WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. This meme involves answering three questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’re going to read next? It’s just a little update to let you know what I’m reading this month and I hope you enjoy!

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading Uprooted by Naomi Novik as I’ve been in the mood for high fantasy romance sort of book  after reading Wintersong by S. Jae Jones and Stolen Songbird by Danielle Jensen and loving both. I’m around half way through and have been for a few days as I just haven’t had a huge amount of motivation to pick it back up even though I do like it. It’s written really well and I find it really interesting but I’m not sure how I feel about the romance and the middle just isn’t as fast paced as the first half of the book. Still, I really want to finish this soon as I want to see where the Queen/forest storyline is going.

What did you recently finish reading?

I just finished Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling a few days ago and it was a pretty good book. I’ve only watched Mindy Kaling in The Office (though I really want to watch The Mindy Project) and she’s exactly as I imagined she would be in real life. She’s funny, straight-forward and a really fun writer, I like how blunt she is in her writing and she made me laugh. I liked how each essay or idea is broken up into sections so it’s easy to just read a chunk and then come back to it later.

What do you think you’re going to read next?

I think I might read A Gentleman’s Guide  to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee next as I just got it a few days ago and I really want to read it. It’s a YA historical road trip style novel with a m/m romance and I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about it and everybody whose read it seems to love it. I’m honestly so excited to read this book!

 

Thanks for reading! 🙂

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Top Ten Tuesday – Second Half of 2017 Releases

Hello! Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where a different ‘challenge’ for a list of ten books/bookish things is set each week. This week’s topic is upcoming releases for the second half of 2017 and my list features those I’m most excited for. I hope you enjoy and I highly recommend checking these books out on Goodreads (linked).

Tash Hearts Tolstoy by Kathryn Ormsbee – June 6th

Want by Cindy Pon – June 13th

The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – June 27th

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller – September 5th

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera – September 5th

Warcross by Marie Lu – September 12th

27 Hours by Tristina Wright – October 3rd

That Inevitable Victorian Thing by E. K. Johnston – October 3rd

Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore – October 3rd

Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao – October 10th

Some other 2017 + 2018 releases I can’t wait to read are The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton, Leigh Bardugo’s new Wonder Woman novel, I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo, You Don’t Know Me But I Know You by Rebecca Barrow and probably lots of others I haven’t mentioned. There are so many great releases this year that I haven’t been able to keep track!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – Summer Reads aka My Summer/Holiday TBR

Hello and welcome to Top Ten Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where a different ‘challenge’ for a list of ten books/bookish things is set each week. This week’s topic is the open suggestion of Summer Reads so I’ve decided to post my summer/holiday TBR as I’m going on holiday soon and I’m hoping to take a few of these books with me as well as get some reading done over summer in general. Anyway these are the books I’m hoping to read-

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

P.S I Still Love You by Jenny Han (though I may reread To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before)

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

When the Moon was Ours by Anne-Marie McLemore

Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

 

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas

Of Fire and Stars by Audrey Coulthurst

Thanks for reading! 🙂

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. This meme involves answering three questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’re going to read next? I figured I’d just give a quick reading update despite my semi-hiatus as I’ve kind of missed posting about books.

What are you currently reading?

I’m reading a few books at the moment but the one I’m primarily focusing on and really enjoying is Defender by G. X. Todd. It’s set in a post-apocalyptic world where one day voices appeared in the heads of the majority of the population driving them to do terrible things which lead to collapse of society and the world as we know it. Defender focuses on our two protagonists Pilgrim and Lacey and switches between their POV’s. Pilgrim is a man who has been hardened by the world around him and stays far away from people due to the voice in his head until he meets Lacey on the side of the road. Lacey has been pretty much sheltered by her grandmother from what has happened in the world and has lived a relatively safe life since the start of the apocalypse. She only ventures out of the safe haven of her farm house once her grandmother dies which then leads to her meeting Pilgrim when she looks for somebody to give her a ride to find her sister. I’m around half way through and it’s really interesting so far, it’s been pulling me out of my reading slump. The plot is fast paced and so fun to read and I can’t wait to find out how the story unfolds. A quick disclaimer though, I was sent my copy of the book unsolicited from the publisher though obviously this won’t change my opinion. If this does sound interesting to you though Defender comes out in January 2017 and so far I definitely recommend checking it out. My review should be out late December/early January.  (TW – This book contains graphic violence and rape. Feel free to ask if you’d like to know about anymore possible triggers.)

