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WWW Wednesday: 25 April 2018

WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Sam at  Taking on a World of Words. Do check out her blog and today’s post!

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All you need to do is answer the following questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you will read next?

 

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What am I currently reading?

I have not listened to How Not To Be A Boy for over a week, but I will try and get back to it in the coming week. I am not sure how much I like it. I thought I would enjoy it more, but is just not that interesting to me. I will try and get on with it though!

I ran a poll earlier this week about what book I should read. With the results of that post, I started reading Anthony Burgess’ classic A Clockwork Orange. The way Burgess uses language means it takes a lot of my concentration to read it, but I am finding it easier as the pages go by and I am getting used to the rhythm of the words. I think I will probably end up liking it, but it’s  definitely a thought provking read.

Finally, I have also started reading The Things We Do by Kay Pfaltz. The author was kind enough to send her self-published book to me and I am really enjoying reading it. The subject of animal testing can me a bit harrowing, but I do think also is a great angle for a psychological thriller ( which it says it is on the back). It is reading away pretty easily and the writing is pretty solid. So far so good!

What did I recently finish reading?

In the past week I finished reading two very different books; How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne and Golden Son by Pierce Brown. I did not like the latter as much as I wanted to and unfortunately I have decided that the Red Rising series, contrary to super popular opinion, is not my thing. I definitely think it has a lot of merit, but it simply is not for me. I gave it 4 out of 7 stars.

I liked How Do You Like Me Now? and I gave it 5 out of 7 stars, but I do think it’s a bit forgettable.

This is where I find rating a book difficult. On the face of it, it looks like I thought How Do You Like Me Now? was a better book than Golden Son, but that is not necessarily the case. I just enjoyed reading How Do You Like Me Now? more.

What do I think I will be reading next?

I really want to continue the Flow series, so I would really like to pick up Break by Clare Littlemore sooner rather than later. I am also looking forward to reading Circe by Madeline Miller, which arrived in my postbox last week. It’s GORGEOUS! I also have a couple of ARCs I would like to get to soon.

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What have you been reading? What are you reading? What do you plan on reading?

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