It’s Wednesday again and unbelievably, it’s the end of March. The clocks have gone forward so we’re back on British Summer Time which means longer evenings. Hooray!! All the blossom is appearing on the trees so the hedgerows are beginning to look really pretty with white and pink flowers appearing everywhere.
As it’s Wednesday that means that it’s time for WWW Wednesday. This is one of my favourite memes and I love taking part in it and reading everybody else’s posts. I get so many great book recommendations from them! The meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm, and it’s currently hosted by Sam. It can be found on her blog Taking on a world of words which can be found here.
The idea of WWW Wednesday is just to answer three simple questions about what you are reading, have just finished and are about to read so here goes for this week.
What I’m currently reading
I’ve finally got round to reading this ARC which will complete one of my unfinished series this year. It’s been over a year since I read the previous book and it took me a while to remember all of the different points of view characters. I’m enjoying this final volume although have no idea how it’s all going to work out.
What I have recently finished reading
I finally finished this one and posted my review here
Death under a Little Sky by Stig Abell
This was a Net Galley ARC and I really enjoyed it. Jake Jackson is a high flying detective with the Met but he inherits an isolated house in the middle of nowhere. Wanting a change, he moves there and isolates himself from society. However he begins to get involved with the local vet and then one day, some human bones appear.
A lot of reviewers didn’t like the pace of the book but I enjoyed the slow pace as it gave the author plenty of space for developing the characters and location. It was written in the present tense which I found a bit tricky at first but soon got used to.
The Last Party by Clare Mackintosh
There is a New Year’s Eve party held in an upmarket property development on the English/Welsh border. On New Year’s day, one of the developers, local boy made good, is found dead in the lake. And literally everybody, even the local police constable seems to have hated him. This was a great read. I loved the huge range of suspects and the way that their reasons were revealed gradually. I’ll definitely be looking out for any further books in this series.
Weyward by Emilia Hart
I really enjoyed this book. It did deal with some uncomfortable areas especially an abusive and controlling marriage but I loved the characters of all three women.
The Adventures of Amina al-Sarafi by Shannon Chakraborty
I absolutely loved this book. I guess it’s really historical fantasy as it’s set in the real world of the Indian Ocean around the 12th century. The author has carried out an incredible amount of research to make her world come alive and then put an elderly female ex-pirate with a demon husband in the middle of it. It’s a great adventure story and l loved Amina. I can’t wait to read what she gets up to next. It’s a beautiful book too. I have to say that I think that the UK cover is far prettier than the US one.
What I am intending to read next
I’m definitely looking forward to latest outing for Commissario Brunetti in Venice.
What are you reading this week?
15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday March 29”
I loved The Adventures of Amina Al-Sarafi! I’m so glad you enjoyed it too. 🙂
Once again, you have a lovely mix of books here Janette. I have Weyward to read/listen to and have also read a lot of mixed reviews, but am going to go into it with a positive attitude. Enjoy the rest of your week!
I think you’ll enjoy it. I wonder if the people who found it very difficult read many crime stories? The three protagonists are all brilliant
I think the issue was not expecting the misogynistic bent to the story. I am prepared for it, so will be okay.
I didn’t find that difficult but a lot of the crime novels I read have similarly dark themes so I wonder if that helped.
I’m glad you enjoyed Weyward, I’ve seen some mixed reviews, seems like readers either love it or hate it.
Enjoy the rest of Bone Shard War! I’m glad you enjoyed Weyward, I did too!
I would certainly agree about the covers for Amina. The British one is so much better than the US. Glad you enjoyed it. I hope to be reading soon.
Hope you enjoy it X
The Last Party looks good. Here’s MY WWW POST
Wow, so many books! I keep hearing good things about Weyward — one to look for at the library for sure. have a great week!
Glad to hear you enjoyed The Adventures of Amina Al-Sarafi! I think I’ll be picking it up soon.
It’s a great adventure. I hope you enjoy it.
I’ve enjoyed Clare Macintosh’s books in the past. Hope you have a wonderful reading week!