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Hello Hello! How are you today?
It is the middle of my first week off and I have been very unmotivated and just dragging myself through each day, but I have a load of books to keep me company in the evening once I stop working on university assignments for the day! 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?
Whispers Under Ground (#3 Rivers of London) by Ben Aaronovitch
I am about a third into this book and I already love it! I don’t think I like it as much as I instantly liked Moon Over Soho, but it is really good. It had a bit of a slower start compared to the other books but still interesting. The last 2 chapters really got going and what I like the most from this book, is how Peter gets to be in the Murder Squad and right in with the action. I think this is going to be a really interesting case and I love that we get to see Lesley again.
City of Lost Souls (#5 The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
I’ve read 2 sections of this book and I am still unsure and still don’t 100% see the hype. Each book starts off good, it gets going fast, and then by the second bit (we sectioned this book into 5 parts), it slows down again. I like Simon more again and I still love Izzy, but Clary is being a little bit stupid right now in my opinion. We will just have to see what happens in the next part.
The Dark Lord Clementine by Sarah Jean Horwitz
I am reading this book for the Algonquin Young Readers tour I’m on next week and 27% in, I already like it. It has a kind of subtle humour that I really appreciate and I especially like Clementine as a character. I also love the sheep and I’m starting to see some things that make sense and have me wondering what will happen next. I have read that much yet so can’t really say more, but I think it’s going to be great.
Among the Beasts & Briars by Ashley Poston
I’m halfway through this beauty and absolutely loving it. The TWR Gang and I are reading this section by section every week and I think that had it not been for the book club, I would have read this in one sitting. It is that kind of dark, you can’t look but also can’t not look, unputdownable YA that I had apparently really missed. I love Fox, Bear and Cerys, and I have quite a few theories, but I’ll just see how this one spans out, I can’t wait to pick it up again!
How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones
I just started this book last night and I can already tell that while it will be a tough and hard-hitting read, it will also be worth it and I think I will love it. I’m reading this book for the Women’s Prize Longlist buddy read organised by Hannah from Han Loves to Read over on Instagram, and I changed the order around a bit to keep Piranesi by Susanna Clarke until the end. I felt like picking this book up since I got it in the mail, and I’m glad I did because I already really like the writing style. I will be continuing it tonight hopefully.
Kate in Waiting by Becky Albertalli
I finished this one over the weekend for the #UltimateBlogTour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads and it was such a cute, funny, and easy read. There were a couple of things that I didn’t like as much or maybe made me enjoy it less, and YA contemporary is not my genre, but I did end up liking it a lot, especially with all the theatre elements that I loved. I gave this book 4 stars, you can find my full review here.
Shadow Service Volume 1 by Scott Cavan
The latest book I finished was this comic that I got the chance to read thanks to Jamie-Lee Nardone and I really liked it. I’ve been wanting to read more in this genre lately and I think this was a great choice, to be honest. It has witches, power, magic, mystery, a lot of suspicious characters, it is very dark, violent and gory, but if you’re okay with those TWs, I think you should give it a go. I gave it 4 stars and my review will be up on the 20th.
The Gallery of Wonders (#1 Magora) by Marc Remus
And I just wanted to mention this book because I didn’t finish it this week, I DNFed it. It is the book that was picked for the Middle Grade Marvels book club that I co-host with Holly and Noly and right from the first couple of chapters, Noly and I just kept thinking “what the hell is happening?”. I couldn’t honestly tell you what those first 8 chapters were, but I found them to be way too mature for middle-grade age, and actually quite disturbing if I’m honest. I just couldn’t deal with the weirdness in this book so I decided to DNF it.
Poirot Investigates (#3 Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie
Last month we were supposed to read and discuss this book but none of us had finished and a few hadn’t started, so we pushed it over to this month and I really need to get to it. I think I got halfway through this already, but I want to go back and read those first stories again and actually take notes so I can discuss them easier. I did really enjoy what I had read so far, so I’m really looking forward to it!
Things To Do Before the End of the World by Emily Barr
And the last book on this list this week is, of course, a blog tour book for one of Dave’s #UltimateBlogTours. As the month has gone on, I have gotten more and more excited over picking up this book to the point that I will probably start it tonight, even though I already have another Kindle book on the go, and loads of physicals… aha. I am going in intentionally kind of blind since I have forgotten the blurb, but I am really looking forward to it.
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon, stay safe,