WWW Wednesdays #202 – December 26th

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’ve finally picked up Outlander again and I’m making good progress so far. I’m over a third into the story now, and I’m very much enjoying the experience despite the somewhat steamy scenes. I’m hoping to finish it before the weekend! As soon as I do, I’ll be continuing The Girl Without Skin by Mads Peder Nordbo, a Nordic crime translation that sounds really good and might be good to distract me from the 35+°C temperatures we’re having right now.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. A Boy Called Christmas by Matt Haig (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 
A Boy Called Christmas is the perfect Holiday season read for children and adults alike, and also perfect for reading out loud to the younger ones. Matt Haig’s writing style is spot on. Funny, entertaining, engaging and easy to read; you will find yourself turning pages admiring both the story the author has been able to create and looking at those adorable illustrations which connect really well with the plot.

2. Down Among The Sticks And Bones by Seanan McGuire (4/5 stars) REVIEW 27/12
I have been looking forward to learn more about the background of some of the characters, and Jack and Jill were definitely among those I was most curious about. And there is no doubt that Down Among The Sticks And Bones without doubt delivers that. I gives you both their background story and a very detailed description of both their world and what happened during their stay. The whole idea of them being twins and roles being forced on them is disturbing, but fascinating.

3. The Girl Who Saved Christmas by Matt Haig (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 
The Girl Who Saved Christmas is without doubt a worthy sequel. I admit it took me a little while to get into the story, but that was probably mostly me and not the book itself. The writing is just as spot on as in the first and third book, and I’m adding Matt Haig to my list of authors I need to read more of ASAP. His middle grade writing is absolutely adorable with just the right amount of humor and spark to give it that special feel.

4. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (4/5 stars) REVIEW 30/12
There is no doubt that Liane Moriarty knows how to write an intriguing mystery that goes out with a huge bang. I liked how she kept what happened that fatal night a secret in such a way that you don’t have a clue about the who or why until the final bombshell is dropped. I definitely didn’t see the ending coming! The plot is both intricate and well constructed and part of the reason this story is such a success. There is a lot of drama and some of it was a bit farfetched, but the ending definitely makes up for it.

5. Bridge To Burn by Rachel Amphlett (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 28/12
Detective Kay Hunter has quickly grown into a new favorite of mine this year, and book number seven is no different. I loved every single minute of this ride and fans of the series won’t be disappointed. If you enjoy reading detective thrillers, this one is a must! Excellent written, interesting plots, interesting main characters who will win over your heart, twists and turns and just the right dose of suspense… This series has it all.

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I’m hoping to finally pick up A Spark Of Light by Jodi Picoult next, although I do have a pile of ARCs pending… Here And Now And Then by Mike Chen and Mala Vida by Marc Fernandez are up next. My newest TBR jar pick is still The Insect Farm by Stuart Prebble.


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