Every Wednesday we are linking up with WWW Wednesday. WWW Wednesday is hosted at Taking on a World of Words and asks 3 questions: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you'll read next?
This is kind of a long post this week since it goes all the way back to our last Wednesday post, so this is a few weeks worth of reading. I really missed doing these and I am glad we can get back on track with the blog now!
I managed to finish Finnikin of the Rock although I did struggle with it, I can tell this is a great book but I've been so overwhelmed lately that I think I really needed a lighter book to read. I am planning to re-read this when I am in a more focused mood so I can really appreciate it. I then read Eighth Grave after Dark by Darynda Jones which was a really fun read. It wasn't my absolute favourite of the series so far but it definitely set up the ninth book well and I am looking forward to reading that. Then I finally read The Martian which was a great book. It was funnier and more intense than I had expected. There was a fair amount of science and I am not usually great with science but I never felt like it detracted from the plot. I've already lent this to my Mum and she is really enjoying it as well (and she really is great with science). I also really enjoyed City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong, it's not my favourite of her books but its definitely a promising start to the series. I then read Carol which I've been intrigued about because of the film, I liked it a lot and I am definitely going to see the film when I get a chance. Crooked Heart by Lissa Evans was a very unique wartime story with some interesting and morally dubious characters. I liked two of the perspectives (and the letters by Vee's mother) but I didn't like Donald's perspective as much. I then read Prisoner of Night and Fog and the sequel Conspiracy of Blood and Smoke by Anne Blankman, and I thought these were really good. They were a very original take and it was clear that they were incredibly well researched. The parts with Hitler in them made my skin crawl and I was on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I then read another great book set during this time period which was Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys which I have actually written a review on which will be posted tomorrow if you're interested in seeing my thoughts. And finally I read something light after all those heavy books - The Lady's Command by Stephanie Laurens. This was not my favourite of her books, I definitely didn't race through it like I usually do, but I will probably be continuing the series.
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