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?
It’s been ages since I last read a physical book, so I decided to finally pick up my copy of The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton… I’ve also started The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler as I was in the mood for some romance and I always like having a book ready on my kindle for whenever a physical copy isn’t as convenient.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. The Shadow Man by Helen Fields (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW
I’ve been meaning to start the D.I. Callanach series for ages now, so when I saw Helen Fields was having a new stand-alone coming out in 2021 I just couldn’t resist the temptation to finally try her work. I have to say that I’m most definitely a fan now! Thriller fans: make sure to add The Shadow Man to your 2021 wishlist, as you will be in for an absolutely thrilling as well as shocking ride.
2. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (4/5 stars) REVIEW 07/12
There has been a lot of hype around The Vanishing Half ever since it came out a few months ago, and I have been curious about this title ever since I read the first review… And I most definitely understand why so many rave about this story now. I mostly picked up my copy because I hadn’t read any of the Goodreads Choice Awards historical fiction finalists yet
(still can’t believe it myself as it’s one of my favorite genres), and I’m glad I did as it turned out to be a very powerful read.
3. The Winter Of The Witch by Katherine Arden (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 08/12
It took me long enough, but I finally started the Winternight trilogy in October and I wanted to finish it while memories of this part fantasy, part historical world were still fresh. I highly enjoyed the first two books of the series, making me have extremely high expectations for the third and final book The Winter Of The Witch… And those expectations were more than met! I think this might just be my favorite book of the series, and I loved every single second of the ride.
4. The Devil And The Dark Water by Stuart Turton (5/5 stars) REVIEW 10/12
This was a buddy read with Nicki @ Secret Library Book Blog, and it turned out to be another winner! We had a fantastic time reading this story, discussing possible suspects and plot twists along the way on Twitter and of course being almost completely wrong about everything in the end. What a read! This story is without doubt one of my reading highlights of the year, and I already can’t wait whatever story Stuart Turton comes up with next.
5. Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 11/12
I couldn’t resist reading this one after all the hype… And while I did think it was a good read, somehow it didn’t blow me away completely? I loved the dual timeline with the before and after the crash, but for me it just read too slow in parts… It might just not have been the right time for me to read this book though.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I’ll most likely end up reading The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman next as I keep hearing fantastic things and I love the sound of the blurb. I also want to pick up Marion Lane And The Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg so I can forget about blog tour/ARC obligations until at least mid January… And Incendiary by Zoraida Cordova is also really high on my list as I love books that focus on Spanish history. My newest TBR jar pick Us by David Nicholls is also up soon as it’s the only way I might actually complete my TBR jar goal this year (I still need two more after this one). xD