WWW Wednesday: 10th July 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 Reading

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)

As it’s due back to the library in two days and there are five people waiting on it (I hate that Libby tells you this) I thought I should really get cracking on The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee. I’ve been wanting to read this ever since I finished the first book in the series The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue so I was very excited when it appeared in the library. I started it late on Sunday and have been really flying through it so I think I’ll probably be done by this evening. It’s a lot of fun and you can’t help but like the three women at the center of it. I was also so happy that Monty and Percy make an appearance even if it is brief.

Recently Finished

I’m on a mission to write up some of the reviews I have outstanding this month so my reading is still a little slower than usual. Probably not helped by me making the most of the good weather and getting out and about. I did however manage to finish a couple of books again this week.

And Then She VanishesThe Wallflower Wager (Girl Meets Duke, #3)

  • Then She Vanishes by Claire Douglas – This was my first book from Douglas and for the most part I enjoyed it. I did find it a little on the slow side and I never felt especially invested in the characters or the story but it was well written and had enough twists and turns to keep me reading.
  • The Wallflower Wager by Tessa Dare – When I spied this on NetGalley last week I couldn’t resist requesting despite trying to reduce my shelf rather than increase it. I did however pretty much read the whole thing the same day and submit my review so it’s all good. I do love Tessa Dare’s books and this was one of her best. I had a little niggle that some of the obstacles were overcome a little too easily but other than that I loved it. I’ll post a full review closer to publication.

Reading Next / Recent TBR Additions

I’m still vaguely trying to stick to my Summer TBR but as I’m unsure which book I’ll pick up next I thought I’d just list the books that I acquired over the last week here instead.

From NetGalley I was very excited to get an ARC of the first book of Katherine McGee’s new series American Royals. McGee is the author of the Thousandth Floor trilogy which I loved so am very interested to see what she’ll do with an alternative history. I also stumbled across Before the Coffee Gets Cold on NetGalley and couldn’t resist requesting, what can I say I’m a sucker for Japanese fiction with cats on the cover (and this one also features time travel).

Finally from the library I picked up The Girl in Red by Christina Henry. I love Henry’s books, she takes classic tales and puts a unique and dark twist on them, so have been looking forward to this postapocalyptic take on Red Riding Hood.

American RoyalsBefore the Coffee Gets ColdThe Girl in Red

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 ❤

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12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 10th July 2019

  1. I still need to read The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue! I’ve heard such great things about it. Glad you’re enjoying the sequel. :3 I love knowing how many are waiting on a book, personally, because then I know if I have to rush or if I can just request it again and it’s fine. xD I haven’t seen that cover for The Girl in Red before, but I like it. I’m really looking forward to that book. Can’t wait to see what you think. Happy reading!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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    • I think I probably borrow too many books at once as that x number of people makes me feel under pressure, particularly if I haven’t started reading it and there are 26 people waiting. I’m a mood reader so don’t want to have to rush to read something when I’m not in the mood. I’m more likely to just return it without reading.

      That’s the UK cover and while I do like it I think I actually prefer the US one. I’m sure it’ll be a great read.

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      • Do you not have a time frame on them? My library has Overdrive, and the max is three weeks, so if I don’t get to it in that time, I go back to the end of the wait list. xD I hate when that happens on something I’ve been waiting a long time for if there’s a long wait list, so I try to read those quickly.

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      • Yep, it’s Libby I use which is pretty much overdrive by a different name, so I do know how long I have to get them read. The problem though is all of my holds tend to come in at once and often I’m midway through another book. It may be one I want to read and have been waiting on but I hate feeling like I’ve got to read it fast because there are lots of people waiting on me. I think I may also be demand avoidant though. The more I know I have to do something, the less I want to 😊

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      • I have that happen a lot, too, which is a shame. I usually end up having to throw some back and get on the end of the list, knowing there’s no way I can read five new books in that time. xD I totally know what you mean, though. The time crunch is a bummer and a bit stressful, which sort of defeats the point of reading for fun lol.

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