WWW Wednesday: 5th June 2019

The WWW Wednesday meme is 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 ReadingPan's Labyrinth: The Labyrinth of the Faun

Confession time, I’m writing this on Sunday as I have a chaotic week ahead so I don’t know what I’ll be currently reading but it’s likely to be Pan’s Labyrinth by Guillermo Del Toro and Cornelia Funke. I was lucky enough to get a copy of this from NetGalley and am ridiculously excited about it despite never having seen the film (I know I really should watch it). I have read the first few pages and instantly fell a little bit in love with the writing so I have very high hopes. Fingers crossed it lives up to them.

A Boy and His Dog at the End of the WorldI also started reading A Boy and His Dog at the End of the World at the weekend but progress has been a little on the slow side. The writing is great and there’s something instantly likeable about it but I have it on good authority that it’s gonna be a total sob fest so I can only really read it when I’m safely hidden away at home where no one can see me bubbling. Unfortunately I haven’t been in much so I haven’t been able to disappear into the story. I would like to finish it before the weekend though asย  I’m hoping to see the author at an event on Sunday.

Recently Finished

How to Be FamousMagic Bites (Kate Daniels, #1)I Heart New York (I Heart, #1)I Heart Hollywood (I Heart, #2)Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress, #1)The Billionaire Boss Next DoorThe Princess and the Fangirl (Once Upon a Con, #2)

Before anyone thinks wow that’s a lot of books I should say it’s two weeks worth and I’m doing a reading challenge on Goodreads (which is pretty much a how many books can you read in three weeks thing). This also explains why, with a couple of exceptions, there are an awful lot of light and fluffy reads on here (I can read them much faster than other books).

  • How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran – I was a huge big fan of the previous book How to Build a Girl but while I did enjoy this I’m not sure it was as good. I will say that Johanna is one of the most unique and memorable characters I’ve ever come across and that it literally made me laugh out loud at times (including on the train… oops). I felt however that it sometimes wandered into these long commentaries on society and feminism which I found myself skimming through.
  • Magic Bites by Ilona Andrews – I’ve been meaning to start this series for a while but honestly I found it a bit meh. It wasn’t bad it was just a little bit heavy on the descriptions and the history of the world, for me it was too much too soon and I found my attention wandering again. I have heard that the series gets better but I’m not sure I really want to start another long series
  • I Heart New York & I Heart Hollywood by Lindsey Kelk – I went to see Kelk at an event last night (or given it’s really Sunday I’m going to see her on Tuesday) so thought I should maybe read one or two of her books. It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve read a rom com so I very much enjoyed them (the first more than the second).
  • The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston – Safe to say I had mixed feelings about Geekerella (I liked it but it was too similar to Cinder & Ella) but I really enjoyed this and devoured it in a few hours. It’s inspired by the Prince and the Pauper and while I still question whether two random strangers could look so alike they could swap places without anyone noticing it was a lot of fun to read.
  • The Billionaire Boss Next Door by Max Monroe – I needed a book with a billionaire so have to say it was a little disappointing Trent wasn’t actually one despite the title ๐Ÿ˜€ This was an easy and quick read but while I enjoyed the banter I never really connected with the story or the characters. It was fun but not memorable.

Reading Next

So reading challenge finishes on Sunday but before then I have the first ever Cymera festival in Edinburgh to go to. I will be spending a lot of time hanging around train stations and travelling but I suspect I won’t get a huge amount of reading in. I am however hoping to squeeze in Griffin and Schwab’s latest books. They’re both appearing at the festival so would be good to read them before I see them.

Other Words for SmokeThe Near Witch

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 โค

17 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 5th June 2019

    • Yep I had an unexpected hiatus last week so this is a bit of a catch up post. Thank you, really looking forward to the festival even though it looks like I’ll be working in the box office on Sat rather than in any events.

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  1. This is one of those really rare, weird cases where I saw Pan’s Labyrinth and loved the film, so now I’m not sure if I want to read the book or not. xD I hope you enjoy it! If it’s anything like the movie, it’ll be beautiful and eerie. I still need to read The Near Witch! Hope you enjoy it. Happy reading.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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  2. Pan’s Labyrinth is one of my absolute favorites movies so a book sounds fantastic! I wasn’t able to request it, but I’ll be looking forward to get a copy. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

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  3. I’ve tried for years to get into Cornelia Funke’s work because she’s so popular and…I just don’t get it. I wish I did so I could enjoy all these books other people are so excited about!

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    • Jess and imogen are not the most likeable characters at the start so I can totally get that. They do develop very nicely though so by the end I was rooting for them. Think I preferred it because it was a little more original.

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  4. I absolutely loved Panโ€™s Labyrinth. I have been waiting to buy a copyโ€ฆone day I will get there! Definitely on my TBR list for the year though! Hope that your enjoying it!

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    • I have yet to see it which is awful as I love Guillermo del Torro films. I do wonder whether getting an ARC was the best idea. I think the final version with the illustrations will be stunning.

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