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 Incendiary by Zoraida Córdova, a title I’ve been excited about ever since I first read the blurb and saw the mention of Spanish history. I’m also starting my last ARC/blog tour obligation of the year: Marion Lane And The Midnight Murder by T.A. Willberg. I might read another ARC or two in what’s left of 2020, but only if I feel like reviewing afterwards. xD
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler (4/5 stars) REVIEW 12/12
I’ve been in the mood for cute contemporaries and romance reads lately, so I just couldn’t resist picking up The Tourist Attraction after a recommendation. And boy, it was EXACTLY the kind of adorable romance read I was craving! No overly explicit sexy scenes and a whole lot of banter and building up of tension instead of insta-love… I think I’m in romance heaven! Top this up with the fantastic Alaska setting and the travel element, and this book was a clear winner for me.
2. The Craftsman by Sharon Bolton (4/5 stars) REVIEW 11/12
I’ve enjoyed Sharon Bolton‘s writing in the past, so I have been looking forward to finally pick up my copy of The Craftsman. And I most definitely like what I found! This is not your ordinary crime thriller, as you will find the supernatural and witch references infused in the plot. I love how the author used old legends and information about the witch trials and incorporated it into the story… It definitely took The Craftsman to the next level for me.
3. Us by David Nicholls (2/5 stars) REVIEW 12/12
Guess what? It’s unpopular opinion time again! I’m actually a bit surprised by my reaction to Us as I enjoyed One Day when I read it years ago and I do always love a travel element in my stories. I’ve been craving more romance reads than usual too, so I thought this story was going to be a great fit… But I guess it wasn’t ment to be. In fact, I think the only reason I didn’t DNF it was because I did enjoy those little travel element bits. Otherwise, this story was most definitely not for me.
4. The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 14/12
I’ve been hearing lots of excellent things about this one, up to the point that I decided to just give in and read it. And it definitely turned out to be a great read! I love books with ‘older’ characters, and we sure have a lively bunch in The Thursday Murder Club. I did find the start of the story quite slow, but once I started to get a proper feel for the plot and the many different characters I started to enjoy myself a lot more. And I most definitely didn’t see most of the final reveals coming!
5. In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren (4/5 stars) REVIEW 14/12
I’m trying not to be Grinch this year and read at least a couple of Christmas themed reads this month… And as I’ve enjoyed their books in the past, In A Holidaze was an easy choice. I most definitely like what I found here! Sure, I was a bit confused initially, and it took me some time to warm up to the whole situation, but once the Groundhog Day element was introduced I was sold. The setting was perfect for a Christmassy read and the romance itself was a great fit for me too. Such a great Holiday read overall!
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
With the whole promise to myself not to be a Grinch, I will probably read The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig and The Gift Of Happiness by Holly Martin next… If you know any cute contemporary/romance Christmas reads you think I might enjoy, feel free to recommend some! I’m also picking up Force Of Nature by Jane Harper soon as it will mean I will complete my final series of the year. And I have a new TBR jar pick; the first of my shiny new TBR jar! The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami… I’m not that big of a fan of short stories to be honest, so we’ll see how things go I guess. xD