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 in the mood for a physical copy, and I decided to pick up my paperback of Fallen by Karin Slaughter. While I won’t be completing the series anymore
(totally on you, Lena!), book five thankfully doesn’t have certain character appear and so far it’s great. I will also be starting most anticipated release Keep It In The Family by John Marrs… I love his books, so I have high hopes for it.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Ashes In The Snow by Oriana Ramunno (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 29/09
It’s no secret that I have a weak spot for WWII fiction, and I was immediately intrigued when I read the blurb of Ashes In The Snow. Stories set in Auschwitz have become even more impactful for me after a visit to the camps in 2018, and I had high hopes this translation of an Italian debut would be a winner for me. And I was definitely more than impressed by this story! Ashes In The Snow ended up being a well-researched, thought-provoking and emotional read that will speak to fans of the genre.
2. Heartstopper: Volume 2 by Alice Oseman (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 03/10
I know that I hardly read graphic novels, but I recently read the first volume of this series for a challenge and it kind of stopped right in the middle of the story… And I couldn’t resist following up with Heartstopper: Volume 2 almost straight away to discover what would happen next. These books are so SO adorable! I think I might have enjoyed this second volume even more. If you need something truly cute and fluffy as a pick-me-up, you should go meet Nick and Charlie ASAP.
3. City Dark by Roger A. Canaff (2/5 stars) REVIEW 23/09
Hello and welcome aboard to the unpopular opinion train again… I know, I wasn’t expecting it to be back this soon, but it is what it is I guess. I’m still not sure exactly what went wrong, because the blurb of City Dark itself sounded fascinating. I mean, the mystery around the disappearance of Joe’s mother forty years ago, the crimes in the present, the legal thriller aspect… I fully expected to enjoy my time with this story, but unfortunately I ended up struggling considerably with it instead. It might just have been my fickle reading mood acting up again, but the fact is that City Dark and me most definitely didn’t get along.
4. Happy Endings At Mermaids Point by Sarah Bennett (4/5 stars) REVIEW 30/09
There is just just something about Sarah Bennett‘s writing style that really works for me, and this story is particularly uplifting and festive. I loved seeing all the different characters together during the holidays, and it was great seeing how Aurora fitted in. I enjoyed seeing the bond between Nick and Aurora grow, and the dog Gabriel was another winner. All in all yet another successful Mermaids Point sequel for me!
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I still have a lot of October ARCs, and next up are When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke and How To Kill Men And Get Away With It by Katy Brent. Afterwards I’m scheduling in a meeting with Eddie Flynn no matter what, and I’m going to read The Accomplice by Steve Cavanagh. I also hope to read my newest TBR jar pick The Most Beautiful Girl In Cuba by Chanel Cleeton some time before the end of the month, but it might be early October instead.