WWW Wednesday – October 25th, 2017

Welcome to WWW Wednesday which is currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. It’s really just a place to do little update on what all you’ve been reading lately. Anyone is welcome to join, just leave a link to your post in the comments and be sure to give the appropriate credit to Sam!

The Three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli – audiobook
  • The Child Thief by Brom – physical copy
  • The Dark Days Club (Lady Helen, #1) by Alison Goodman – physical copy

So I started The Child Thief last Thursday but just couldn’t really get into it and wasn’t making myself pick it up. Sometimes you just can’t force it, ya know? So I decided to set it aside and try the last book on my Halloween Read-a-thon TBR, The Dark Days Club. I just picked it up last night but am already over 100 pages into it. I think it was the perfect fit for me right now. I might have even brought it to work with me today! Shhhh, don’t tell anyone…

I also started listening to Simon on Monday. So far, it’s just alright for me. I don’t know if it’s the narrator or the writing style but I’m just not really connecting to the story. I don’t really like any of the characters either? I feel awful so far because this is such a beloved story, but I’m hoping it’ll grow on me as I continue listening to it. Also, what is up with Leah? I can’t stand her.

What did you recently finish reading?

  • One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus – physical copy, 4/5 stars
  • Stars Over Clear Lake by Loretta Ellsworth – audiobook, 4/5 stars

I was pleasantly surprised by One of Us is Lying. I’d heard great things about it and was really glad to see that they were all true. I wouldn’t say the mystery was the most engaging part of the book, but rather the characters themselves. Definitely recommend it and I should have a full review up at some point soon.

Stars Over Clear Lake was a really beautiful love story. It was just the right amount of bitter and sweet. I definitely recommend it for any WWII-era lovers or for anyone looking for a sweet love story.

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Anna Dressed in Blood (Anna, #1) by Kendare Blake
  • The Wonder by Emma Donoghue

Anna will be the final book of my October TBR and the perfect one to end this spooky month with. This seems to be a pretty well-liked book series and Blake is definitely killing it with the Three Dark Crowns series, so I’ve got high hopes for it! Then I’ll pick up The Wonder which was my first ever pick from Book of the Month Club last fall. It sounds extremely intriguing and I’m all for anything set in Ireland!

What are you currently reading? What books do you have up next on your TBR? Have you stuck to your TBR for October? Have you read any of the books on my list? Leave a link to your WWW Wednesday post in the comments below!