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Hello hello! How are you?
This is the first WWW Wednesday post of 2021, eeeek, this is exciting! I’ve loved doing these posts for the past months and I’m so glad I decided to start it because I think it’s a lovely way to check-in with reading and everyone! I haven’t posted a WWW in a few weeks I think, but I’m glad I’m back now.
I have already had a really busy and frustrating week. I’m currently writing my final paper and will hopefully send the last two off before Friday, which is also my birthday, so apart from my presentation I have on that day, I really hope I can be finished working on university assignments by noon because I’m so ready for an *actual holiday* which I’m pretty sure I have not had since September! Anyway, how has your week been so far?
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam over at Taking On A World of Words.
WWW Wednesday is based on 3 questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I thought that I was going to be reading a tonne of books come the first days of January, but so far, I’ve hardly read anything, which is not like me at all, I usually read at least a little bit every single day – so I’m really looking forward to assignments being completed so I can snuggle on my sofa and just read for hours on end!
The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary
I think I have only read about 30 pages of this one and started it at around 2 am on the 1st of January, but so far it’s good. I can’t really say much more than that yet. I already like Tiffy’s chapters a lot more than Leon’s because I feel like he is maybe a bit too blunt for my liking, but I’m hoping to read more of this soon because it’s a contemporary romance and I usually fly through those.
The Unadjusteds (#1) by Marisa Noelle
I’ve also started this one already as I’m on the blog tour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads on the 14th of January and I have to say that I’m already a big fan of this book. I love dystopias for some strange reason (they are maybe not the best books to be reading at the minute) and it had been ages since I had read one, so I’m really enjoying myself and I’m looking forward to reading more, so far I’m at about 30% I think.
The last two days of December saw me finish 2 books, taking my Goodreads tally to 148 books, and I’m really proud of myself!
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
I finished this book on the 30th with Noly from The Artsy Reader, as you may know, we read this for the Hype-A-Thon Readathon. I am not used to reading classics, so I struggled with it a little bit at times, but it was really quick and I did have a lot of fun reading it. I’m sure I will enjoy it more if/when I reread it because I’ll already know about how it’s written and it won’t be as much as a struggle aha! I gave this one 3.5 stars and I’ll get a mini-review up for it tomorrow hopefully!
The Lost Child’s Quest by James Haddell
This was my final book of 2020 and what a great book to finish the year with. This was just such a lovely, sensitive and intelligent, beautifully written story about family, treasure, adventure, friendship and I can’t recommend it enough to Children’s/Middle grade book lovers, or anyone who loves a really good book! I gave this book 4.5 stars, I loved it so much and will definitely be continuing the series when the next book is released! You can read my full review here!
I am still super busy, but I’m hoping that from Friday afternoon I will be free to do what I want (and as it’s my birthday I might have a new book to read, mouahaha), so I am going to try to read as many as these as possible because why the hell not? Right?
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
Fiona from Fi’s Bibliofiles championed this book for me last year and every time she has spoken about it, I have itched to pick it up. I asked Fiona and Erika from And On She Reads to recommend a book for me for my Saturday and this was the pick, so I’m very excited to throw my TBR out of the window just for one day and read a book I have wanted to start for ages. I have high hopes and I KNOW that it will be great!
Clockwork Princess (#3 The Infernal Devices) by Cassandra Clare
I don’t know how many times I have had this book in a WWW Wednesday post lately, but I will get to this one this weekend, I am determined and I want to continue the Shadowhunter Saturday posts with Fiona as soon as possible because they are the best of fun and I have MISSED them a lot! I’m going to grab a box of tissues, tea, snacks and a blanket and dive into this book this weekend!
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (#4 Poirot) by Agatha Christie
This is a book that I currently only have on Scribd as an audiobook because it seems that my copy has been delayed because of the Covid-19 testing at the French/UK border. I’m going to start the audiobook of this book as soon as I can because I’m really looking forward to it! This is going to be my second Agatha Christie book, I know Fiona loves this one and I did enjoy my first experience with a Christie, so I’m sure it’s going to be great!
A Pinch of Magic (#1) by Michelle Harrison
I’m not sure, but I think this is the last book I will be tackling this weekend – unless I’m able to read more hehe – and it’s the January BOTM pick for the Middle Grade Marvels book club I host. Again, this is one I’ll be listening to on Scribd because my copy is delayed as well, but I’m also looking forward to it. I love how magical, whimsical and spell-binding the blurb sounds, I adore middle grade books and have high expectations!
So not the most successful reading week since the start of 2021, but I do have a lot of great books to look forward to this weekend, it seems my coffee table will be a little bit weighed down! Tell me all about the books you have been reading, have finished and what you plan to read next!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, see you soon, stay safe,