Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Wednesday Catch-Up 26th October 2016

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? 


Currently Reading:
The Lovely and the Lost
I am currently reading The Lovely and the Lost. I was planning on reading this sooner but I got distracted reading Six of Crows which I really enjoyed! However so far I am really enjoying this book too!

Recently Finished:
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows, #2)
I have recently finished Crooked Kingdom which, although it took me a while to finish it, I loved a lot. The characters were just as amazing as the first book and Kaz is still definitely my favourite character from the books!

Planning to Read Next:
The Wondrous and the WickedFatal Voyage (Temperance Brennan, #4)Break No Bones (Temperance Brennan, #9)
Next I am planning on reading The Wonderous and the Wicked as I really want to finish reading the whole series because I really enjoyed the first book so I am hoping I will enjoy the other two! I also plan on reading Fatal Voyage and Break No Bones which I look forward to reading because they are different to the kind of books I read normally and I love the TV series.


Currently Reading:
With Malice
I think With Malice by Eileen Cook is due back at the library soon so I decided to pick it up whilst I have the time. I've heard very mixed things about this one so I am slightly unsure what to expect. I haven't actually started it yet but it has my bookmark in it so that totally counts as currently reading, right? 

Recently Finished:
Murder at the Brightwell (Amory Ames Mystery, #1)Death Wears a Mask (Amory Ames Mystery, #2)Gemina (The Illuminae Files, #2)White Lies (Arcane Society, #2)
I read both Murder at the Brightwell and Death Wears a Mask in only one sitting which is testament to how page-turning and absorbing these books were. I don't have a copy of the third book yet but I am desperate to get my hands on it so I can continue with these characters! I then read Gemina which was as amazing as I expected it to be. I loved the addition of the illustrations and the plot was non-stop exciting and so many plot twists!  To avoid a reading slump I then picked up White Lies by Jayne Ann Krentz which I hoped would be a fun read and it definitely was. I found I enjoyed the mystery elements more than the romance which I felt developed way too fast. But overall it was a good read.

Planning to Read Next:
The Female of the SpeciesA Study in Scarlet Women (Lady Sherlock, #1)Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper, #1)
Next up I really want to read The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis which I already can tell I will love. It's received a lot of hype but I love everything I've heard about it and all the quotes I've read so I am super excited for this. Also this seems like kind of a good read for Halloween? Then I want to read A Study in Scarlet Women which I also have high hopes for. I love Sherry Thomas's writing and the whole concept of genderbent Sherlock Holmes is just amazing to me. And finally for Halloween itself I want to be reading Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco which, again, I've heard only great things about! I am fascinated by Jack the Ripper (which is slightly morbid of me) and I love the idea of this one, I think it will be perfect to read on Halloween!

You can also find us on Goodreads (Ann and Clare) to keep up with what we are reading 


collettakay said...

The Lady Sherlock series sounds interesting! Enjoy your reading week and thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

Don't you just love Bardugo and the worlds she creates? I finished Crooked Kingdom a couple of weeks ago and I'm still hungover! :D
I've got the first book of the Illuminae Files on my tbr list, and will hopefully get to it next year.
Thanks for visiting my WWW: Happy reading! :)

~ Sarina, from CookieBreak (blogger can't verify my credentials -.-)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been curious about With Malice ever since I first noticed it. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

Greg said...

I'm kinda interested in With Malice. If you review it I'll check it out because I'm on the fence- I like the premise though. The Lovely and the Lost has a bit of a scary cover, and I'm excited for Gemina!

Sam said...

Glad Gemina is living up to expectations! I'm really intrigued by that book and I'll have to find a physical copy, I'm not sure how it could be an audiobook! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

Clare Stone said...

I heard that Illuminae was amazing as an audiobook - and I can definitely see how it would have worked - but I feel like Gemina might be harder since they added in things like illustrations and diagrams that wouldn't work so well! But I would definitely love to give the audiobook versions a try!

Clare Stone said...

If I hadn't found it at the library I probably wouldn't have picked it up because I was on the fence as well but maybe it will surprise me? Gemina was great, I am very excited for the third book in the series now!

Clare Stone said...

I've heard mixed things but the concept intrigued me and a thriller is a good thing to read in October I think!

Clare Stone said...

Blogger has done that a couple of times recently - not sure what's up with that!
Bardugo is such a master world-builder! Her new series was just announced and I am so excited even though it sounds very different from the Grisha series'.
Illuminae is great and a much quicker read than you might suppose - it's long but its such an easy read. I read each book in one sitting! Hope you enjoy it!

Clare Stone said...

It's such an interesting idea - I really hope its carried off well! Thanks for visiting!

Emily Witt said...

I like the idea of the Lady Sherlock book... I'll look forward to your thoughts on that one. I also have a morbid fascination with Jack the Ripper and that cover is rather gorgeous so I think I might have to go track that one down.

Thanks for visiting my WWW and happy reading!

Clare Stone said...

I am really excited to read A Study in Scarlet Women - it has such potential to be great! And I just learned that Stalking Jack the Ripper won't arrive by Halloween which is a shame as it would have been a perfect Halloween read but I am still excited for it!

Alicia AKernelofNonsense said...

Have you started The Female of the Species yet? I've heard so many good things and I'm so close to just buying the book. Hope you enjoy!

Clare Stone said...

Not yet! I am planning to read it next - just need to finish my current book. I've heard only great things so I am sure it will be amazing!

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