Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Wednesday Catch-Up 14th December 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:

Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour (Friday Harbor, #1)Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard, #2)
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour is likely to be a very quick read and I am looking forward to it. I love Lisa Kleypas's writing and she generally does very good characters. I am also currently reading Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan which is book 2 in the Magnus Chase series. I have very high hopes for this. 

Recently Finished:

The Trouble with Mistletoe (Heartbreaker Bay, #2)Christmas in Eternity Springs: Eternity Springs 12 (A heartwarming, uplifting, feel-good romance series)Miracle On 5th Avenue (From Manhattan with Love #3)Twelve Days of ChristmasThe Twelve Dates of Christmas - The Complete NovelThe Santa Klaus Murder
I absolutely loved The Trouble with Mistletoe it was such a great festive read and I am really excited to continue on with this series! I then read Christmas in Eternity Springs by Emily March which was a cute read, I really enjoyed it, more than I had expected to really and I would definitely like to read other books from this series. Miracle on 5th Avenue was my favourite book of the week, it made me feel so festive and I just had such a big smile on my face once I had finished it. Unfortunately Twelve Days of Christmas was a bit disappointing. It was a fairly quick and easy read but I really disliked the main character, I had a lot of problems with the romance and got super annoyed with the way a characters eating disorder was handled. This was, alas, followed by another disappointment in the form of The Twelve Dates of Christmas this seems to have great reviews on goodreads so I am clearly in a minority but the characters annoyed me and the writing style wasn't for me. I did enjoy The Santa Klaus Murder for the most part. There were a lot of characters to keep track of and I had to keep referring to the Character list at the beginning but it was a good mystery.

Planning to Read Next:

Starry NightChristmas at Lilac Cottage (White Cliff Bay #1)A Christmas Tail
Next up I am planning to read Starry Night by Debbie Macomber, this is another very short read so, all things going to plan, I am aiming to finish this today after Friday Harbour. I am then planning to read Christmas at Lilac Cottage which I have heard some good things about, plus this may be my favourite Christmas cover - it's so cosy and wintry and I just love it. And finally I want to read A Christmas Tail which I am looking forward to although I don't know much about it - I only needed dogs and Christmas to get my attention!!

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


Greg said...

So many nice Christmas-y covers. I like The Santa Klaus Murder one a lot. I hope the Riordan book is good!

clairehuston said...

It's so good to hear I wasn't the only one who got a bit lost with all the characters in The Santa Klaus Murder. I often think it's just me starting to go senile! There were just so many of them. I would have needed to be taking notes to keep proper track of who was doing what when where.

I think I would probably enjoy it more as a TV adaptation because being able to see the actors would mean I could get a better handle on who everyone was.

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Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You are wrapped in festivity here! I want to read the Macomber book...I like her style and her characters.

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Shoshi Hornum said...

These books all look interesting! Here is my WWW:

Clare Stone said...

I am really going for it this Christmas! The Santa Klaus Murder has a great cover and it was an enjoyable mystery!

Clare Stone said...

Haha, nope they're were just too many characters (with too many different names). Dittie/Edith took me half the book to get straight in my head that they were the same person!
It would make a great TV adaptation though, you're right!

Clare Stone said...

I worry I may be getting TOO festive - but I am loving all the cosy reads! I haven't read anything by Macomber before so I am glad to hear you like her books! Excited to read it soon!

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Emily Witt said...

At the risk of simply echoing what others have already said, I really do love how festive this post is with all those covers! Miracle on 5th Avenue sounds completetly adorable!

Clare Stone said...

I am so, so festive this year! All Sarah Morgan's books are incredible but I have to admit Miracle on 5th Avenue may be my favourite!

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