Welcome to another WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. To participate, just answer the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
I’m currently reading…
I’m still working on my mission to catch up on all of my Book of the Month books, and Ghosted, by Rosie Walsh is the current installment of that never-ending adventure. I’m about 150 pages into this one and enjoying it well enough so far. It’s basically half love story, half mystery, and the mystery is definitely more engaging than the love story.
I read The Dry, by Jane Harper with my book club a little while back and loved it, so I thought I’d give Force of Nature a try. Both books are about a detective named Aaron Falk, and while Force of Nature is billed as a sequel, it seems like it could be read as a standalone book. There are passing references to events of The Dry that might make it more enjoyable if you’ve read both books, but you won’t be lost without The Dry as a reference.
I recently finished reading…
Rust & Stardust, by T. Greenwood (reviewed here) is a novelization of the true crime that inspired Nabokov’s Lolita. The subject matter made me incredibly hesitant to pick up this book, but I’m glad I gave it a chance. Greenwood handled the topic with utmost sensitivity and respect for the victim.
The Woman in the Window, by A. J. Finn (review to come soon) was my last book in the effort to catch up on Book of the Month. This was a mystery/thriller told from the perspective of Anna Fox, an agoraphobic woman who witnesses a crime while spying through her neighbor’s window. I really loved Anna and this was a fun book, but I feel like it was maybe a little over-hyped.
Liane Moriarty has a new book coming out in November (Nine Perfect Strangers) and seeing it everywhere online got me in the mood to read another one of her books. Truly Madly Guilty (review to come soon) was my second Moriarty book. It had excellent character development and really dug into the psychology of all of the major characters (this seems to be her trademark) but I do think I preferred Big Little Lies to this one. If you haven’t read any Moriarty, I wouldn’t start with this one.
The Things We Learn When We’re Dead (reviewed here) was kindly sent to me by the author, Charlie Laidlaw. This was kind of a fun, science fiction retelling of the Wizard of Oz. Lorna Love wakes up in what she believes to be a hospital, only to find that she was hit by a car and is actually in the afterlife.
How to Fracture a Fairy Tale, by Jane Yolen, was a NetGalley request that just came through. I love fractured fairy tales and that cover is beyond gorgeous, so I couldn’t resist.
Silent All These Years, by T. A. Massa is a repeat from last week. The author sent me an ARC of this thriller which is coming out September 13th. I should have a review up for release day!
What are you reading this week? Any thoughts on the books listed in this post? Please feel free to discuss or share WWW links in the comments!