WWW Wednesdays #131 – April 5th

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?

I’m currently reading three books; the first two being for the Beat The Backlist challenge because I have been neglecting this challenge terribly in March. The Color Purple by Alice Walker is a (modern) classic I somehow never picked up before and I’m still deciding what to think of it. And I’ve been wanting to read the sequel ever since I finished the first book, so I’m hoping to continue Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken as soon as I finish  the first. Although I might read the ARC sequel Sleep Tight by Caroline Mitchell first, because I’m in the mood for another thriller.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

* I first finished The Yellow Envelope by  Kim Dinan, which didn’t turn out to be as good as I was hoping for. Instead of a travel memoir, it was more of a self-discovery journey and I had a lot of problems with the tone, focus of the story and (negative) cliches. More details in my review
* I then read the collection of short horror stories Silence Under Screams by Collin Henderson, and it sure turned out to be a proper horror read. There are four stories in total and each is unique in its own way and represents a different subgenre. Warning: some of them have very graphic descriptions!
* The last book I was able to finish in March was History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera and I can definitely understand why so many people seem to love this book. I enjoyed reading this book, although it kind of feels bad to say that since part of it is really sad. Excellent character development and loved the prose! Not a 5 star read as expected (it felt a bit messy), but definitely more than recommended for fans of the genre.
* My first April read was an ARC: Blood Moon by John David Bethel. The fact that this story is somewhat based on a true event is without doubt shocking, because the main character sure has to go through a lot. Interesting read with a lot of action and graphic scenes (warning if you don’t like those!), and I liked the use of Spanish even though there were quite a lot of mistakes.
* My last read was actually a reread: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda. Back in January I couldn’t help myself and had to read this ARC as soon as I got a copy, and I decided to reread it before writing my review, since it’s going to be published soon. I enjoyed this thriller just as much the second time around. She is definitely one of my new favorite authors of the genre. I love LOVE her writing style.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

Next up are three more ARCs… All for the April ARC month. What Doesn’t Kill You by Ed James is a Netgalley ARC and part of a detective series I’ve been enjoying so far. Among Friends: Travels In Cuba by Heather Murray was sent by the author and sounds like an intriguing travel read. Enchanters by K.F. Bradshaw is a Reading Alley ARC and will give me just the dose of fantasy I need (hopefully). I also still want to read Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult , probably after I finish these three ARCs though.


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25 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #131 – April 5th

    • Haha I lasted about five seconds before I hit the button; I’m weak, I know. xD But since it’s a sequel and I already read the first book, I don’t feel TOO guilty. The Perfect Stranger is SO good! She has become one of my favorite authors of the genre; I love her prose. Happy reading!

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  1. I’ve also got Sleep Tight on my list but have a few other ARCs to get through first. Will definitely be interested to hear what you think.

    I also picked up History is All You Left Me at the weekend (it was sitting in the bookstore looking all tempting) so think I may sneak it in somewhere too. Sorry to hear it was a little disappointing but I’m still keen to read.

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    • So far Sleep Tight is really good! The serial killer sounds really disturbing and intriguing at the same time… And History Is All You Left Me was without doubt a great read; I think my expectations were set a tiny bit too high and expected something mindblowing. Had some minor minor complaints but it is still a 4+ star read. 😉 I hope you will enjoy both!

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    • I enjoyed the first two books of the series, so I’m keeping my fingers crossed this one will be just as good! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading

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  2. Good job on finishing five books last week! I’ve seen Sleep Tight around and it sounds interesting. I have a couple of thriller this month on my tbr but I’ll be happy to add that one. Happy reading! 😀

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  3. I am currently reading The Darkest Minds and I really like it so far! 😀 Awesome job finishing so many books! I’ve been kind of in a bit of a reading slump and distracted by other things, so it’s been a slow start to the month for me.

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