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WWW-Wednesday #January 11th

This meme is currently hosted by Sam @Taking on a World of Words.

To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.

Recently Finished

I have been away from the blogosphere from December 21st. During my break, I managed to read 7 books although I am  behind schedule with the reviews. I hope to post all of them by the end of next week.

Here is what I read:

Reviewed

Sister Sister by Sue Fortin- Sister Sister by Sue Fortin is a brilliant psychological thriller with suspense right from the first page. The book is well paced, engrossing and very well-written. It’s the kind of book that will have you suspecting everyone. It’s a story about family, lies and secrets.  I definitely recommend this one to all fans of psychological thrillers. You can read my review here.

Kill the next one by Federico Axat- I am not sure how exactly to categorize this book. It is sort of a thriller with some elements of science fiction. Some chapters were super creepy with aspects of psychology coming into play while others were action filled. I posted my review yesterday so you can read it here.

Witness by Caroline Mitchell – Witness by Caroline Mitchell is definitely a thriller that I recommend to all fans of this genre. The book is quite fast-paced with a unique premise. In addition, the story is narrated in short chapters that in cliffhangers hence making it hard to put down the book.  This is a book about secrets, betrayal, manipulation and all this made it quite a page-turner. If you like domestic noirs, I think that you will like this one! Review already up here.

Not yet reviewed

Blink by K. L. Slater – I enjoyed this book way more that the author’s first book, Safe with Me.  My review will be up next week.

Miracle on 5th Avenue by Sarah Morgan– I read this book just before Christmas. It was a good holiday-themed book though I struggled through some of the chapters. This had nothing to do with the book specifically. I think it is more to do with the genre.

Duplicity by Sibel Hodge- One of the most entertaining, twisted books that I have ever read. If you enjoy psychological/crime thrillers then you should definitely read this one. This book will keep you guessing up to the final chapter. It has everything that makes a great thriller, secrets, obsession, jealousy, lies. It is dark, twisted and gripping.

The Adventures of a Mzungu by David Aardon– This is a lighthearted look at the ups and downs of visiting Africa as narrated by a Christian Missionary. This is not really my kind of book but I was intrigued by the fact that one of the places that David visited was Nairobi (Kenya).

Currently Reading

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Out of Bounds by Val McDermid- I just started reading this one so I can’t say much about it right now.

 

 

 

Reading Next

My book club is reading The Whistler by John Grisham and Blindness by Jose Saramago. I am really intrigued by the second book although I also can’t wait to read Grisham.

blindnessThis is what Saramago’s book is all about:

A city is hit by an epidemic of “white blindness” that spares no one. Authorities confine the blind to an empty mental hospital, but there the criminal element holds everyone captive, stealing food rations and assaulting women. There is one eyewitness to this nightmare who guides her charges—among them a boy with no mother, a girl with dark glasses, a dog of tears—through the barren streets, and their procession becomes as uncanny as the surroundings are harrowing. As Blindness reclaims the age-old story of a plague, it evokes the vivid and trembling horrors of the twentieth century, leaving readers with a powerful vision of the human spirit that’s bound both by weakness and exhilarating strength.

 

 

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Happy New Year!

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28 comments on “WWW-Wednesday #January 11th

  1. dez | the fun in reading books
    January 11, 2017

    I have Miracle on 5th Avenue but haven’t had the time to read it until now. Ugh. Maybe I’ll get to it when I have some free time. 🙂

    • Diana
      January 11, 2017

      If you like romance novels, then you will definitely love it. My review will be up tonight 🙂

      • dez | the fun in reading books
        January 11, 2017

        I’ll look forward to that review! I’m a fan of romance novels so I really think I’ll love this one. 🙂

  2. Renee
    January 11, 2017

    I think you’ll really like Out of Bounds!! Looking forward to your review of it:)

    • Diana
      January 11, 2017

      Thanks Renee. I got it based on your review of it. Its good so far and I do like the Lead Detective so let us see how it goes 🙂

  3. Claire | Art and Soul
    January 11, 2017

    I like the sound of Kill the Next One! That’s not a set-up I’ve ever come across before. Another one for my list!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2017/01/11/www-wednesday-11th-january-2017/

    • Diana
      January 11, 2017

      Great to hear that and I hope that you’ll enjoy the book as much as I did.Heading over to your post now.

