WWW Wednesday: 8th July 2020

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 ReadingEvery Sky A Grave (The Ascendance Series, Book 1)

I’ve been struggling to read anything sci fi or fantasy lately but when a publisher sent me a widget for Every Sky a Grave by Jay Posey I figured this may be the book to get me back into the genre. I started reading it on Monday and haven’t made much progress, but I’m still hoping that once I sit down and focus it’ll hook me. I do love the idea of words having a power and the start was pretty action packed.

On audio I’ve been listening to Red Rising by Pierce Brown. I keep meaning to get back into this series, I’ve read the original trilogy but no further, so thought it might be fun to do the audio to remind myself of everything that happened before starting Iron Gold.

Recently Finished

It’s been a few months since I last did a WWW Wednesday post but don’t worry I won’t list all of the books I’ve read in that time here (although I may do a post with my faves some point soon). These are the books I’ve read over the last week and a bit (I haven’t been tracking my reading and time is weird right now).

There's No Such Thing as an Easy JobEast of Hounslow (Jay Qasim #1)

Obsidio (The Illuminae Files, #3)Love the One You Hate

  • There’s No Such Thing as an Easy Job by Kikuko Tsumura – This was a book I picked based purely on the cover, there’s just something very relateable about it 😀 It’s also been a while since I’ve read any Japanese fiction and I’ve kind of missed it. If you do enjoy Japanese fiction this is a really enjoyable read. It’s quite quirky and different and while lacking a little in terms of emotion is very engaging.
  • East of Hounslow by Khurrum Rahman – The company I work for have relaunched the book club so this was last week’s read. I’m not generally a reader of spy thrillers and struggled to get started on this but once I got into it I found myself flying through it and the ending in particular was edge of the seat stuff. I’ve been tempted to keep going with this series
  • Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff – I finished the Illuminae Files!!! I am both very happy and completely devastated. It’s an absolutely brilliant trilogy and works so well on audio despite the weird format of the book.
  • Love the One You Hate by R.S. Grey – I like Grey’s writing and this was another enjoyable read from her. There’s nothing especially stand out or memorable but there’s a real summer feel to it which makes it the perfect bit of escapism.

Reading Next

I posted a Summer TBR a couple of weeks ago so I’m going to try and knock a couple more books off that, maybe Take a Hint, Dani Brown or One to Watch (I’m in a contemporary romance kind of mood). I may however wander off a little with YA fantasy Fable.

Take a Hint, Dani Brown (The Brown Sisters, #2)One to WatchFable (Fable, #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 🙂

15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 8th July 2020

  1. Huzzah, you finished The Illuminae Files! I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It’s one of my favorite series. But also, yes, feeling devastated and conflicted is totally normal. I finished the series last year and I still feel vaguely broken and empty because it’s over. xD Fable’s on my TBR, too! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on it. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Illuminae is definitely one of the best things on audio. I’m feeling a little lost now it’s over. I did buy Aurora Burning so have that to look forward to. So far I’ve only read the first few lines of Fable (I can never resist) but they were good. I’m optimistic that if I can get back into scifi/fantasy I’ll enjoy it.

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      • I still need to get my hands on Aurora Burning! I’ve been saving Aurora Rising until I can get the sequel, so I can read them together and spend the maximum amount of time in that world before suffering withdrawal. xD I’ve learned … well, some lessons haha.

        Have you seen that the sequel to Fable is already out and available for ARC request? I was so surprised. 😮

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      • I’ve been trying to do the same with series but I somehow managed to read Aurora Rising before finishing the Illuminae files. I will no doubt regret it though as they keep ending on cliffhangers.

        I hadn’t seen the sequel was available for request. Should maybe try to read some of Fable first, see if I like it.

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  2. Fable definitely made it to my TBR for this summer. Great list and I hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

    Happy reading! xo
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday post.

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    • I hadn’t heard of him but I think he has a background in gaming (something I know nothing about). So far it’s been pretty action packed so looking forward to seeing where it goes


  3. I’ve noticed that RS Grey’s latest books have been nothing special, they do deliver in regards of what we are expecting of a RS Grey book, but not much else – which is a bummer. My first and only 5 star book by her is still Scoring Wilder 💕

    I hope you’ll enjoy Take A Hint Dani Brown – I really enjoyed this one, and I have One to Watch on my tbr for this month 😀

    ~ Corina | The Brown Eyed Bookworm

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    • Scoring Wilder is one of the few books by Grey I haven’t read which is ridiculous as a few people have said it’s their favourite. I do agree that her most recent books have been a bit by the numbers.

      I think Take a Hint will be up soon, did you read the previous book in the series? Just wondering if it matters that I haven’t.

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