WWW Wednesday: 26th 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 ReadingThe Binding

I started reading The Binding by Bridget Collins on Monday and am making great progress which is probably a good thing as I got it on Overdrive and it’s due back on Friday. There are currently 15 people waiting so if I don’t get it finished on time I’m going to have a wait, although based on what I’ve read so far I’m very tempted to buy a copy anyway. I’ve been eyeing in in the bookstore for a while, that cover is sooo pretty, and the story is proving just as wonderful. It probably doesn’t hurt that it’s a story about books which let’s face it is going to be a draw for any bookworm.

On audio, I’m back on Cat and Bones with the fourth in the series Destined for an Early Grave.  Based on my Goodreads rating it seems like this may have been one of my fave books in the series but I’m only about an hour in so I don’t completely remember what happened.

Recently Finished

It’s been a bit of a slower reading week as I’ve been finding it difficult to focus on anything much. I did however manage to finish two books

Cruel BeautyInfected (Click Your Poison, #1)

  • Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge  – I’m a big fan of retellings so this had been on my TBR for a while. It wasn’t exactly what I was expecting, a straight-ish retelling, but it was wonderful. It mixes the Beauty and the Beast story with a bit of greek mythology to come up with something truly original. I loved the complex characters and how no one is “good”. My only criticism was the ending, which I don’t think I really understood, but I can pretty much overlook that.
  • Infected by James Schannep – This zombie apocalypse choose your own adventure story was such a fun read. I didn’t try every possible combination of stories (I think there are something like 50 different endings) but I did have a fair few attempts before I finally managed to survive.

Reading Next

I put Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas on hold so that I could finish a couple of library books before they were due back so I think I’ll go back to it next. After that I think I’m probably going to pick up The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy. This has been on my want to read for a while and my library hold finally came in so it’s sitting waiting on me. I also want to pick up Sorcery of Thorns as it’s sitting on my NetGalley shelf and I’ve heard so many great things about it.

And Then She VanishesThe Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)Sorcery of Thorns

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 ❤

23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 26th June 2019

  1. I’ll be interested in what you think of Sorcery of Thorns. I really like the sound of it but I read Margaret Rogerson’s other book, An Enchantment of Ravens, earlier in the year and it was fine, but I didn’t love it, so I hesitated to request it from NetGalley. I thought I might wait until the library gets a copy.

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    • I don’t think I’ve read any books by Douglas so am really looking forward to it. The Binding has such a pretty cover and so far I’m loving it. Was tempted just to stay on the train this morn and keep reading instead of going to work.

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  2. Cruel Beauty sounds excellent! I love characters that dwell in the gray area between good and evil. Think I’ll definitely have to look that up. Sorcery of Thorns is supposed to be really good! I’m jealous that you’ve got an ARC. xD Hope you enjoy! Happy reading.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • Cruel Beauty was one that’d been on my list for a while as I love Beauty and the Beast type stories. Was different from what I expected but very good.

      I think Sorcery of Thorns is actually out now. I have got to get a shift on and read it.

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      • I’m not a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast stories (they’re okay, but I don’t seek them out), so I think it not being quite as expected suits me just fine. xD

        Oh, so it is. Wow, I’m so behind on when things release LOL! My library is always months behind releases, so I blame them. xD

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      • It’s definitely more nods to Beauty and the Beast than a straight retelling. Lots of Greek mythology and a little bit of Rumpelstiltskin.

        My library is not too bad, usually a few weeks later. I only really keep track because I feel I should have the ARC read and reviewed by then.

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    • It’s very unusual. It seems to be split into 3 parts with the first part quite mysterious and magical and the second more historical (with some romance). Have no idea what part 3 will have.

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