Hello hello, and welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday. As always, it’s been a busy reading week, and I’ve managed to snatch little bubbles of time with different books on different days, which is always a good feeling, as well as completely lose myself in books I’m loving, which is just as good, if not better.
I mentioned last week that I was joining in with two different readalongs this month, and that’s still the case. I’ve finished the penultimate part of Among the Beasts & Briars, and I’m past the halfway point of City of Lost Souls. Both are proving to be really interesting – and very different – books, and I’m particularly looking forward to writing about them. The group choice for next month with TWR Gang is The Five, which I reviewed for the Wolfson History Prize last year. I won’t be rereading it, but it does seem timely to mention it today when this year’s shortlist is being annouced!
WWW Wednesday is a nice weekly habit to get into, I’ve found, as it really makes you think about what it is you’re reading. As always, it asks three simple questions:
- What have you recently finished reading?
- What are you currently reading?
- What are you planning on reading next?
What have you recently finished reading?
On Monday, I finished reading The Prison Healer. This was a five star read in my opinion, full of emotion and moments that made you stop and think. It was well constructed, with a belivable world surrounding the prison where the story takes place. It was brutal at times, but also utterly brilliant, and I’ll be recommending it to a lot of people for a long time to come. It will also be one of those books that stays with me. I can’t wait to read the second book.
What are you currently reading?
Along with the two above mentioned buddy reads, I’m reading two books at the moment. The first is the audiobook of The Court of Miracles. Based loosely on Les Miserables, my favourite classic and possibly favourite book of all time, I was keen to see if this was worth all the excitment it got when it was first released. I’m a bit late to the party, I must admit, but I am enjoying it. The narration is brilliant, and Nina, the character who is our narrator, drives a huge amount of empathy from me. I’m about two thirds of the way through, and I’m intrguied to see how she’s going to solve the problems she keeps encountering.
I’m also reading The Crown of Gilded Bones. The third book in the From Blood and Ash series, book two finished on such a cliffhanger, I stayed up until midnight reading one of my other books, waiting for it to load onto my Kindle. I’ve hardly put it down since it loaded up and I’m already dreading it finishing because these characters have become absolutely everything. Might be planning more book themed tattoos as I type. You can find my review for book one, From Blood and Ash, here, and book two, A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire, here.
What are you planning on reading next?
Over the last week, I’ve largely been squeezing in what reading I could before Gilded Bones was released, and I almost can’t think beyond that right now! I am still planning on reading Clockwork Princess this month, and know it’s especially important I do as there’s been so many moments of crossover between that trilogy and The Mortal Instruments set. I’d also like to fit in at least one young adult thriller as I haven’t read one this month, and that must be a record!
So there’s the current reading situation. It’s been a busy book week in the best of ways, and although my health is trying to get in the way, I’m trying hard myself not to let it.
Let me know what you’re reading in the comments!