WWW Wednesday: 21st August 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 ReadingImaginary Friend

As expected I haven’t quite managed to finish Imaginary Friend by Stephen Chbosky as yet but I only have around 10% left to go so I should be done today or tomorrow. I’ve never read Perks of Being a Wallflower so this is my first book by Chbosky and I’ve been really enjoying it. Given it’s a horror I get the impression it’s very different from Perks but I do like his writing style. At over 700 pages it is a lot longer than the books I usually read but it’s kept me pretty much hooked throughout (to the extent that I almost missed my stop on the train twice). I have read some not so great things about the ending but fingers crossed it doesn’t let me down.Nevernight (The Nevernight Chronicle, #1)

On audio I’ve been listening to Nevernight by Jay Kristoff. I’ve had a copy of the book for a couple of years now and have tried to read it more than once but somehow never made it past the first few pages. The audio does seem to be working a lot better for me, the narrator is brilliant and really brings it to life, but I suspect I’m going to switch back to the book at some point as I’m going to see Kristoff at the start of September and I take too long with audios to have it (and hopefully Godsgrave) finished in time.

Recently Finished

No books finished this week unfortunately, I blame the cat.

Reading Next

I just realized at the weekend that it’s just over two weeks till I go see Jay Kristoff and I’ve read exactly one of his books (or given he co wrote Aurora Rising, half a book). I’ve therefore decided to make the next two weeks a Kristoff-athon. I for sure want to finish Nevernight and Godsgrave but I also have Lifel1k3 lined up too.

Godsgrave (The Nevernight Chronicle, #2)LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike, #1)

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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9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 21st August 2019

  1. I’m pretty sure Nevernight is not my thing so I’ve been avoiding it but I do like the sound of Lifel1k3. I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts. That might help me to make up my mind.

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    • I was a little wary going into Nevernight as the style is a little off putting (lots of footnotes) but I’m liking it a lot. It’s very sweary with lots of dark humour and action so I suppose it depends on whether it’s your sense of humour or not.

      I sneakily read a few pages of lifel1k3 last night and it has a promising start.

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  2. I’ve seen Imaginary Friend around and never decided whether I should pick it up or not. Sounds pretty good if you’re missing your stops. I’ll be interested to see what you think once you finish. 🙂 Oooh, you’re gonna get to meet Jay Kristoff? Here’s me pretending not to be jealous. A Kristoff-a-thon sounds fun, and I hope you enjoy the books! I’ll be picking them up in a couple months to read, once book three releases.

    Here’s my WWW post.

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  3. You’ve reminded me I really need to read Nevernight some time soon! And I really like the sound of Imaginary Friend as well. Have a wonderful week and happy reading!

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  4. I hadn’t realized Imaginary Friend was so long. The idea of a horror novel (not written by Stephen King) being so long feels unusual to me. I hope the ending works out for you, but it seems pretty telling to me that a horror story can hold a reader’s interest for so many pages too, especially if it’s an author’s first real jaunt into the genre.

    Have a great week!

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    • There have been a few moments where I’ve wondered how he can possibly keep it going for another x hundred more pages but for the most part it did hold my interest. It is a little repetitive in places but yeah I liked it. Misery remains the only King book I’ve read so it’s hard for me to say how well this compared.

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