WWW Wednesdays #138 – May 24th

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 still reading the Reading Alley ARC The Last Valentine by Felix Alexander, which is turning out to be another interesting read. I don’t have much left, so I will most likely finish it today… And as soon as I do, I will continue with another ARC: Feel Me Fall by James Morris. I’ve read a few of his stories in the past and enjoyed them, so I’m definitely looking forward to this one! The blurb sounds just too good. I’ve also finally picked up my copy of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott again, and this time I’m going to stop procrastinating and just finish this classic. Maybe the cold weather will set the right atmosphere?

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. Be My Killer by Richard Parker (4/5 stars) REVIEW 
As soon as I read the blurb I just knew I had to read this story. I have a weak spot for serial killer thrillers and the one described in Be My Killer sounded like a true ‘beauty’. And I was right, because the murders were both gruesome, twisted and disturbing in general. Suspense and plot twists are stacked up to dangerous heights until you find yourself unable to stop reading until you reach the last page… I didn’t like every character and had some minor problems with the credibility, but that didn’t stop me from reaching the last page in record time. And what a ride!

2. One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M. McManus (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW
One Of Us Is Lying ended up being even better than I thought it would be. Sure, the characters started out as cliches, but they were really easy to connect to and ended up growing into something so much more… The writing style is highly enjoyable and only adds to the fast pace of this story. The plot twists are excellent as well and all in all I had a great time reading it. More than recommended!

3. Secrets Of The Dead by Carol Wyer (4,5/5 stars)  REVIEW
Those who follow my blog probably know I’m a big fan of the mystery/thriller genre, and this sequel is without doubt another winner. From the enjoyable writing style, fast pace and misleading plot twists to the fact that Secrets Of The Dead has a serial killer; this book just ticked all the right boxes for me. I love it when a psychological thriller is actually able to surprise me! Because I was definitely in the dark about the ‘who’ until the moment it was all revealed.

4. Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley (4/5 stars)
I’ve actually just realized this is book number 600! since I started this blog! I still can’t wrap my head around that number… And such a wonderful story to reach that mark with as well. Words In Deep Blue has the most gorgeous cover and is a YA contemporary romance story that partly takes place in a book shop. I love the idea behind the Letter Library and all those letters being included in between chapters were a really nice touch. I literally flew through the pages and finished it in less than a day and really enjoyed it, although the love triangle did become a bit annoying.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

The first title I’m going to pick up as soon as I finish my current ARCs is Love, & You, a poetry bundle written by fellow book blogger (ChicNerdReadsGretchen Gomez. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about it and I can’t wait to finally read it myself! I also need to read both The Gypsy Moth Summer by Julia Fierro and The Breakdown by B.A. Paris as their publish dates are coming closer. I’m looking forward to both! And the fantasy ARC Heartborn by Terry Maggert is also still on my list.


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45 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #138 – May 24th

    • Haha I have put Now You See Me on my June TBR! 😉 Trying to go through a few pending ARCs first… And I’m kind of kicking myself not reading Little Women when I was younger, because I’m having the feeling I’m not having the same experience as an adult… I’m not that far into it yet though, so it’s still too early to tell.

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    • I somehow never picked it up when I was younger and have been meaning to for years… If only just to find out exactly what it’s about. (and yes, I feel pretty ignorant to not know that already 😉 )

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  1. I always associate Little Women with colder weather so I hope you enjoy! It’s one of my favorite classics and the movie adaptation with Winona Ryder as Jo is one of my absolute favorite movies.

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    • The weather is definitely perfect for that right now; cold and rainy… I haven’t seen the movie yet because I try to avoid watching the movie before reading the book, but I’ll definitely watch it at some point after I finish it.

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    • Yeah the same is happening to me… But with the ARC deadline coming up it’s the perfect excuse to finally pick it up. 😉 It’s my first time reading Little Women as well; I have probably been posponing it for years haha. I think that so many people loving this classic puts a lot of pressure on it.

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      • I actually own a beautiful hardback copy of Little Women. I’ve had it since I was in elementary school. I just can’t believe I’ve never read it. I look forward to your review on The Breakdown!

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  2. A week of quality reading so it seems, that’s awesome! Love it when that happens 😉 The Last Valentine is calling my attention, will def look into that title. Good to see One Of Us Lying was a hit with you, it’s on my TBR for summer reads. & of course, YAY for Love & You cuz Gretchen is my twin lol and her book was simply raw & empowering. Happy reading Yvo! ❤

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    • I’m halfway done now and so far I’m definitely enjoying it! Although it could have done without the high school cliches and multiple love triangles… What do you think so far?

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  3. I’m so glad to see that you liked One of Us Is Lying so much! I’ve been really excited for that book, but I’ve been seeing a lot of mixed reviews for it and it’s made me a little nervous, haha. Hopefully I end up liking it whenever I get around to reading it 🙂

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  4. Little Women is the perfect cold weather book! Also good during Christmas time… it is definitely a “feel good” classic.

    Enjoy love, and you! Can’t wait to see what you think, especially since you thought you were going to be able to relate to it.

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    • It’s so cold right now down here that’s it definitely sets the right atmosphere for Little Women… I had to put it on hold to read some pending ARCs first, but I’m definitely returning to it as soon as I can. And I’m really looking forward to Love, And You! Hopefully I’ll be able to pick it up this weekend.

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