Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.
The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
As always, clicking on the cover image will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
1. What I’m reading at the moment
Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass #5) by Sarah J. Maas
Last summer I marathoned the first 4 installments of this series and, overall, enjoyed them. My favourites so far are books 2 and 4 and, unfortunately, book 5 is continuing the trend of the odd-numbered books not being so great 😦 It just seems terribly long… and I care less and less about the main female character as this series continues, which is a bit of a problem. I’ll be finished later today, so review up tomorrow!
The blurb: no blurb so as not to spoil any of the previous installments of the series. If you’re really interested in knowing more about the series, you can check out my review of Book 1, Throne of Glass.
2. The last books I read
I’m still catching up on writing reviews from my holiday reading… but I’ll get it all sorted out here eventually! Here are the two books I’ve managed to post reviews for 🙂
The Hive by Gill Hornby
This was very good and laugh-out-loud funny in places. If you enjoyed the movie Mean Girls, I’d recommend you give The Hive a try. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: Welcome to St Ambrose Primary School. A world of friendships, fights and feuding. And that’s just the mothers.
It’s the start of another school year at St Ambrose. But while the children are in the classroom colouring in, their mothers are learning sharper lessons on the other side of the school gates. Lessons in friendship. Lessons in betrayal. Lessons in the laws of community, the transience of power… and how to get invited to lunch.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John le Carré
Another charity shop find and something I could take on holiday and leave there! 🙂 While that doesn’t sound too promising, I enjoyed this much more than The Night Manager. And now I finaly understand what was going on in the film! Here’s my full review.
The blurb: It is now beyond a doubt that a mole, implanted decades ago by Moscow Centre, has burrowed his way into the highest echelons of British Intelligence. His treachery has already blown some of its most vital operations and its best networks. It is clear that the double agent is one of its own kind. But which one? George Smiley is assigned to identify him. And once identified, the traitor must be destroyed.
3. What I’ll read next
If I manage to catch up on writing my reviews…
Holding by Graham Norton
Yes, that Graham Norton (TV and radio presenter for those who have never heard of him!). I was delighted to be approved for this on NetGalley and am looking forward to reading it as Norton has a great turn of phrase when speaking so I imagine he’s equally good when writing.
The blurb: Graham Norton’s masterful debut is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.
The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn’t always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn’t always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn’t always felt that her life was a total waste.
So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke – a former love of both Brid and Evelyn – the village’s dark past begins to unravel. As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community’s worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
And elsewhere on the blog…
Last week I made double chocolate muffins – yummy!