WWW Wednesdays #181 – August 1st

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 buddy reading The 7 Deaths Of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton with Nicki @ Secret Library and I definitely understand the love for this book now… WOW. This is definitely promising to be another full 5 star read to add to my short list of absolute favorites this year… Fingers crossed! I also picked up It’s Okay To Laugh (Crying Is Cool Too) by Nora McInerny Purmort, a memoir that is being compared to Jenny Lawson’s memoirs, but I’m just not feeling the humor yet.

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. Run And Hide by Alan McDermott (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 05/08
Run And Hide is fast, ruthless and lethal. I’m positive the right target group will absolutely love this action-packed spy thriller that reads like a blockbuster action movie. I myself had problems with both the credibility, male-focused comments and writing style in general, but like I said before that might just be me not being the right target group for this one. If you are able to connect to the writing style, you won’t find a boring minute in this story.

2. Misery by Stephen King (4/5 stars) REVIEW 04/08
I definitely had a great time reading Misery, although it doesn’t feel the right word for a story this creepy. I liked the Misery chapters in between the actual plot, as it added another level and more dept to the plot itself. And I wouldn’t wish Annie upon my worst enemy! Boy, she is a true nutter… Writers, beware. She is stuff nightmares are made of. If you enjoy reading his work, Misery should definitely be on your reading list as well.

3. Kids Of Appetite by David Arnold (2/5 stars) REVIEW 04/08
Unfortunately Kids Of Appetite just wasn’t for me. I have seen this story has pretty extreme reactions, people either loving or strongly disliking it, so definitely don’t give up on it yet if you enjoy stories with unique characters and writing style. Because that’s the main struggle here: the writing. While unique and original, it is something that either works for you and makes you want to sing out loud, OR makes you want to throw things at the wall in frustration. Not that my singing would actually make anyone happy in the first place, but sadly my walls might have taken a hit or two here.

4. Murder Map (now called Never Say Goodbye) by Richard Parker (4/5 stars) REVIEW 14/08
If you enjoy detective thrillers and solving whodunits, Murder Map is a very entertaining addition to your reading list. While for me it lacked the little something extra to really make it stand out from other detective series, there is no doubt that the writing is strong, the plot twists are there and the killer is well disguised. The idea behind the plot is an interesting one as well! And the ending is a killer. All in all not a bad start of a new detective series!

5. Weird Things Customers Say In Bookshops by Jen Campbell (4/5 stars) REVIEW 10/08
This is the perfect book to use as a gift for anyone working in a bookshop or library, or any booklover in general for that matter! Fun, entertaining and full of weird situations that will make both your eyebrows raise and wonder what those customers were thinking when they opened the door to the bookshop that day… But at least it has given us this book to brighten up our day.

6. Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone (3/5 stars) REVIEW 10/08
Click’d wasn’t a bad read and I really liked the idea behind this story, but overall I found the story to be rather bland. The plot has that geeky feel with two of the main characters creating an app/game and the whole progress of coding and dealing with bugs in the code plays a big role throughout the story. The other main theme is friendship, which could work really well, but there were just too many cliches for me involved. I don’t mind a cliche or two, but if there are just too many piling up it starts to get annoying and less interesting.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I’m trying to make a dent into my NG ARCs, so I need to pick up both The Confession by Jo Spain and The Echo Room by Parker Peevyhouse some time soon. And since I seem to be in the mood for lighter reads, I’ve put Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman on the top of my TBR pile. He is easily one of my absolute favorite authors and I can’t wait to read more about Britt-Marie. My newest TBR jar pick is still An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris.


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26 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #181 – August 1st

    • It’s SO. FREAKING. GOOD. so far!! I’m taking it slow with the buddy read and in a way it’s even better that way, because it leaves me lots of time to soak up the little details.

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      • Yeah I’m actually already thinking of the reread and I haven’t even finished it! I think this is one of those stories were you pick up new little details every time you reread it…

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    • Seven Deaths is brilliant so far! And I hope you will enjoy Richard Parker’s new book (they changed the title and cover yesterday, very confusing xD ). Have a wonderful week!

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    • Same here! I basically took ages to actually pick it up because I was afraid to be the only one who doesn’t like it… But it’s absolutely worth the hype. What a brilliant book so far!

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    • I imagine all the weird things they would ask you there! xD I worked at a paint/interior decoration/hobby store when I was younger, and questions got pretty weird there as well haha.

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    • Britt-Marie is actually focused on one of the characters in My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry and that book was absolutely brilliant! My second favorite after Ove… So fingers crossed it will be a good one.

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  1. Eek! So excited you’ve been enjoying The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle! I’m going to assume you’ve finished it already? I am trying to get my book club to select it for next month’s book selection. Keep your fingers crossed for me.

    Oh man. A book compared to a Jenny Lawson book? Those are some big shoes to fill…

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    • I’ve been buddy reading it with Nicki and we’re taking things slow, so I haven’t finished it for a change haha. So far it’s absolutely fantastic, and I don’t think my feelings will change in the chapters that are still left.
      And I guess the Jenny Lawson comparison actually killed the memoir, because it was by no means up to the standard of her work. Another case of an inappropriate comparison to popular books… Unfortunately, I ended up DNFing the title.

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