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 still remember my disappointment when I was declined to read The Umbrella Mouse via NetGalley. Of course, I did buy it when it was published and loved it. I was very excited to be approved to read Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue. I’ve just read a couple of chapters so far, and am loving being back with Pip and her friends.
I have read four books this week, all of which I enjoyed. I took part in a Blog Tour for Josie James and the Teardrops of Summer, a fantasy adventure set in a world within our world. This had its own adventure to solve, but also gave an insight into the bigger arc which will be threaded throughout the series. I liked that the main character was leading an ordinary life with supportive parents and friends before finding out her intriguing heritage.
I had requested The Austen Girls on Borrowbox and it was due to be available on 18th May, but it became available earlier. I just couldn’t resist picking this up and read it on Sunday. I am a major Jane Austen fan and read all her books whilst in school. I absolutely loved this story which centres around Jane’s nieces, Fanny and Anna, and portrayed the period perfectly. Fanny and Anna have their grand entry into Society and are caught up in finding husbands. Even though the girls are cousins, their monetary situation is very different: how this affected their choices, opportunities and relationship was fascinating. Fanny also finds herself caught up in a mystery which requires her Aunt’s help. I would highly recommend this one.
I then read Wilde which was incredible, just as I suspected it might be after reading Lily’s review. My heart really went out to Wilde who is determined to fit in to her new school, but immediately draws attention to herself. I loved how she learned to accept who she always knew she was over the course of the book. I do intend to post a review on this one!
I woke up at about 5:00am on Tuesday morning and, as I couldn’t go back to sleep, decided to read. I picked up Perjee and Me which has been on my TBR for ages. Oh my goodness, this was a rather wonderful little story. Caitlin lives on an island with her scientist mother. One day after a storm she finds a tiny ‘alien’ who she names Perjee. He is very unusual to say the least! When Perjee is threatened he grows … and grows until he becomes a threat. The friendship between Caitlin and Perjee is wonderful and the lengths she will go to to help him are incredible. Along the way, she makes another friend as well as some enemies. This is a really touching story which I thoroughly enjoyed.
I was so excited to get a proof of this one. I can’t believe I’ve left it so long to read. I’m very much looking forward to delving into this one.
What are you reading? Have you read any of these?