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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

 

WWW Wednesday/July Wrap Up

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’ve also decided to sorta combine this post with my monthly wrap up as I was only able to read one book last month.

What are you currently reading?

I’m currently reading three books at the moment, The Girls by Emma Cline, Timeless by Gail Carriger and Monstress by Marjorie M. Liu. I’m around halfway through all of these so I’ll most likely review all of these in my August Wrap Up.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished Girl Hearts Girl by Lucy Sutcliffe. It was the only book I read last month and I posted a review as part of a book tour here which I’m also counting as my monthly wrap up review.

girl hearts girls

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

I might read either Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger (as I’ll have finished the Parasol Protectorate series by then) or DC Bombshells Volume 1 as I really want to get back into reading comic books again and I love the art style from what I’ve seen of DC Bombshells already. I also have a few other books I’d like to read this month but I may make these two priority.

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?

What are you currently reading?

heartlessI’m currently reading Heartless by Gail Carriger and really enjoying it! This series has been great so far and I’m enjoying the character progression and plot twists that come with each installment. I’m sad that I only have one more after this book before the end of this particular series but I’m excited to read the spin off series that Gail Carriger has released as well as her books are just so much fun.

What did you recently finish reading?

in order to liveBefore Heartless I read In Order to Live by Yeonmi Park and it was absolutely fascinating. It’s an autobiography written by a survivor from North Korea  and she tells the story of her life within North Korea and the horrors she faces even after she manages to escape. It’s really heartbreaking but definitely a must read as it really opened my eyes to the suffering that is going on in North Korea which I didn’t know a huge amount about before.

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

timelessI’m probably going to read Timeless by Gail Carriger so that I can finish the Parasol Protecorate series as Carriger always leaves the previous book on a suspenseful note that has me dying to read the next book. I may however read another book aswell to give myself a break from the paranormal fantasy genre and instead read Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan.

 

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Top Ten Tuesday – Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR

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 weeks topic is ‘Top Ten Books on my Spring TBR’ where I try to convince myself that I’ll be able to get to all of these books. I haven’t been reading much lately but I do actually want to get to at least half of these before summer as they’ve been high on my TBR for a while. So the books on my Spring TBR are –

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard

The False Prince by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Black Iris by Elliot Wake

Bad Feminist by Roxanne Gay

Reasons To Stay Alive by Matt Haig

In The Woods by Tana French

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir

The Girl from Everywhere by Heidi Heilig

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?

What are you currently reading?

I’m in a bit of reading slump at the moment if I’m being honest so I’ve haven’t been reading as much I’d like to. I have however started A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab and I’m really enjoying it so far, it’s unlike a lot of other fantasy novels I’ve read. I also recieved a copy of the sequel, A Gathering of Shadows in the post so I can’t wait to read that too. I’ve also read a little bit of Mercury Striking by Rebecca Zanetti which is intriguing so far – I haven’t read a Romance/Apocolyptic crossover before so I’m looking forward to seeing where it goes.

What did you recently finish reading?

I recently finished Stalking Darkness by Lynn Flewelling and Captive Prince by C. S. Pacat. I gave them both 5 stars. Stalking Darkness was a great sequel to an amazing first novel (my review is here) so I’m excited to continue with the series.  I also love Captive Prince. It was a really interesting, drama-filled read and I’m looking forward to seeing how the plot develops in the future books.

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

I’m either going to start reading City of Bones by Cassandra Clare or The Dragon Keeper by Robin Hobb. City of Bones will be a reread for me as I finally want to finish the series (I started reading the series when only 3 were out) and then watch the show. The Dragon Keeper is the next book I have to read in the Realm of the Elderlings series so I can’t wait to get back into this world as I love everything I’ve read by her so far. I can’t wait to read both of these!

Thanks for reading! 🙂