WWW Wednesdays #73 – January 13th

wwwwednesdaysWWW WEDNESDAYS is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words and is all about answering the three questions below.



I finally picked up Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and so far I’m absolutely loving it. I can’t wait to continue reading it later today! Looks like this is one of those books that is actually worth the hype around it…



* The first book I finished since last week is Serafina And The Black Cloak by Robert Beatty. A very good middle grade story that has a good mix of fantasy and scary elements and I really liked the prose.
* I then finished All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry. I was more than pleasantly surprised by this historical fiction novel. Such an original, beautifully written and emotional story!
* I was in the mood for another crime read so I picked up Confessions Of A Murder Suspect by James Patterson. It’s the first time I read a Patterson YA novel, but I flew through the pages and it was a really entertaining read.
* Afterwards I decided to read Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl since it has become a tradition to reread at least one or two Roald Dahl books a year. He is one of my favorite childhood authors and I always love rereading his work. This is not my favorite, but still good.
* The last book I finished during the read-a-thon was Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid.  I can’t say I was impressed by this one. It wasn’t terrible but there were some parts that really bothered me…
* The last book on this list, Dark Places by Gillian Flynn, was not as great as I would have thought either. It’s definitely a dark, twisted and disturbing read with many crazy plot twists and a somewhat surprising ending, but it took me a long time to actually finish it and I didn’t like the characters…



I have a new ARC waiting for me: Eternal War Armies Of Saints by Livio Gambarini. This book set in the 13th century is a mix of historical fiction and fantasy and I’m really looking forward to it! I really should read The Death Code by Lindsay Cummings as well, so I can at least start finishing all those poor neglected series… Although I will probably read Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng first. Last but not least, Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch is still my newest TBR jar pick.

23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #73 – January 13th

    • I wasn’t completely convinced by Gone Girl either, but I’m still going to try Sharp Objects soon since I’ve heard it’s better. I love Roald Dahl! The stories read better as a child, but they are still entertaining enough as an adult as well. (Especially since they bring back memories)

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  1. I’m so happy you’re enjoying Illuminae. If you hadn’t liked it, it would have shaken my understanding of the universe! 🙂
    I re-read The Witches by Roald Dahl last year (brilliant, but I can’t believe they let kids read something that frightening!) and hopefully will re-read Matilda this year as it’s one of my all-time favourites.
    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/www-wednesday-13th-january-2016/

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    • Haha with everybody absolutely loving Illuminae, it would have been strange for me to not like it as well… So far I’m loving it, especially the original prose! I love Roald Dahl and Matilda is one of my favorites as well; I agree that The Witches is definitely too scary for the younger children!

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  2. I’m glad the hype is living up for Illuminae!! You have been on a reading roll, as usual. I felt the same way when I read Dark Places. It was just meh. She’s got one sick mind, though!

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    • Illuminae is definitely worth reading so far! I love that the format is really original. It took me a long time to finish Dark Places… Without doubt a twisted and disturbing story, but it wasn’t that great for me.

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  3. So glad that you’re loving Illuminae! I loved that book. I pretty much felt the same way that you did about Dark Places. I really didn’t care for any of the characters and some of it was just too disturbing for me. Sharp Objects was much better from her.

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    • I can’t wait to continue with Illuminae today! I’m only about 25% into the story and I want to find out what happens next. Dark Places wasn’t that good for me, but I’m definitely going to try and read Sharp Objects next month to see if I like that one better as well.

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    • I’ve heard Sharp Objects is a lot better than Dark Places, so I’m going to try and read that one soon. I’ve started Everything I Never Told You today and so far it’s quite interesting. 🙂


    • Gone Girl wasn’t actually worth the hype, but it’s entertaining enough if you keep your expectations low… I definitely prefer that one over Dark Places. I’ve heard Sharp Objects is better though, so I’m going to read that one soon.
      I love rereading Roald Dahl every once in a while; they’re short, quick and entertaining reads. 🙂

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    • Good to hear we had similar thoughts; I also felt it was longer than it needed to be. I’m planning on reading Sharp Objects next month to see if I like it better, especially since you’re not the first telling me that one is much better. 🙂

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  4. I don’t think I’ve liked a single one of Flynn’s characters. They’re all so flawed wich I find incredible. The audio was great; did you read it or listen? Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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    • I agree, her characters in both Gone Girl and Dark Places aren’t likeable at all… I read it on my kindle myself; I can see why an audio version might work better in this case. Happy reading and thanks for hosting!

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  5. Sounds like Bout of Books was as successful for you as it was for me when it comes to rushing through books. I love Roald Dahl, too! I think my favorite of his is The Witches. And it looks like you’ve got an interesting line up waiting for you.
    Thanks for visiting my WWW post, and happy reading!

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    • I love Bout Of Books! It always helps me reading tons of books. 😀 I’m not sure what is my absolute favorite Roald Dahl, but I love The Witches as well. Happy reading!


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