WWW Wednesday #74 | January 29, 2020


WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.
Just answer three questions and share what you're reading.


It's 10:30 in the morning and all I can think about is lunch. As Pooh Bear would say, there's a rumbly in my tumbly. So to distract myself from the gnawing hunger (dramatic much, Tanya? 😉) I'll engage in some book talk.


WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

    

 I've been switching back and forth between reading and listening to The Queen of Nothing and I am *loving* it! It was a long wait for this final book and I was so ready to dive back into this world of scheming and plotting and machinations. And the audio version is excellent. Caitlin Kelly's narration is fantastic and the different voices are so distinct. I always know immediately who is speaking and Madoc's and Cardan's voice in particular are just perfection.
Current progress: 58%

On a whim I decided to also start Birthday Girl on Monday but I've made very little headway. I can't seem to tear myself away from The Queen of Nothing and all my reading time is focused there. But I'm enjoying what I've read so far and will be giving it all my attention once I finish TQoN.
Current progress: 10%

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?
The Family Upstairs was brilliant and was a great reminder of why I love Lisa Jewell. I was so invested in the story and the way the story unfolded, with bits of information parsed out bit by bit, added to the tension and suspense. I can't stop thinking about it and I'm tempted to start all over and listen to the whole thing again.


Heartland was a great entry in the True North series. Dylan was a little thick-headed and slow to come to terms with how he really felt but he was such a likable guy that I forgave him. Chastity was a great protagonist and I appreciated her willingness to (usually) say what was on her mind. And I get the feeling that the next book will feature Dylan's friend Rickie which makes me all kinds of happy. :)



WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL READ NEXT?

    


Pretty sure one of these will be next up. I think my emotions will be wrecked no matter which I choose. :)

What are you currently reading?
I wanna know! :)

31 comments

  1. The Family Upstairs is on my TBR along with Great and Precious Things. Birthday Girl looks interesting too.
    I hope they're awesome reads!

    Ash @ JennReneeRead

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    1. I hope you'll love The Family Upstairs as much as I did when you get to it, Ash! And hopefully we'll both love Great and Precious Things.

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  2. You have two good books coming up for you. I can't wait to hear what you think of them!

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  3. I am busy with Great and Precious Things!!! And thanks for the heads up on Caitlin Kelly's narration I will look at books she narrated!

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  4. I'm glad you're enjoying TQoN. It was a bit of a disappointment for me. I didn't try it on audio though.

    I'm reading Loveboat Taipei and The Hazel Wood right now.

    Karen @ For What It's worth

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    1. I did a mix of reading/audio for all the books in the trilogy and I thought the audio versions were really well done.

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  5. I still need to read The Cruel Prince. I'm on a wait list for it. I also want to read Birthday Girl. Hope you enjoy it next!!

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    2. Wow, crazy that there is still a wait list for The Cruel Prince!

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  6. I have the whole Holly Black trilogy but haven't been able to start it yet. It's killing me!! I just checked and Birthday Girl is waiting for some attention on my Kindle. I will be looking forward to your thoughts.

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    1. Sounds like you have some good reading ahead of you, Carole! :)

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  7. You're so gentle, calling his thickheaded. I need to make some room for Heartland, since I actually bought it and all. I need to get back to VT

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    1. LOL Well, he wasn't a bad guy... but he was definitely clueless when it came to Chastity. :)

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  8. Yay, I'm so glad to hear you're enjoying The Queen of Nothing! It's sitting in my pile of books I need to hurry up and read but you know how that goes, haha.

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  9. I'm glad you're reading some good books - looks like you're reading mojo is indeed back!! I'm about to start Don't Date Rosa Santos.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I've heard good things about that one, Lauren. I hope you enjoy it.

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  10. These all look so good -- and you have my interest piqued with the Queen of nothing.

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  11. I'm reading Manga right now. My brain needed a break from the last book I read. (Things in Jars by Jess Kidd).

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  12. Someday I'll pick up the Holly Black series. I love her writing! I hope you love Regretting You! Can't wait to hear your thoughts, Tanya! :)

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    1. Thanks Rachel. I'm so excited to start Regretting You.

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  13. I'm terrified to read Great and Precious Things. Yarros has a way of destroying me with her military books. I haven't yet read any of her non-military ones, maybe they'll be "safer"?
    My experience of Hoover isn't much better so... Good luck with both of those!

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    1. There is a military aspect in Great and Precious Things but I'm not sure how big a part it's going to play. Cam is now out of the Army but there are things that happened before that still linger. I'm hoping this one doesn't break my heart!

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  14. I finished reading The Queen of Nothing in January, and I really enjoyed it! The pacing was great. I hope you still love it by the end :)
    I haven't got to The Family Upstairs yet, but I have heard great things about it (not just in this post!), so I'm hoping to get around to it sometime.
    - Sabrina @ Wordy and Whimsical

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    1. Thanks Sabrina! I did end up loving The Queen of Nothing. I went back and forth between the hard copy and the audio and it was such a great reading experience!

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  15. Rebecca Yarros is popping all over the place for me!!!I really must try her soon!! I've heard nothing but great things <3

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    1. I've owned several by her for a long time but Great and Precious Things will be the first I've read by her. I have high expectations!

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