WWW Wednesday – 18th August 2021

Hello hello and welcome or welcome back to my little bookish corner of the internet. It’s somehow a Wednesday all over again so it’s time for a reading review with WWW Wednesday.

Last week was a really hard week for me with my son away at his dad’s, but I got through it, and managed to do a fair amount of reading with the time I had to myself. I managed to get some writing done too, having finished a readthrough of my WIP (why is there no Good Reads option for having read the same words you’ve written multiple times?), and even though I’ve been pretty unwell I tried to make the most of everything. We’ve got a lot of plates spinning at the moment but I’m holding up – just about – thanks largely to my books, and my bookish friends.

So, back to the post.

WWW Wednesday is about reviewing current and recent reading habits with 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 Geekerella, a young adult contemporary romance novel, inspired by Cinderella, if the name didn’t give that away, but with a geeky twist. It was a fun, easy read that I’ve already written my review of, ready to share with you soon. I listened to it as an audiobook, and the narrators especially did a fantastic job of bringing both perspectives to life.

What are you currently reading?
I’ve got several books on the go at the moment, which, if you’ve ever read any of my Wednesday posts before, will be of absolutely no surprise to anyone. But even by my standards, I’ve got quite a few going right now.

The first is Every Line of You by Naomi Gibson, which I’m reading as part of a readalong this week, and I am absolutely loving it. It’s a psychological thriller with a sci-fi twist that asks us – just how far will we go when no tells us we should stop? It’s absolutely addictive and I’m struggling putting it down at the allocated page each day.

I’ve very nearly finished with Fireborn, the middle grade fantasy novel that The Write Reads is holding a massive blog tour for at the moment. I’ll be sharing my review on Friday, so if this book sounds of interest to you, be sure to come back then!

I was lucky enough to be sent a proof copy of Defy the Night by Bloomsbury, and I’m absolutely sucked in by this wonderful world. I’ve divided it up into sections with small post it notes (yes, really) to work my way through it as I’ve got so many books going on, and I’m loving it. It will be one of those books that I buy a finished edition of and cherish my ARC forever, I think!

These Deadly Games by Diana Urban, author of All Your Twisted Secrets, which I loved, is an absolutely thrilling, wild ride. I love YA thrillers, and this is absolutely going right up there with some of my favourites. The twists and turns are just superb and I’m only half way through, so I’m ready for more.

Finally, my audiobook at the moment is The Raven Boys. Depending on how I get on with everything else today, I might get this finished this afternoon. If I’m honest, I’m not completely sure how I’m feeling about it right now, but I am curious as to how it’s going to finish, so I’m not making any final judgements yet!

What are you planning on reading next?
My next reads planned are Bad Witch Burning for a blog tour next week, which is as dark and magical and twisty as it sounds, and The Peculiar Tale of the Tentacle Boy, which is also for a blog tour, and is a middle grade fantasy adventure. I’ve been reading a lot of middle grade recently, and this one really sounds like it’s going to be fun. My next audiobook is probably going to be How We Fall Apart, which I preordered ready for its release, and I can’t wait to read.

Well there’s rather a long blog post for a Wednesday! I’m so glad I didn’t try typing this all out on my phone….

Tomorrow I’m sharing a paranormal mystery book review! Hopefully see you then. Thanks for stopping by today.

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