WWW Wednesday: 2nd August 2017

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.

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 ReadingArtemis

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.


Recently Finished

We Were Liars

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.

Emma in the NightThe 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.

Wing JonesThe 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.


Reading Next

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!!!

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22 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 2nd August 2017

  1. I am intrigued by Andy Weir’s new book. I wasn’t a big fan of The Martian (the movie was way better imo, but I’m in the minority) but it’d be interesting to see if the issues I had with his writing are still there or not.

    Here’s my WWW.

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    • I’m finding it quite a funny read. There is quite a bit of science and techie stuff (which is what put me off reading The Martian) but it’s kept quite simple for non science peeps like me.

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  2. Emma in the Night is a book that I am sure that I would enjoy. Glad to see that you liked it. I also hope to read We Were Liars soon. It seems like you had a good reading week and I hope that this week will also be good. Happy reading 🙂

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    • It was a great reading week. Loved We Were Liars sooo much. Emma in the Night was well written and fascinating but I struggled with the unreliable narrator thing. I think it’s just me though. I’ve never been a fan of them and they just seem to be everywhere. It did keep me guessing though.

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    • I think I’m just getting a bit fed up with psychological thrillers in general at the moment and Emma in the Night just came at the wrong time for me. I’m happy to hear you loved it.

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  3. I’m glad you enjoyed We Were Liars. I wasn’t a huge fan, but I think it was another case of hype getting me. My expectations were too high. 😦
    Can’t wait to see what you think of the new Stephanie Perkins book!! I’m curious if it’ll be worth buying or not.

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  4. I really need to read We Are liars! Also love the sound of Emma In The Night, if I do read it I’ll bear in mind that it picks up if I find it dipping in the middle 😃

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  5. Lucky you for getting a copy of Artemis! The Martian is one of my all time favorites so the wait for the release date is going to be a long one. I hope you’ll enjoy your books this week!

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