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 was against expectations actually approved for an ARC of most anticipated release The Winners by Fredrik Backman two days ago, and of course I had to drop all my reading plans and start this title immediately. It’s a big one with almost 700 pages, but I’m not complaining because it means more time with the words of one of my favorite authors. After that, I will travel to Italy as planned with One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. What She Found by Robert Dugoni (4/5 stars) REVIEW
It’s been a wild ride catching up with the Tracy Crosswhite books these past couple of months, and it’s a detective thriller series that has quickly turned into a favorite. What She Found is already book number nine of a series that shows no signs of slowing down, and it’s another highly successful sequel involving another cold case. What started out a tad slow, soon turned into a fascinating story and I couldn’t stop reading once I started to see the direction the story would take. What a read!
2. Wishtress by Nadine Brandes (2,5/5 stars) REVIEW 09/09
I confess that it was cover love at first sight when I first heard about Wishtress… And while I don’t read YA fantasy often anymore, I decided to give this story a go anyway both because I loved the sound of the blurb and because I had a great time reading one of the author’s other titles a few years ago (Romanov). I guess I should have investigated further, because I didn’t realize that this book was actually Christian fiction and that religion would play such a big role in the plot. Even so, this wasn’t the only reason why this story failed to hit the mark for me.
3. Cut Short by M.W. Craven (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 18/09
It’s no secret that I consider the Washington Poe books to be one of my favorite series, and they sure do feature one of my absolute favorite character duos. I’ve loved the dynamics between Tilly and Poe from the very beginning, and it’s always such a blast to spend more time with them… I’m not sure why I hadn’t read this short story bundle yet, but when I stumbled across Cut Short on my kindle I couldn’t resist diving straight in. And of course I ended up having an excellent time with these stories!
4. The Last Girl To Die by Helen Fields (4/5 stars) REVIEW 25/08
There was just something about the blurb of The Last Girl To Die that caught my attention immediately. I do always love an island setting, and the Scottish island of Mull sounded like a solid backdrop for a story with a lot of potential. Add the fact that I’ve enjoyed books by Helen Fields in the past, and you will understand why I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to read this newest stand-alone. I’m glad I didn’t, because it turned out to be an intense and gripping thriller with and ending I most definitely didn’t see coming!
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
Next up is the memoir Against The Ice by Ejnar Mikkelsen; I watched the Netflix adaptation a while back and I’ve been curious about the original story ever since. I also want to read another translation: Seat 7A by Sebastian Fitzek. I remember enjoying his writing style in one of his other books, and I’ve been looking forward to try more of his work. There are still quite a few ARCs I need to get to as well, and first up is Signal to Noise by Silvia Moreno-Garcia (actually an earlier story being republished). Before I start this ARC, I will be (finally) reading TBR jar pick The Ladies Of The Secret Circus by Constance Sayers though.