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Hello Hello! How are you?
I can’t believe it is already the middle of the week and nearly also the middle of the month, time is going by too fast, argh!! I’ve been so busy since the start of May and so tired, but I have managed to get in some reading time, although less than usual. Hopefully, when my thesis is done and handed in, I can spend some time relaxing and reading before my internship!
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?
Shards of Earth (#1 The Final Architects Trilogy) by Adrian Tchaikovsky
I am about 30% into this book and while it is very long and big, I am very much enjoying it! I have a long way to go before my stop on the tour on Friday, but I’ll do my best to get there. I like that it’s full-on science fiction, but I still understand, and the things I don’t really understand, I still get the gist of. I had already enjoyed this author’s writing in Doors of Eden, and I think this one is even better!
Broken Homes (#4 Rivers of London) by Ben Aaronovitch
So far I have read the first section of this book and I am loving it. Reading the Rivers of London books on Fridays after a long and busy week is such a comfort to me and I love finding Peter, Lesley, Nightingale and everyone else again. This one is starting off a bit like Moon Over Soho (#2) which was my favourite, and I’m already very intrigued about a lot of things that have happened. I can’t wait to pick it up on Friday again!
City of Ghosts (#1 Cassidy Blake) by Victoria Schwab
This is the book we picked for May for the Middle Grade Marvels book club and so far, I am enjoying it a lot. We’ve only read about 70-80 pages, and I had already read it a few years ago, but I am enjoying it a lot more now than I did then for some reason. I’m really getting into ghosts stories and I love MG books now, so maybe that’s why. In any case, this is starting off great and I can’t wait to read more.
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
I am so, so happy some buddies from the TWR Gang and I decided to pick up this book this month because I am enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would, and it is nothing like I expected. I am not struggling with the language, I don’t find it old fashioned, I love reading the notes, and the history is really interesting. I am getting caught up in these peoples’ lives and I am enjoying it a lot. I have gotten 212 pages in, so about 1,200 to go, but I’m going to savour it and enjoy every minute of it I think!
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
This is the book club pick for the TWR Gang book club this month, and I have to say another fantastic pick! I have wanted to pick it up for ages, and now I have, I’m so happy because it is so good. It doesn’t read like nonfiction, I love the history and how the author links elements to the time period, the Jubilee, housing, the price of things, etc. It is fascinating and I love that we are learning about these women’s lives. It is both amazing and heartbreaking. I’m looking forward to picking up the next section.
Carrie by Stephen King
So far, I have only read the first quarter of this book and I am so relieved to not be scared out of my mind. I went in a bit paranoid that I would be terrified, but so far, nothing is scary, although it’s all very atmospheric and we get a lot of foreshadowing with doctors and research papers peppered into the story – I really like the addition of those so we get glimpses of what happened after. I think I am enjoying it, I am going to read more of it in the next few days!
Night Shift by Stephen King
And the final book in my currently-reading section this week is another Stephen King book. I have read the foreword and Graveyard Shift so far and I am still not scared, so I’m quite proud of myself ahah. I really enjoyed reading the foreword written by King and it definitely made me want to keep reading his work. Graveyard Shift wasn’t scary to me, although if you don’t like rats, I can definitely see how it would scare someone (TW: rats). I like the atmosphere and the writing style, so I’m looking forward to more short stories.
Judgement Day (#2 Seekers) by Josie Jaffrey
The only two books I’ve finished in the last week are both by Josie Jaffrey who you all know, is now one of my favourite authors. I got the chance to read Judgement Day before it was released and let me tell you, you don’t want to miss this series if you like unique vampires, mystery, sassy and determined characters, sexual tension and humour. I love this series so much, and this second instalment was fantastic. I gave it 4.5 stars and you can find my review here.
Blood Work (#0.5 Silverse) by Josie Jaffrey
I also went ahead and started going through Josie’s backlist which I will try to read from regularly. Blood Work is a book set before the Seekers series and includes one of my favourite characters, Cam. I love Cam, he is so sweet and kind and I am glad we got to see more of him here. I really enjoyed this short story, it was quick, fun and really intriguing to see how he became part of the Seekers. I can’t wait to read more by this author.
City of Heavenly Fire (#6 The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare
I still haven’t started the final book in The Mortal Instruments series I’ve been buddy reading with Fiona and Erika, but I plan on picking it up in the next day or so. A lot happened in City of Lost Souls and I enjoyed it more than the 4th one, so I have high hopes that the final book will give us all the answers we need, and be a great read. I’m kind of scared to pick it up after what happened at the end, but I’m going to dive in soon.
The Moon Over Kilmore Quay by Carmel Harrington
I was sent this book, by the publisher last week and it sounded so cute that I decided to read it. It is not my usual read, but I think it will be a good palate cleanser after all the chunky, complex and darker books. I read dark books all the time, but I do like the odd light one and I think this will be a quick, cute and fun read. I’m looking forward to picking it up soon.
Chasing the Italian Dream by Jo Thomas
And the final book on my list this week is another one I was sent by the publisher and another cute and light one. I read a book by this author last year and adored it, so I’m glad I get emails from the publisher for her new books because they all sound sweet and like great reads between chunkier ones. I am also looking forward to starting this book soon, I think I’m going to enjoy it a lot!
That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading my post, see you soon, stay safe,