Wednesday, 27 August 2014

WWW Wednesday (3)

The book meme WWW Wednesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading.

The aim of WWW Wednesday is to answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?
In my last WWW Wednesday post, I listed a couple of books that I was thinking of reading next. Everyone who commented suggested I choose Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. And so I did! I have read all of her other books and I really like her writing style. I like books which have interesting characters and that cover the darker side of life. I've been holding off reading this book because once I'm done, I won't have anything else by her to read and will have to join the group of many other people waiting for her next masterpiece! I'm about 70% in and I'm finding it very difficult to put down.

In September, a book group I'm a member of will be reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov which I have wanted to read for quite some time. I don't have a good track record with books deemed to be classics and so I wasn't sure whether to participate or not even though I really want to read it. So, I decided to download the kindle sample so I could see what the writing style was like. Well, I read it and it hooked me in so I bought the full version. I've only read about 10% of it so far and I think I will hold off reading any more until the beginning of the month so I can join in the discussion.

Wow! Not one fantasy book on the go at the moment! That has to be a first!

What did you recently finish reading?
I finished reading Storm Front by Jim Butcher which was the first in the Dresden Files series. I thought it was a great start to the series and I can't wait to read more about Harry Dresden, the hopeless Wizard Detective. Check out Storm Front's First Lines & Teasers as well as my Review.

I also finished listening to Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. If you haven't read this, I would recommend you read the print version as opposed to the audiobook version - I don't think it suits the format. Check out Miss Peregrine's First Lines & Teasers as well as my Review.

Another abandoned book this week - The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror, 2014 Edition which is an anthology of short stories. I hadn't heard of any of the authors except Brandon Sanderson and Neil Gaiman, two of my favourite authors. I read a couple stories in the book but short stories just aren't for me so I skipped straight to the Sanderson and Gaiman stories and then abandoned the book after that. I may come back to it at some point in the future. It was worth it for the stories I read though.

What do you think you’ll read next?
I am going to be reading Rose of Sarajevo by Ayşe Kulin from the 29th August for a buddy read. My buddy and I both visited the Balkan region over the Summer and were struck by how little we knew of the war that occurred there back in the 90s. We wanted to know more but to learn from fiction because it's much more enjoyable. And then I say that this book was due to be released this month and we were able to get a copy through NetGalley.

I need another fantasy book to start too but not sure which one. I featured I, Morgana in my Tuesday Intro & Teasers post so I could read that one especially as I need to review it for NetGalley but it really isn't screaming "Read Me!" So, other books I'm planning to read during September include The Daylight War by Peter V Brett, Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde, Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence.

Which do you think I should tackle first?


  1. I'm loving the wide variety of books you have on your WWW. Glad to hear you are enjoying Gone Girl, interested to hear how Lolita continues - the subject matter has put me off reading this one and very interested in Rose of Sarajevo. Here is my WWW for this week

    1. Thanks Cleo! I have quite an eclectic taste in books. I really like Fantasy & Science Fiction but also Mystery/Thriller/Suspense and good Historical Fiction. Yes Lolita does tackle some difficult subjects but many of my friends on Goodreads have given it 5 star ratings so I thought I'd give it a go.

  2. Yes, I would like to hear how you like Lolita, too. I've watched the movie, but never read the book - I've been afraid it might be a bit much for me. Let me know! I'm glad you are enjoying Gone Girl!

  3. Did you find the beginning of Gone Girl to be slow? I almost put it down in the beginning and my mom begged me not to. I'm soooo glad I didn't! :)

    1. I suppose it was slower in pace compared to the rest of the book but I didn't feel it drag - it held my attention fine.Glad you persevered with it!

  4. I have Gone Girl sitting on my shelf and everyone tells me I need to read it. Soon, very soon. Maybe on my upcoming vacation?