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.
I missed WWW last week but I have decided to just include my most recent reads in this post instead of all the books that I read in the past two weeks.
Born on a Tuesday by Elnathan John
In far northwestern Nigeria, Dantala lives among a gang of street boys who sleep under a kuka tree. During the election, the boys are paid by the Small Party to cause trouble. When their attempt to burn down the opposition’s local headquarters ends in disaster, Dantala must run for his life, leaving his best friend behind. He makes his way to a mosque that provides him with food, shelter, and guidance. With his quick aptitude and modest nature, Dantala becomes a favored apprentice to the mosque’s sheikh. Before long, he is faced with a terrible conflict of loyalties, as one of the sheikh’s closest advisors begins to raise his own radical movement. When bloodshed erupts in the city around him, Dantala must decide what kind of Muslim—and what kind of man—he wants to be. Told in Dantala’s naïve, searching voice, this astonishing debut explores the ways in which young men are seduced by religious fundamentalism and violence.
This was my bookclub’s read for August. We were to meet on Saturday but ended up having an online review. My review will be up this Sunday.
The Accident by S. D Monaghan
Tara has it all. Married and about to move into her dream home, she can’t explain why she is tempted by one last fling with her ex before she settles down. David would do anything for Tara. So when he finds her with another man, his world starts to crumble around him.
Ryan isn’t prepared for the punch David throws at him. Stumbling, he slips over the balcony and falls three storeys to the patio below. In one split second a man will be killed. In one split second David and Tara’s life will change forever.
How far would you go to save everything you have?
This was an unplanned read. I wanted something fast and thrilling. This was definitely a fast read but there was something lacking. In the end, I liked it but I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
Reporter Missing by Sarah Wray
Four months ago, Rebecca Pendle’s husband disappeared. So did 14-year-old Kayleigh Jackson.
Just a coincidence? Rebecca wants to believe so… But as the police start to draw parallels between Chris and Kayleigh, it’s getting harder for her to trust his innocence. Faced with an angry town that believes Chris has abducted the teenager, Rebecca tries to discover the truth.
But what she finds shocks her more than she ever thought. How well does she really know the man she loves?
This book has been on my TBR for a while and its now past the publication date. It has taken me a while to get to it mainly due to the mixed reviews that I have read. I am almost 40% into it and it is really slow. I feel like I am trapped in the mind of the MC where unfortunately nothing much is happening. I hope it turns around soon.
I am still looking for a good, suspenseful read and so my next books are both thrillers.
Wicked Fallout by Kelly Charron
Convicted of six murders when she was just fifteen, the notorious Ryann Wilkanson hasn’t been able to act on her darkest, deadliest urges for twelve years. She’s exhausted her appeals and has little hope of ever getting out of prison and back to hunting.Until a media-hungry legal team mounts a campaign to do the impossible—get her immediately released with a commuted sentence.
Forensic psychiatrist Nancy Clafin has mere weeks to evaluate Ryann’s current mental state against her grisly past to determine if she’s changed. But under the shadow of her own questionable history, it’s not easy to separate her personal life from her professional duty. At least that’s what Ryann is counting on.
Behind the cold steel doors of a Colorado maximum-security prison, will Nancy find a cold-blooded killer or a newly redeemed woman determined to right her past wrongs?
The Good Sister by Jess Ryder
When her father dies, Josie is devastated to uncover he led a secret life: another house, another family and a half-sister called Valentina.
Both with red hair and icy blue eyes, Josie and Valentina could be mistaken for twins. But the similarities end there…Josie – Sweet, reserved, jealous, thief. Valentina – Care-free, confident, dangerous, liar.
Two sisters. One survivor.
So, what are you reading? Let me know in the comments section.