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 TBR jar pick Meet Me In Monaco by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb… So far I’m loving it! I’m also reading the my second Spanish read of the year: El Pistolero (The Gunslinger) by Stephen King. I’ve been meaning to start this series for years now, and I thought owning a copy of the first book in Spanish would be the perfect excuse to finally do so.
- WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
1. Angels Of The Resistance by Noelle Salazar (2/5 stars) REVIEW
Right… I definitely didn’t expect this to happen when I added Angels Of The Resistance. It’s not often that I get the chance to visit a city close to the town where I was born in a story; as soon as I found out this story was set in WWII Haarlem in the Netherlands, I knew that I HAD to read it. True, I was a tad worried about the fact that Haarlem was referred to as a small town (which it is most definitely not), but I hoped it would only be a minor slip and the rest of the story would make up for it… Sadly, Angels Of The Resistance and me weren’t ment to be.
2. The Innocent Wife by Lisa Regan (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW 03/12
It’s no secret that the Detective Josie Quinn series is one of my favorites and it’s one that I’ve been following from the very beginning. I do a little happy dance every time a new sequel becomes available, because this series hasn’t failed me yet… The Innocent Wife is already book number sixteen and the feeling of having a shiny new Josie Quinn hanging out on my kindle never gets old. And to make things ever better: of course this sequel once again turned out to be detective thriller dynamite!
3. Last Circle Of Love by Lorna Landvik (2/5 stars) REVIEW 04/12
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time again… Oh yes, unfortunately it’s yet another book that failed to hit the mark for me. I’m a bit surprised to be honest, because I really liked the sound of Last Circle Of Love with the older main characters and ‘special’ project. And who doesn’t love that cover?! Sadly, the actually story ended up being a complete dud for me, and I came really close to DNFing. My fickle reading mood acting up again or simply not for me; either way, there is no denying that I struggled considerably with this story.
4. Deadly Summer by Denise Grover Swank (4/5 stars) REVIEW
I first saw this series mentioned at Carla Loves To Read, and her review convinced me I needed to add Deadly Summer to my shelves. I loved the sound of the actress turned PI angle as well as the return to her hometown in Alabama, and it seemed like a fun read in general. And I have to say that I definitely ended up having a great time reading this story! It has the perfect balance of banter, romance and cozy mystery, with a healthy dose of danger and suspense thrown in as well; all the ingredients you need for a successful read.
5. Prom Night In Purgatory by Amy Harmon (4,5/5 stars) REVIEW
I kind of wanted to save this final Amy Harmon backlist title for a special occasion, but I really didn’t want to wait any longer to see what would happen to Maggie and Johnny… So this is me not having any new Amy Harmon titles to look forward to until her newest story publishes next year. Whoops? Not that I’m regretting reading Prom Night In Purgatory though, because I loved it even more than the first book!
6. Killer Cruise by A.R. Winters (3,5/5 stars) REVIEW 16/12
I was in the mood for a cozy mystery and I always love a story with a travel element, so I thought Killer Cruise would be a great fit. I liked the sound of a story set on a cruise ship, the main character working there and the mystery around the murder of the VIP passenger. And while there were a few things that niggled me, as a whole this turned out to be an easy and entertaining read. Perfect for reading by the pool or at the beach!
- WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?
I need to get the final December ARCs out of the way, and first up is A Mother Would Know by Amber Garza. I’ve enjoyed her writing before, so I have high hopes for it! Then it’s time for some Goodreads Choice Awards nominees with Part Of Your World by Abby Jimenez and I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys. Again, both authors I’ve enjoyed in the past so expectations are high! I also have a new TBR jar pick: Witherward by Hannah Mathewson. I’ve been meaning to read this urban fantasy anyway, so this TBR jar pick was a match made in heaven.