WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions.
What are you currently reading?
Rumblestar- Abi Elphinstone
I’ve kept my patience whilst those around me have oohed and ahhed and declared it amazing, wonderful and all the superlatives, I’ve even kept my cool when due to a mishap my Rumblestar copy needing reordering but now I finally have a copy I’m so excited to find out the story in these pages.
I’ve tried not to read detailed reviews so I go into this blind all I know is there is a boy who hates risk and a girl who hates rules and it takes place in the same world as EverDark and I am so excited!!
What did you recently finish reading?
Mo, Lottie and the Junkers – Jennifer Killick Illustrated by Gareth Conway (Firefly Press)
I really enjoyed this book and am annoyed at myself it took so long to read it!! Jennifer Killick kept me guessing to the very bitter ending whether everything that happens to these newly blended step siblings was real or imagined
A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder-Holly Jackson *
This was such an exciting and inspiring book about a girl’s increasingly perilous investigation into the disappearance and murder of a local teenager some 5 years ago.
Modern, exciting and fresh.
The Secret Summer – Ali Standish (Orchard Books) *
I wasn’t sure if this was just going to be a ‘Best Summer Ever’ book at first but then suddenly it clicked with whispers of nostalgic tales of Endless Summers and Judy Blume books polished to tear-jerking perfection with fable-like nestled stories.
This is known as August Isle in the US and is well worth a read for its exploration of self and the secrets we hide from others and ourselves.
Review coming soon.
The Boy who Flew- Fleur Hitchcock
When Athan’s beloved friend Mr Chen is brutally murdered there is a wicked duo after their flying machine and Athan is determined to protect it. As the nefarious Colonel Blade wheedles into Ma’s trust to gain control over Athan, he begins to lose hope of getting through this alive let alone flying.
Richly evocative and cinematic in its grit and grime of Victorian Bath. I really thoroughly enjoyed this book.
What do you think you’ll read next?
Read aloud with Littlefae?
I’ve got a couple of fun and playful illustrated Early Chapter/ Low Middle Grade books Cinders & Sparks by Lindsey Kelk & Pippa Curnick* and Nelly The Monster Sitter: The Squums at No322 by Kes Gray & Chris Jevons* to try out so I’ll probably read those for a little fun and hopefully Littlefae will be interested in these as they are both quite highly illustrated b&w books.
When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit- Judith Kerr
#PinkRabbitReadAlong is organised and hosted by @AnnalieseAvery and @authorontheedge on Twitter to celebrate the legacy of Judith Kerr, one of the most beloved children’s authors who passed away in May.
By reading or rereading her memoirs of her childhood escape from the Nazis and how her life changed as a refugee in the 1930s we honour her memory and keep her stories alive.
The readalong begins Saturday 8th June with a live chat being hosted on Wednesday 26th June to discuss feelings and thoughts.
I will also be getting stuck into my TBR, with books such as on my Six For Sunday List and I’m still debating on whether to join up with the #20BooksOfSummer challenge or just read in between books I’ve dedicated to.
Have you read any of these?
What are you reading?
Books marked with a * I have received for review purposes through a review scheme. This does not affect my opinion.