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WWW Wednesday – 26th August.

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts (ok it’s been months but who’s counting). But I love doing them and I love keeping you up to date with what I’m reading.

What is WWW Wednesday? WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme where all you have to do is answer three simple questions. Look at me using the word meme! I feel so young!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you finished reading recently?
  • What are you planning to read next?

So shall we get started and talk about these books?

What are you currently reading?

So I’m currently reading Grace is Gone by Emily Elgar from Littlebrown Books. I only stated this last night but I’m definitely intrigued. It’s also the third thriller I’ve read in a row and I don’t usually read them so we’ll see how it compares. I’m excited to see where the story goes. So I guess I’ll keep you updated. The paperback is out 3rd September.

What have you finished reading recently?

I recently finished Surrender your Sons by Adam Sass. This was a highly anticipated read for me and it didn’t disappoint. I really enjoyed it, definitely a tough read at times, but I’m so glad I got to read it early. It’s a great piece of queer fiction with a difference. It’s out September 15th.

What are you reading next?

This question is always the difficulty one because my tbr is so huge, but I think I’m going to go with Summerwater by Sarah Moss. It’s just calling to me from my shelf and I’ve heard such fantastic things. So I think it’ll be that one.

But it could all change.

Have you read any of these? Or got your eye on reading some? Let me know.

Until the next review

JTH

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July Wrap Up

Well, another Month has come and gone once again. We had a little heat wave here this July, but I wasn’t out enjoying the sun. I was reading, which in my opinion is much more enjoyable.

Now, last month I managed to read 8 books. It was my personal best. And I sooooo wanted to match it this month, but alas I haven’t quite done it. I have read 7 books, which I’ll take. I was so close to matching my personal best, I’ll try again next month but I don’t mind that number.

I also completed my Goodreads challenge of 40 books read this year. I’m not as slow of a reader as I thought. But I’ve decided to up it to 60 books! So I’ll see how get on.

Anyway, here are the books I’ve read:

First up was ‘On My Life’ by Angela Clarke. This is not my usual genre of book but I really enjoyed this book. Such a great story, with a clever twist. It was gripping! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Second Up was ‘The Woman in the White Kimono’ by Ana Johns. Loved this book, it was evocative, sweet, heartbreaking. Just a really nice read. Highly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Third was ‘Six of Crows’ by Leigh Bardugo. Had this on my shelf for ages, wasn’t sure if I would like it! I’m an idiot! Loved it. Why did I wait so long? Although it did start off a little slow. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

Fourth up was ‘Crooked Kingdom’ by Leigh Bardugo. Could this one be better than the first. Yes it can! I loved it! Such a great conclusion! I was crying at the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Fifth this month was ‘Follow Me To Ground’ by Sue Rainsford. This was an ARC. Not my type of book usually but I absolutely loved it. One of my favourite reads of the year. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sixth was ‘Secret Keeping for Beginners’ by Maggie Alderson. Without being to harsh this book was just meh. Something of nothing. It was the worst book I’ve read this month. ⭐️⭐️

Seventh up was ‘The Song of Peterloo’ by Carolyn O’Brien. Such a fantastic book. Great historical fiction. Excellent writing! Had me turning the pages so first at the end. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Well that’s my monthly wrap up. Roll on the next month, more reading and more books! How did you do this month? Let me know.

Until the next review

JTH

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WWW Wednesday – 8th May

Welcome to another blog post of WWW Wednesday. These are just little blog posts where I (and many others) share what we’ve been reading. Again, we’ve been having beautiful weather in the U.K., but I’m still managing to get my reading done.

What is WWW Wednesday?

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme where all you have to do is answer three simple questions. Look at me using the word meme! I feel so young!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you finished reading recently?
  • What are you planning to read next?

So let’s get started!

What are you currently reading?

Right now I’m currently reading ‘The Disappearance’ by Katherine Webb. I’m a huge fan of Katherine’s work. I own all her books. This one is just a good. It’s comes out May 16th. I was lucky enough to be given a copy of this book from Katherine Webb. She even signed it! Check this one out.

What have you finished reading recently?

I’ve finished two books this month so far and I actually enjoyed both of them.

First up was ‘Once More Unto The Breach’ by Meghan Holloway. This was a Netgalley book and it was fantastic. Such a great historical fiction novel. Great writing, story and characters. This once comes out May 14th.

Secondly was ‘Farzaneh and the Moon’ by Matt Wilven. This book was sent to me by Legend Press. The writing in this book was beautiful. So atmospheric, such intriguing characters. This once comes out May 15th.

What are you going to read next?

This is such a tough question for me. I never know what I’m going to pick next. All the books I said I’d read last time I didn’t. But now, I haven’t got any ARC’s to read. Maybe my TBR pile might start going down? I don’t think so.

