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WWW Wednesday #July 19th

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

A Daughter’s Courage by Renita D’Silva– This ended up being of the most beautiful books that I have ever read. It is set in India and it tells stories of two women from two different cultures, India and England. You can read my review here.

All Good Things by Claire Fisher – I was expecting something different when I picked this book although I did end up liking it in the end. Here is my review.

The Breakdown by B. A Paris – I just finished reading this book on Sunday evening and am still confused about it. I have never described a book as being underwhelming but that is the word that comes to mind when I think of this book despite the fact that I liked it enough to read it in just one sitting.

Currently Reading

The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh

Lesley WelshCharmer, liar, father… Killer.

Suzanne’s life changes forever the day she receives a visit from Rose Anderson, the woman who has been living with her estranged father, Don. Don is dead, but Rose wants Suzanne to have his possessions – including a series of intimate diaries and a mysterious collection of photographs of women.

To Suzanne’s shock, one of the photos is of her friend Sophie, who died ten years ago in an unexplained and devastating fire. But Don only met Sophie once, on an unsettling visit he paid Suzanne just days before Sophie’s death… So why did he have a picture of her?

Unable to let Sophie’s memory alone, Suzanne begins to dig into her father’s life. What horrors is she about to unearth in his journals? And who is it that’s out there, watching her every move? 

I started the week with The Leavers by Lisa Ko which unfortunately didn’t work out for me. I was in the mood for a thriller so I decided to read The Serial Killer’s Daughter by Lesley Welsh. I am almost through with it. It wasn’t a thriller like I expected. Its more of action but its okay so will see how it ends.

Reading Next

leopard-at-the-doorLeopard at the Door by Jennifer McVeigh

After six years in England, Rachel has returned to Kenya and the farm where she spent her childhood, but the beloved home she’d longed for is much changed. Her father’s new companion—a strange, intolerant woman—has taken over the household. The political climate in the country grows more unsettled by the day and is approaching the boiling point. And looming over them all is the threat of the Mau Mau, a secret society intent on uniting the native Kenyans and overthrowing the whites.

As Rachel struggles to find her place in her home and her country, she initiates a covert relationship, one that will demand from her a gross act of betrayal. One man knows her secret, and he has made it clear how she can buy his silence. But she knows something of her own, something she has never told anyone. And her knowledge brings her power.

Have you ever anticipated and dreaded reading a book at the same time? I am very eager to read this book especially since it is set in Kenya. However, I am worried that my high expectations may not be met. Let’s see how it goes though.

So, what are you reading? Let me know in the comments section.

Happy Reading!

 

 

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26 comments on “WWW Wednesday #July 19th

  1. alilovesbooks
    July 19, 2017

    I’ve been very curious about All The Good Things so am off now to check out your review 😀

    Sorry you found the Breakdown underwhelming. It probably helped me that I hadn’t read the authors other book so had no expectations. I did enjoy it but didn’t love it.

    • Diana
      July 19, 2017

      Actually I think I also enjoyed it but didn’t love it. BCD’s writing is amazing and the plot was addictive but there was something missing and I think its because I was expecting it to be like BCD 🙂

  2. Ha now I really love to hear your thoughts about The Breakdown. I didn’t read Behind Closed Doors but was expecting to be wawed and that didn’t happen to me either!

    • Diana
      July 19, 2017

      My review for Breakdown will be up on Friday morning. I also had quite high expectation mainly because I loved BCD but this didn’t work out for me exactly though I didn’t hate it. I will look out for your review too.

      • Oh I’ve reviewed this a while ago… I haven’t read BCD but it has taken on such mythic proportions I still had the highest of expectations 🙂

  3. I like that The Serial Killer’s Daughter takes a completely different perspective to many crime books, it sounds really interesting! Although the title gives a way a lot of the mystery!

    • Diana
      July 19, 2017

      The book totally took a different direction but its a good read so far and yes, the title does though there is still some mystery in it 🙂

  4. whatcathyreadnext
    July 19, 2017

    I’ve seen Leopard at the Door mentioned by a lot of bloggers and I like the idea of the setting. Hope you enjoy it.

    • Diana
      July 19, 2017

      I hope that I will. Thank you 🙂

  5. missdarcy87
    July 19, 2017

    I need to check out A Daughter’s Courage! I’ve seen it around and the story looks very interesting. Glad to see you enjoyed it!

    • Diana
      July 20, 2017

      Its a wonderful read that I definitely recommend. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I did. Thanks 🙂

  6. Laurel-Rain Snow
    July 19, 2017

    I loved The Breakdown, although the ending was something else. The Serial Killer’s Daughter looks tempting.

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    • Diana
      July 20, 2017

      The ending for me was the best part. I really liked how the pace and tension escalated after the reveal. Serial Killer’s Daughter is interesting though quit different from what I was expecting. Thanks 🙂

  7. dez | the fun in reading books
    July 19, 2017

    I’ve read one B.A. Paris book before and though it was okay, I’m not eager to read The Breakdown. Maybe some other time. And it’s too bad it felt underwhelming for you. But I like the sound of The Serial Killer’s Daughter!

    • Diana
      July 20, 2017

      The Serial Killer’s Daughter was definitely different but interesting. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  8. Yvo
    July 19, 2017

    I hope The Serial Killer’s Daughter ends well for you! I was a bit surprised by the slower pace in the beginning as well, but the character development is really good. And such a creepy serial killer! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. 🙂

    • Diana
      July 20, 2017

      I finished reading it last night.It was addictive and fast paced but I couldn’t connect with the characters so I felt like something was missing. My review will be up later this week. Thanks Yvo and happy reading 🙂

  9. Totally eyeing The Serial Killer’s Daughter. For some reason, I’m always drawn to storylines like this. I just keep thinking of all the psychological implications. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week!

  10. The Serial Killer’s Daughter looks like a riveting read! Why did her father have a photo of Sophie? Leopard at the Door also looks very good.

    • Diana
      July 20, 2017

      That photo of Sophie was definitely a big part of the mystery lol. The Leopard at the Door is quite interesting so far. Excited to see how it ends.

  11. ChrissiReads
    July 19, 2017

    All The Good Things has me intrigued!

    • Diana
      July 20, 2017

      Its one I would recommend. I shared my review on Monday. Check it out incase you get a chance 🙂

  12. I am intrigued by your reaction towards The Breakdown! I still have it on my TBR and if the Time Lords are in my favor, I should get enough time to read it in August! I really enjoyed The Serial Killer’s Daughter 🙂 Happy reading! x

    • Diana
      July 20, 2017

      haha ‘The Time Lords’ is such a great term and I hope they will be in your favor so you can read it in August. I liked Serial Killer’s Daughter though not as much as I thought I would. Working on my review now. Thanks and happy reading to you too 🙂

  13. Emily Wrayburn
    July 20, 2017

    The Serial Killer’s Daughter sounds great! I haven’t sat down with a good thriller in ages, I will have to look this one up.

    • Diana
      July 23, 2017

      I hope you’ll like it if you get a chance to read it 🙂

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