WWW Wednesday: 26th October 2016

The WWW Wednesdays meme is currently 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?

Here’s this weeks WWW.


Currently ReadingThe Sun Is Also a Star

I’m almost finished The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon which I received from NetGalley.  It’s a contemporary YA romance about two teenagers, Daniel and Natasha who come from very different backgrounds but meet by chance (or is it fate?) on the day where Daniel has an admission interview for a college he doesn’t really want to go to and Natasha is facing deportation. They have nothing in common but could change each others life.

As it’s set in New York and is about a couple of teenagers I have to admit I did a lot of comparing to Dash and Lily at the start which was completely unfair. It does have it’s cutesy moments but deals a lot more with cultural differences, racism and bigotry. Now that I’m further into the story I’m loving it a lot.


Recently FinishedThe Score (Off-Campus, #3)

It’s been a bit of a mixed week for me with a fantastic book, a truly terrible read and something decidedly average.

First up was The Score by Elle Kennedy which is the third book in her Off Campus series. It’s a new adult romance about a girl who after breaking up with her long term boyfriend gets involved with a bad boy hockey player. It was an ok read but I didn’t think there was anything particularly stand out about it. Thankfully having just finished Heartless by Marissa Meyer and suffering from a major book hangover it was exactly what I needed.The Swarm

After The Score I still didn’t want to start anything good so picked up The Swarm by Christopher Pearson (basically it fit a challenge I was doing). It’s a horror story with swarms of mutant bugs attacking people everywhere. I’d describe it as the worst book ever written but I suspect that would just encourage more people to read it 🙂 It’s like a bad B movie or a teenage boy trying to come up with the most over the top gory book ever. Unfortunately it’s not even so bad it’s kind of good. It’s just bad.

Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)The final book of the week was the one that I’ve been looking forward to for what feels like forever, Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo. It’s the follow up to Six of Crows and is a mixture of young adult fantasy and a clever heist story. I absolutely love Bardugo’s writing, there is something about it that draws you in, but the highlight for me was the relationship between the characters and all the little moments of humor.


Reading Next

Not 100% sure at the moment but I think my plan is still to read Love You to Death by Caroline Mitchell and What Light by Jay Asher next. I received both from NetGalley and am really excited about them as they sound really good in very different ways. I also have my next real life book club read to make a start on, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. I haven’t been massively impressed with the book club choices so far but have higher hopes for this one.

What LightLove You To DeathThe Elegance of the Hedgehog

Have you read any of the books above or have any other book you’d recommend? Leave comments and links below.

Happy Wednesday everyone.

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21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 26th October 2016

  1. I love things that are so bad they’re good but The Swarm definitely sounds like it’s in the “so bad it’s bad” category!
    I didn’t love Everything, Everything so I have been sort of holding off on The Sun is Also a Star but it sounds like it might be a really good read so I may have to bump it up my TBR!
    Here’s my WWW Wednesday

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  2. The title of Elegeance of the Hedgehog has my attention alone!
    I’m reading the last in Bardugo’s Grisha trilogy and then moving on to her Six of Crows duology! I can’t wait because I keep hearing amazing things 🙂
    Happy Reading ❤

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  3. I need to find time to read Six of Crows and Crooked Kingdom! I’m so intrigued with those books because everybody seems to love them!
    Thanks for dropping by my WWW earlier! 🙂

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  4. Ahaha, The Swarm sounds hilarious. Hope you enjoy Crooked Kingdom. I’ve been hearing nothing but good things about it. I’ve got both it and Six of Crows reserved at the library, so hopefully I’ll get to see what all the fuss is about soon enough.

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  5. The cover is the reason I haven’t bought Elle Kennedy’s books yet. I really want to read this series but I just don’t get the cover. Okay, so I’m staying away from The Swarm! But at least you had one great read too 🙂 Happy reading!

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  6. You make me look forward to Crooked Kingdom even more! I’m going to make time for it next month no matter what. And I have Love You To Death on my TBR pile as well… Some time soon. I hope you will enjoy your books and happy reading!

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