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 Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline… I’m curious to see how I will react to it as most people seem to be disappointed by the sequel. I’m also going to start Dead Mercy by Noelle Holten as the ARC is due soon.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Broken by Jenny Lawson (4/5 stars) REVIEW 06/11
I’ve been terrible at reading non fiction this year, and I’m hoping to at least squeeze in one or two more before the end of the year… I decided to turn to Jenny Lawson first as I’ve enjoyed her work in the past, and I really like her humor and the way she openly talks about mental health issues and chronic illness. Broken is her newest book, and it’s without doubt just as good as Furiously Happy (I still LOVE that cover!).
2. Later by Stephen King (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 08/11
While I do tend to enjoy his older work more, there was something about Later that made me want to make an exception and read it first. The plot seems to have major The Sixth Sense vibes, which is a movie I love, so I had high hopes for this one… And while there were a few things that didn’t work completely for me, as a whole Later turned out to be a solid read.
3. Grave Mercy by Robin LaFevers (3/5 stars) REVIEW 08/11
I have to be honest here and say that I wasn’t entirely sure if Grave Mercy would be a right fit for me even before I started it. I don’t really read all that many YA fantasy stories anymore (I think I’ve outgrown them), but I needed a book set in the 15th century to complete a challenge and since I already had a copy of this book hanging out on my kindle I decided to give it a go. Sadly, my fears became true and this is most likely a case where it’s me that is the problem and not the book.
4. The Muse by Jessie Burton (3/5 stars) REVIEW 11/11
I think this might just not have been the right time for me to read this one… Somehow slower paced stories don’t seem to work all that well for me at the moment, and that was definitely a huge part of the problem for me here. This is a dual timeline story, switching between 1936 Spain and 1967 London, and sadly neither timeline was able to keep my attention completely. Which is strange, as it had all the right elements and I usually love a Spanish setting, but there was just something about the characters that didn’t work for me.
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I’ve decided to read all four remaining NG ARCs so that I don’t have to worry about missing any future deadlines… In the order I’m most likely going to read them: The Golden Girls Getaway by Judy Leigh, Sea Storm by Andrew Mayne, The Bone Shard Emperor by Andrea Stewart and The Village by Caroline Mitchell.