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?
I started reading Artemis by Andy Weir at the weekend. I received an ARC of this from NetGalley and it’s not due for release for a couple of months but despite having a big list of other books I should be reading I just couldn’t resist.
I haven’t read The Martian (although I love the film) so I can’t compare but I’m really enjoying this story of a smuggler who lives in a city on the moon. It has a really good mix of science and humour and methinks there’s going to be a heist.
I’ve been making great progress with my reading this week and managed to finish three books. The first of these was We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I think I read this from cover to cover in more or less a day. It was just so addictive that once I started I couldn’t put it down. It felt very unique to me and was completely different from what I was expecting. I know a lot of people haven’t liked it but I think it’s just one of those Marmite books (you’ll love it or hate it). It is a book you’re best going in blind to so I’m not reviewing it but I did rate 4.5 stars.
The second book finished was psychological thriller Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker. I read and really enjoyed the authors previous book All Is Not Forgotten so couldn’t resist requesting this when it popped up on NetGalley. This time the story is about two sisters who go missing and then three years later one of them returns. It’s up to psychiatrist Dr Abby Winter to figure out why both girls disappeared and find the missing girl. Like the author’s previous book this is an intelligent thriller which feels like there is some real research behind it. I did think it lost a little bit of the tension in the middle but definitely an interesting read.
The third and final book finished this week was Wing Jones by Katherine Webber. I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect from this as based on the reviews and blurb I wasn’t sure whether it was a contemporary or fantasy. I can confirm now that I’ve read it however that it is mostly contemporary with a little bit of fantasy. Mostly it’s a coming of age story which is really strong on family relationships and has some very diverse characters. Definitely one I’d recommend.
I posted an update on my progress with the Summer TBR Wipeout challenge hosted by Candid Cover on Monday which included my August TBR so my reads will almost definitely be coming from there.
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. I’m going to see E. Lockhart and Katherine Webber this evening straight from work so may be a little slow in replying or visiting blogs so apologies in advance. I will get there eventually.
Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!