like the characters, thought the plot was a little silly and needed to make its mind up what it was and yeah, nope.
With the Princess Plan being a bit of a bust I decided to go for something completely different with Highfire by Eoin Colfer. This was another ARC from NetGalley and I have to confess I picked it up largely due to the author, even though I’ve never actually read any books by Colfer. It’s a pretty quick and easy read and I finished the whole thing more or less in a day but again ended up being a little disappointed in it. I’m having trouble pinpointing what the issue was and I’m currently struggling to figure out how to review it. I have no idea what to say, I have literally no feelings about it.
I’ve decided that as it’s October I’m going to spend the month reading mostly Halloween type reads. I’m currently in the process of coming up with a Spooktober TBR but one book that’s definitely making the list, and will likely be up next, is Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell. I loved Carry On so have been waiting for the sequel. I’m not expecting it to be particularly creepy but who cares. I have an ARC of The Lost Ones by Anita Frank that should fit the spooky bill.
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 ❤