WWW Wednesdays #126 – March 1st

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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 only one current read right now, which is basically a miracle haha. I’m trying to get rid of the backlog of reviews before I start a new story, so that might explain why though. I’ve only just started my ARC copy of I Found You by Lisa Jewell, but it’s without doubt a story I’ve been looking forward to.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

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* The first book I finished since last week is The Killing Game by J.S. Carol, an ARC I wasn’t able to read before the publish date and I feel kind of bad now I’ve waited this long to finally pick it up. I ended up really enjoying this disturbing and plot twist-packed thriller! The plot was quite refreshing as well; a hostage situation where you learn more about the POV of both the bad guy, the victims and the press. Fast-paced, well written and REALLY hard to put down before the story was finished!
* I then read A Gentleman In Moscow by Amor Towles, a historical fiction story I have been looking forward to ever since I first heard about it and I was delighted to receive an ARC copy of. I LOVED the setting and the prose! This is without doubt a beautifully written novel and even though the pace isn’t fast, the character development and many many descriptions made up for it. Fans of the genre will more than appreciate this story.
* The last book I read was The Song Of Achilles by Madeline Miller; just in time to count as one last book for February. I’ve been wanting to read this one for ages now… And not just because so many fellow booklovers seemed to enjoy it; I’ve read/translated part of the ‘original’ story during my high school Latin/Ancient Greek classes and I really wanted to revisit the story. I definitely understand the love for this book now! Not only is the story well written, but the character development is very well done and I loved Patroclus’ character. The pace is quite slow at points, but I personally didn’t mind. This mythology adaptation of the Achilles & Troy story is without doubt excellent!

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

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I’ve decided to use March to try and get rid of the backlog of pending ARCs, so I have the following three lined up to read next: Bull by David Elliott, Silence Under Screams by Collin Henderson and The Last Gods of Indochine by Samuel Ferrer.  I also want to read Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken as part of my promise to start finishing more pending series.


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25 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #126 – March 1st

    • The Song Of Achilles was such a great story though! It actually made me want to reread the original story as well now. And your current read sounds interesting by the way; I hope you will enjoy it.

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  1. Yay, I am so glad that you enjoyed The Killing Game. I also liked the uniqueness of the storyline. I don’t think that I have read many books with hostage situations. I look forward to your review of I Found You. Happy reading.

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    • I completely agree! I haven’t read many hostage situation stories in the past; in fact the only I can remember was REALLY bad. xD And I loved I Found You! I’m a bit behind in reviews, but I’m hoping to finish it by next week. Happy reading!

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  2. I hope you’re enjoying I Found You! It’s a good one. I’m really happy to see you enjoyed A Gentleman in Moscow. Good to know I didn’t waste my money buying it….now to find time to read it!

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    • I Found You was such a great read! I’m definitely glad I was able to get the ARC after all now. And A Gentleman In Moscow has quite a slow pace and is mostly character-driven, but it is without doubt a well written story. I hope you will enjoy it!

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