WWW Wednesday – What I’m Reading this Week
It’s been so long since I’ve posted a WWW Wednesday that I have to check Goodreads to see what books I’ve read! And I was disappointed to see I really haven’t read that many. April was super busy, with not a lot of time for reading. I’ll have to make up for it in May!
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The questions are:
WHAT I’M READING
WHAT I FINISHED READING
WHAT WILL I READ NEXT
What I’m Reading…
Woo hoo! Got my copy!
Blurb – Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.
As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords and hunt for allies in unexpected places.
Pretty excited about this one! But after the first chapter, I considered stopping tore-read the first two because the story and characters weren’t jumping into my mind. I kept going but if there’s a fourth in the series, I’ll have to reread everything before that one!
What I’ve been Reading…
I found a new author friend! Crazy in Love is sweet and touching story with characters like none I’ve ever read about before. It’s great to have writers look outside the norm (normal for chick-lit/rom-com, not the real world) for their characters.
Blurb – They call her Crazy Anna.
Anna Flint won’t shake your hand. She collects tin cans. She cleans her cubicle at work with Lysol several times a day. But Anna doesn’t care that they call her crazy. She’s absolutely satisfied with her life of perfect organization, cleanliness, and most of all, solitude.
Matt Harper likes Anna Flint. He likes that she’s the smartest person he knows and he likes her big blue eyes. He doesn’t even mind her can collection. In fact, he pretty much likes everything about Anna. As his body and his world are falling apart, she still manages to make him happy.
Matt is the only person Anna has ever wanted to be close to. But how can she go on a date with him if the thought of dinner at a restaurant fills her with terror? How can she ever kiss the man she loves if she can’t even touch him?
Maybe it’s time to stop being Crazy Anna. If only she could.
Not to be confused with the TV show of the same name!
To be honest, I picked up this book because my alter-ego Anna Ellis writes about this premise in her books. She’s a little more…well, graphic, but I wanted to see how a fiction novel dealt with the idea. I’m glad I took a chance. The Arrangement is fun and funny, even when dealing with everyday challenges of marriage, losing your identity and having a son who wipes poop on the wall. Really good read.
Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They’ve got a two hundred-year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic, and 17 chickens, at last count. It’s the kind of paradise where stay-at-home moms team up to cook the school’s “hot lunch,” dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, “chopping kale has become a certain kind of American housewife’s version of chopping wood.”
When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal they’ve made their marriage open, sensible Lucy balks. There’s a part of her, though-the part that worries she’s become too comfortable being invisible that’s intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment? Six months, clear ground rules, zero questions asked. When an affair with a man in the city begins to seem more enticing than the happily-ever-after she’s known for the past nine years, Lucy must decide what truly makes her happy-“real life,” or the “experiment?”
A second book that’s better than the first in a series!
I think I’m on a role. For me, second books are usually the downfall of a series. But Royally Matched was even better than the first, with Henry even more charming and adorable than his brother. Funny and sweet and
Blurb – Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
It was okay. No Divergent, but okay. Not sure if I’ll get the second in the series.
What I’ll Read Next…
I’ve got a couple of good ones in the pile so I shall see where the urge takes me.