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Hello Hello! How are you?

It is already the middle of another week and so far this week has been half very productive and half not productive at all. I am getting along with my thesis research but need to start writing now! Feeling a bit sorry for myself today since my wisdom teeth have decided to act up again, but here’s hoping I’m still able to get my work done!

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?

Broken Homes (#4 Rivers of London) by Ben Aaronovitch

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I am halfway through this book and I am loving every minute of it. this last section was so great and a lot of things happened. I like how a lot of different threads seem to be coming together and I’m very intrigued about what will happen in the next chapters. Friday can’t come quick enough!

Shards of Earth (#1 The Final Architects Trilogy) by Adrian Tchaikovsky

I am still very slowly making my way through this book but I’ll get some more of it read during my lunch break and it’s the first book on my list for tonight! I love how massive this world is and the characters have gotten even more interesting. I have no idea where it is going, but I’m very much enjoying the ride.

City of Ghosts (#1 Cassidy Blake) by Victoria Schwab

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We read and discussed the second section of this book this weekend and I am really enjoying this book as well. I’m happy that I decided to reread it with the Middle Grade Marvels because it turns out I had nearly forgotten everything. I’m very intrigued by some new characters who’ve turned up and it’s definitely getting spookier!!

The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold

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This book is so devastatingly sad. We have just read the part on Annie, the 2nd victim and just started the part on Elizabeth, the 3rd victim. Annie’s life was so sad, she was nearly alright but every time something came to pull her back into darkness and she just struggled so much. I can’t imagine some of the things they went through back then (TW: for multiple infant/children deaths). I am still really liking the writing style and I didn’t want to stop, so I’ll pick this one up as soon as I can.

Carrie by Stephen King

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I’m also halfway through this book and something tells me that I’ll be finishing this in the next few days. The mother in this book is just mindboggling, I want to shake her and scream at her for being such a horrible person. I think it was written really well as you can’t help but be angry at her. I kind of know what will happen next because I saw the 2013 film when it was released but I’ll be finishing the last two section as soon as I can. I also really like the snippets of articles, it is really foreboding!

Night Shift by Stephen King

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I have just read the 2nd short story for this month which was Night Surf and it was very short but it packed a punch. It also hit a bit too close to home (TW: pandemic) but it is written in a way that you know there is so much more. Apparently, it is kind of linked to The Stand so I’m very intrigued to read that one. I hated the main character and the characters, in general, were not my favourites, but I am enjoying the writing style a lot.

City of Heavenly Fire (#6 The Mortal Instruments) by Cassandra Clare

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And the final book I’ve been reading this past week is one I also just started last night and I only got through one chapter before I was falling asleep but ooooh. This book is already starting off with full action, so I need to continue it. I think it’s going to be a book I binge over the weekend, maybe, oops. I just need to know what happens, I’m so worried for Simon, Clary, Jace, Isabelle, Maia, Alec, Magnus… please let them be okay.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara

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The only book I’ve finished in this past week is actually now my favourite book of the year (I gave it 5 stars). This book was terrifying, but the writing style was just incredible. It is a hard book to read because of all the crimes that are described, the victim/police/witness statements, evidence and facts about the Golden State Killer and the author’s own struggles with trying to unmask him, but it was amazing. I loved this book (that sounds so weird, but it was a fantastic book). I’m so glad I picked it up and I definitely need to start reading more true crime. I will have my review up in a few weeks (for once it is already written, yay)!

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

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I am going to start a buddy read for this book this week and I still haven’t picked it up, but I’m very excited to do so. I have been daunted by this book ever since I got my hands on a copy and I know that I will love it and that it will be amazing, but I’m so scared aha. It is also a massive book and I am going to struggle to hold it for long amounts of time, but I’ll be starting it in the next couple of days.

The Moon Over Kilmore Quay by Carmel Harrington

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I still haven’t started this book yet, but I need to. I am going to get to it maybe this weekend or in the next week and I think because it will be so light and different from my usual reads, I’ll get through it really quickly, I’m hoping it’s good!

Chasing the Italian Dream by Jo Thomas

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I think this one is going to be very sweet and hopefully have a lot of descriptions of yummy Italian food. I’m definitely not the reader this is aimed out, but the blurb sounded like a really lovely, quick and sweet book, so I’m hoping it is just that.

Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon

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And the final book on my list for this week is for a tour organised by Dave from @The_WriteReads that I’m taking part in during the month of June. I have been really looking forward to starting this book, and I just can’t wait to see what it’s like, hopefully, it will be a lot of fun. I’m sure I’m going to enjoy it a lot.

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed reading this post, see you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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2 Comments

  1. I can’t wait to see what you think to The Priory of the Orange Tree! I was so intimidated by it too but ended up finishing it in about a week, it was impossible to put down!

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