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WWW Wednesday #September 6th

 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

Small Great Things– My review will be up tomorrow on Throwback Thursday.

Cold blood by Robert Bryndza– My favorite series is back! I got the ARC and immediately read it. My review will be up on publication date, September 20th.

Currently Reading

The girl who came back

The Girl Who Came Back by Kerry Wilkinson

This is my third book by Kerry. I liked his previous title so I can’t wait to see how this goes. I am a few chapters in and enjoying it so far.

Reading Next

The Surrogate by Louise Jensen

It is Bookouture week! This is another ARC that I can’t wait to read. I love all books by Louise Jensen so I am pretty excited about this one.

From my own TBR, I will read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

 

My Book: The Cliques gets reviewed in a national newspaper

‘Diana Gitau has written an engrossing account in the first person that absorbs you all the way to the end.’

I spoke about my book, The Cliques sometime back on this post here. As I mentioned in that post, I didn’t know what to do to get publicity for my book. The book is only available in Kenya(not yet on amazon) and in print only so there are no review copies. However, the reblogs that I got after my first post were really helpful in creating an online presence for the book and I also got a blog review a few weeks ago which was amazing.

Yesterday, I received a call informing me that another review(my second one) had been published. This one was in one of the national newspapers. Daily Nation is like Kenya’s equivalent of The New York Times. Its major and definitely not easy to get that kind of publicity. I was so excited when a friend told me about the review. And then the inquiries and orders started coming in. I spent last evening answering questions and working with the publishers to meet the increased demand. It still feels surreal. I can’t believe that the book is out there and its no longer a just dream. Its actually in bookshelves in bookstores and personal libraries. Its amazing and crazy but mostly, simply amazing 😀

Here is the link to the newspaper review.

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

Happy Reading!

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24 comments on “WWW Wednesday #September 6th

  1. booksarge
    September 6, 2017

    Happy for you, cant wait to see in on Good reads and Amazon. Looking forward to your thoughts on Nightingale I really enjoyed reading it.

    • Diana
      September 6, 2017

      Thank you dear. I need to figure out how to get them on the two sites but I will eventually. I can’t wait to read Nightingale. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it 🙂

  2. Inge | The Belgian Reviewer
    September 6, 2017

    That’s amazing! I didn’t know you had a novel and I have a famous blog friend! Wow. I hope you’re writing book 2 now ;-). Those all seem like books I’d like to read… I haven’t read the previous Louise Jensen novel but she’s piqued my interest too (the fault of Meggy of course) so I look forward to finding out more! Happy reading!

    • Diana
      September 6, 2017

      LOL Inge, I don’t know about the famous bit 😀 Thank you so much. I am working on my thesis right now but may write another book next year.

      Jensen’s books are brilliant. The Sister and The Gift were both great so I can’t wait to read The Surrogate. Meggy has already read the third book and she convinced me to read it next. I hope that you will enjoy the author’s books when you get to read them.

      Thanks and have a wonderful week ❤

  3. Happy reading!

  4. Meggy | Chocolate'n'Waffles
    September 6, 2017

    Can’t wait for your reviews of recently finished books! I love tours but it’s so hard to keep your thoughts to yourself until your stop! I hope you enjoy The Surrogate!
    Most importantly, congrats on the book!!

    • Diana
      September 6, 2017

      haha I get what you mean about the tours. I have already read Cold Blood and I can’t stop telling people about it even though my review will be up towards end up September.

      Thank you 🙂

  5. Emily Wrayburn
    September 6, 2017

    Oh my goodness, congratulations on getting reviewed in such a major publication! 😀 Also, if you google GoodReads author program, it brings up a lot of helpful links about getting your book listed on there.

    I hope you enjoy The Nightingale. I have it on my own TBR and i know a lot of people who love it.

    • Diana
      September 6, 2017

      Thank you so much Emily and thanks for the information about the goodreads author program. I will check it out right away. Getting listed on goodreads will definitely be a great milestone.

      I can’t wait to read The Nightingale. I have heard so much about it too 🙂

  6. Renee (Itsbooktalk)
    September 6, 2017

    Congrats on the awesome review Diana, that is so exciting! Looking forward to your review of Small Great Things

    • Diana
      September 6, 2017

      It really is. Thank you Renee 🙂

  7. Laurel-Rain Snow
    September 6, 2017

    I loved Small Great Things and The Nightingale. The Surrogate caught my eye. I read another book by the author, so now I am adding it to my list. Thanks! And thanks for visiting my blog.

    • Diana
      September 6, 2017

      I’ve finished reading Great Small Things and its wonderful.I can see why you loved it.Can’t wait to read The Nightingale.Thank you 🙂

  8. anovelglimpse
    September 6, 2017

    The Nightingale took me a while to get into, but the pay off was well worth it. Enjoy it!

  9. nikkisnovelniche
    September 6, 2017

    Congrats on your book 🙂 Can’t wait to read your review on Small Great Things. I have this book on my TBR right now 🙂

  10. ChrissiReads
    September 6, 2017

    Looks like you’ve read some fabulous books this week. I hope it continues!

  11. Yvo
    September 7, 2017

    Congrats on the review!! It’s been bookouture week for me as well; they do tempt us with so many excellent titles, do they? I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading!

    • Diana
      September 7, 2017

      Yes they do, I have just added another title to my bookshelf thanks to them. Its the new K. L Slater. Bookouture is on fire this month 🙂

      Thank you and happy reading to you too.

      • Yvo
        September 8, 2017

        Same here. 😉 Bookouture has surely been spoiling us this month. Happy reading!

  12. Annie
    September 7, 2017

    ❤ So proud of your archievement D!!! I hope it's on Amazon soon and let me know anytime you want RTs or anything!

    • Diana
      September 7, 2017

      I will. Thank you Annie ❤

  13. Susan
    September 7, 2017

    Hi Lady D nice ilike your highlights unfortunately ihave not read any of this where can i get the titles please……..you are gifted girl keep up good work.

    • Diana
      September 8, 2017

      Thank you Susan. The books are quite mixed. Some were bought from street vendors, others like Cold Blood and The Surrogate are new titles that I received from the publishers. I have sent you a message on email though with more details 🙂

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