WWW Wednesdays #274 – June 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 reading upcoming blog tour read Hinton Hollow Death Trip by Will Carver and I’m definitely curious to see how I will react to this story after a surprising experience with book two. I’ll also be starting The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey as I’m in need of a little break from thrillers next…

  • WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

1. Let Me Go by Chelsea Cain (4/5 stars) REVIEW 28/06
This is already my final journey with Archie and Sheridan… After neglecting the series for years, I’ve finally stepped up my game and read the final four books in record time. I know that technically the author promised more books were yet to come, but as it’s been seven years since book six was published I don’t think that will happen any time soon. That said, while Let Me Go is not my favorite of the series and not as strong as the first books, it was without doubt still a thrilling read.

2. The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow (5/5 stars) REVIEW 30/06
What an absolutely stunning and breathtaking read! I don’t even know where and how to start explaining this beauty of a story, as The Ten Thousand Doors Of January is one of those books where you should go in blind in the first place to fully explore and capture its magic. This story is complex, this story is stunningly written, this story fits so cleverly together once you have all the pieces… It’s an absolute masterpiece I cannot recommend enough.

3. The Heatwave by Katerina Diamond (3/5 stars) REVIEW 26/06
I admit that I was curious as soon as I read the blurb, and after seeing the first positive reviews I couldn’t resist requesting a copy. The Heatwave is not a bad read, but somehow it didn’t manage to convince me in the end… I found part of the plot quite cliche, especially the flashbacks were slowgoing and I thought the final reveals were a bit over the top and didn’t match the pace and intensity of the rest of the story? Either that or it’s time for me to take a little break from psychological thrillers, as I somehow didn’t enjoy this story as much as I thought I would.

4. The Switch by Beth O’Leary (4/5 stars) REVIEW 30/06
I’ve been eagerly anticipating The Switch after that, especially when I discovered it involved an older main character as well as a life swap element. I must say that I had an excellent time with this story, and she is now officially another of my to-go-to authors when I’m in the mood for the genre. I think I might have enjoyed The Switch even a tiny bit more, mostly due to the focus on the relationship between the three generations of Cotton women and both Eileen’s more specifically.

5. Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 06/07
I’m a fan of Peter Swanson‘s writing and I’ve been looking forward to dive into Eight Perfect Murders ever since I first heard about it. I love books with bookish elements and I love my crime thriller stories, so the premise of this newest story sounded absolutely fantastic. The structure of the plot is brilliant, the writing engaging, the character development fascinating, the many bookish elements including the bookshop and Nero the cat simply divine… I had heaps of fun reading Eight Perfect Murders!

6. The Collector by John Maher (4/5 stars) BLOG TOUR REVIEW 04/07
Look out for my full review during my stop of the blog tour!!

  • WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

Good Girl Bad Girl by Michael Robotham is the second to last title on my June TBR as well as a book I need to read in preparation for the ARC of the sequel that is due next month. Afterwards I will most likely pick up that same sequel When She Was Good to help further decrease my pending NG ARC pile. This is also the last pending title on my June TBR! After that, I will probably finally start my second Spanish read of the year and pending Masa Crítica Argentina title: Entre Senderos De Lavanda by Mariela Giménez. It sounds like an interesting mix of mystery and romance and I hope it will be as good as the stunning cover! My newest TBR jar pick is still Broken Hearts, Fences And Other Things To Mend by Katie Finn, which I most likely won’t be able to pick up until July.


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45 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays #274 – June 24th

      • You are right, that does make it even more interesting! My reading taste has been weird lately though; I mean, who would have guessed I couldn’t enjoy Nothing Important Happened Today for example??!!

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      • It still makes me want to hide in a corner! xD I’m only a few pages in Hinton Hollow so it’s too early to tell… I was going to read today, then realized I should probably do some long overdue blogging instead haha. I’m planning on getting at least an hour or two in soon though! xx

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  1. Adored The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael by Beth Morrey – it was such a feel good novel! And I LOVED The Switch – actually both novels have so much to offer in regards to relationships, and friendships. Sometimes I just need a book that makes me feel good.

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    • Oh that’s good to know! I wanted to read The Love Story Of Missy Carmichael as soon as I saw the reference to A Man Called Ove and Eleanor Oliphant… I can’t wait to read it! And I totally agree with needing a feel-good book every once in a while; I needed the same when I started The Switch and it was perfect. xx

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  2. I was reading The Ten Thousand Doors of January and then put it down after getting so far into and feeling like nothing much was happening. But I think I’ll probably pick it back up. I’ll just wait for a while because I’ve been an impatient reader lately. So glad you enjoyed The Switch. I’m looking forward to it!

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    • I guess The Ten Thousand Doors Of January is one of those books you have to be in the mood for to fully enjoy? It’s definitely slower so if you are feeling impatient it might not be the best choice. xD The Switch is brilliant though! xx

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      • Yes, I generally don’t have a problem with slower stories, but here lately I just haven’t had the patience. I’ll try again when I think I am ready for it.

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    • I hope you will enjoy it! My personal favorite of his so far is The Kind Worth Killing, but I loved this one too. (And Before She Knew Him is excellent as well). xx

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    • I’m so happy I enjoyed Eight Perfect Murders in the end! I was a bit worried after seeing mixed reviews, but I had so much fun reading it…

      I confess I’m a bit jealous of your The Minders copy; I’m still keeping fingers and toes crossed my request will get approved someday haha. I’ve been curious about The Wives too! xx

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    • If you loved The Flatshare, you will most likely enjoy The Switch too! I’ve heard some complain that it doesn’t have as much romance in it, but I personally liked the shift to family relations as well as a romantic development. Happy reading! xx

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