WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays are hosted by MizB over at Should Be Reading.To play along, just answer the following three (3) 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?
Jenn Ashworth – Cold Light
I’m reviewing this for the publisher and am about half way through now. Leaps back and forth between two timelines very effectively. I’m enjoying both the teen and adult versions of the characters, and there’s an undercurrent of very dark humour which appeals to me a great deal.

Catherine Cooper – The Golden Acorn (e-book)
This is the February choice for Kindle Klub.If you’d like to join the discussion, it’s available as a FREE download from Amazon.

I’m about half way through this one. but it’s fairly decent so far. A bit of myth and magic for the children’s fantasy market. There’s the inevitable Harry Potter comparison (young boy who is the subject of a prophecy; magic; mythical creatures, etc), but I like the inclusion of Celtic mythology and Druidism used here.

What did you recently finish reading?
Amor Towles – Rules of Civility
(Reviewed for publisher) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
This is what chick-lit would be like if it were written exclusively by men…

You can see my full review HERE.

SJ Parris – Heresy (e-book) Like a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heavenLike a Star @ heaven
Fans of historical fiction and murder mysteries will love this romp through Elizabethan Oxford. This novel, first in the Girodano Bruno series, does a great job of introducing the characters and their situations quickly and fluidly – there is no getting bogged down in unnecessary detail – whilst getting right into the nitty gritty of the story.

There’s intrigue, there’s mystery, there’s the element of religious persecution, and there are red herrings and surprises that keep you guessing till the end. It’s exactly what you want from a good murder mystery with the added bonus of an exciting period in England’s history!

What do you think you’ll read next?
MD Keating – Sunburnt (for review)
I received this one from Goodreads for review recently, so it’s been bumped up to my “must read as soon as possible” pile and is now the next one up. I don’t know anything about it and I’ve never rea anything by this author, so I’ll be coming to it completely fresh with no preconceptions at all.

Stuart McBride – Birthdays for the Dead
I adore the Logan McRae books so I’m hoping this will be just as good. This one isn’t set in Aberdeen and is a stand-alone novel, but I’m sure it will be just as gritty as the others and I’ve been looking forward to it for so long! I’m just dying to crack it open!

Charles Dickens – Great Expectations (e-book)
As it was the anniversary of Mr Dickens’ birthday yesterday (had he still been alive, he would have turned 200!), I thought I’d queue up one of his works next on my Kindle. I’ve gone for Great Expectations because I know a little about the story and it’s covered by several of my challenges.  I’ll be diving in shortly!

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7 responses to “WWW Wednesday

  1. Great books. I love love love Great Expectations, but it’s not my favorite Dickens. Happy reading. Here’s my WWW/WoW.

  2. I’m so glad you included Heresy here as it’s one that I thought I’d like to read but then forgot about it, so thanks for the reminder.

  3. Oh dear, Great Expectations. I had to read that my freshman year of high school, and I hated every second of it. 😦 I remember it dragging on quite a bit. Hopefully adults can enjoy and get more out of it.

    Here’s my WWW for the week. Happy reading!

  4. realmsofanopenmind

    Heresy looks like my kind of book 🙂 Great choices!

    Thanks for visiting!

    ~ Keely ~
    Realms of an Open Mind

  5. Hello,

    I’m already following your blog. You give really good reading suggestions. From this week’s post the one book that got my attention was Cold Light.

    My WWW Wednesday is at http://jessysbookends.blogspot.com/2012/02/www-wednesdays.html