Wednesday, 2 October 2019

WWW Wednesday - 2nd October / September wrap-up

Hi booklovers

"Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!"

I found this on Nadine's blog.

The Three Ws are: 
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading
I picked up Shadows of Self by Brandon Sanderson a couple of days ago. It's really nice to be back in the Mistborn universe. I'm on page 127 and I'm loving the humour in this :-)
This is one of the trilogies I want to finish before the end of 2019.

Recently finished
At the very beginning of September I finished Emperor of Thorns by Mark Lawrence. This book was my least favourite of the trilogy because I was very confused while reading it. I gave it 3.75 stars.
Another finished trilogy to check off my list :-)

I also finished The Blinding Knife by Brent Weeks. I really enjoyed this and I can't wait to continue with the series.
I gave this 4.5 stars.

The third book I finished in September was one of my most anticipated releases of 2019: Darkdawn by Jay Kristoff. I was scared going into this because I'd seen some very heavy reactions to the ending and I also didn't want the story to end. It was an emotional read (although, I didn't get emotional over the same chapter that most of the other readers did :-) ) but I loved it. I love how Jay used a lot of sarcasm to mock all the criticism about his writing style. He definitely doesn't take himself serious.
This is a trilogy I'll definitely reread in the future.
A very definite 5 star read.

The last book I read in September was The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. I wanted to read something completely different after finishing DD, so I went for this.
Phew, this book paints such a scary image of the future (I knew what to expect since I've already watched the first two seasons of the tv-show).
It's a well-written book, but the format is a bit difficult sometimes because it jumps 'timelines' quite frequently.
I'm a bit sorry that I didn't read this before watching the show, because there are quite a few differences between the book and the show :-s
I'll definitely pick up The Testaments.
I gave this 4 stars. Alternating between the physical and the audiobook (narrated by the actress who plays Offred in the tv-show) made it a quicker read.

What's next?
I don't really do TBRs, so picking my next read(s) pretty much always depends on my mood.
Here are some of the possible choices: Valour by John Gwynne, The Broken Eye by Brent Weeks, Northern Lights by Philip Pullman or Knight's Shadow by Sebastien de Castell.

What are you currently reading, have you recently finished or will you pick up next? Tell me in the comments.

Bye for now