WWW Wednesday – 11th August 2021

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. It’s been a week of extremes already, from bright sunshine to pouring rain (and several rain damaged books, I swear it came in sideways!), and with my son away seeing the other side of his family until Sunday, I’m planning on making the most of my least favourite week of the year by – you guessed it – reading.

I always find this the hardest week of my year, so I’ve got nice things planned. I’ve got a couple of meet ups with my friends which are always difficult to arrange in the summer holidays, and I’m treating myself to lots of cups of my favourite tea in the world, Duvet Day. Now a note about this tea, because I LOVE IT. It’s from the lovely Bird and Blend BUT they only stock it at Christmas…. and at their special Christmas In July event. Knowing this week was coming up, and I hardly sleep when it does, I stocked up. I had three cups yesterday and started today with one too with my book in my hands. Little moments.

So, as always, WWW Wednesday is about recent reading habits using 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?
Yesterday morning, I finished reading The Appeal by Janice Hallett. I absolutely loved this book, and can’t wait to write up my review of it. It’s an incredibly clever concept; rather than a narrative story, we have a selection of corospondences between a group of people, building up towards a murder. We don’t even know for sure who is murdered until towards the last section of the book, and it’s absolutely brilliant. I gave it five stars without hesitation, and I’ll be recommending it to everyone for a while to come.

What are you currently reading?
As always I have a couple of books on the go at the moment. My physical book is Fireborn: Twelve and the Frozen Forest which I’m reading for a blog tour being run by The Write Reads. My stop is on Friday so be sure to come back for that post. This middle grade adventure fantasy is absolutely enchanting.

Unusually I have three audiobooks on the go at the moment, all for different moods or head spaces. I’m reading DOGS, the sequel to STAGS, after running a giveaway of the series of the weekend. I’m also reading Geekerella, and A Deadly Education, so three very different books!

What are you planning on reading next?
As I always say, part of this depends on which book I finish first. I might go straight on to FOXES after I finish DOGS, and I have a big pile of physicals to make my way through as well as a lot of NetGalley books. I’m looking forward to reading The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy for an upcoming blog tour too.

So there’s this week. I’ll be making my way through as many books as possible in the next week, and as I’m already at 93/100 books on my reading challenge, I’m hopefully for how the rest of the month is going to shape up!

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