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?
The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle
I am in the mood for a light and fun contemporary romance and The Dinner List is perfect for that. There is also an element of magical realism that I think is really interesting. I love the idea of walking in to a dinner and realizing that the guests are the people you mentioned when asked the question “Who are the five people living or dead you would want to have dinner with?” It is short and I am enjoying it so far!
The Oyster Thief by Sonia Faruqi
I am part of the blog tour for this book so I am going to save most of my thoughts for that but I will say there was so much that I enjoyed about this story. It scratched that mermaid itch that I was having and it didn’t do it in a cliche way!
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
This book was so heartbreaking and I absolutely loved it. I could cry just thinking about it. If you are like me and have been putting off reading A Monster Calls, do yourself a favour and pick it up… but have a box of tissues ready!
The Victorian and the Romantic by Nell Stevens
I need to read more memoirs like this one. It was so honest and relatable. I admire the fact that Nell Stevens shared all of her emotions, even if there were times that I was embarrassed for her. She also made me fall in love with Elizabeth Gaskell and I have already bought North and South. I can’t wait to read it!
Transcription by Kate Atkinson
I can not believe I have never read anything by Kate Atkinson! Well, that is about to change and I am really excited! The cover and synopsis make Transcription seem like the perfect book for fall. I can not wait to see what I think about it and about Kate Atkinson’s writing.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think?
Thank you to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a copy of The Oyster Thief and The Victorian and the Romantic in exchange for an honest review.
18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (September 19th, 2018)”
I loved A Monster Calls so much. The movie was great too. It’s so heartbreaking, but also such a great story too.
I am planning on watching the movie in October. I can not imagine how sad it is going to be!
It had me crying and even my hubby was crying too when we watched the movie.
i’m so interested in The Victorian and the Romantic now!! also looking forward to your thoughts on The Dinner List. sounds like you had a great reading week 🙂
Thanks! The Victorian and the Romantic is like nothing I have ever read before. I didn’t want it to end!
Oh The Dinner List has been everywhere lately! It looks fun 🙂 Happy Reading!!
It is really fun and so original! Thank you!
The concept of the dinner List is so interesting, although I think most of the time people should never meet their heroes. I’m curious to read what you have to say about the oyster thief because I know nothing about it but the cover has me really intrigued.
I definitely agree with that! Isn’t the cover for The Oyster Thief amazing? I have so many thoughts on it. Can’t wait to share them!
I loved A Monster Calls. I read it on one sitting on New Year’s Eve. I haven’t braved the film yet…I cried enough reading the book!
It is definitely the perfect book to read in one sitting. I am trying to emotionally prepare myself for the movie!
I just read my first Patrick Ness and it was just OK (The Rest of Us Just Live Here), but I think I’d like A Monster Calls much more!
(I just started doing WWW: https://litlistening.com/2018/09/19/www-wednesday-weekly-wrap-up/)
I have heard mixed things about The Rest of Us Just Live Here. I think A Monster Calls is worth the read!
All are new to me, But titles are so pretty.
Here is my WWW post
They are are really great!
Since my all time favorites are Georgette Heyer, Agatha Christie and Jane Austin, I am always re reading them. One book of a series, which I had read in my high school and wanted to read again was by Victor Canning. He was a British author. This book was called “ The crimson chalice. It’s a trilogy. I finally found a used copy on Amazon. It’s veru well written. A different take on King Arther.
I really enjoy the story of King Arther so that sounds amazing. I am going to have to look in to that. Thanks for sharing!
I tried to find it on kindle but couldn’t. So Amazon was my answer.