This is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. It asks three questions:
1. What are you currently reading?
2. What did you recently finish reading?
3. What do you think you’ll read next?
I had intended to read Gargantis this week, but my reading went off on a completely different track as I just wanted to read some books I’ve had on my TBR (apart for one) for a while rather than upcoming ones! I’m now just about ready to start this and, as I loved Malamander so much, I’m really hoping to enjoy this too.
I’ve read five books this week. I really wanted to read a book set in Ireland that I remember reading when I was younger so downloaded Under the Hawthorn Tree from the Library Service. This is a short book set during the Great Famine which follows three siblings making a journey from their home to find relatives. It was quite a harrowing read as there was so much hardship, but it also celebrated close family bonds. I also read The Middler which I’ve had on my TBR since first publication. I was spurred on to read it after reading TrooFriend by the same author. I absolutely loved this story set in a dystopian society and really enjoyed the exploration of Maggie’s relationship with Una. Her battle between choosing friendship and submitting to the town indoctrination created brilliant tension and, oh my, I did not see the twist until it was almost upon me – very clever! I decided to read a short adventure next, Clifftoppers The Arrowhead Moor Adventure and it was a wonderful Sunday morning lazing in bed read! It reminded me so much of my childhood and my adventures in the countryside with my siblings – but without the jewel heist! It has definitely made me want to read the next two in the series. On Sunday afternoon, I asked my husband to choose a book from my TBR and he chose Beyond Platform 13. I haven’t read Eva Ibbotson’s, The Secret of Platform 13. I loved that Lina believed in magic and that, through a case of mistaken identity, she got to go on such a wonderful magical adventure. Finally, I read the BRILLIANT Jungledrop which is the second book in the Unmapped Chronicles series. Oh my – this is special. Abi’s writing absolutely sparkles and she is a creative genius, but I think the part of her writing that really connects with me is the powerful messages she scatters in her writing which find deep resonance.
I intend to read The Vanishing Trick as I meant to read it this week. I know I’m likely to read more, but I haven’t decided what yet!
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?