WWW Wednesdays #118 – January 4th

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

  • WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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I have been wanting to read The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda ever since my request was first approved, and words cannot describe how excited I am to be reading this story. I’ve only just started it, but I can’t wait to continue! I’ve also finally picked up Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, which was about time since I have been posponing it for WAY too long.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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* I first finished Rubyfruit Jungle by Rita Mae Brown, a coming of age story and modern classic that had a truly unique voice. The main character Molly is without doubt one of the most interesting characters of the contemporary genre I’ve encountered last year.
* I then decided to pick up After You by Jojo Moyes on a whim, mostly to have one less series on my still-to-finish list. I confess I wasn’t too impressed by Me Before You unlike most others, and I think this sequel was quite unnecessary and a lot weaker than the first book. The plot felt forced and the daughter was REALLY annoying.
* I then finally finished Point Of No Return by Martha Gellhorn, a novel that was first published in 1948 and then republished last month. It was a very interesting historical fiction read, although it did read a bit slow and I thought there would be more focus on the concentration camps… That final part felt a bit rushed if you ask me.
* My last book of 2016 was Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, an audiobook and a classic I enjoyed a lot better than I thought I would. It’s my first experience with the sisters’ work, but I’m definitely going to try and read more!
* My first read of 2017 was actually a graphic novel and ARC I was looking forward to: Big Mushy Happy Lump by Sarah Andersen. I had a lot of fun reading it and it was really easy to connect to the stories.
* The last book I finished is Witness by Caroline Mitchell, which turned out to be a more than excellent psychological thriller that had me on the edge of my seat the whole time.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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I’m probably going to read Bird Box by Josh Malerman next, depending on which genre I’m in the mood for. I also have the ARC That Burning Summer by Lydia Syson on my list, as well as The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. And I finally have a new TBR jar pick: The Five Stages Of Andrew Brawley by Shaun David Hutchinson.

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21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #118 – January 4th

  1. I started making a TBR Jar last night, inspired by yours! 🙂

    I haven’t read any JoJo Moyes, but from what I had heard about the sequel it sounded really unnecessary. I’m glad you enjoyed Wuthering Heights. Jane Eyre is the only Bronte sister book I have read so far and I keep sort of intending to get to WH, but never do.

    Here’s my WWW post this week: https://keysandopenmind.wordpress.com/2017/01/04/www-and-wippet-wednesday-04-january-2017/

    • Yay! I hope you will have fun using it. 🙂 And I have only read a few Jojo Moyes books and I’m having the feeling her work just isn’t for me… I don’t think I will be reading more of her work soon. And I’m probably going to try Jane Eyre next! I liked Wuthering Heights, although I’ve heard the audiobook is a lot easier to get into than the physical version.

  2. I completely agree with you on Me Before You and After You. Not impressed by the first, felt the second was just squeezing money out of the readers who had loved the previous one. I can’t wait to read your thoughts on The Serpent King! Happy reading 🙂

    • Exactly! The sequel felt totally commercial and blah in general. I’ve actually started reading The Serpent King today in the end and so far I can definitely understand why so many people love it! It’s a bit religious, but the rest of the story so far makes up for it. Happy reading!

  3. I really liked Me Before You but was greatly disappointed in After You, I wish I could un-read it actually! Enjoy Bird Box, that book just looks scary:)

  4. I really need to read Wuthering Heights, but I just keep putting it off. It’s something about Heathcliffe and what I’ve heard about him that turns me off. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!

  5. Bird Box is AMAZING! I loved it and so did my book club. It might be better around Holloween/fall if you don’t get to it right away. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  6. I felt the same with After You though I loved the first book! And you’re lucky to have an ARC of The Perfect Stranger!! I’m excited to read that one too. 🙂

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