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.
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.
I’m a bit later than normal with this post today as I was waiting until I decided which book to start this morning (a difficult decision at the moment). I have however gone for The Trespasser by Tana French.
I received this a few weeks ago from NetGalley but have been putting off due to a challenge I was taking part in on GoodReads. I absolutely love Tana French books but know from previous books that they can be a little hard to get started on and take a while to read (something which isn’t good when you’re trying to read as many books as possible). It’s actually turned out however that this is not the case with this one. I’m only a few pages in but so far I’m loving it and can’t wait to read more. The MC is a joy to read, she’s so grumpy and negative 🙂
Despite my plan last week to relax and slow down my reading I somehow seem to have managed to finish six books this week (I blame the fact I was reading a box set)
The first book finished was real life book club book The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery. I, unlike most of the people in the book club, did actually manage to finish it before the meet. I’m still a bit conflicted on it as honestly I found it really hard going for the most part. It’s very heavy on philosophy and there are whole chapters on the purpose of grammar, how to appreciate art and the meaning of life (I skimmed a lot). The plot is pretty non existent with most of it packed into the last 20% but it did somehow get to me. I think the discussion at book club helped me to appreciate it more as well. There were a couple of people who absolutely loved it and I’m reliably informed that part of the difficulty with it is due to the translation from French.
As I was already reading outwith my comfort zone the next book I picked up was Faithful by Alice Hoffman which I had received from NetGalley but had been putting off reading for some unknown reason. This was my first Alice Hoffman book and while it was an emotional read, it was so beautifully written that I absolutely loved it. You can read my full review here.
After two very hard going (for different reasons) books I felt the need for something lighter so picked up The Marriage Contract by Katee Robert. I’m ashamed to say I received this from NetGalley over a year ago and am only now reading and reviewing. It’s a romantic thriller with gangsters and I found it an enjoyable read. I’m actually kind of tempted to get the next one as it sounds even better.
The final three books finished were the first three books in the Pepper Jones series by Ali Dean. It’s a YA/NA sports romance about a 17 year old girl Pepper Jones who’s a runner. I really like Ali Dean’s books as the female characters do tend to be very goal focused and successful which I love. I do kind of wish not everyone was beautiful and successful and that they didn’t go boy mad but you can’t have everything.
Still don’t really have a plan for me reading next list. My next real life book club book is The Redbreast by Jo Nesbo so if I’m sensible I should make a start on that (I’m not sensible so probably won’t). Other than that I think I’m in the mood for either fantasy/SF or horror so maybe Magic Bitter, Magic Sweet or The Many.
Have you read any of the books above or have any other book you’d recommend? Leave comments and links below. Also, if anyone is a Jo Nesbo reader is it ok to start on the third Harry Hole book?
Happy Wednesday everyone.