WWW Wednesday #August 16th

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 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.

Tuesday.jpgBorn 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.pngThe 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.

 

Currently Reading

reported missingReporter 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.

 

Reading Next

I am still looking for a good, suspenseful read and so my next books are both thrillers.

wicked fallout.pngWicked 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?

Good Sister

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.

Happy Reading!

23 Comments

    1. All the best with the ARCs. I have about 4 that are already past publication date but I hope to catch up with the reviews by next week. Fast and furious didn’t work out in the end lol.

    1. Its the second book in the series. The first book was really great so I hope that this one will be equally enjoyable. Thanks for the link. Heading over to your post now.

  1. I’m sorry to hear Reported Missing gives you the same feelings that those I experienced with it… For me it lasted until the end!! I hesitated about The Accident but I behaved and decided to give it a go later, when I have time to enjoy. I love the sound of The Good Sister! Happy reading! xx

    1. I think I would have DNFed Reported Missing if it wasn’t an ARC. I have read a few more chapters and its a struggle to get back to it and continue reading it..

      I look forward to hearing about your experience with the Accident. I hope that it will be a good read for you. Thank you and happy reading too 🙂

    1. I think that I will fall in the category of those who didn’t. I am almost done now and really struggling to get to the end. Glad you enjoyed it though. Btw, your review of The Good Sister has made me really look forward to reading the book.I’ll start tonight 🙂

    1. Thanks for letting me know about Carrie’s review. I have just read it and I am now pretty excited about the book. I have decided to read it next before The Good Sister. I hope that we will both enjoy it 🙂

    1. Thank you 🙂 I don’t read a lot of romance although I know I will be reading a number of holiday-themed romance as we get closer to the holidays. However, the thriller/romance mix sounds like a great way to balance the genres especially when you need a break from one.

  2. A shame The Accident didn’t live up to expectations for you! And it sounds like we have similar problems with Reported Missing… I hope your next read will be better!

    1. I remember reading your review and also Meggy’s. I am almost done with Reported Missing and sadly, it never did improve for me. Thank you. I am pretty excited about my next book:-)

      1. A shame it didn’t improve for you either, but I guess it’s good to know it’s probably the book if so many of us have problems with it. I hope your next book will be better!

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