It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! This is a bookish meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words where bloggers answer the 3 Ws:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, click on the cover to be taken to the Goodreads page.
- The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde: I’m gonna be honest and say that I had only the vaguest sense of what this classic was about before I started reading it. I knew that there is a painting that takes on the sins of it’s subject, Dorian Gray. I wasn’t prepared for how terrible Dorian actually is throughout the story! Like… why is anyone friends with this man?! Well, I know why… because he’s rich and handsome. But dear lord, he sucks! Suffice it to say, I’m having a great time reading about this terrible person 😂
- Ariadne by Jennifer Saint: Dipping back into Greek mythology retellings with this one and, so far, I’m really enjoying it! I want to fight some people (LOOKING AT YOU, THESEUS) and loads of poor decisions have been made, but I’m liking how we get to see more of who Ariadne is beyond her part in Theseus’ tale. I’m already wishing that this book was a little longer because I would have loved to spend more time with Ariadne when Asterion was a baby. I’m intrigued by their relationship, but it’s a blip in this story. Still, this book is scratching that mythology retelling itch and I’m enjoying it!
- The Witch’s Heart by Genevieve Gornichec: Speaking of mythology retellings, I had such a good time with this Norse one! Angrboda and her family (minus Loki :P) have my whole heart. I mean… I guess Loki is okay but I’m still not over some of his shenanigans in this book. That aside, the author did an incredible job weaving this tale and making it her own while still giving it that Norse mythology feel. I would definitely read more from her.
- Dead Silence by S.A. Barnes: Little known fact about me: I love space horror. To the point that, even though I couldn’t get myself to actually play the game (I’m a giant chicken when it comes to horror games), I still consider Dead Space to be one of my favorites because the story is so good! So when I read the synopsis for this book and it instantly made me think of Dead Space, I knew I had to read it. I’m so glad because this was almost the perfect space horror book! The scares where nice and creepy and the ending was very satisfying. It wrapped up a little bit too neatly, if I’m honest, but I still loved it. Now I want to find more space horror books to read!
- Cards on the Table by Agatha Christie: I’m woefully behind on my Poirot readalong, so it’s time to try and catch up with some audiobooks! I don’t know much about this installment in the Poirot series, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m sure there will be plenty of murder and Poirot calling people dumb in the most creative of ways 😂
- Hide by Kiersten White: I feel like reading Dead Silence has put me in a horror/thriller mood, so when I saw this at the library, I had to pick it up! I admit to being curious about this book because the premise sounds wild. A bunch of people are invited to play a high stakes game of hide and seek in an abandoned amusement park. That sounds like the perfect recipe for a chilling good time! I’m looking forward to giving this one a go.