WWW Wednesday! June 13, 2018

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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:

Somebody’s Daughter by David Bell is my first book by Bell, but so far it’s pretty good!

Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding is addictive! I just started it but might just have it read in a few hours…

Since last week I finished reading:

The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager was just fantastic! I think I enjoyed it more than Final Girls if that’s possible..a 5 star read for sure!

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!

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory was a 4 Star rom-com that was light, funny, and sexy! I loved Alexa, the female lead since she was a smart and empowered female. The audiobook was a great listen.

Next, I plan on reading:

I hope Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott is good since I enjoyed Abbott’s You Will Know Me last summer!

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! 🙂

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16 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday! June 13, 2018

    1. Her Pretty Face is fabulous. I’m 70% done and started it and midnight last night. I’ll be done soon. There are so many fabulous books this summer! You’re welcome! And thank you as well!

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  1. I can’t wait to read Fifth to Die.I loved 4th monkey.Glad to hear that you enjoyed it.Have a wonderful week and happy reading.

    I’m reading Her Name was Rose.Its really good so far.

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    1. It’s so good! You should love it if you loved the 4th Monkey. I’ve not heard of Her Name was Rose…I will have to check it out! Enjoy!
      You too! Thank you!

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    1. Thanks Jenn! I’m about to finish Her Pretty Face…so good and hope the rest are as good! After the two 2 star reads last week that broke my 4 and 5 star reading streak, I’m ready for good reads! And yes, you have to read Necessary Lies!! My goodness it was phenomenal! You’ll love it! 💜😘

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      1. I know the feeling; I have so many that I want to read, but I have 30 Netgalley and Edelweiss books to read between now and the middle of Sept…I went just a little bit overboard! I’m trying to stay ahead and so far I am, but I can’t request anything else or I’m in trouble haha!

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    1. Thanks, Jennifer! It’s good!! I started it last night right before writing this post around midnight and I’ve read 70 % of it between then and 3am. I’ll definitely have it done today. It’s addictive for sure! I hope you get it and enjoy it!

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    1. Oh…nice! I can believe that; her 1st book did too! It was freaky, lol. I look forward to it. Thank you! They’ve been great so far with those 2 exceptions..ugh. Happy reading to you too! 😀

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