The WWW Wednesday 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 still working my way through King’s Cage, the third book in Victoria Aveyard’s Red Queen series. It seems to be taking me a lot longer than I expected to read. I am enjoying it but I think I have that slight wariness that it won’t live up to my expectations so have been taking it slow.
I also have this horrible feeling that something really bad is going to happen and it’s going to upset me.
I’m also still listening to Storm Siren by Mary Weber on audio. Currently almost 2 thirds of the way through and liking it a lot. It does have a lot of the common YA sci-fi/fantasy tropes (love triangle, special snow flake destined to save the world etc) but it’s also kind of dark (horses which keep trying to eat their riders) which makes a little bit different from the norm. Kind of curious to see where it goes.
It’s been a bit of a strange reading week for me as I’m doing another GoodReads team challenge and part of that challenge is to pick books from another team’s read list. It’s definitely resulted in some different from the norm choices in books but I’m enjoying venturing into new territory.
The first book finished, The Ocean at the End of
the Lane by Neil Gaiman, definitely falls into new territory for me as, terrible as it is to admit, this was the first book of his I’ve read. I suspect given so many people love his books so much I was a little bit nervous I would be the exception.
Thankfully that was not the case as I absolutely loved this story and Gaiman’s writing. There’s something just instantly likeable about it and it completely sucked me in.
My second book, A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle, was also new to me although obviously, as the first Sherlock Holmes story, old to a lot of people. I always feel like I can’t really comment on classic literature as let’s face it it’s classic for a reason but for the most part I loved it.
I’m a big fan of the TV show (the Benedict Cumberbatch one) so was curious about how true the show was to the book and honestly was completely shocked by the similarities. The “meet cute” between Holmes and Watson was almost identical as were many of the other scenes. I find it so impressive that Conan Doyle wrote this when he did and the fact that it
still pretty much works in a current day setting is a testament to the quality of his writing.
The one bit that slightly threw me was around the halfway point when it ventures into the motives of the murderer. It takes such a sudden shift I actually wondered if I was reading the same book. If you’ve read it you’ll know what I mean.
The third book finished this week was a re read of Evermore by Alyson Noel. It’s the first in her Immortals and series and while being a bit Twilighty I have to confess I do kinda enjoy it. It’s probably one of those guilty pleasure reads, you know it’s wrong to like it but you just can’t help it.
Sooo, I’m off on holiday to Spain on Sunday morning so I’m not going to post a reading next list. I want to leave it open and read whatever the heck I fancy although let’s face it I’m almost guaranteed to fancy A Conjuring of Light.
Have you read any of the books above or have any other book you’d recommend? Leave comments and links below and I’ll respond when I can.
Happy Wednesday everyone.