WWW Wednesdays #250 – January 8th

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 reading Things You Save In A Fire by Katherine Center, a title I’ve heard lots of fantastic things about and one I’ve been looking forward to since finishing How To Walk Away… I’m also starting The Home by Sarah Stovell for my upcoming blog tour stop, and I’m fully ready to be blown away as I already know I will most likely love it if it’s anything like her debut Exquisite.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren (4/5 stars) REVIEW 21/01
This book came exactly at the right time for me and I ended up having so much fun reading it! Nothing better than a proper and funny contemporary romance to help taking a little break from all those thriller reads… This was definitely a winner for me.

2. Come Tumbling Down by Seanan McGuire (5/5 stars) REVIEW 
I loved every single minute with Come Tumbling Down and I already know it will appear on my list of 2020 favorites even this early on in the year. Oh yes, it’s THAT good! Simply electrifying.

3. Nothing To Lose by Victoria Selman (4/5 stars) REVIEW 21/01
I have to admit that while book three is still my favorite of the series, I had a great time reading Nothing To Lose and managed to finish it in less than a day. If you like your thrillers fast, action-packed and filled with suspenseful moments, this series is definitely for you!

4. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang by Ian Fleming (3/5 stars) NO REVIEW
I loved the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie adaptation with Dick Van Dyke when I was little… Even though I don’t remember all the details of the movie and it has been at least 20 years since I last saw it, I was curious to see what the original story was like. I’m not sure if my memory completely failed me, but this definitely wasn’t what I remembered of the movie, and I wasn’t all that impressed by what I found to be honest… I felt the spark the movie had was missing, and the plot and writing style just didn’t do it for me. The illustrations were a nice touch though!

5. Big Lies In A Small Town by Diane Chamberlain (4/5 stars) REVIEW 12/01
Big Lies In A Small Town is a historical fiction read that isn’t afraid to go big and throw a complex and wide-ranging plot with a deeper meaning at you; well researched and well developed, the result is an abundant story following two flawed but absolutely fascinating characters. Fans of the genre who don’t mind a slower pace will most likely devour this one!

6. Dark Mother Earth by Kristian Novak (DNF at 31%; 0 stars) DNF REVIEW 14/01
I hate having a DNF this early in the year already, but I just couldn’t get myself to keep reading this. The story is too chaotic, superslow, nothing makes sense and nothing much seems to be happening even almost a third into the book. The characters are despicable and hardly make any sense. Also, there is way too much sex talk involved… More in my DNF review.

7. The Liar’s Daughter by Claire Allan (4/5 stars) REVIEW 20/01
I loved my first experience with her psychological thrillers last year and I’ve been looking forward to read this one… I literally started and finished it in less than a day! Some of the plot was quite predictable, some parts quite uncomfortable, but overall it’s a super engaging, quick and interesting read.

8. Like This For Ever by Sharon Bolton (4/5 stars) REVIEW 26/01
I finally came around reading my TBR jar pick and it has been interesting to meet up with Lacey Flint again and see how past events affected her. I fully thought I had the whole book figured out, and I was starting to feel disappointed, only for the plot twists to be thrown at me from an angle I definitely didn’t see coming. This is one of those books you will finish in record time, and it has an ending that will most likely surprise you!

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

After finishing my last January ARC, I’m going to take a break for a bit and read a few backlist titles… First up are thrillers The One by John Marrs and The Defence by Steve Cavanagh, both titles I’ve been wanting to read for a long time now. And if I’m in the mood for something different, How To Be Brave by Louise Beech is definitely up first! And I finally have a new TBR jar pick: What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler.


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30 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #250 – January 8th

    • It’s definitely been eclectic so far this year! I’ve been enjoying mixing up my genres more… Although my first love will always be the mystery/thriller genre. 😉 The Unhoneymooners was such a fun read! And I definitely can’t wait to read The One. I’ve loved his work in the past, so I’m pretty sure I will love this one as well. xx

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    • That’s great to hear! I’m definitely looking forward to pick up The One… I have a feeling you would enjoy Big Lies and I definitely ended up loving Things You Save In A Fire. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! xx

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  1. I also have The One and The Defence on some of the books I want to read next. After finishing The Lion Tamer who Lost I’m so keen to pick up another book of Louise Beech and it might have to be How to be Brave! Looks like you read some great books, Yvo!

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    • I loved The Lion Tamer Who Lost so much! My favorite Louise Beech is Call Me Star Girl so far, but I still have to read her other titles… I’ve heard fantastic things about all of them though. Have a wonderful week and happy reading! xx

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  2. I’m still jealous of your Come Tumbling Down ARC but I don’t think I have long to wait for it. I’m also keen to read the Unhoneymooners so very happy you enjoyed it.

    The Defence is currently lurking somewhere in my tbr jar. Fingers crossed it’s good

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    • I think Come Tumbling Down came out yesterday if I remember correctly? Although I’m not sure if the audiobook is already available… I hope you will be able to get a copy soon! And I had a lot of fun The Unhoneymooners; I can definitely recommend it. As for The Defence… I loved the fourth Eddie Flynn book so I’m hoping the rest of the series is just as good; with the next one coming out this year I’m trying to catch up sooner than later haha.

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    • I’m so happy to hear that! Exquisite blew me away and I definitely can’t wait to dive into The Home. The same goes for How To Be Brave; I loved Call Me Star Girl and The Lion Tamer Who Lost and I just know I will love this one too. I’m hoping to finish the Lacey Flint series some time soon as well as there is only one book left now. 😉
      Have a wonderful week and happy reading! xx

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  3. Two 5* reviews for Come Tumbling Down in one WWW roundup. I really need to get back to Wayward Children. I read the first one about this time last year and never got to the others.

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    • I definitely surprised myself by catching up with Ziba this soon haha. And I can definitely recommend Things You Save In A Fire; it’s such a beautiful read! I really want to read her other titles now as well… I’ve only read How To Walk Away so far. xx

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  4. I felt the same about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – loved the movie as a kid, the book fell flat. It was only when I really thought about Ian Fleming writing it did the book take on a surreal tone. It still wasn’t enough to make me re-read it though!

    Have a great week!

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    • I definitely enjoyed my time with The Unhoneymooners! I can’t wait to read more of their books now. I can recommend her Wayward Children books; they are short and entertaining stories and the worldbuilding is brilliant!

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    • Ha I definitely read way more than planned during 2020 so far! I’ve been slacking seriously with the whole blogging part though… Which is why I’m answering comments this late. xD I already know Come Tumbling Down will be a 2020 favorite! I’ve heard fantastic things about How To Be Brave and I love her writing, so I have high hopes I will love it as well. Happy reading! xx

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  5. Come tumbling down is part of Wayward series, right? I love Seanan’s other book, Middlegame. I read it last year, and Wayward series is in my TBR this year.

    Enjoy your reads. ☺ Also, wow, I’m not familiar with all the books in your list, but I think it’s filled with thrillers, psychological and crime. I’m gonna make your posts reference when I crave for these genres. ☺

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