|| WWW Wednesday || 21st July 2021 || What are you reading this week? ||
Hi there bookworms and welcome to another WWW Wednesday post!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.
For those who don’t know, the three W’s are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you finish reading recently?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling; 30%
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon; I checked this series out from the library months ago and I swear I have had to renew it 6 times so far because I haven’t felt it was the time to read it. Now is the time and I am so excited! I loved Samantha’s Priory of the Orange Tree and this story is really intriguing! I have the first 3 books + the prequel to work through and then I suppose I’ll have to go and buy book 4 because that is just the sort of person I am! I started last night and am up to chapter 4 but hoping to make some good progress and finish the series by the end of the weekend (optimism? Maybe!)
How the King of Elfhame Learned to Hate Stories by Holly Black ; I was looking for a new audiobook on Borrowbox and stumbled over this one! I absolutely loved The Folk of the Air series that I read last year. I checked it out alongside the digital eBook as well and oh my goodness it’s lovely. The narration is great and the illustrations in the eBook are amazing. It’s only a short book and I imagine I’ll probably finish it later on today but it’s been slower progress as the weather here has bene so hot that I’ve not really been able to walk my dog much.
The Master of Measham Hall by Anna Abney; I read this for a Random Things blog tour and my review is due to go live tomorrow (which reminds me, I probably should sit and write it). This was a very intriguing story set in the 1660’s when there was an epidemic of the plague in London and a young girl has to travel from her service post in London to her family home in Derbyshire. It is a very well researched and written novel and I am looking forward to sharing my thoughts with you all tomorrow for this one!
The Night she Disappeared by Lisa Jewell; I absolutely loved this book! Lisa is quickly becoming an auto buy author for me because everything she writes just seems to pull me in so easily. You can check out my full review for this book here.
Ariadne by Jennifer Saint; This was an absolutely fantastic read. So beautifully written! It explores the Greek myth of Ariadne which I wasn’t at all familiar with before. It was fantastic to learn about her as well as her mother, sister and brother the Minotaur which I was more familiar with! I am hoping to write a full review soon, so keep an eye out for that!
Under the Whispering Door by TJ Klune; I requested the arc for this on Netgalley months and months ago and a few days ago I finally got the email that made my day! I had been approved to read this book! I immediately put down everything that I was reading to start this and I finished it last night. I was not ready for it to end. The House in the Cerulean Sea was one of my favourite books and has such a special place in my heart. Under the Whispering Door has the same beautifully witty writing style but takes you in an entirely different direction. Exploring love, self growth and grief in a way I have never experienced in a book before. This book made me cry and you know it takes a lot for a book to make me cry. I’ll be writing a full review soon.
The Mime Order and The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon; You all know I am the type of reader who cannot leave a series unfinished once I’ve started and so these beauties are going to be next up on my pile.