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 playing catch up with ARCs and I’ve just started reading The Meet Cute Method by Portia MacIntosh… I’m in the mood for a cute romance and I hope this one will fit the bill. I will also be starting Deadly Night by OMJ Ryan; I really enjoyed the first six books of the series, so I couldn’t resist getting number seven even though it’s due very soon.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. The Northern Lights Lodge by Julie Caplin (3/5 stars) REVIEW 15/04
I’m starting to think that I simply might not be in the right mood to continue this series right now. I really enjoyed my time with the first two books, then book three suddenly was a bit of a dud… And now sadly The Northern Lights Lodge failed to grab me completely. Don’t get me wrong, I love the travel and food aspect of this series, and the descriptions of the Icelandic setting and the lodge were heaven. I think the descriptions were part of the reason I kept reading, because there was something about the story itself that didn’t convince me completely…
2. Genesis by Karin Slaughter (4/5 stars) REVIEW 22/04
I first started this series about eighteen months ago, and had a great time getting to know Will Trent in the first two books. I was adviced to read the Grant County books before continuing with book number three Genesis (also called Undone), and I’m glad that I was warned because this third book has major spoilers for the Grant County series. I don’t mind having Sara Linton in the spotlight again as I quite like her character, and it’s interesting to see how the dynamics change with her added to the mix.
3. The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn (5/5 stars) REVIEW 16/04
I really enjoy the way Kate Quinn writes her historical fiction so of course I couldn’t say no to reading her newest WWII story… And I’m glad I didn’t, because The Diamond Eye turned out to be yet another fantastic book. It’s based on the life of female Russian sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko, and it really shows just how well researched this story is. The level of detail, the descriptions of her life as a sniper, the contrast with her time in the US… It all feels perfectly balanced and there even is a hint of romance to give you some respite from the horrors of the war. A fantastic choice if you enjoy WWII historical fiction!
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
There will be more ARCs due in the near future, and I will probably turn to The Rabbit Factor by Antti Tuomainen first for a dose of Nordic noir mixed with humor. I always love how he combines the two and I have high hopes for this one! Then I’ll probably take a little ARC break with the final book of a Nordic noir series The Boy In The Headlights by Samuel Bjork… Afterwards, it’s back to ARCs with Summer At The French Cafe by Sue Moorcroft. My newest TBR jar pick Master Class by Christina Dalcher will most likely have to wait until at least the end of April though.