WWW Wednesday: 20th November 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 ReadingThe Queen of Nothing (The Folk of the Air, #3)

I seem to be juggling a few books at the moment which is really not like me. The first is The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black, which I bought at the weekend. This is the final book in the trilogy and is one that I’ve been looking forward to for a while. I only started it on Monday night and as it’s a hardback I’m only reading in the house so I’m around 75 pages in. So far so good, I loved the first book in the trilogy but was less sure of book two so I was a little bit wary going in but based on what I’ve read so far I do have high hopes for it. I do love main character Jude, she’s unexpected.

Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for MenMy library hold for Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez came in on Monday too so I’m mostly reading it on my commute. It’s non fic so fits quite nicely with Non Fic November (even though I’m not really taking part in that challenge). I don’t read much non fiction but this is one that I’ve been interested in ever since I read an article in the Guardian newspaper about it. It’s all about how the data used to design products, test drugs etc generally excludes women and makes for fascinating and slightly frightening reading.

Also on ebook I’m still plugging away at Full Throttle by Joe Hill. I have a tendency to dip in and out of short story collections so I suspect this one will be on my list for a while. And, yes I am also still listening to Lair of Dreams by Libba Bray on audio. Audiobooks are never particularly quick for me either and I don’t think I’ve even hit the halfway point yet.


Recently Finished

Foul Is FairIt Happened on Christmas EveHis Royal HighnessThree Hours

I have very definitely got my reading mojo back this week with a whole four books finished, the first of which was Foul is Fair by Hannah Capin. This is a YA retelling of MacBeth with a girl Jade/Elle out for revenge on the group of boys who drugged and assaulted her at a party. I got off to a slightly shaky start with it because of the writing style but ended up absolutely loving it. It’s dark, it’s violent and it is really, really twisted but completely addictive. It’s too soon for me to post a review but if you go a hunting on Goodreads you’ll find it there.

After the darkness of Foul is Fair I needed something a lot fluffier so went for novella It Happened on Christmas Eve by fave author Kirsty Greenwood and it was just what I needed. It’s light, funny, romantic and really got me into the Christmas spirit (I may have had some Christmas songs playing in the background). My only complaint is that I really want a full length novel from Greenwood, it’s been far too long since Big Sexy Love was out.

Next up was another rom com by a fave author with His Royal Highness by R.S. Grey. Grey’s books are always really tropey but I love them for it. This time around it’s a variation on crush on a teacher (or in this case mentor) but all set in a theme park. It’s a lot of fun but it did also make me a little teary in a couple of places.

Fourth and final book this week was Three Hours by Rosamund Lupton a story about a shooting in a school which coincidentally also had a bit of a Macbeth connection (some of the kids are rehearsing the play in the theatre). I came across this on NetGalley a few months ago and it does seem to be getting a lot of rave reviews but I’m a little more on the fence about it. It’s very well written but there’s something about it that left me a little cold. It is told from multiple pov’s so I suspect it may be that, I often struggle if a book jumps around too much.

Reading Next

My library book hold on Kingdom of Souls came in on Monday (why do they all come in at the same time) so assuming I’m still in a YA fantasy mood after Queen of Nothing I think I will probably pick it up next. After that I’m hoping to switch back to the books on my NetGalley shelf and will probably pick up The Alibi Girl by CJ Skuse or A Bad Day for Sunshine by Darynda Jones

The Alibi GirlKingdom of Souls (Kingdom of Souls, #1)A Bad Day for Sunshine (Sunshine Vicram, #1)

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 ❤

18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 20th November 2019

  1. Seems like you’ve had a great week of reading. Four books is a lot and enjoying most of them, that’s great! I just ordered the first book, the Cruel Prince, yesterday. I’m not a very avid fantasy reader and romance is usually really hit or miss with me, so I’m nervous, but I thought it could be worth giving a try. My personal reading week wasn’t the greatest, I’ve read some middle of the road thrillers. Hope next week will bring us both some great reads! 🙂

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    • Yep, I’ve definitely had a good run.

      Yay for The Cruel Prince, I hope you enjoy even if it’s not your go to genre. Black’s writing is wonderful and the characters are never what they seem.

      I’ve been reading too many thrillers lately too. They start to get a bit samey. Will keep my fingers crossed you find some better reads.

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  2. I’ve got a copy of Bad Day for Sunshine and I’ve never read a book by this author. I hope you enjoy! I’m curious about Invisible Women. Think I’ll put that on hold at the library!

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  3. I think you’re the first person I’ve seen who has agreed that the first book was better than the second. xD It seems like everyone I come across liked the second better, and I just didn’t love it. Glad to hear you’re enjoying Queen of Nothing so far, though! I can’t wait to get my hands on it. happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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