WWW WEDNESDAY January 15th 2020

wednesdayWWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam@Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s are:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you will read next?

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What Have I Recently Finished Reading?

I’ve managed to read 6 books so far this year, all of the very different reads.  The most recent two are:

SHE by HC WARNER

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This was a dark and gripping tale of how Ben really thinks he has meet the girl of his dreams……..nightmares more like!!!!  This had me hooked right from the start and I enjoyed reading it.  There are a few chapters in the middle that slow it down a touch, as there is need for it to go over events already described, put it soon picks up again.  I read a proof copy, and I’m not sure if the finished copy has the same clever trick, (please let me know if it does) but you read part one, about one third of the book and narrated by Ben, then the book tells you to physically turn the book over and start again, at part 2 narrated by Bella.  How cool is that!!

She is published by HQ Stories and is out in paperback January 23rd or you can get it now on kindle for just 99p!!

A Riviera Retreat by Jennifer Bohnet

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A completely different read to the previous one, is this, the second book I have read by Jennifer Bohnet.  I read Villa of Sun and Secrets last year for a blog tour and really enjoyed it! It had such wonderful spirit and the setting of the South of France was marvellously evoked. This second book is again set in The South of France, and although I didn’t quite enjoy it as much as Villa of Sun and Secrets it was still a pleasant read. It’s about 4 different women, meeting up at a holiday retreat, and deciding how to move on with their individual lives. A dose of sunshine for this dark and rainy January.

A Riviera Retreat is published by BoldWood Books and is also out in paperback, ebook and audio on January 23rd.

Shocker of the month!!!

Daisy Jones and The Six   DNF!

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I loved Seven Husbands…  I loved the writing style, the characters, the story, the ending…..all of it.  So why didn’t I like this??  It has a similar interview style but I just didn’t warm to the characters at all, and didn’t really want to know who did what so gave up.  Sorry to include a negative but I was so shocked that I feel I need to tell someone! Call it DNF counselling.

What am I currently reading?

I’m a bit of a reading machine at the moment as I have 4 books on the go!!! Crazy I know but there is method to my madness and I will slow down next month.

First up:

American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins

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For me this has started as if it is 2 or 3 books in one.  It has an horrific opening which is very well written, then nips back in time and has a much gentler story line and pace, then back to current happenings and has turned into a thriller type read.  I am all fine with this, and I am enjoying the ‘thriller’ element very much. It just took me a little while to get into it. It is doing a very good job though of describing how a very normal family can have their life turned upside down because of events happening in the town they live in.

 

DREAMLAND by Nancy Bilyeau

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I’ve only just started this but it’s began with a really interesting female character, as Nancy’s previous book did, and I’m looking forward to reading more.  I loved The Blue and was really happy when I received this advanced copy from the publishers via NetGalley.

Perfect Remians by Helen Fields

Perfect Remains cover

I’m taking part in my first Audio Book blog tour for this, the first book of the DI Callanach series. The narration for this audio book has been re-recorded by the fantastic Robin Laing.

Robin Laing has been the voice of Helen Field’s DI Callanach thrillers since Perfect Prey. Robin is known on the small screen for his roles in Band of Brothers, Shetland and Waterloo Road whilst on the silver screen he starred alongside Chris Pine in Outlaw King.

Very graphic in parts this one, a dark tale of women being kidnapped and with time running out DI Callanach and his team need to find some clues and fast!

The Vanishing Hours by Barney Norris.

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Reading this as a buddy read and it’s very intriguing!  Part one introduces us to the female character of the story, an unusual writing style so takes your time to read, but with other Barney Norris books I think it will be worth it.  I really enjoyed Five Rivers That Meet On A Wooded Plain.

 

What will I be reading next?

There are lots of good books coming out on January 23rd including The Move by Felicity Everett and the paperback of The House By The Loch by Kirsty Wark.  I also want to get to Things in Jars which has been on my shelf for ages.

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That’s it from me.  What are you reading this week?? Do let me know, you could even pop a link below for your WWW Wednesday!  Have a great rest of the week everyone!

Sarah x

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