Why not join in? Just answer the following three questions in a post and then put a link to that post in the Comments over at Taking on a World of Words.
The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
As always, clicking on the cover image will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
1. What I’m reading at the moment
Crooked Kingdom (Six of Crows #2) by Leigh Bardugo
I can’t believe I forgot this was coming out. Thankfully many of you featured this book in your WWW posts last week and reminded me. I scrambled to order my copy, it arrived on Sunday and I’m nearly finished! 🙂
The blurb: I’m not going to put a blurb here because it contains spoilers for book 1 of this duology. If you’re interested in finding out more, you can read my review of that amazing book – Six of Crows.
2. The last books I read
Spectacles, a memoir by Sue Perkins
I’d recommend this entertaining memoir to anyone who finds Sue Perkins in the slightest bit amusing. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: “This, my first ever book, will answer questions such as ‘Is Mary Berry real?’, ‘Is it true you wear a surgical truss?’ and ‘Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?’
Most of this book is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me. Thank you for reading.”
The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
If you’re prepared to have your view of Albert Einstein forever changed, read this book. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: In 1896, the extraordinarily gifted Mileva is the only woman studying physics at an elite school in Zürich. There, she falls for charismatic fellow student Albert Einstein, who promises to treat her as an equal in both love and science. But as Albert’s fame grows, so too does Mileva’s worry that her light will be lost in her husband’s shadow forever.
A literary historical in the tradition of The Paris Wife and Mrs. Poe, The Other Einstein reveals a complicated partnership that is as fascinating as it is troubling.
3. What I’ll read next
Poison City by Paul Crilley
I requested this from NetGalley after seeing Drew’s great review. And I mean, come on, who doesn’t want to read a book which features an talking alcoholic dog?!
The blurb: The name’s Gideon Tau, but everyone just calls me London. I work for the Delphic Division, the occult investigative unit of the South African Police Service. My life revolves around two things – finding out who killed my daughter and imagining what I’m going to do to the bastard when I catch him.
I have two friends. The first is my boss, Armitage, a fifty-something DCI from Yorkshire who looks more like someone’s mother than a cop. Don’t let that fool you. The second is the dog, my magical spirit guide. He talks, he watches TV all day, and he’s a mean drunk.
Life is pretty routine – I solve crimes, I search for my daughter’s killer. Wash, rinse, repeat. Until the day I’m called out to the murder of a ramanga – a low-key vampire – basically, the tabloid journalist of the vampire world. It looks like an open and shut case. There’s even CCTV footage of the killer.
Except… the face on the CCTV footage? It’s the face of the man who killed my daughter. I’m about to face a tough choice. Catch her killer or save the world? I can’t do both.
It’s not looking good for the world.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
And elsewhere on the blog…
I made carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Ideal if you don’t want to make one big carrot cake but are looking for a sweet treat which you can claim is in some way healthy (it contains nuts and carrots… surely that makes it a health food?!)
Claire Huston / Art and Soul