The WWW Wednesdays meme is currently hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.
To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Here is this weeks WWW Wednesday
What books I am currently reading
The Journeyman (The Commons #1)
by Michael Alan Peck
So far this book is weird, but good. I received this eBook free from the For Love of a Book group on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
“Paul Reid died in the snow at seventeen. The day of his death, he told a lie—and for the rest of his life, he wondered if that was what killed him.”
And so begins the battle for the afterlife, known as The Commons. It’s been taken over by a corporate raider who uses the energy of its souls to maintain his brutal control. The result is an imaginary landscape of a broken America—stuck in time and overrun by the heroes, monsters, dreams, and nightmares of the imprisoned dead.
Three people board a bus to nowhere: a New York street kid, an Iraq War veteran, and her five-year-old special-needs son. After a horrific accident, they are the last, best hope for The Commons to free itself. Along for the ride are a shotgun-toting goth girl, a six-foot-six mummy, a mute Shaolin monk with anger-management issues, and the only guide left to lead them.
Three Journeys: separate but joined. One mission: to save forever.
But first they have to save themselves.
Suspended (The Vagabond Circus #1)
by Sarah Noffke
This book sounds interesting and it has a great cover. Hopefully it’s as good as it looks lol. I received this eBook free from the For Love of a Book group on Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.
When a stranger joins the cast of Vagabond Circus-a circus that is run by Dream Travelers and features real magic-mysterious events start happening. The once orderly grounds of the circus become riddled with hidden threats. And the ringmaster realizes not only are his circus and its magic at risk, but also his very life. Vagabond Circus caters to the skeptics. Without skeptics, it would close its doors. This is because Vagabond Circus runs for two reasons and only two reasons: first and foremost to provide the lost and lonely Dream Travelers a place to be illustrious. And secondly, to show the nonbelievers that there’s still magic in the world. If they believe, then they care, and if they care, then they don’t destroy. They stop the small abuse that day-by-day breaks down humanity’s spirit. If Vagabond Circus makes one skeptic believe in magic, then they halt the cycle, just a little bit. They allow a little more love into this world. That’s Dr. Dave Raydon’s mission. And that’s why this ringmaster recruits. That’s why he directs. That’s why he puts on a show that makes people question their beliefs. He wants the world to believe in magic once again.
The House Sitter
by Jill Barry
I received this eBook free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
How much should you entrust to your house sitter? Your dog? Your clothes and jewellery? Your husband?
When Suzanne and Eddie decide to move house, they neglect to confide in their friend and house sitter, Ruth. Against the dramatic landscape of Mid-Wales, a series of unfortunate events seem destined to ruin the couple’s plans, especially when they go away, leaving Ruth in charge.
A tenacious estate agent and a prospective purchaser conspire to unravel the disturbing, malicious stunts. But how does a woman nursing a knee problem move so stealthily? Does she have an accomplice? Or is something far more sinister going on?
The House Sitter is multi-published author Jill Barry’s first venture into fiction’s dark side, although she admits the novel includes a romantic frisson. But it is Ruth’s creepy, manipulative intrusion into her friends’ lives driving the story towards its near-fatal conclusion.
What books I recently finish reading
The Girl from the Sea
by Shalini Boland
I recieved this book from NetGalley and I’m reading it as part of TBR Pen Pals in the For Love of a Book group on Goodreads. This was an interesting book, see my full review here.
For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train
A chilling suspense story of wounded hearts and dark secrets.
Washed up on the beach, she can’t remember who she is. She can’t even remember her name. Turns out, she has an idyllic life – friends and family eager to fill in the blanks.
But why are they lying to her? What don’t they want her to remember?
When you don’t even know who you are, how do you know who to trust?
What books I think I’ll read next?
by Anna Snoekstra
In this chilling psychological thriller, one woman’s dark past becomes another’s deadly future
In 2003, sixteen-year-old Rebecca Winter disappeared.
She’d been enjoying her teenage summer break: working at a fast-food restaurant, crushing on an older boy and shoplifting with her best friend. Mysteriously ominous things began to happen—blood in the bed, periods of blackouts, a feeling of being watched—though Bec remained oblivious of what was to come.
Eleven years later she is replaced.
A young woman, desperate after being arrested, claims to be the decade-missing Bec.
Soon the imposter is living Bec’s life. Sleeping in her bed. Hugging her mother and father. Learning her best friends’ names. Playing with her twin brothers.
But Bec’s welcoming family and enthusiastic friends are not quite as they seem. As the imposter dodges the detective investigating her case, she begins to delve into the life of the real Bec Winter—and soon realizes that whoever took Bec is still at large, and that she is in imminent danger.
The Toorak Jackpot
by Rosemary Macindoe
I saw this book on NetGalley and just had to get it!!
Before Rupert Murdoch married Jerry Hall and Tony Abbott was Prime Minister of Australia, enterprising shoe salesman Bert Smith got an offer he couldn’t refuse–to live the high life in Melbourne’s premier suburb–Toorak!
There was a catch, however…
He had to tell everyone within cooee that he was a prince–a Toorak prince!
And that’s when all the fun began for Bert!
Writing from her experience growing up in Toorak, Rosemary Macindoe blends a mElange of humour, satire and with a dash of poignancy in “The Toorak Jackpot.” This modern fable, inspired by Dickens’ “Great Expectations” explores what it means to be truly wealthy.
If You Were Here
by Jennie Yabroff
Just one person cared.
And now she’s gone. Tess was already an outcast before her mother started showing up at school acting like the insane person she actually is.
Although Tess has some compassion for her mother’s mental illness, she’d never have made it without the support of her one true friend, Tabitha, and the stress relief of long runs through Central Park.
Then Tabitha defects to the other side, becoming a fashion Barbie and dropping Tess like a bad habit.
Before Tess can even come to terms with this loss, a horrific tragedy occurs, and everyone is blaming Tess.
Now, Tess is heartbroken and obsessed: Is she headed for a fate like her mother’s? And can she find out what really happened to Tabitha and, at the very least, be able to claim her innocence?
What are you reading / planning to read this week?
And what books have you just finished?