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!

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17 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday – October 25th, 2017”

    1. Yeah, I typically focus on only one physical book at a time but I just knew if I didn’t pick up something else, I would go into a reading slump because of The Child Thief. Luckily, it worked out for the best this time!


  1. Larkin! you’re seriously reading many of the book I want to get to! lol. I have had Wonder on my TBR for over a year so I will def be looking out for your thoughts. Dark Days GAHHH! another one I have on my shelf unread *sobs* I’m just going to live vicariously through you lol!

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    1. I’m actually doing this just to torture you and make you wish you were reading all of these books too. Bahahaha! I actually started on The Wonder last month when I was trying to figure out what I wanted to read next and was hooked. So excited to finish it! I’ll definitely continue sharing how great these books are to shame you into picking them up! 😉

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      1. Lmfaoooo! I actually believed this for a second there 😂🤣🤣 & yea please keep sharing but if you read The Seven husbands of Evelyn Hugo before me I will literally cry myself to sleep 😩😩😩

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  2. I have One Of us lying in my tbr but I haven’t read it yet. I’m glad you loved it! I recently finished The Last Burning Star by Caitlin Sangster. It was a good dystopian read but nothing amazing enough to fangirl over. I’m currently reading Haven by Mary Lindsey and so far, it was not bad. The story was giving me huge twilight vibes but the plot was very interesting so I’m really enjoying it.
    Anyways, I hope you enjoy your current reads and Happy reading! 🙂

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    1. Yeah, I’ve been hearing mixed things about The Last Burning Star. There was so much hype surrounding it and now that it’s been released, everyone seems to be a little disappointed by it.. I’ve never heard of Haven but I hope you continue to really enjoy it!


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