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 Lost Apothecary by Sarah Penner for the upcoming blog tour… I have high hopes for this one! I’m also finally starting The House In The Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune and I can’t wait to see if it’s just as good as everyone keeps promising.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Los Plebeyos by Marta Lopetegui (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 25/02
My first Spanish read of the year and a physical ARC received through the Masa Crítica Argentina program… Los Plebeyos is a short novella about the Argentine textile industry set in 2011. The story discusses a wide variety of different themes and describes the local customs and culture perfectly.
2. Gardening Hacks by Jon VanZile (4/5 stars) REVIEW 29/03
I’ve always enjoyed gardening and with our countryside plot hopefully ready to start planting next Spring, I couldn’t resist browsing Gardening Hacks to see if I would discover any new useful tricks along the way. There are definitely a lot of DIY projects as well as nifty advice on offer along the way, both suited to more seasoned gardeners and newbies.
3. Viper by Bex Hogan (4/5 stars) REVIEW 26/02
This was a recommendation by Kelly @ From Belgium With Book Love and she hit the nail on the head! I’ve been seriously slacking with both my YA and my fantasy reads in recent months, and I decided to remedy that by picking up Viper almost immediately after she recommended it. The fact that the blurb sounded absolutely fantastic and even gave me Iron Islands (Game Of Thrones) vibes only made me reach for it quicker, and that glorious cover sealed the deal for me. And I most definitely liked what I found!
4. This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 26/02
I’ve been meaning to read this memoir ever since it was first published four years ago, but somehow I never did… Until now that is. And I most definitely liked what I found! This Is Going To Hurt is a medical memoir told in the form of diary entries, and mixes dark humor with more heavy moments as well as hilarious anecdotes. The writing style and humor are definitely spot on for me, and I literally flew through this memoir.
5. Honey Girl by Morgan Rogers (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 27/02
There has been a lot of hype around Honey Girl and after reading the blurb I wasn’t able to resist this debut either… I’ve somehow hardly read any F/F romance and the premise of this own voices lesbian romance story sounded absolutely fantastic and a perfect excuse to remedy this. I’m SO glad I decided to read Honey Girl despite the hype now: hyped books and me don’t tend to get along, but this book is the exception to that rule. It turned out to be such a beautifully rendered and captivating read!
6. Twice In A Blue Moon by Christina Lauren (3/5 stars) REVIEW 02/03
After highly enjoying their recent contemporary romance titles, I had high hopes Twice In A Blue Moon would be another winner for me… But in the end I can’t say that I was all that impressed by this title. As a whole, I did like the idea behind the plot with the second chance meeting, the Hollywood angle and the movie itself. The writing itself does read fast and seems the same as in the other books I’ve tried… BUT. Somehow I was never able to fully connect to the story itself.
7. The Island by Ragnar Jonasson (3/5 stars) REVIEW 02/03
I’ve enjoyed Ragnar Jonasson’s writing in the past, and I was really curious to see how this trilogy would continue after that explosive ending… Those who’ve read The Darkness will know what I’m talking about; how to continue a series after ending the first book in that way?! The answer is with flashbacks and showing Hulda’s past, and while it’s an ingenious tactic, I’m not sure if it actually worked all that well for me.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
Next up is a buddy read of These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong with Kelly @ From Belgium With Book Love! I’ve heard nothing but fantastic things about this story and it sounds like the perfect buddy read. I also need to pick up another Karin Slaughter book; Blindsighted is up next… And for something light I’m keeping The Enemy by Sarah Adams at hand. I’m not sure if I’m able to actually read my newest TBR jar pick Inborn by Thomas Enger this month as I have a pile of other titles I can’t wait to read, but I’m hoping to pick it up before early March.