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 the The Last Thing To Burn by Will Dean, a 2021 release I’ve been really excited about… And somehow ended up having not one, but TWO Netgalley ARCs of (both US and UK version). xD I will also start Get A Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert as I’m in the mood for a romance read.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. The Last Resort by Susi Holliday (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW
I’ve been meaning to try one of Susi Holliday‘s books for ages now, so I jumped at the chance to read her newest story The Last Resort early. I always love a good locked-room mystery, so I fully thought I was going to find a new favorite with this story after reading the blurb. Unfortunately, it wasn’t ment to be… And sadly the actual story didn’t live up to the blurb at all for me. More about why in the review linked above.
2. Furia by Yamile Saied Méndez (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 17/11 (AUDIO)
I confess that I have a weak spot for any story with a Latin American setting, and any story set in Argentina will instantly have a special place in my heart. As an immigrant who has had the opportunity to live in Argentina during (most of) the last decade, I love seeing the Argentinian culture and customs portrayed in my stories. As soon as I read the blurb of Furia, I knew I was going to be in for a treat. The setting in Rosario (a city I’ve had the chance to visit a couple of times over the years) as well as the prejudice the main character has to face as a female soccer player had me fully intrigued… And it most definitely turned out to be a powerful listen.
3. The Girl In The Tower by Katherine Arden (4/5 stars) REVIEW 13/11
I’ve been meaning to read this trilogy for so long now… So after finally reading and loving the first book a few weeks ago, I decided to pick up the sequel while memories were still fresh so I could actually try to finish a series in a timely matter for a change. Once again I had a fantastic time with this medieval Russian story filled with folklore and magic! True, I did enjoy the first book a tiny bit better than The Girl In The Tower, but that same magic of the first book was still there, and I already can’t wait to pick up the third and final book after that ending.
4. Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 14/11
Both The Poet X and With The Fire On High simply blew me away, so I have been eagerly anticipating her newest story Clap When You Land… And I can now say that my expectations were more than met; what an absolutely stunning read! The fact that the story is told through free verse, the glorious writing, the two sisters, the Dominican Republic setting and culture references, the plot itself… There is so much to love in Clap When You Land and it is definitely a story that will stay with me for a long time.
5. Harrow Lake by Kat Ellis (3/5 stars) REVIEW 16/11
I’ve been curious about Harrow Lake ever since I first read the blurb. The horror movie element, the small town where strange things happen… It sounded like the perfect premise for a creepy read, and also a perfect story to read close to Halloween. And while I did end up having mixed thoughts, I can’t deny that Harrow Lake nailed that creepy and eerie vibe.
6. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman (5/5 stars) REVIEW 09/11
I know that I am biased when it comes to Fredrik Backman‘s books, but I adored every single minute I spent with Anxious People. There is just something about his writing and humor that is a match made in heaven and this newest story has once again shown me why he is one of my absolute favorite authors. He is an absolute master creating flawed and strangely likeable characters, and we have another fantastic cast in Anxious People. Humor and heavier elements are blended perfectly, and this is hands down one of my favorite stories this year.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I will most likely pick up either He Started It by Samantha Downing or Breathe Your Last by Lisa Regan up next depending on what kind of thriller I’m in the mood for… It will probably end up being the second as I can never resist a Josie Quinn for long haha. I also need to read The Coral Bride by Roxanne Bouchard for the blog tour… I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I will enjoy it better than the first one! And I really need to start working on my TBR jar picks if I want to complete my goal, so I’ve put Dead Girls Don’t Lie by Jennifer Shaw Wolf back on the list.