Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday post, a meme hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. Please go and have a look at everyone else is reading and make sure you post your own WWW in the comments so I can have a look.
The premise of the post is quite simple – answer the three Ws:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I am currently around half way through A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness. It’s not the sort of thing I’d normally read, but I was assured by my bestie Juliet (Not Capulet) that I would enjoy it, and I am. I was initially a bit worried by the synopsis, as I don’t like fantasy as a general rule (apart from Harry Potter, of course!), but I don’t think it is fantasy really. At least, not in the normal sense of the word. It reads like a children’s book. Although of course it is a children’s book, it has the fairy-tale elements of a book for much younger children, with an intelligence in the language that brings it back up to the correct reading age. There’s something very comforting and reminiscent in this, and I’ll be interested to see how this all relates to the plot as it progresses.
What did you recently finish reading?
I had hoped to have squeezed in two books this week, but I didn’t quite manage it. The majority of the week was taken up by Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty, which dragged a lot more than I wanted it to. You can see my full rant in my review here, but I’ll just say in brief, that it made me angry. The plot was fine, but the characters were insultingly terrible.
What do you think you’ll read next?
I change my mind so often, but I think the next book I’ll read is I Am The Messanger by Markus Zusak. The Book Thief is my absolute favourite book of all time, and I really don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get my hands on another Markus Zusak book. I’m hoping the language will be equally beautiful, and I will fall in love with this book as I did The Book Thief.
Following that, I think I’ll read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, as I said I would last week. I’m still in the mood for some historical fiction, so I am really excited to read this. It will also be the highest average rated book on Goodreads that I have read (other than Harry Potter), so I have very high expectations.