Hi all! I hope everyone is having a great week! Can you believe June is almost over….crazy!! I’m still on vacation until the end of the week, but I didn’t get too much reading done this week, not the 7 or so books that I was averaging in June since I seemed to spend most of this week in or on the water. I would have rather have been reading, but that is not what a family vacation is about…so…but I have managed to read 22 books this month and we still have 4 days left before we head home! If I can get a couple more books read, I’ll be sooo happy!
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:
Every Time You Go Away by Beth Harbison is such a tearjerker but full of some sweet laughs too! I hope to finish this one today and am loving it!!
Eagle & Crane by Suzanne Rindell has such fascinating premise for a historical novel I think I’ll enjoy this one although I’ve only read about 3 or 4 chapters so we will see.
Since last week I finished reading:
I was absolutely blown away by All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover just like I thought I would be! 5 Perfect stars to this amazing book..I felt like CoHo had written about parts of my own marriage at times, so this was just such an intense and tearjerking, yet tender, realistic read.
Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter was my most anticipated book of the year, and maybe my expectations were just too high. It was a 4 star read, and I enjoyed it, but Slaughter is my favorite thriller/suspense author bar none so I was left feeling a bit disjointed after reading it. It was not her typical fare and maybe there is something wrong with me that I missed the graphic violence and darkness that defines her books and was not quite as prevalent in this book. It was good but still…
#20booksofsummer challenge read number 6
Dreams of Falling by Karen White was just superb! I loved every minute of this book about family, forgiveness, love, and friendship. And it was the perfect book to read while on vacation in the Lowcountry of Pawley’s Island, SC since the book takes place in Georgetown, SC which is less than 20 minutes from where I am! 4.5 Stars
#20booksofsummer challenge read number 7
I enjoyed the twisty intensity of She Was the Quiet One by Michele Campbell. It was much better than her book last summer that was quite predictable in my opinion. Yeah, this one had a crazy mean girl vibe that was a little overdone, but it took me a while with the twists to figure out which twin was dead even though I knew who the killer was…3.5 Stars.
The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike #1) by Robert Galbraith was a book I read for my Popsugar Reading Challenge for the prompt: A book with a female author who uses a male pseudonym. I really enjoyed J.K. Rowling’s 1st book in this detective series, especially after just watching the first season of the tv series CB Strike on Cinemax…it was funny reading the book after watching the show since I usually don’t do that. I’m making sure to read the next book before starting season 2! It was a 4 Star read.
Next, I plan on reading:
The Secret History by Donna Tartt is both a #20BookofSummer challenge book (number 8) and a Popsugar Reading Challenge book for the prompt: A book mentioned in another book. It has been on my bookshelf since it was published, so I really need to read it!
My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies #2) by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows, Brodi Ashton has been a book that I’ve been wanting to read all summer since My Lady Jane is one of my favorite books! I hope this is just as good since I love Jane Eyre!
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! 🙂 Have a great week!!