WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Here’s how it works: all you need to do is answer the following three questions and link back to her, or you can put your answers in the comments on her blog!
The three WWW questions are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently, I’m reading:
Since last week I finished reading:
I have no words really for Hidden by Kelli Clare. The premise was actually great and being an English monarchy history buff, I wanted to love it, but just wow. I should have DNFd but it was like watching a car wreck and not being able to turn away…2 Stars for the plot, but the book needed some heavy editing for grammar and polishing prior to publication.
Entangled Moon by E. C. Frey was another book that had an intriguing plot and this could have been a great book because the writing was actually good. It started out well, but the pacing was just awful and it fell apart. 2.5 Stars.
The Fifth To Die (4MK Thriller #2) by J.D. Barker was an excellent follow up to The Fourth Monkey although it did start a little slow for me; however, it answered a lot of questions that I had about Bishop (even though he needed to be in the book more…I love my serial killers, don’t judge me!) and the storyline was crazy!! There was a huge cliffhanger with Det Porter, and I want, no, need the next book asap…4.5 Stars!
Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain was absolutely brilliant! I loved that it takes place in Raleigh, North Carolina where I live, and told about the absolutely horrific Eugenics Program that North Carolina implemented from the 1940s till 1974 where 7,600 women and men unknowingly underwent forced sterilization because they were often too poor, on welfare, were black, and had “mental illnesses” or genetic traits that society deemed unfit to be passed on…selective breeding at its finest (remind anyone of Hitler?). It was just unbelievable that the government did this, and I remember vividly several years ago when the stories of this ran in the paper exposing the program and what had happened to all these people! It was such a HUGE mess back then with such a public outcry against what had happened that the state ended up paying the surviving 220 victims almost $50,000 each….not nearly enough in my opinion for the suffering and abuses they faced and the loss of their human rights. This is really a must-read novel. 5 Stars!
Next, I plan on reading:
Believe Me by JP Delaney is one that I have high hopes for since The Girl Before was a spellbinding, sinister read yet still so weird…I’m wondering how this one compares but have read some excellent reviews!
Well, that’s what my reading currently looks like! How about yours? What good books are you reading this week or have you recently finished? What wonderful books do you plan on reading next? I’d love to hear what you’re reading so I can have more ideas for my ever-growing TBR pile! 🙂