WWW Wednesday (July 27th)

WWW WednesdayThis weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what’s on your reading list this week…

To join in, just answer the following three questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

 

I’m reading…

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

This is our book club choice for July.  It’s a good story just somewhat long-winded.

The MoonstoneThe blurb

The Moonstone, a yellow diamond looted from an Indian temple and believed to bring bad luck to its owner, is bequeathed to Rachel Verinder on her eighteenth birthday. That very night the priceless stone is stolen again and when Sergeant Cuff is brought in to investigate the crime, he soon realizes that no one in Rachel’s household is above suspicion.

 

 

 


I recently finished

The Storied Life of A.J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

I loved everything about this book.  The setting, the characters, the story and the books mentioned within.  The perfect read for book lovers and fans of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend and The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society or those in need of  a hug in a book.

The Storied Life of AJ FikryThe blurb

A.J. Fikry, the grumpy owner of Island Books, is going through a hard time: his bookshop is failing, he has lost his beloved wife, and a prized rare first edition has been stolen.

But one day A.J. finds two-year-old Maya sitting on the bookshop floor, with a note attached to her asking the owner to look after her. His life – and Maya’s – is changed forever.

 

 

I’ve also read

The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

The first book that introduces Miss Marple and is an ok read.  Miss Marple isn’t actually the centre of attention so much in this book, it’s almost if Christie was testing the water with her.

The Murder at the VicarageThe blurb

’Anyone who murdered Colonel Protheroe,’ declared the parson, brandishing a carving knife above a joint of roast beef, ‘would be doing the world at large a service!’

It was a careless remark for a man of the cloth. And one which was to come back and haunt the clergyman just a few hours later. From seven potential murderers, Miss Marple must seek out the suspect who has both motive and opportunity.

 

 


 What’s up next?

The Night Stalker by Robert Bryndza

This one has been on my Netgalley to read list for a couple of months (bad me!).  I enjoyed the first in the series (The Girl in the Ice) so am expecting good things from this one too.

The Night StalkerThe blurb

In the dead of a swelteringly hot summer’s night, Detective Erika Foster is called to a murder scene. The victim, a doctor, is found suffocated in bed. His wrists are bound and his eyes bulging through a clear plastic bag tied tight over his head.

A few days later, another victim is found dead, in exactly the same circumstances. As Erika and her team start digging deeper, they discover a calculated serial killer – stalking their victims before choosing the right moment to strike.

The victims are all single men, with very private lives. Why are their pasts shrouded in secrecy? And what links them to the killer?


Have you read any of this week’s choices?

Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…

11 Comments

  1. 27th July 2016 / 7:36 pm

    The Stories of A.J. Fikery has such an interesting cover! You did some great reading this week 🙂

  2. 28th July 2016 / 12:38 am

    I’m glad you liked AJ. That one seemed like a happy pick-me-up. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  3. 28th July 2016 / 2:17 am

    I’m so glad you enjoyed The Storied Life Of A.J. Fikry! I will definitely have to try and read that one soon. And I actually liked The Night Stalker better than The Girl In The Ice, so I hope you will enjoy that one. 🙂

    Happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

  4. 28th July 2016 / 7:05 am

    I need to read The Moonstone, it’s been on my bookshelf for an absolute age!!

  5. 2nd August 2016 / 12:40 am

    I have read Murder at the Vicarage and a different Wilkie Collins novel, The Woman in White. I enjoyed both, but found them a little slow and drawn out. I think they are novels of their time. I enjoy the language and social etiquette as much as the story.

    • 2nd August 2016 / 5:57 pm

      I’m finding that with The Moonstone, it’s quite repetitive with not much happening 🙁

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