      Happy reading 🙂

  4. missdarcy87
    January 11, 2017

    I need to check out a lot of these books! They sound so interesting!

    Here’s my post for this week. Happy reading!

    • Diana
      January 11, 2017

      I hope you’ll find one that you’ll like.Thanks.Heading over to your post now.

      Happy reading.

  5. Laurel-Rain Snow
    January 11, 2017

    These all look tempting…Sister, Sister grabbed me fastest. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      Sister Sister was a wonderful,quick,suspensful read.I hope that you’ll enjoy it if you decide to read it.Happy reading 🙂

  6. charliegirl
    January 11, 2017

    I’m also behind with reviews. I have two I *need* to write tonight and get them off my list.

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      I hope you managed to write the two.I made some good progress with mine so I only have to go.

      Thanks for passing by.Haven’t seen you around in a while but I hope that you’ve been well 🙂

  7. Sam
    January 11, 2017

    Enjoy Grissom! I have to admit I’ve never read him. My mom would kill me if she knew lol. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      Thank you.Grisham is one if the best writers of legal thrillers 🙂

      Happy reading and have a wonderful weekend:-)

  8. Yvo
    January 11, 2017

    Lots of great books on this list! I read Kill The Next One and Witness recently as well, and I have a copy of Blink on my TBR. It’s great to hear you enjoyed it better than Safe With Me! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. ❤

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      I saw your review of Kill the Next One,we definitely agree about the confusion.I almost DNFed the book in the first chapters but I’m glad that I didn’t.I hope that you’ll enjoy Blink.Happy reading 🙂

  9. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku
    January 12, 2017

    Wow! You really did a great job flying through books during your time off. I’m so glad to hear it. Don’t fret about catching back up. I am sooooo behind. You’ll just put me to shame. 🙂 I hope you enjoy your next two books!

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      Thanks Jackie.I decided to just work slowly with the reviews.My main issue is that I usually don’t take notes while reading so its a struggle to remember things at time.All the best with your reviews.

      Happy reading 🙂

  10. alilovesbooks
    January 12, 2017

    I managed to get a copy of Witness last week so I’m happy to hear you would recommend. Sounds like you have a lot of good books lined up.

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      I hope that you’ll enjoy The Witness as much as I did.Thanks.Happy reading and enjoy your weekend 🙂

  11. Donna
    January 12, 2017

    I just HAVE to add Sister Sister and Kill the Next One to my wish list! I resisted the urge to get an ARC of Blink but your saying you liked it way better than Safe With Me makes me curious! Duplicity is already on my TBR, I hear it’s really good 🙂 Happy reading!

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      Duplicity is entertaining with so many good twists.I hope that you’ll enjoy it.
      I was in the minority with Safe with Me.I didn’t like it as much as most people did but Blink was awesome.It will be interesting to see how others react to the book.Let me know if you decide to get it.Happy readibg

  12. faithrivens
    January 12, 2017

    Glad to have you back, my dear! Hope you’re well 🙂
    Sister Sister has now been added to my TBR! Sounds fantastic!
    I read Blindness a couple of years ago and what a brilliant read! It’s rather unique and very intriguing! I hope you enjoy it!
    Happy Reading 🙂

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      Oh I can’t wait to read Blindness now.We are reviewing it in February so I’ll get started in the next week.I hope that you’ll enjoy Sister Sister..

      Glad to be back and connect with you all.Have a wonderful weekend ❤

  13. Annie
    January 13, 2017

    I hope you enjoy Out of Bounds! 😀 Wow, you’ve reviewed the books very quickly, you had many but you’re writing very fast!

    • Diana
      January 13, 2017

      I’m trying to get the reviews done so that I can get them off my NetGalley shelf.The shelf still has way too many books.So that’s my motivation now 🙂

      Thanks Annie.Out of Bounds is great so far.

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