The Catcher in the Rye

WWW Wednesday – 2nd September 2015

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. It’s a simple meme where you just have to answer three questions:
– What are you currently reading?
– What did you recently finish reading?
– What do you think you’ll read next?

I think it’s a great way to share my recent reads as my reviews are always way behind what I’m actually reading.

So here’s my answers!

What am I currently reading?FullSizeRender (98)
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
This is a short book and a pretty accessible classic but I’m finding it slow going because I’m really not a fan of the protagonist. He’s cocky, a liar and just a bit of an insensitive prat. Hopefully I’ll finish it today though – only have about 60 pages left.

What did I recently finish reading?FullSizeRender (97)
Cinder by Marisa Meyer
I really enjoyed this fairy-tale retelling. It has a cool world, great characters and while I did guess what some of the “big reveals” were going to be half way through the book I still found it a fun and fast read.

What do I think I’ll read next?13206760
Scarlet by Marisa Meyer
I think I’m going to continue with The Lunar Chronicles and therefore #TLCReadAlong with Scarlet. Red Riding Hood is one of my favourite fairy-tales so I’m intrigued at how it’s going to be adapted for this world.

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Book Haul

I don’t think I’ve ever done a Book Haul post on here. That’s mainly because I don’t often buy books at all or I just get one or two during the month and it’s nothing special to write home about. Over the past month though I have accumulated a lot of books. So without further ado here’s what I’ve got.

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These books come from everywhere, Orbital Comics, my buddy Julie via the mini NinjaBookSwap, having poor impulse control in WHSmith’s and Waterstones and then having poor impulse control and taking advantage of the Booktubeathon discount at the Book Depository – go here for 100 books at a discount if you use the code BOOKTUBEATHON10 at the checkout – this offer ends soon.

So what do you guys think? Have you read any of the above and what do you recommend? I probably shouldn’t have acquired so many books recently but oh well – we all have these moments of weakness.

List of books:
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
The Hounding of David Oluwale by Kester Aspden
Night Owls by Jenn Bennett
Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and his Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
The Murdstone Trilogy by Mal Peet
The Architect’s Apprentice by Elif Shafak
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
The Time in Between by Nancy Tucker
#GirlBoss by Sophie Amoruso
Nimona by Noelle Stevenson
Secret Avengers Volume: 3 God Level by Ales Kot and Michael Walsh
Thor: Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman
Runaways: The Complete Collection Volume 3 by Brian K. Vaughn and Adrian Alphona