WWW Wednesdays #219 – April 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 finally meeting Hercule Poirot again and started the second book The Murder On The Links yesterday… I’m hoping to get through to it soon. I’m also starting Before She Knew Him by Peter Swanson in the hope I can finish it in time for Janel’s Instagram @criminallygoodbookclub…

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. The Wolf Border by Sarah Hall (2/5 stars) REVIEW
The Wolf Border was very close to getting me in a slump, and not in a good way. I literally made every possible excuse to not pick up my copy and do something else instead, and it took me considerably longer to finally reach that last page. I even thought about just DNFing it multiple times… In short, I don’t think The Wolf Border and me were ment to be.

2. The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows (4/5 stars) REVIEW 26/04
The genre is right up my alley, as I love WWII historical fiction, and I really liked the setting on Guernsey as well since I don’t think I’ve read about the Channel Islands as a setting in stories before. Not only the historical and geographical setting made this story into a success for me, but also the format that is chosen to narrate this story. The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society is an epistolary novel, where the story is told through a series of letters and occasionally telegrams written between a wide variety of different characters. While I admit it took me a little while to keep track of all those different characters, they all added their little touch to the story and I especially loved those letters set in Guernsey.

3. The Book Woman Of Troublesome Creek by Kim Michele Richardson (4/5 stars) REVIEW 25/04

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I still need to read a final book to complete my O.W.L.s for the Magical readathon… I had a different title picked originally, but I needed a little break from historical fiction so I’ve decided to read These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner instead. I also need to start making a dent in my May NG ARCs as a few are due soon… First up are Romanov by Nadine Brandes and Middlegame by Seanan McGuire. My TBR jar pick is still Sweetheart by Chelsea Cain; that one will definitely have to wait until next month. xD


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30 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #219 – April 24th

  1. I remember I tried to read These Broken Stars a few years back but never got into it. I didn’t mind some of Amie Kaufman and Meaghan Spooner’s other books, though.

    Here’s my WWW for this week.

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    • Whoops! I’m a bit afraid to pick up These Broken Stars as it does sound to be quite heavy on the romance… I’m keeping my fingers crossed I’ll enjoy it anyway.

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    • It’s the worst kind of feeling! Fingers crossed we won’t encounter another of those books any time soon… I probably would have DNFed if it wouldn’t have been for a readathon prompt I didn’t want to search another title for.

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  2. I’m glad you enjoyed Guernsey! I agree with you, the setting was so charming and super fascinating, because I’ve never read anything set there before. I’ve got a review book and then two books from my own shelves to read, and after that, who knows? 🙂

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    • I’m happy to have finally read Guernsey! And I have only read The Kind Worth Killing until now, but I’ve been meaning to read more of his books and this Instagram bookclub was a great excuse to do so. 😉

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    • I actually did watch it the other day while my memories of the book were still fresh and I wasn’t impressed… They changed so much that it hardly seemed the same story anymore, leaving out key elements and characters as well as completely getting rid of the original charm of the romance elements. The plot and parts related to the bookclub were changed considerably as well and completely altered the meaning of the story… Definitely a disappointment. (Whoops, this turned into a rant, sorry! xD) On a brighter side, the book is wonderful though.

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