WWW Wednesday 02/10/19

I have seen this crop up everywhere so I’m going to attempt to do my own WWW Wednesday.

So each week, I’ll be answering 3 questions:

📚What are you currently reading?

📚What did you recently finish reading?

📚What do you think you’ll read next?

Here are this weeks answers! 🙂

What are you currently reading?

Ted Bundy: The Only Living Witness by Stephen G. Michaud & Hugh Aynesworth

ted bundy

I was gifted a copy of this by Mirror Books publishers recently. I really enjoy watching and reading about true crime, and Ted Bundy is one of the most chilling enigmas in America and one of their first celebrated serial killers; so naturally I want to know all about him.

I am about half way through now, and I’m really enjoying it. It is a close as an insight into his mind as anyone could get with a clever ‘game’ set up by the authors of the book. To make Bundy co-operate they played a game where he would speculate what was going on in the killers head and why he chose to do what he did – the closest thing anyone got to a confession.

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

Frannie Langton

This is a debut novel for Sara Collins, about how a servant and former slave is accused of murdering her employer and his wife. It follows Frannie’s story from a Jamaican sugar plantation to the fetid streets of Georgian London.

I started this one a few nights ago so only a couple of chapters in. It has already set up a feel for the characters and I am intrigued to see how the story will play out.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Wych Elm by Tana French

wych elm

I wasn’t overly pleased with this. As the first Tana French book I have read I was a little bit disappointed but I have heard that a lot of her fans did not enjoy this book. 

I found that there was a lot of filling out the book so it took a long time for the story line to come together and sometimes it did bore me. There were some good bits in it though and I did not expect the twist at the end with who the killer was, but overall I really struggled to stay focused with it and it took me a lot longer to read then I had hoped. 

My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

sister serial killer

I enjoyed this book much better than The Wych Elm, but I feel like she could have put so much more into this. It is a good story and very easy to read and the connection between the two sisters is great, I did find myself thinking what would happen if I was in her shoes with my sisters. I would have liked the suspense to have been drawn out a bit longer but it is a short book at around 226 pages, I would have like to have read more about them. 

What do you think you’ll read next?

I have a few books on my TBR for October and I hope I can get through them all!

Birthday by Meredith Russo

birthday book

I will be reading this as part of a group on Instagram, #bookstagramsupportsmentalhealthbookclub and I am looking forward to reading it. I was quite happy to receive a nice matching bookmark and some badges to go with it through work too. 

If you haven’t seen the book club that has been put together I suggest you go check it out!

Outsider by Stephen King

outsider

I have had this on my TBR list for a long time, but with Halloween coming up this month it makes sense to read a Mr King novel. I have heard so many good reviews on this, and my fiance (who doesn’t really read) has actually read this and enjoyed it, so its gotta be good right?!

Starve Acre by Andrew Michael Hurley

The worst thing possible has happened. Richard and Juliette Willoughby’s son, Ewan, has died suddenly at the age of five. Starve Acre, their house by the moors, was to be full of life, but is now a haunted place.

Juliette, convinced Ewan still lives there in some form, seeks the help of the Beacons, a seemingly benevolent group of occultists. Richard, to try and keep the boy out of his mind, has turned his attention to the field opposite the house, where he patiently digs the barren dirt in search of a legendary oak tree.

Starve Acre is a devastating new novel by the author of the prize-winning bestseller The Loney. It is a novel about the way in which grief splits the world in two and how, in searching for hope, we can so easily unearth horror.

I have actually been gifted this as an early copy from John Murray Press, it will be published on 31st October this year so I will be reading this and posting up a review once I have done so. It sounds like a perfect spooky Halloween read and I am eager to read it.

So here are my books for my WWW Wednesday, what are yours?

Please leave a comment and feel free to take part in your own 🙂