WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words! All you have to do is answers the following three questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie– I mean I have to read this before I watch the movie right? I am finally jumping about the Agatha Christie train (see what I did there??) and I am so excited. I can already see why she is so well loved and can not wait to see where the story goes!
The Hanging Girl by Eileen Cook– I was actually sent this book for review by Raincoast Books and it was a signed copy, which is even more exciting now that I have read the book and loved it! There are so many twists and turns in this story and my jaw dropped many times. The one thing I didn’t like was that I think there is a major spoiler in the synopsis so I would go in to this book completely blind- it is more fun that way!
Turtles All the Way Down by John Green– At first I was not sure if I would like this book but now dare I say this is my favourite John Green book? It took me awhile to connect with this story but once I did I was hooked! It was so interesting and eye opening to read from the perspective of Aza who has OCD. I would say that this story is definitely more character driven than plot driven. There were some really beautiful moments!
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman– This is a prequel to Practical Magic and I am so excited about it! I love the movie and I am so intrigued to dive deeper in to the back story. I have enjoyed every book that I have read by Hoffman, and I am sure this will be no exception.
Have you read any of these books? I would love to know your opinion- especially on Turtles All the Way Down! What are you currently reading?
37 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (October 18th, 2017)”
I’m currently reading the Rules of Magic and so far I’m really into it! I’m waiting for my copy of Murder on the Orient Express in the mail and in super excited to read it! You’ve got some great reads on your list this week!
Ah that makes me so excited to read Rules of Magic! Murder on the Orient Express is really great so far!
ooooh, will you be posting a full review for “turtles”? mine i going up tomorrow and i want to read all the reviews 😀
I plan to! I have a few of my thoughts written down I just need to type it up! Can’t wait to read your review!
i’m also very excited to see what you think! 🙂
Turtles All The Way Down was my first ever John Green-novel and I’m definitely going to buy more of his books! I never expected to be drawn so completely in a novel where I barely have anything in common with the MC but Green succeeded at doing just that.
You seriously have to be a kick-ass author to pull that of, in my opinion!
I really do think John Green writea fantastic characters. Sometimes it seems like he writes the same character in all of his novels but he just writes them so well that it doesn’t bother me!
I can’t even imagine it bothering me either; only one way to find out!
I’m still swithering over whether i should get Turtles or not. The only book I’ve read by Green was Looking for Alaska and I swore after that I was never reading another.
I’ve recently read Rules of Magic and while it’s slow in the beginning it is really good. I hope you enjoy.
I have seen some mixed opinions on Turtles but I would recommend it for the mental health representations alone!
I am happy to hear you enjoyed it. Can’t wait to start reading it!
I may try and track it down in the library rather than buying.
That is a good idea!
Ohhh, I am so excited about the new Murder on the Orient Express film!! I should re-read it, but I honestly won’t have time. I’m on the fence about John Green’s new book, although turtles! I am one of the those in the minority who loves Looking for Alaska best. A prequel to Practical Magic??? Whaaaaat? Yes! I also ADORED the house in the movie, and I was so crushed when I found out they built it (incomplete) only for the movie and then bulldozed it. :*( It’s the perfect time of the year to watch it, though. Happy reading!
The trailer for the movie looks so good!! I am reading the book as we speak and it is really great!
There are not a lot of turtles in their book unfortunately, but he explains the title beautifully!
I didn’t know that about the house! How sad!
I’m planning to read Murder on the Orient Express before seeing the movie as well. I’m pretty sure I read the book years ago but I think my memories of the story may be more from the previous film version starring Albert Finney. So I want to read the book to see what, if any, changes they make when adapting it for the screen. That always intrigues me….
I always like to read the book first two. It’s really an intriguing story so far!
These are perfect Halloween reads indeed! I haven’t read any of them yet, though. I’m currently reading Hunting Prince Dracula 🙂
This is really the first year I committed to reading Halloween books and I am loving it! I can not wait to read that book. I loved Stalking Dracula! Hope you are enjoying it!
Yeah, I’ve been thinking of re-reading Murder on the Orient Express ahead of the movie as well. I fear I’m going into that movie already biased against it, however. Much as I love Kenneth Branagh, I can only ever imagine David Suchet (from the television series) as Hercule Poirot. After watching the movie, I’d suggest you try to take a look at one of Suchet’s episodes. He really is the absolute picture-perfect interpretation of Christie’s description of Hercule Poirot.
Thanks for posting!
Ah that is interesting! Maybe I will watch the movie and then the TV series and see which one I prefer! Thanks for letting me know!
I’m so glad you enjoyed Turtles all the way Down! A family friend just bought it for us, so I’m super excited to read it!
That is awesome! It was really well done!
Been dying to read Turtles all the way down!
It was really good!
The Rules of Magic just recently made it on to my radar & I’ve added it to my shopping cart lol, NEED like water. like air! haha. I recently caught a Kindle deal for Murder on the Orient Express so it too will be my 1st Agatha Christie & def watching the movie *insert excited emoji* lol. The Hanging Girl is most def on my TBR but I’m still going back & forth on Turtles lol. Happy reading! <3
Hahaha I am so pumped for Rules of Magic! I am halfway through Orient Express and it’s excellent! Can’t put it down. I really recommend Hanging Girl!
Oh goodness well that’s good to hear about Orient Express! 🙌🏼 I’ll keep an eye out for your final thoughts, will you be reviewing the movie? 🙂
That is what I hope to do! Probably a book vs movie review!
Aw- thanks so much for reading THE HANGING GIRL. So glad you enjoyed it!
Thank you so much for commenting! Made my day! 😀
I read and enjoyed The Rules of Magic, but I liked the story better once the siblings were grown.
I’ve been eyeing Turtles All the Way Down, and I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST
Yeah it would be hard to beat the original story!
I just rewatched Practical Magic a few days ago. Totally need to pick up the prequel book at some point.
My most recent finished book was A Plague of Giants by Kevin Hearne, I’m currently reading The Magician’s Keeper by Nicola E. Sheridan, and my next read is…maybe How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather.
It is such a good movie! I can’t wait to see what she does with the prequel!
How to Hang a Witch sounds really interesting! Definitely adding to my TBR! Happy reading!
And if you like How to Hang a Witch, the sequel Haunting the Deep just came out this month.
Ooh, I’d to like to read Murder on the Orient Express before watching the film too! The trailer looks so cool! I am glad you are enjoying it!
I just finished it and it was so good! I can not wait to read more of her books!