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WWW Wednesday #3

WWW WEDNESDAY graphicWWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words

Read my previous WWW Wednesdays here


The three W’s are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What have you recently finished reading?
  • What do you think you will read next?

the history manCurrently Reading

I have just started reading The History Man by Malcolm Bradbury today as the last text for my English Literature class this semester on Sixties Britain. I have no comments yet on it because I’m really just a few pages in, but I have been really enjoying immersing myself in the Sixties culture for the past couple of months! It isn’t something I had read much about before so it has made such a welcome change.

I am also reading The Rule of One by Ashley and Lesley Saunders, which I mentioned in my New In #2 post. It has been slow progress so far, as it always is when I have university at the same time, but I really like the premise of it so I have high hopes!

Recently Read

Last week I finished reading The Cruel Prince by Holly Black which is probably one of my favourite books that I have read this year. I have had it sitting on my shelf for so long and finally got around to reading it this month, and now I am annoyed with myself for leaving it so long. For better, more coherent thoughts on this, read my full review here.

I also read The Driver’s Seat by Muriel Spark, also for my Sixties Britain class, which I loved. It’s a very short book, about 100 pages or so, and totally absurd from start to finish but Spark is an absolute mastermind. It is so incredibly clever and well-done. I had only read The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie before, which I had liked at the time (I was in high school) but didn’t have particularly strong feelings about. Maybe I need to go back to it and see if my opinions have changed.

Reading Next

I have a couple of ARCs to read over December, including a festive little number called Christmas Secrets by the Sea by Jane Lovering. It is set to be released on the 13th of December, I believe, and my review is coming on the final day of the blog tour, the 22nd, which is perfect timing for some Christmassy reading after the stress of December deadlines! How inviting is the cover design too.

I also tweeted this a couple of weeks ago:

…which got so many great replies, which means plenty of reading recommendations for after my ARCs!! I did buy The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle after @_bookprincess_ gave it as one of her book recommendations and it sounds amazing. Click on the tweet to see what other book bloggers suggested!

What are you reading right now? 


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  • Reply Laurel-Rain Snow

    I do love Muriel Spark, but haven’t read (or reread) her for a while. Christmas Secrets by the Sea looks tempting.

    Thanks for sharing. Here’s

    November 28, 2018 at 5:57 PM
    • Reply thewritingfinch

      I can definitely recommend The Driver’s Seat to get you back in with her then, it was so so good! Looking forward to reading your WWW post x

      November 29, 2018 at 12:57 AM
  • Reply Molly

    I am so glad that you enjoyed The Cruel Prince! So many people love it or hate it and there appears to be no in-between. I also loved it and cannot wait to read the next book. Here is my WWW: Have a great week!

    November 29, 2018 at 2:12 AM
    • Reply thewritingfinch

      I’ve found that too!! Very glad we both loved it then haha. Thanks for sharing your link, I’ll definitely give it a read! Hope you had a good weekend x

      December 2, 2018 at 3:15 PM
  • Reply Lauren

    at least with leaving the cruel price for so long you have less time to wait for the sequel! im v excited for that to come out 🙂

    December 1, 2018 at 12:35 AM
    • Reply thewritingfinch

      That’s so true actually, only a month to go now!! I literally pre-ordered it the second I finish Cruel Prince haha. Can’t wait to hear what you think about it!

      December 2, 2018 at 3:19 PM
  • Reply Faye

    Looks like some interesting books above! I still need to read Cruel Prince! I’m currently reading A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

    December 1, 2018 at 11:51 AM
    • Reply thewritingfinch

      Yes, you do! It’s definitely a love-or-hate book from what I’ve seen, but hopefully you love it as much as I do! Haven’t heard of that one, I’ll definitely need to do a little goodreads search! As if I need it after buying 5 new books today on the walk home from getting my nails done…

      December 2, 2018 at 3:20 PM

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