Hello hello! And welcome, or welcome back, to my little bookish corner of the internet. It’s the last Wednesday of October, and what a funny old month it has been. Last Wednesday I didn’t do WWW Wednesday as I was on the blog tour for The Tale of the Tailor and the Three Dead Kings, my post for which you can find here. It’s a special little book, and I really enjoyed talking about it.
This week, I’ve managed to motivate a little bit more where books are concerned, and although I’m still not at full power when it comes to reading, I have been able to lose myself in them a little bit more, which is a relief. Sometimes it’s easy to wonder if you’ll ever read a book again when you have a phase of not picking one up, and it’s always a relief when I have a book back in my hands, even when the only battle I’m fighting is against myself.
Now, onto the questions.
WWW Wednesday is about looking at 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?
My most recent finished read was the absolutely STUNNING Little Thieves. I read this for a blog tour, but it’s been on my radar for a while, and yesterday author Margaret Owen confirmed that book two will be in the world next autumn, and I’m already on countdown. You can read my full review of Little Thieves here, but surfice to say, it will be listed as one of my top reads of the year. I absolutely loved it.
What are you currently reading?
Okay, surprise surprise, guess what? I’ve got MULTIPLE books on the go. I know, I know, you’re as surprised as I am, because this is absolutely never the case…
I’m reading an ARC of The Twyford Code, due out January 2022, which is the second book by author Janice Hallett. I loved her first book, The Appeal, which, again, will be on my top books of the year list. I’m about 70% of the way through and I am enjoying it, and I’m certainly curious to see how it ties together.
I’m listening to two audio books at the moment, switching between them depending on my mood. Vespertine is the first one, and I am absolutely loving it, however it is high fantasy that needs – and deserves! – brain committment that I’m not always in the place to give it right now. To balance it out, I’m also listening to The Thursday Murder Club, a cosy, witty murder mystery if ever there was one. I’m aiming to have them both finished by the end of the month so I can go into Novemeber with a fresh pile of books.
What are you planning on reading next?
Because I’ve been stumbling around a little bit inside my brain, I haven’t started A Shadow in the Ember yet, and I’m really looking forward to reading it soon. I’m probably going to read it as an audiobook because it is a bit chunky, and I do love the narrator. I’ve managed to avoid any major spoilers so far but I know I can’t do that forever! So as soon as I’ve finished both my current audios, I’ll be moving on to that one.
With the wind and rain creeping in, it’s the perfect time for The Haunting Season. This collection of “ghostly tales for long winter nights” is exactly what I want to read with a mug of apple and cinnamon tea, and it’s absolutely beautiful, with a winding gold pattern as sprayed edges.
I’m also really looking forward to reading Reprieve. A murder mystery set around the theme of escape rooms, I’ve heard really good things about it from other book bloggers and I’m keen to see what all the excitment is about.
So there’s this Wednesday’s summary. I’ve got a couple of books to finish off by the end of the month, which is, scarily, only a few days away! The next few weeks are going to be a bit manic, so I’m hoping hiding in books will be the way forward.