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?
I have been away blogosphere for the past one month. Life got really busy in December because of graduation but I thank God that all went well and I got my Masters Degree on December 22nd.
During my break, I read the following five books:
Keep Her Safe by Richard Parker– Well-written, page-turner.
Last Cry by Anna-Lou Weatherley – This is the first book in the Detective Dan Riley series and I am excited to see where the author will take this.
The Daughter by Lucy Dawson– entertaining and gripping read .
If I Die Before I Wake by Emily Koch– If you enjoy a good mystery with an interesting premise then this is definitely for you.
Watch Me by Jody Gehrman– I liked the book but not as much as I expected. It is still an interesting, stalker novel though.
Reviews for the above titles will be published this month closer to the publication dates for each book.
The Taster by V.S Alexander
In early 1943, Magda Ritter’s parents send her to relatives in Bavaria, hoping to keep her safe from the Allied bombs strafing Berlin. Young German women are expected to do their duty—working for the Reich or marrying to produce strong, healthy children. After an interview with the civil service, Magda is assigned to the Berghof, Hitler’s mountain retreat. Only after weeks of training does she learn her assignment: she will be one of several young women tasting the Führer’s food, offering herself in sacrifice to keep him from being poisoned.
Perched high in the Bavarian Alps, the Berghof seems worlds away from the realities of battle. Though terrified at first, Magda gradually becomes used to her dangerous occupation—though she knows better than to voice her misgivings about the war. But her love for a conspirator within the SS, and her growing awareness of the Reich’s atrocities, draw Magda into a plot that will test her wits and loyalty in a quest for safety, freedom, and ultimately, vengeance.
I saw this book on Holly’s Blog (Dressed to Read). You can read her review here. I was intrigued by the premise and luckily, I managed to get the ARC from NetGalley.
The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips
Pakersfield, Georgia, 1958: Thirteen-year-old Tangy Mae Quinn is the sixth of ten fatherless siblings. She is the darkest-skinned among them and therefore the ugliest in her mother, Rozelle’s, estimation, but she’s also the brightest. Rozelle—beautiful, charismatic, and light-skinned—exercises a violent hold over her children. Fearing abandonment, she pulls them from school at the age of twelve and sends them to earn their keep for the household, whether in domestic service, in the fields, or at “the farmhouse” on the edge of town, where Rozelle beds local men for money.
But Tangy Mae has been selected to be part of the first integrated class at a nearby white high school. She has a chance to change her life, but can she break from Rozelle’s grasp without ruinous—even fatal—consequences?
I stumbled upon this book on NetGalley . I knew that I had to get it from the moment that I saw the title, cover and blurb. I can’t wait to read it.
So, what are you reading? Let me know in the comments section.
31 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #January 10th”
Congratulations Diana on getting your Masters Degree! It sounds as though you had a productive reading time over the holiday period.
Thanks Cleo. Once graduation was done, I had plenty of time to read 🙂
Congrats Diana and it looks like you have a pretty interesting mix of books for this post!😊
Thanks Dani and yeah, I started with thrillers but now I am reading historical fiction 🙂
That’s awesome!😄 I read a variety of everything!📚💖
Congrats dear on your graduation. You are a force to reckon! I’m currently reading ‘Welcome to Lagos’and at the same time struggling with the book club read because ebooks and me sort of usually feels like oil and water.
Thanks gal. I saw Welcome to Lagos a while back on NetGalley but my request wasn’t approved. How is it so far? I hope its an enjoyable read. I have DNFed the book club read. I didn’t have issues with the format but I was totally bored by the narrative.I hope that you will have better luck with it despite the format issue.
I saw Holly’s post too and I was immediately interested in The Taster as well. I hope you like it! Congrats with your Masters Degree! So what is your next step?
Thanks Inge. I just started reading The Taster. The writing is a bit different but I hope to adjust to it.
PhD and a career change from Administration to Lecturing are on my mind but in the meantime, I am taking time to rest. Thesis was brutal so I want to just be easy for now, read and be 🙂
Lecturing, wow that sounds so scary to me! Great start of the year for you… enjoy your reading!
Congratulations on getting your Masters!
I have a few of your recently read books on my list for blog tours but I also really like the sound of The Taster and The Darkest Child. Look forward to hearing what you think of them!
Thank you Eva. I will look out for your reviews.
Congrats Diana! I know how much hard work is involved …I hope you do enjoy The Taster. I’ll also watch out for your review of The Darkest Child.
Thanks Holly. I have started enjoying The Taster. Took a little time to adjust to the writing but now I am hooked. Thanks for the recommendation through your review 🙂
That is so good to hear Diana!
Congratulations on getting your Masters!!! That is something ti be proud of.
The Taster looks fascinating!
Thank you so much Laila. The Taster is really interesting so far.
Congratulations on your Masters, Diana! That’s an amazing achievement!! Hope you’re doing well! Happy Reading 🙂
Thank you so much Faith. I have been okay. I hope you are doing well too. Happy reading 🙂
Thank you! I am!
Congrats on the Masters! A real achievement and a milestone in your life. 😀
It really is. Thank you 🙂
Congratulations on your Masters! 🙂 I love the cover of Last Cry! Enjoy your books.
Thank you Chrissi. I like the cover too. Happy reading 🙂
Congratulations on getting your Masters!! Enjoy having some time to relax and read once again 😊
Thanks Tina. It feels nice not having the pressure from the thesis so I am definitely more relaxed now 🙂
Talk about similar reading tastes, I have 4 of the 5 you listed as just read and now I’m wondering where I missed If I Die Before I Wake. LOL
haha that is interesting. I have just read your reviews of the two and it seems like we also had similar opinions about the books. I will look out for the other two.
I had Keep Her Safe done too, that one I absolutely adored the first half but wasn’t a huge fan of the second half of the story. Last Cry will be coming up in the next few weeks before release though. 🙂
Congrats on getting your Masters! The Taster sounds fascinating; I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading
Thanks a lot Yvonne.