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?
My Masa Crítica Argentina ARC copy of Los Plebeyos by Marta Lopetegui finally arrived last week, so I decided to read it now so I don’t have to worry about more deadlines in March… It’s a short one so I hope to finish it today. I’m also starting Viper by Bex Hogan as I’ve been neglecting the fantasy genre and I couldn’t resist Kelly’s recommendation. 😉
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Ladies Of The House by Lauren Edmondson (4/5 stars) REVIEW
I confess that this debut was out of my comfort zone as I’ve never actually read one of the original Jane Austen stories and I wasn’t sure how I would react to this modern retelling… But there was just something about the blurb of Ladies Of The House that convinced me to give it a try. I’m so glad I did now, as I ended up having an excellent time with this story! I can’t compare it to Sense And Sensibility for obvious reasons, but what I can say is that this modern retelling is absolutely worth the time if you think you would be a good fit.
2. The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 21/02
I was going in expecting a fun romcom, but I ended up feeling considerably underwhelmed by The Friend Zone. When I first started reading it, I thought I had found another winner as I loved her writing style, the dynamics between the characters and the blunt banter. I had really high hopes for this story, especially with the infertility angle… But in the end this story let me down considerably. More about the why in my review.
3. Hotel Cartagena by Simone Buchholz (4/5 stars) REVIEW 08/03
Look out for my thoughts during my stop of the blog tour!
4. Martinis And Memories by A.L. Michael (3/5 stars) REVIEW 25/02
I had high hopes for this third Martini Club story… Especially since I enjoyed the first two books and really liked Bel’s character in the previous stories as well. Imagine my surprise when I ended up having mixed thoughts instead: it took me a long long time to warm up a little to Martinis And Memories, up until the point that I even considered DNFing it before things started to improve in the second half.
5. Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly (3/5 stars) REVIEW 21/02
I love the movie adaptation, so I have been looking forward to read the original book… It’s without doubt a fascinating and powerful topic and it was interesting to learn more about the women and their past. I do have to say that it can get quite dense as it is a true non fiction book with lots of facts and technical terms, which slowed down the pace considerably and made it less enjoyable to read.
6. A Caller’s Game by J.D. Barker (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 19/02
I’m a big fan of his books and this was one of my most anticipated releases… And I ended up having a fantastic time with this story!
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I’m hoping to get a couple of non fiction reads in early this year, so next up is This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay… I also need to read Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers as it’s due soon, and I will probably pick up The Island by Ragnar Jonasson after that so I can work towards finishing another series. Last but not least, I have a new TBR jar pick! Inborn by Thomas Enger… I was going to start with reading his Henning Juul books, but my TBR jar has spoken so I’m reading this YA stand-alone first now. 😉