WWW Wednesday: 27th June 2018

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 Reading

I spied If Cats Disappeared from the World on NetGalley on Monday and it had such a weird title and cute cover I couldn’t resist requesting and starting immediately. I’ve been trying to read a lot more widely so it’s great to find a book by a Japanese author and it has such an unusual premise being about a man who makes a deal with the devil. I think there are a few little issues around the translation but so far I’m enjoying it and it seems like it’s going to be a quick read. I am however a bit worried about the cat 🙂


Recently Finished

Red Sister (Book of the Ancestor #1)

The first book finished this week was Red Sister by Mark Lawrence. This was one of those books I’d bought ages ago but never got around to reading. I did however receive the follow up from NetGalley so that gave me the little push to finally pick it up. I will admit I found it a little difficult to get into in the beginning (something that’s pretty common with me and fantasy) but it really builds to an exciting conclusion.

After a certain someone commented last week that all of my reads seemed a bit dark and lacking in romance I decided I should really rectify that and went a hunting on Overdrive where I found adult romance Alpha by Jasinda Wilder. It was a little heavy on the sex scenes but a quick read and perfect for clearing the reading palate. Not sure I enjoyed enough to finish the series but maybe.That's Not What Happened

Third and final book finished this week was an ARC of That’s Not What Happened by Kody Keplinger. It’s set three years after a school shooting and reveals the real stories from the survivors and how the truth isn’t necessarily what others want to hear. It’s a difficult topic and isn’t the easiest of reads at times as while it’s three years later they’re still struggling but it’s very relevant right now and demonstrates so well just how emotive the issues can be and how the human side of it is often forgotten about while everyone keeps trying to get their message across.


Reading Next

I’m planning to start Grey Sister the sequel to Red Sister this weekend as I’m doing it as a buddy read from the 1st July. It was nice to have a bit of a break from the series but I am looking forward to getting back into it. A couple of library book holds also came in, The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden and Surprise Me by Sophie Kinsella, so I should really be picking them up soon too.

Grey Sister (Book of the Ancestor, #2)Surprise MeThe Girl in The Tower (Winternight Trilogy, #2)

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.

Happy Reading ❤

21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 27th June 2018

  1. Lols, I don’t want to imagine why you’re worried about the cat.

    I’m looking forward to your thoughts about Surprise Me. I wanna read it but I’m worried if there’s a third wheel or cheating (even semi cheating) involve. I just don’t like stories that one interact with other man/woman other than his/her spouse. also if it’s a happy ending like did they get back together? I need spoilers.
    Sorry, I’m so demanding… hehe

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  2. Having a little black cat on the cover is about all it takes for me to want to go look up If Cats Disappeared from the World, though I’m not sure it’s quite my cup of tea.

    I hadn’t come across That’s Not What Happened before and I am rather intrigued by that one.

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    • Yep it was the black cat that drew me in. It’s really short and I’m hoping won’t be too emotional.

      I hadn’t come across That’s Not What Happened either until it popped up on NetGalley. I thought it was really good and looked at the story in a unique way. Also it’s probably the first book I’ve come across with a main character who’s asexual.

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  3. I read Red Sister as an ARC ageees ago and I really, really enjoyed it, and am hopefully going to get Grey Sister soon.

    And I’m so jealous you have an ARC of that Kody Keplinger! I’m definitely going to get that one when it comes out. I like her, and it just seems like an interesting book.

    lol Surprise Me is on my TBR, too. Sophie Kinsellaaaa ❤

    And the cat book sounds interesting but I am now also worried about the cat…

    Oh, and my www is here: https://iwuvbooks.wordpress.com/2018/06/27/www-wednesday-27th-june-2018/

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    • Hahaha I always worry about every animal in books. I was not happy with the animal cruelty in Red Sister. There should have been some kind of warning. I’m hoping there won’t be anything like that in Grey Sister.

      I was shocked at getting approved for Keplinger’s book. It’s very good but if it makes you feel better there were some format issues with the ARC. The final version will be so much better.

      Will keep everything crossed we both enjoy Surprise Me.

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      • I completely get that. If I know animal cruelty is going to be in a book, chances are good I will nope out of reading it. I do wonder if we’ll get to the point where books will be prefaced with Trigger Warnings, that could be good.

        I understand. I flipped my shit when I got approved for Tamora Pierce’s latest book lol. Awww that sucks about the format! But ty I appreciate this.

        👍🏻

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  4. That’s Not What Happened sounds fascinating! I’m definitely adding that one to my wishlist. Enjoy your books this week and happy reading! 🙂

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