WWW Wednesday: May 27, 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and then revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions:

  • What are you currently reading?
  •  What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

So, let’s get to it!


Currently reading:

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Book review: Be Not Far from Me by Mindy McGinnis

Published March 3rd 2020 by Katherine Tegen Books

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The world is not tame.

Ashley knows this truth deep in her bones, more at home with trees overhead than a roof. So when she goes hiking in the Smokies with her friends for a night of partying, the falling dark and creaking trees are second nature to her. But people are not tame either. And when Ashley catches her boyfriend with another girl, drunken rage sends her running into the night, stopped only by a nasty fall into a ravine. Morning brings the realization that she’s alone – and far off trail. Lost in undisturbed forest and with nothing but the clothes on her back, Ashley must figure out how to survive despite the red streak of infection creeping up her l
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Book review: The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

Published August 6th 2019 by Gallery/Scout Press

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When she stumbles across the ad, she’s looking for something else completely. But it seems like too good an opportunity to miss—a live-in nannying post, with a staggeringly generous salary. And when Rowan Caine arrives at Heatherbrae House, she is smitten—by the luxurious “smart” home fitted out with all modern conveniences, by the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and by this picture-perfect family.

What she doesn’t know is that she’s stepping into a nightmare—one that will end with a child dead and herself in prison awaiting trial for murder.

Writing to her lawyer from prison, she struggles to explain the unravelling events that led to her incarceration. It wasn’t just the constant surveillance from the cameras installed around the house, or the malfunctioning technology that woke the household with booming music, or turned the lights off at the worst possible time. It wasn’t just the girls, who turned out to be a far cry from the immaculately behaved model children she met at her interview. It wasn’t even the way she was left alone for weeks at a time, with no adults around apart from the enigmatic handyman, Jack Grant.

It was everything.

She knows she’s made mistakes. She admits that she lied to obtain the post, and that her behavior toward the children wasn’t always ideal. She’s not innocent, by any means. But, she maintains, she’s not guilty—at least not of murder. Which means someone else is.

Full of spellbinding menace and told in Ruth Ware’s signature suspenseful style, The Turn of the Key is an unputdownable thriller from the Agatha Christie of our time.

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The Last Ten Books I Abandoned.

Note: Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


This week’s topic is the last ten books I abondoned. Well, it’s quite an easy one for me, because I am used to DNFing (did not finish) books from time to time. A couple of years ago I was very conscientious about abandoning books but now I understand I was too hard on myself, and there is nothing wrong in dropping on postponing a books when there is so little time (literaly) and so many books to read. Plus there’s also this factor of the mood, when sometimes you start a story but just can’t continue because you are not in the right mood for it. So here’s the list of my last ten DNFed books (the list is taken from GoodReads account).

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Top Ten Titles That Would Make Good Band Names

Note: Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.


This week’s theme is about book titled that might make good band names. And I think it’s a great topic! When I just started considering which books might be suited for band names, I honestly wasn’t sure if I could find 10 titles for that purpose. But color me surprised when I found out how many books are actually perfectly good for band names! I mean, there’s a sea of books that might be re-titled into stylish band names. Here’s my list of such.

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