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 Broken by Jenny Lawson as I was in the mood for a fun read and I loved her previous memoirs. I will also be starting Later by Stephen King as it seemed like a fitting Halloween month read… I was planning on reading at least two other King titles first, but who needs plans? xD
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Snap by Belinda Bauer (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW
I’ve been meaning to try her work for quite some time now, and I was finally able to do so earlier this year with Exit. I absolutely loved my time with that story, and I’ve been looking forward to read more of her stories ever since. I love the mix of humor and crime and her writing style in general makes it so easy to keep turning those pages… And Snap is no exception; in fact, it has only reconfirmed Belinda Bauer‘s spot on my list of favorite authors and favorite new discoveries of 2021.
2. Dead Secret by Noelle Holten (4/5 stars) REVIEW 28/10
I really enjoyed my time with the first three DC Maggie Jamieson books, but somehow book number four slipped between the cracks of my TBR mountain when it was first published earlier this year. When I was invited to read book number five early, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to catch up with this series. And there is no doubt that Dead Secret is another engaging and suspenseful sequel!
3. Summer At Lavender Bay by Sarah Bennett (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 31/10
I first discovered this author with her Bluebell Castle books earlier this year, and I’ve been looking forward to try more of her series… I read the first Lavender Bay book earlier this month, and while it didn’t charm me as much as her first series I tried, there was still something about it that made me want to read the other two books. Especially since the other two pending main characters seemed easier to like… Summer At Lavender Bay did end up working better for me, although I still felt some of the spark I had become used to was still missing.
4. Foxglove Summer by Ben Aaronovitch (4/5 stars) REVIEW 31/10
I consider myself a fan of the Rivers Of London series and I’ve been slowly working my way through the books. Foxglove Summer is already book number five and yet another story I had an excellent time with. There is just something about this mix of urban fantasy and detective thriller that hits the spot; especially if you consider the always present healthy dose of (dry and sometimes sarcastic) humor that is right up my alley.
5. Dead Memories by Angela Marsons (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 28/10
I can always rely on the DI Kim Stone books whenever I’m in the mood for a good detective thriller, and there is no doubt that this series just keeps delivering. Dead Memories is another excellent sequel and probably one of the strongest stories yet… The plot itself is intense, suspenseful and absolutely fascinating; especially since the murder investigation seems to be connected to Kim Stone’s own complicated childhood. Unputdownable definitely applies here, as I simply couldn’t stop reading until I read those final pages to discover how it would all end.
6. A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder by Holly Jackson (4/5 stars) REVIEW 06/11
So many people seem to love this YA thriller series, so I thought it was about time I finally started reading it… And I can definitely understand the love for these books now! I confess that I don’t read much YA anymore, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy them and A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder was excellent. I really liked the writing style and the tone, and the many snippets of Pip’s investigation definitely added a little something extra. Without doubt a series I will be continuing soon.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
Let’s continue with my complete disregard of my October TBR, shall we? xD I will probably pick up Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers next as I need it to complete the last era for the When Are You Reading? challenge. Afterwards it might be Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline as I’ve been wanting to read it for a while now. I also need to read I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver for a prompt for another pending challenge… Last but not least is the ARC Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten since it’s due soon.