WWW Wednesday: Week 5 – May 2017

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words.

The Three W’s stand for:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Not a lot of books finished this week but a couple are still on going. I did however find a new crime series to love. The best part of my week? My husband surprised me with my birthday present early!! Barnes and Noble gift cards for the win!!! So I’ll be having some fun book mail throughout the month of June and I can not wait!


 

Finished This Week

The Perfect Husband

This is the first Lisa Gardner book I have read but it will not be the last!! This book was amazing. If you enjoy crime mystery thrillers check this book out!! From seeing this as a series about Quincy I did expect him to be in it more but the story captivated me so that I didn’t realize he was missing until he was finally introduced. There were moments where I gasped aloud from shock and held my breath in suspense. Overall 5 star!!

The Third Victim

My second Lisa Gardner book! This continues on in the series and has much more Quincy. We also get introduced to another main character of the series Rainie. Working together they strive to find out what really happened during a local school shooting. While most evidence points to the Sheriff’s son there are a few odd pieces that don’t add up. While it wasn’t a fairy tale ending I was kept on my toes till the very end!

 

Currently Reading

Clash of Kings

I didn’t even pick this book up this week. I will make progress even if it’s just a few chapters this week!

Ross Poldark

This story is starting to drag a little. My audiobook was due back and I couldn’t renew it so I’m on the list to check it out from the library again.

Dearly Devoted Dexter

I started the audiobook this week. It’s recorded by the author which I think gives the characters a little extra something. I absolutely love Dexter. I watched almost all of the TV series (the last twoish seasons got kind of boring to me). Listening to the books you get even more of his thought process and get to hear more of his witty remarks. I will have plenty of fun quotes from this book!

 

Up Next

Geekerella

I received this book in a book box recently and I’ve been so excited to read it! It will be literally the next book I pick up!

Summer at Little Beach Bakery

I thought I was going to start this book earlier this week but plans changed, this week it is!

The Crown

The last book in The Selection Series. I’m interested to see how this series will wrap up. Eadlyn has been one of those characters that has some serious character growth going on and I’m excited to see the woman she becomes.



What are some of your go to Summer reads? I think I’m in the mood for some chick-lit soon. What do you recommend?

-Taylor

WWW Wednesday: Week 4 – May 2017

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words.

The Three W’s stand for:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Lots of varity this week. From Non-fiction to Young Adult, Crime Thriller to Historical Romance.img_5309


Just Finished

Julie and Julia

I was slightly disappointed with this book. The movie is one of my favorites so of course I thought the book would be even better. I actually didn’t realize that it was nonfiction when I started reading. I don’t think that was the problem though, there are a good bit of time jumps mid story to explain an incident then coming back to finish the story when really you’ve kind of forgotten what was going on. There was a lot less Julia as well. Overall it wasn’t a bad book but not one I’d read again.

Deja Dead

These are the books that the shows Bones is based from. I’ve heard they are quite different and I can say I definitely see those differences. With the setting in Canada and a good bit of French thrown in, at times it was slightly distracting just because I didn’t understand or know exactly where I was (there is a map in the beginning and all the French is translated but I still find it distracting). The crime and mystery were interesting and I loved that you really saw Brennan’s thought process as she went along with the investigation. Reich can also build some serious suspense. There were a few parts I found myself physically holding my breath caught up in the action. I really liked it and am excited for the next book!

The Heir

This book is the continuation of The Selection series except from Eadlyn, Maxon and America’s daughter, point of view. While I didn’t care too much for Eadlyn in the beginning by the end you are really rooting for her, talk about character transformation. While everything isn’t ‘happily ever after’ just yet I am excited to see where the next book takes her.

An Offer From a Gentleman

The Bridgerton’s are such a great family. I absolutely love them. This has been my favorite of the books so far. Who doesn’t love a Cinderella retelling? Benedict’s dry humor and sarcasm had me giggling (yes giggling) throughout the book. Sophie was a lovable character trying to do the best with what she had with a lovely dose of sarcasm mixed in. Some of my favorite scenes are when Benedict annoys and teases Sophie even so far as to make her throw things. They are absolutely adorable and perfect for each other.

Currently Reading

Clash of Kings

I swear I am making progress. Between the intimidation of such a large book and such an in-depth complicated plot I am taking my time and thoroughly enjoying the story. Seriously it’s one of my absolute favorite worlds.

Ross Poldark

I am listening to the audio book of this one. I’ve seen the first season of the BBC show and loved it. So far the narrator is really great at telling the story and it’s been pretty close to what I remember of the show. At times it does seem to get off plot detailing too much on a minor character but usually brings it around tying everything back in even though it doesn’t feel like that tidbit was essential to the main plot. So far, I can’t say for certain if I’ll pick up the other books but I am enjoying this one.

Next In Line

Geekerella

I have wanted to read this book since I saw someone with it as an ARC. It looks absolutely adorable.

Summer At Little Beach Street Bakery

A fun light read for summer time. This is the second book in the series and I absolutely love the author Jenny Colgan

The Perfect Husband

This was a recommendation for a book similar to Criminal Minds. After reading the synopsis I am eager to read it!


 

I love a varity of genres and to have something of each one close by for whatever my mood strikes me. What are your top 3 genres? Comment below! I’d love to hear from you!

-Taylor

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. I was introduced to it by The Worn Bookmark.

