Hello, and welcome to the penultimate Wednesday of October. It’s so strange how time is trundling along this year, marked mostly out for me by these posts. When you type on a blog an average of three to four times a week, it’s amazing how quickly the weeks add up. I know I mentioned this last week too, but it’s all a bit odd. I’ve nearly finished my Christmas shopping, and have just got to work out what I’m making for my husband and son crochet wise this year; I try to always make something. I have plans for a Father Christmas that can stand up, but we’ll see. He might need dried lentils in his feet!
I’ve also started to make a list of books that I would like for Christmas from family. My husband and I both do this for each other, and then pick a few off the list to surprise each other with. Book shaped presents are always some of my favourite.
So – before we think too much about Christmas, it’s Halloween, and on that theme I’ve been reading several creepy books to get me in the spooky spirit. I’ve got a post going up soon about recommended spooky reads, so keep an eye out!
As ever, WWW Wednesday asks three simple questions to look at your reading:
- What have you recently finished reading?
- What are you currently reading?
- What are you planning on reading next?
Let’s jump right in!
What have you recently finished reading?
This weekend I did something I haven’t done in a while: read a book in a day. Good Girls Die First is a young adult thriller with a bunch of teenagers who have been lured to a deserted carnival by someone who knows their darkest secret. Then, one by one, they start to die. Can they trust each other, and, more scary, can they trust themselves?
I really enjoyed the book, and it was exactly what I wanted to be reading at that moment in time. Sometimes you just pick up the right book, and this was just what I needed. I can’t wait to review it.
What are you currently reading?
A little while ago I read S.T.A.G.S, another YA thriller that managed to build suspense to an intense point. Currently, I’m reading the sequel, D.O.G.S. Picking up from the very last page of S.T.A.G.S, the fact there’s no breathing room between the two books really works for it, keeping the suspense built already running for the beginning of book two, where it quickly beginning to build its own. It’s a very different story, but if anything I’m enjoying it more!
What are you planning on reading next?
Honestly, I’m loving the young adult thriller surge I’m on, but I’m also really enjoying the spooky reads at this time of year. I’ve been lucky enough to be approved for some brilliant books on NetGalley just recently, so whether I dive head first into those or I reach for the final book in the S.T.A.G.S trilogy, tune in next week to find out.
Thanks for joining me this cold and cozy Wednesday. See you again soon!