After what felt like a short break from reading books, I have returned by…reading as many books as possible at once. Just sticking to one for this post though 😅
The WWW Wednesday challenge is hosted at Taking on a World of Words, and very simply involves answering three questions about your reading.
What are you currently reading?
Ghosts – Dolly Alderton
Synopsis: Nina Dean has arrived at her early thirties as a successful food writer with loving friends and family, plus a new home and neighbourhood. When she meets Max, a beguiling romantic hero who tells her on date one that he’s going to marry her, it feels like all is going to plan.
A new relationship couldn’t have come at a better time – her thirties have not been the liberating, uncomplicated experience she was sold. Everywhere she turns, she is reminded of time passing and opportunities dwindling.
I started off reading this book, but then very quickly realised I would much prefer it in audio, so I am listening to it right now instead (and enjoying it much better). I’ll probably expand on this in a later post, but the measured, anecdotal tone of voice, with frequent expositions and a very strong first-person POV isn’t really a style I enjoy when reading a romance story. However, I can listen just fine.
Age of Assasins – RJ Barker
Synopsis: Girton Club-Foot, apprentice to the land’s best assassin, still has much to learn about the art of taking lives. But his latest mission tasks Girton and his master with a far more difficult challenge: to save a life. Someone, or many someones, is trying to kill the heir to the throne, and it is up to Girton and his master to uncover the traitor and prevent the prince’s murder.
I have also started a new fantasy assassin-apprentice-boy trilogy, and it’s great fun so far! Mostly because it’s funny and the master assassin is also fun and not a huge asshole. How the turn tables.
What have you recently finished?
The Martian – Andy Weir
Synopsis: After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet.
I put this on my TTT list last week. It was very much as funny as everyone always says, and I’m glad I read it. It shows just how diverse the science fiction genre can be in terms of writing style. Now I have to go and seek out answers into how accurate the science part of this story is…
What are you going to read next?
Harrow the Ninth – Tamsin Muir
Synopsis (for book 1): The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit.
I think it’s finally time to get around to reading this book! Plus, it will help me with one of my reading challenges.
Have you read any of these books? What are you reading atm? Link me to your posts!