The Three Ws stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

This week has been somewhat of a lull. While I have gotten some reading done I’m juggling a few books so I haven’t finished many. I do have to brag a little. May 11th was my husband and I’s 5th anniversary!! He bought me 5 books and I am thrilled!!
The Outlandish Companion
Outlander: the 20 Anniversary Collectors Edition
Dragonfly in Amber 
Frost Burned
Night Broken
We have a fun system where I keep a Pinterest board of all the books I want to own where he can see the title and cover so when he’s looking for gifts he knows exactly what I’d like. Obviously its working great!!


Recently Finished

The Bear and the Nightingale

I was really excited about this book since I haven’t read many Russian folklore and thought it sounded interesting. I cant say that I loved it though. It was pretty slow in the beginning and too many point of views throughout.

The Diamond Secret

This was a quick Once Upon A Time book, it was the tale of Anastasia. I absolutely love the Disney movie and this little retelling was almost as good. I do hate that a lot of people seem to have compared the two. Both are retellings neither completely based on fact. The book however has no magic but keeps the happily ever after ending, which if we are honest is why we read these books.

The Runaway Jury

I was listening to this audio book and just finished last night. Its really good. So many twists and games you really cant be sure how its going to end. I haven’t read many legal thrillers but John Grisham is definitely an author I will read more of! He really keeps you on your toes with uncertainty of how the end will play out in the best possible way!

Currently Reading

Clash of Kings

Still reading this one. I’ve maybe gotten through a fourth of the book. As much as I absolutely love the plots and story line I do have to take breaks with something lighter so it doesn’t become too tedious. Its just exhilarating knowing I’m reading such a good series and there are so many more books for me to enjoy!

Julie and Julia

I am not liking it. The movie was a lot better. I have less than half to read but its kind of dragging for me. The is very little Julia pieces unlike the movie where both women seemed more woven together.

Deja Dead

The show Bones is based off these books and I’ve been itching to try them out. I know to expect great differences but I’ve heard its still a great series. I’m only a few chapters in and can see some of the differences already. This Brennan seems a little more socially adapted but still quiet selfish in her reasoning. I don’t think I’ve given her enough of a chance yet. Fingers crossed that I love it.

Up Next

The Heir

Still in queue. Next book in The Selection series.

Dragonfly in Amber

I want to finish Clash of Kings before starting this one so that I can give it my full attention.

That’s my wrap up for the week! How many books do you like to read at once? Do you prefer different formats when you read more than one? Tell me in the comments!

-Taylor

My First WWW ever!

WWW Wednesdays is a weekly meme hosted by Taking On A World Of Words. I was introduced to it by The Worn Bookmark.

The Three Ws stand for:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I’m really excited to join along!

 

Just Finished

Game of Thrones

My biggest accomplishment recently has been finishing Game of Thrones. I started it last year but put it down and kept putting off picking it back up. I only had about 20% left and I finally finished it off.

A Darker Shade of Magic

I’ve seen this book all over Bookstagram and wanted to give it a shot. I enjoyed the worlds and people but I constantly found myself yelling at the characters for doing something stupid or not thinking through. I may pick up the next book but I think there are other books I’d rather pick up first.

Happily Ever After

I’ve so enjoyed The Selection series I loved seeing these tidbits and behind the scenes looks. I definitely recommend picking up the book so that you also get the ‘Where are they now?’ section and the artwork is just gorgeous.

The Viscount Who Loved Me

This is book two in the series. I recently listened to a podcast called Fresh Baked Books that recommend the fourth book in this series. I loved it so much I had to pick up where I had left off. I love these little historical romances where not only do I fall in love with the main characters but also the family around them. I’m excited to pick up the next book.

 

Currently Reading

Clash of Kings

After finishing Game of Thrones my loved had been renewed and I had to immediately pick up the next in series. As I’m reading I’m picturing all the scenes in my head and annoying my husband with ‘in the book it happens this way, not like the show’. Tyrion and Arya are my top two favorite characters.

Julie and Julia

I’ve owned this book for a while. I picked it up because I absolutely love the movie. My book group is reading books made into movies and tv shows this month so I was glad to finally have a reason to push and read this book. So far it’s cute but I’m not loving it. I’m kind of thinking the movie may be better and I can’t say I’ve ever had that thought.

The Runaway Jury

Another book to movie. I was recently recommended to read some John Grisham novels since I’ve been on a crime kick. While I’ve mostly been reading more forensic crime novels this is book is mostly set in the courtroom (at least so far it is). Overall I like listening to it and think I want to see the movie once I’m done.

 

Up Next

The Bear and The Nightingale

I’m doing a slight Buddy Read with this book, so that’s always fun! I’ve been wanting to read this book since I first saw it and just recently received it from my library!

The Heir

Up next in The Selection series. Not sure how it will stand up against the first 3 books but it is America’s daughter, if she’s anything like her mother I’m sure it’ll be fine.

Dragonfly in Amber

Second book in the Outlander series, also known as my new obsession! I had checked the first book out from my library but for our Anniversary my husband bought me the collector’s edition of Outlander and a paperback edition of Dragonfly in Amber. He knows me so well!

Do you have a favorite book to movie adaption? Any that you absolutely despise? I’d love to hear from you! You can also find me on Goodreads and Instagram!

-Tay