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 The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup, a book I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about and I’m still not sure why it took me this long to actually pick it up. I’m also starting Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer in the hope I can squeeze in one last title before the end of 2021… It all depends on how busy tomorrow’s preparations for NYE will be. xD
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Red Canvas by Andrew Nance (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 31/12
I’ve been trying to get rid of my backlog of ARCs so I can start the new year with a clean slate… Red Canvas is the last of them, and just in time before 2021 too! I’m not sure why it took me longer than expected to actually pick up this first book of a new crime series, as I always love a good crime thriller and I liked the sound of an art element in the story. I’m glad I finally did get to meet new main character Lise Norwood though!
2. Manhunters by Steve Murphy & Javier F. Peña (4/5 stars) REVIEW 03/01/2021
I’ve always had a special interest in anything related to the war on drugs, and after watching and loving the Netflix show Narcos I simply couldn’t resist adding this memoir to my wishlist as soon as I first heard about it. I’m not sure why it took me this long to actually pick it up, but I’m definitely kicking myself now as I had an excellent time with this non fiction account of the hunt for Pablo Escobar.
3. If Cats Disappeared From The World by Genki Kawamura (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 03/01/2021
My crazy cat lady status is no secret, and I’ve been meaning to read If Cats Disappeared From The World for a while now… I’ve seen this book mentioned together with The Travelling Cat Chronicles, which is one of my all time favorites, so I had extremely high expectations for this story. And even though it didn’t manage to blow me away completely, it still turned out to be an interesting read.
4. The Island by C.L. Taylor (4/5 stars) AUDIO REVIEW
I’ve enjoyed both her YA and adult books in the past, so I simply couldn’t resist requesting an audio ARC of her newest YA story The Island as soon as I first heard about it… And the tropical setting on a Thai island sounded like the perfect setting too. I definitely ended up having an excellent time with this audiobook! Part psychological thriller and part survival story, The Island turned out to be an excellent listen.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I will probably end up rereading all time favorite The Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón next as it’s been too long since my last reread… I think it’s one of the only stories I’ve actually read in three different languages besides Harry Potter! I also need to read my final January ARC Ask No Questions by Claire Allan… And my next romance read is going to be The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren. I’m hoping to read my TBR jar pick Radio Silence by Alice Oseman in the first days of 2021 as well!