WWW Wednesday 20/7/21

WWW Wednesday is hosted by ‘Taking on a World of Words’ every Wednesday and asks:

What are you currently reading?

What have you just finished reading?

What will you read next?

So, first up, my current reads:

The Shark Caller by Zillah Bethell

This was one of my most anticipated reads of this year and, while it’s not quite what I was expecting, I am enjoying it.

What have I just finished reading?

The Good Thieves by Katherine Rundell, audiobook read by Margaret Cabourn-Smith

Technically I still have 20mins of this to go, but I’ll finish it this evening, so I’m counting it! I’ve absolutely loved this. It’s been a while since I read any of Katherine’s books and I’d forgotten just what a way she has with words. One of the finest MG authors around in my book.

The Valley of Lost Secrets by Lesley Parr, audiobook read by Iestyn Arwel

This made a wonderful start to the new year’s reading and I can’t wait to read more omfrom Lesley, I really enjoyed her writing. My review of this is here.

Murder on the Safari Star by M G Leonard and Sam Sedgman

Just as much fun as the previous two books, this was another great crime-solving caper featuring Hal and his Uncle Nat (definitely one if my favourite MG grown ups). You can read my review of it here.

When the World Was Ours by Liz Kessler

I did like this, although (and I feel awful for saying it) it didn’t quite pack the emotional punch I was hoping for. But it was still a really good book – full review to follow.

What’s next?

Something else from this ridiculous tbr for the rest of the month! Probably Amari or The Last Bear in physical format and Melt as an ebook.

Have you read any of these?

What are you reading at the moment?

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday 20/7/21

  1. I had a little trouble getting into Amari and the Nightbrothers at the beginning but a few chapters in I was really hooked. And the book gave me such a hangover in the end too. You should definitely start with that one. 🙂
    You have such great books on your list. I definitely have to read The Good Thieves and Murder on the Safari Star. 🙂

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  2. Ooooh what’s different to your expectations with Shark Caller? Glad to hear you enjoyed Good Thieves! I last finished The Secret of Nightingale Wood (I am in awe of Lucy Strange at this point), now reading the Boy Who Met a Whale and finally getting to Bloom next!
    Amy x

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    • I’m not sure exactly. I think maybe it’s more real-life and less folklore/magic than I’d anticipated but I’m not very far in and I am enjoying it, it’s just taken a bit of adjusting to.
      I loved Good Thieves!
      I’ve only read Our Castle, I need to read some more Lucy Strange.
      Looking forward to your thoughts on Boy who met a whale! And I also need to read Bloom soon too!

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  3. Utterly loved ‘The Valley of Lost Secrets’ and can’t wait to hear what you think of ‘The Last Bear’ – Hal’s on his third adventure already! – I really need to get a move on with book two!! 🙂

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    • I’m so made up the Waterstones zoom for Valley is available recorded – I emailed to ask as I was dying to see it but couldn’t! Did you join?
      I’m about halfway through Last Bear and really enjoying it!

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