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 managed to get my hands on a copy of Elevator Pitch by Linwood Barclay on Overdrive/Libby so as there’s only 5 days left on my hold and there are 8 people waiting I thought I’d better read it. I haven’t read many books by Barclay, my Dad’s a bigger fan of his stuff than I am, but I did like the sound of this one (even if I may never get in an elevator again). I’m around a quarter of the way through as of last night and so far it’s been ok. I don’t feel like it’s completely hooked me yet. This could just be me though as I’m still feeling pretty tired and a little ropey, so struggling to focus on anything.
On audio I’m still listening to Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray. I think I’m maybe 3 hours in so still quite a bit to go (and we’re not really into the action yet) but I’m very much enjoying it.
Two books finished this week, one from my Spooktober TBR (four down, 8 to go) with the other a bit of a wander off track (not sure it was worth it). I’m pretty sure you can probably guess which is which 😀
First book finished was Monstrous Heart by Claire McKenna, an advance copy of which I’d received from NetGalley. It’s not out till next year so I’m not entirely sure how “finished” it is but I ended up very much enjoying it. It has a few problems (nothing is explained or described so if you’re like me reading it is work) but it’s so atmospheric and the writing so wonderful that it’s easy to overlook them. I think comparisons to the Binding are probably fair as while there are some fantasy aspects it’s quite a slow read with a focus on the romance.
After the darkness of Monstrous Heart I did feel l needed something light so when I spied Melissa Foster’s latest book on NetGalley I decided to grab it and read it immediately. I’ve actually never read a book by Foster so This is Love was my first and for the most part I enjoyed it. It’s a fun romance that reminded me of The Bodyguard movie in terms of story. I did feel like there were too many secondary characters though and I found myself skimming through the parts they were in. I guess they’re from previous books so if you’re a fan you’ll probably be happy to catch up with them but for a newbie I wasn’t especially interested. I also felt it was a little too lovey dovey (and the characters too good) but that may just be me being my usual bitter and twisted self 😉
Gah!!! It’s been on my TBR forever so I really, really need to pick up The Wych Elm by Tana French next. I always do this with French’s books and I always end up loving them once I convince myself to read them. After that I don’t know but I’m thinking maybe The Lingering by SJI Holliday. I’ve been wanting to read it for ages but tend to bump it for ARCs.
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 ❤