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Hello Hello! How are you?
I’m glad it’s Wednesday and I get to catch up with you all and tell you about the books I’ve been reading!
I’m back at university in 2 weeks for face-to-face learning every other week, which, as you can probably guess, I am not happy about. I’ve been working on my thesis since Monday and I’m just trying to keep going and find motivation for classes again! 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?
Clockwork Princess (#3) by Cassandra Clare
I’m still not very far into this book, but I still have a little while before the Shadowhunter Saturday post that I’ll be posting on my blog alongside Fiona. I have to say, this one gets going fast and there are SO many questions that I need answering and I am going to have to sit down and read a big chunk of this one soon because I’m excited for more!
A Pinch of Magic (#1) by Michelle Harrison
I’ve gotten halfway into this one and I have to say that I am loving it. It is definitely more on the dark side so I would aim this at the older middle grade reader, but so far, the girls are getting up to a lot of trouble and the plot is really fast and interesting. We will be discussing the third section on Saturday and I’m looking forward to reading it. I also really like Charlie, she is such a strong little personality!
Written in Starlight (#2) by Isabel Ibanez
I’ve only just started this one, but so far I’m already sucked back into this magical world. In this book, we follow Catalina after the events of Woven in Moonlight and I’m going to try to pick this up again soon as the first couple of chapters are intriguing. The writing style is just as fluid and beautiful as the first book, so I think I will enjoy it.
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
I’m currently just over halfway with this one and Stephen and I are having fun discussing all our theories. I personally suspect everyone and the author is keeping me guessing. This is more of a thriller I would say, but this is the kind of thriller that I enjoy, so if you know of any more books like this, please tell me about them!
The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
I decided to buddy read this book with my mum and I’ve only just started it, but so far I like it and I think it’s going to break my heart. The writing style is raw and beautiful, this is going to be one of those books that grabs me and doesn’t let me go. We will be reading a little section every week as we are both very busy, but I’m excited for the next chapters!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (#1) by Roald Dahl
I read this one in one day and it was a nice, fun book to read when I was feeling down. I gave this one 3 stars as some things just seemed so problematic to me and I struggled with the themes of waste, bad-behaviour and just found some parts to be not the best. It was still a great little read and I’ll be reviewing it on my blog soon!
The Murder of Rogr Ackroyd (#4) by Agatha Christie
I finished this on Sunday and the discussion we had with the TWR Gang book club was so fun. I was actually very shocked to realise that I had suspected the right person all along. This was one with a great twist, but just like the previous book, the ending was problematic and shocked me, to be honest, so I’m giving this one 3.5 stars and I’ll be posting my review in the coming weeks.
The Binding by Bridget Collins
The second book I finished on Sunday was absolutely spell-binding, beautiful, whimsical, lyrical, all the adjectives you can think of! I loved it and I know Candyce – who I was buddy reading it with – loved it too. I honestly went in with no expectations, but this is now my first 5-star read of the year, and Bridget Collins has become my new auto-buy author! I adored it and have to write my review soon!
White Trash Warlock (#1) by David R. Slayton
And finally, I also finished this great book on Sunday – which was a great book day for me! This one sucked me in from page one and had I not been so tired, I know I would have read it in one go. For my personal taste, this is the ultimate binge-read book and I’m going to continue this series as soon as I can. I loved it, it was dark, atmospheric, diverse, fun, unique (SO unique), and I had so much fun reading it. I gave it 4.5 stars and my review for the blog tour by @The_WriteReads will be up on this Sunday.
Bad Habits by Flynn Meaney
I want to get through some of my current reads before I jump into loads of more new books, but I want to start this other blog tour book as my tour stop will be coming up soon. I’ve heard some good things about it already and I think it will be fun, meaningful, witty and I will hopefully like it!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post, see you soon, stay safe,