WWW Wednesday: 6th April 2016

Thanks to the lovely Sam who hosts this meme at Taking On A World of Words. This is a weekly meme where I answer the three W’s of reading: What are you currently reading? What have you just finished reading? What will you read next?

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What are you currently reading?

I have just started reading The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank. This is the book which has been on my tbr the longest and so it’s about time I finally got around to it. I’ve always felt slightly guilty when I’ve seen people reading/talking about it so I’m happy to finally have found the time for it. I’m about 1/3 of the way through and I’m really enjoying this very personal insight into Anne’s world and life in the Secret Annexe. I have to keep reminding myself that this is non-fiction which makes the story all the more fascinating. Every one knows the story of Anne Frank and I think we are so lucky that she kept this incredibly detailed diary.

The Diary of a Young Girl

What did you recently finish reading?

I’ve had a good few reading days – mainly due to the fact I was unwell for a little bit. I finally read and finished The Night Circus. I thought this was a beautifully written story and I adore the idea of the circus. The world-building was incredibly detailed and I almost feel as though I have visited the circus for myself. I’m glad I finally read this! I also read my first ‘official’ graphic novel: Nimona. This is not my usual kind of book at all, in fact I only read it as I needed to check a box for one of my yearly challenges. I did, however, find myself really enjoying this incredibly funny story. The characters had me giggling and I loved the story itself. It definitely made me feel more positive towards these kind of stories in the future.

  The Night Circus  Nimona

I also read one of my arc’s which was Shtum by Jem Lester. You can find my review here. This is an incredible poignant and important book drawing light on the incredibly difficult experiences that families with autistic children face. This book is very emotional and made me both laugh and cry. If you liked The Curious Case of the Dog in the Night-Time then I would definitely recommend this. The unique point for me was that this is told from the POV of the father, something that is often overlooked in fiction. The final book I finished reading this week was Cinder by Marissa Meyer. OMG how did I only just decide to read the Lunar Chronicles? I absolutely devoured this book and loved every minute of it! I really enjoyed the whole plot of the story, I thought it was a very clever twist on the classic fairytale. I also really loved each of the characters! My favourite was probably Iko as she is the sassy best friend everyone wants but I also really liked Cinder, Peony and I am terrified but intrigued by Queen Levana. I enjoyed this so much that I am currently sat in my house waiting for my delivery of the entire series which I ordered last night. Can’t wait to start Scarlet!

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)  Shtum

What do you think you’ll read next?

As I said, I’ve just bought the rest of the Lunar Chronicles series so I’ll definitely be starting Scarlet soon. I also plan on listening to the audiobook of Bossypants by Tina Fey. I recently listened to my first audiobook, Yes Please and really enjoyed it so I’m looking forward to this one. I’m also hoping to get another arc under my belt soon!

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles, #2)  Bossypants

    What have you been reading this week?

Do you have any thoughts on the books I’ve mentioned? 


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35 responses to “WWW Wednesday: 6th April 2016

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  2. The Diary of a Young Girl is so moving, I hope you enjoy it. I’m glad you liked the world building in The Night Circus, it was my favorite part. Usually I like characters best, but that world was so amazing. I adored Bossypants so I hope you like it, too! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  3. The Lunar Chronicles was probably one of my favorite YA fantasy series I read last year and I loved Iko as well! I agree that The Night Circus has such beautiful and detailed descriptions that it almost felt as if you’re visiting the circus yourself… And The Diary Of Anne Frank is probably one of the most impressive memoirs I’ve ever read (the fact that I first read it as a teenager and our school made a fieldtrip to her house did make an extra impact as well.) I hope you’ll enjoy your reads this week!

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

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  4. I really loved Anne Frank’s Diary which I’ve read several times despite the heartbreaking outcome for the family – it really makes you think what life must have been like for her – liking the look of your other books too.

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  5. I’ve read Anne Frank’s diary years ago and it was a very emotional read. You’re in for a heartbreaking ride!
    The Night Circus is on my tbr list, I can’t wait to get to it. It sounds very exciting and beautiful ❤
    Happy reading! 🙂

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  6. The Diary of Anne Frank is one of those books that will stay with you forever. I remember reading it in high school, and I still think about it…. Actually, its probably time for a re-read.

    I will be reading The Night Circus hopefully next month. I feel like I’m the last person on earth to read it!

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  7. Nimona is next on my list of graphic novels to buy~ Hope that I enjoy it.

    My sis loved Anne Frank. She watched the mini series and bought a huge biography about her. Me, I found the book too sad that I didn’t touched it again. And I thought I wouldn’t get too emotional but in this rare case, I did. Even watched the mini series with my sis and it made me really depressed.

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    • I think I have to read it once just so I know that I have. I’m almost certain that it will stay with me forever! Nimona is a great story. I’m not usually a reader of graphic novels but even I’ll admit that I enjoyed it very much! 🙂

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  8. I loved Cinder! I would say I found Scarlet the weakest book in the series, mainly because I didn’t warm to Scarlet the way I did to the other heroines. So if you don’t enjoy it as much as Cinder, don’t despair! Cress and Winter are better 🙂

    To my great shame, I’ve never read Anne Frank’s diary. I think I’d just find it too sad. I’m sure I’ll get to it one day though.

    Thanks for visiting my WWW post (https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/www-wednesday-6th-april-2016/) and happy reading!

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    • Ah that’s great to hear! I absolutely loved Cinder, way more than I expected to! I went and bought the rest of the series and I’m excited to read more. Anne Frank’s diary has been on my tbr from the first day I joined Goodreads a few years ago so I just felt it was time. I do feel sad whilst reading it and I think it’ll stay with me for a very long time! Will definitely need some fiction to keep me busy afterwards! 🙂

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