First up is ‘An American Marriage’ by Tayari Jones. All I know about this book is it’s in Oprah’s bookclub and if it’s in Oprah’s bookclub it’s good enough for me. I think this is my book of choice.

Secondly, there’s ‘The Song of Achilles’ by Madeline Miller. I’ll be honest, this is a strong contender. I’ve heard such amazing things about this book and I’m desperate to read it. Maybe I’ll read this after ‘An American Marriage’

Well, I hope you all enjoy what you’re reading currently and feel free to do your own version of this post.

Until the next review

JTH

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WWW Wednesday – 24th April

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by… This is really just a little blog post to keep you updated on what’s going on with my reading life. We had beautiful weather here in the UK but I still managed to get some reading done. I mean, there’s always time for reading right?

I saw this over on Mani’s blog (Mani’s blog)and I just had to have a go! I hope you doesn’t mind and be sure to check out their blog! It’s amazing! Such a great variety of books

What is WWW Wednesday?

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme where all you have to do is answer three simple questions. Look at me using the word meme! I feel so young!

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you finished reading recently?
  • What are you planning to read next?

So let’s get started!

What are you currently reading?

Well right now I’m currently reading ‘The Tubman Command’ by Elizabeth Cobbs. I got this as an ARC via Netgalley. I’ve had it on my Dashboard for a while and I’ve really been looking forward to reading it. It’s Historical Fiction. It’s all Harriett Tubman freeing Slaves on her heroic quests. Now, I’m only 35% in but I thought it would be better. It’s seems to very historically accurate but it hasn’t captured her spirit, but we’ll wait and see. I’m not giving up on it!

What have you finished reading recently?

I finished ‘Dear Lily’ by Drew Davies. This was another Netgalley ARC. This was such a good book. I read it really quickly (which I never do). It’s written in the format of letters, it’s got great characters, a great story and it’s heartbreaking. It comes out 17th May.

What are you planning to read next?

This is such a tricky question for me. I never know what to read next. Ever. It’s a real problem for me. There’s a few options, so I guess I’ll share them. Hopefully this will help me decide.

First up is ‘An American Marriage’ by Tayari Jones. All I know about a book is it’s on Oprah’s bookclub and if it’s in Oprah’s bookclub it’s good enough for me.

Secondly, there’s ‘The Song of Achilles’ by … I’ll be honest, this is a strong contender. I’ve heard such amazing things about this book and I’m desperate to read it.

Thirdly, is the Goldfinch by ‘Donna Tartt’. I got this for my birthday and I can’t wait to read it. I feel like it’s become a modern classic (don’t come at me if you don’t agree)

Lastly, is ‘They Both Die At The End’ by Adam Silvera. I’ve had this on my TBR for nearly two years. I’ve been desperate to read it and I don’t know why I haven’t. Maybe because I think it’s going to break my heart.

Well that’s it from me. Feel free to play along!

Until the next review

JTH

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BOOKS I WANT TO READ TAG

Thank you so much to Mani (mani’s book corner) for tagging me in the BOOKS I WANT TO READ TAG. This is the first time I’ve done one of these, so go easy on me my friends. But it’s such a fun idea, I had to give it a go. Don’t forget to check out Mani’s amazing blog. Seriously, it’s so good.

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The Rules

  • Link back to original tag
  • Complete the questions with books you want have read but haven’t
  • Tag people at the end

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Question One: A Book you feel you need to read because everyone talks about it.

There’s a few I could pick, but I’ll go with this one. Actually I could just put all of the books from Reese Witherspoon’s book club. Everyone seems to love them.

Question Two: A book that’s long.

I want to read this, I even preorder this book. It’s just soooooo long.

Question Three: A book you’ve had on your shelf or TBR for far too long.

I’m such a huge of Adam Silvera’s, I’m desperate to read this, but it’s been on my bookshelf for nearly two years. Don’t ask me why, I’m not sure.

Question Four: A book that is ‘required reading’ (e.g. a school text or popular classic – a book you feel obligated to read.)

This one of those school texts and a classic. I’m sure I’ll get round to it one day.

Question Five: A book that intimidates you

I don’t know why, it’s just does. Am I intelligent enough to read this?

Question Six: A book you think may be slow.

Any book that’s over 900 pages has got to be a bit slow, right?

Question Seven: A book you’ve got to be in the right mood for

I have such high expectations for this book. I’ve got to pick the right moment so I won’t be disappointed.

Question Eight: A book you’re not sure you’ll like

Some people love this book, some hate it! I’m just not sure.

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Tags

Kerrie – Bookishly Kerrie

Kristen – Beyond The Secret Pages

Sarah – Thoughts Of The Reader

Shaye – A Reading Brit

Mrs Cooke’s – Mrs Cooke’s Books

Jack – Jack Shelton Bed Time Reading

Lucy – Lucy Novel Purpose

And one else who wants to play along!

Until the next review

JTH