WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions.
I missed last week’s for a few reasons but glad to be back with the books we’ve enjoyed since last Wednesday.
What are you currently reading?
The Unicorn Quest – Kamilla Benko (Bloomsbury)
It’s unicorns, a quest! Climbing up the chimney to another land! It’s been in my pile for a while and is what Littlefae has chosen as my lucky number 7 #20BooksOfSummer.
I’m about halfway through this I should have finished but accidentally left this at home when I stayed at my in-laws over the weekend to attend the Little Tigers do at the Discovery Story Centre in Stratford.
and then I forgot to pop in my handbag which is partially why…
Milton the Mighty – Emma Read (Chicken House)
I picked this up Tuesday as a light silly read whilst at the hospital and this Tale Of Milton the False Widow Spider and the war on arachnids is beautifully done with humour and careful awareness of the linguistics of the target age group without patronising.
It’s a lovely fun read so far!
What did you recently finish reading?
Ariki and the Great Whale & Ariki and the Island Of Wonder – Nicola Davies Illustrated by Nicola Kinnear
These will be getting a proper review!! All I’m going to say is magical early chapter quest meets Moana- make way make way for this amazing little series.
I got the first one from the library as I spotted it when picking up some reservations for Littlefae but this is to be bought!!
The Lost Tide Warriors – Catherine Doyle (Bloomsbury)
Oh this book is marvellous marvellous marvellous. I cried.
Heartbreaking and hopeful I love how Catherine has turned Classic Chosen One tropes completely on their head in this book and made quite honestly the Longest Night Of The Year a Dark Night Of the Soul for the people of Arran Island.
Way of the Waves Dr Janina Ramirez and David Wyatt
Oh this was a lovely treat catching up with Alva’s story, I love how Janina Ramirez has lovingly embedded historical knowledge whilst twisting tropes as Alva struggles in this book physically, emotionally with the realities of adventure which is humbling to see as so often we see characters take to challenging situations ‘surprisingly’ well reinforcing the idea that they never knew what they had in them- whereas Ramirez is more realistic that one will probably blunder and struggle and possibly even tantrum but make it through and I love that- saying you’re not a failure if you struggle even heroes can struggle.
What do you think you’ll read next?
The True colours of Coral Glen – Juliette Forrest
There are lots myth and legends alongside beautiful Colours in this book and I am excited to be starting it!!
And Further ploughing away at my 20 Books Of Summer.