What did you recently finish reading?

I wouldn’t say I recently finished this but the last book I was able to finish was 172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad. I gave this four stars and it was a pretty fun, quick read. It’s a science fiction book that centres around a group of teenagers that win a trip to the moon but pretty soon it’s revealed not all is what it seems. I liked it well enough but I thought the ending seemed a bit rushed and didn’t really live up to my expectations. It also contains little photos and articles which I found really added to my reading experience.

What do you think you’re going to read next?

I’m not exactly sure what to read next but I know I want to read a stand alone as I’m falling behind on a lot of series. I think I might read Fingersmith by Sarah Waters because I’ve been wanting to read it for ages and even though I’ve been spoiled for the plot twist it seems like a really great book. Sarah Waters is supposed to be an amazing writer so I can”t wait to finally read one of her books and hopefully have a new author to read as I own all of her books.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. This meme involves answering three questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’re going to read next? This is just a quick filler post as I skipped my September wrap up because the books I read were all part of a series (the Peter Grant series) and I’m going to do a full series review once I’ve fully caught up. Sorry for the lack of posts but hopefully some more will be coming up soon!

What are you currently reading?

I’ve just started Faithful Place by Tana French and it’s pretty good so far. It’s the third book in the ‘Dublin Murder Squad’ series and focuses on Frank who is forced to return to his home town when the suitcase of his childhood sweetheart who left over twenty years ago turns up in the abandoned house they used to meet up in. It’s really interesting so far and I’m looking forward to the ‘big reveal’ as I do with all of Tana French’s books as she is such an amazing writer.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently read The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey and it was phenomenal! I gave it 5 stars and I can’t wait to see the film adaptation next week. It’s a post apocalyptic thriller that focuses on a little girl who is locked up everyday and night in a cell and only brought out for lessons and food whilst in restraints. It’s such an interesting premise and it lived up all of the hype, I loved it. I’ll be posting more in my wrap up so if you’d like to know more then watch out for that at the end of the month.

What do you think you’re going to read next?

I think I’ll read The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins next as like with TGWATG I want to see the film adaptation soon. I’ve tried to avoid spoilers so I only know vaguely what it’s about, I know it involves a divorced woman who whilst traveling on a train witnesses a crime but that’s pretty much it. I can’t wait to read it and I really hope I like it as much as everybody else seems to.

Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. This meme involves answering three questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’re going to read next? Leave links to your WWW Wednesday posts in the comments below!

What are you currently reading?

I am currently reading Whispers Underground by Ben Aaronovitch. I picked up the first three books in the Peter Grant series a few weeks ago in a charity shop as I’d heard really good things and I’m so glad I did. Whispers Underground is the third book in the series and I’m loving it so far and I can’t wait to read the rest of the books to see how the story progresses. I’ll talk more about this series in my wrap up so if you’re interested in my thoughts check that out at the end of September!

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished Moon Over Soho by Ben Aaronovitch which is the second book in the Peter Grant series. Again I really liked it but not as much as I liked the first book to be honest, the plot wasn’t quite as interesting to me personally. It was still a pretty good book though and made me want to continue on with the series, especially with how it left off.

What do you think you’re going to read next?

I’ve ordered but don’t yet have the fourth book in the Peter Grant series so until then I think I might read An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir as I own the first two books in that series and haven’t started it yet. I love epic fantasy novels so I expect I’m going to love this just as much as everybody else seems to!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

 

Top Ten Tuesday – Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf (Or TBR) From Before You Started Blogging That You STILL Haven’t Read Yet

Top Ten Tuesday is an weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where a different ‘challenge’ for a list of ten books/bookish things is set each week. This week’s topic is ‘Ten Books That Have Been On Your Shelf/TBR Since Before You Started Blogging That You Still Haven’t Read Yet’.

I’m 90% sure that these books are from before I started this blog and it’s kind of interesting to see how much my book buying tastes have changed since then, I didn’t have nearly as many unread books then as I do now. This post will definitely serve as a reminder to read all of these books! So, the books I bought before I started blogging are –

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson

The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Vicious by V. E. Schwab

Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Which for some reason now have 3 copies of!)

Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett

Across the Universe by Beth Revis

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (I think I got this the first week I started blogging!)

Thanks for reading! 🙂