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message 1: by LCPL (last edited Aug 16, 2019 06:15AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Hi, book friends! What Wednesday is a weekly challenge where you share what book you just finished, what book you're currently reading, and what book you plan to read next.

To participate just answer the following questions:
1. What did you recently finish reading?
2. What are you currently reading?
3. What do you think you'll read next?



message 2: by LCPL (last edited May 30, 2018 08:36AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
1. The last book I finished was Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer. This is a Young Adult novel. It is such a great story. It deals with grief, secrets, family, friendship, love. It tugs at your heartstrings.
2. I am currently reading I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. This book is probably the best true crime book I have ever read. Actually, I don't know that any other true crime book will ever outrank this one. It really gets under your skin but it is amazingly written and extremely researched. I highly recommend this one if you are interested in true crime whatsoever.
3. I'm not sure what I will read next because I am a mood reader. But, what I am considering picking up next will either be:
The Outsider by Stephen King
Stillhouse Lake by Rachel Caine
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland


message 3: by Debra Diggs (last edited May 30, 2018 12:51PM) (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments Wednesday, May 30

1. I recently finished Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Loved it.
2. I am currently reading
- The Shape of Water by Guillermo del Toro. Almost done. Love it.
- Authority by Jeff VanderMeer. Just a little way in. So far, a good second book in the Southern Reach series.
- Two in the Field by Darryl Brock. Great second book in series.
3. To read next. Like Krystyna, it will depend on my mood. Maybe The Star Wars Trilogy by George Lucas


message 4: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Debra wrote: "1. I recently finished Good Morning, Midnight by Lily Brooks-Dalton. Loved it.
2. I am currently reading
- The Shape of Water by [author:Guillermo ..."


Yeah, being a mood reader has its pros and cons. But, I may not even pick up any of the books I listed. I may pick up something completely different when I finish my current read.


message 5: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments lol, I know how it goes.


message 6: by LCPL (last edited Jun 06, 2018 09:51AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
For this What Wednesday (6/6/18):

1. The last book I finished was I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara. This was the best true crime book that I have read. There were times at night when I would think back to something I read and it would make me a little hesitant to open a door and sometimes a little paranoid that someone might be in my house. It does get under your skin and is a great read. It is extremely well-written and thoroughly researched. If you are even remotely interested in true crime, I cannot recommend this one enough.

2. I am currently reading All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire. After reading the true crime book, I wanted something a little lighter. I was in the mood for a contemporary, especially since it's summer. This book is a little heavier than I expected though. But, I am loving this book. I haven't wanted to set it down. I have been reading it every chance I get and I am almost finished with it.

3. As far as what I plan on reading next, I am wanting to read some contemporary books or beachy books since it's summer. So, I may read:
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland
Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker


message 7: by Debra Diggs (last edited Jun 13, 2018 09:47AM) (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments .
Wednesday, June 6

1. Recently finished - Two in the Field by Darryl Brock. Just good. Not as good as the first book in the series. Could be skipped. (The first book, If I Never Get Back, was excellent.). And The Shape of Water byGuillermo del Toro
2. Currently reading - Authority by Jeff VanderMeer. Just over halfway through. Good. Odd like the first book in the series. And You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris. Just started. Sad. Might be too sad. A short, quick read.
3. Read next - deciding between - Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden and Grey Sister by Mark Lawrence and The Star Wars Trilogy by George Lucas


message 9: by LCPL (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:58AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
For this What Wednesday (6/13/18):

1. The last book I finished: More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
2. The book that I am currently reading: Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan
3. The book I plan on reading next: Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker

What have you recently read? What are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading next?


message 11: by Debra Diggs (last edited Jul 04, 2018 07:22AM) (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments July 4

1. Finished
- Carmilla by J. Sheridan Le Fanu - excellent, short vampire story (pre-Dracula)
- The Stormy Petrel by Mary Stewart

2. Continuing
- The Outsider by Stephen King - so far, excellent
- Second Nature by Alice Hoffman

3. Next
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - buddy read with a different book group
- Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman
- Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn - maybe


message 12: by LCPL (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:58AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
What Wednesday 7/4/18

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!

1. The last book I finished was A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman.
2. The book that I am currently reading is The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang.
3. The book I plan on reading next is The Last Time I Lied by Riley Sager.

What have you recently read? What are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading next?


message 13: by LCPL (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:58AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
What Wednesday 7/11/18

My selections for this What Wednesday are the same as last week. I am still currently reading the The Poppy War by R. F. Kuang. I haven't finished a book since A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman.

What have you recently read? What are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading next?


message 14: by Debra Diggs (last edited Jul 11, 2018 12:05PM) (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments .
July 11

1. Finished
- The Outsider by Stephen King - Loved it! (view spoiler)
- Second Nature by Alice Hoffman

2. Continuing
- Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

3. Next
- I'll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman's Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer by Michelle McNamara - Looking forward to this book that Krystyna speaks so highly of.
- Armed and Dangerous: The Hunt for One of America's Most Wanted Criminals by William Queen


message 15: by LCPL (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:58AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
What Wednesday 8/1/18

1. The last book I finished was Ten Tiny Breaths by K. A. Tucker.
2. The book that I am currently reading is The Elizas by Sara Shepard.
3. The book I plan on reading next is Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling.

What have you recently read? What are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading next?


message 17: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
What did you think about I'll Be Gone in the Dark?


message 18: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments Krystyna wrote: "What did you think about I'll Be Gone in the Dark?"

The author certainly put a lot work into the book. I had not heard of this killer before, so it was quite interesting. (view spoiler) (I don't think this is really a spoiler, but just in case, I don't want to ruin anything for other readers.)


message 19: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Debra wrote: "Krystyna wrote: "What did you think about I'll Be Gone in the Dark?"

The author certainly put a lot work into the book. I had not heard of this killer before, so it was quite inte..."


Yeah, I really enjoyed it. I thought it was very well-researched and well-written. It is a true crime favorite of mine.


message 20: by LCPL (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:58AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
What Wednesday 8/1/18

1. The last book I finished was The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein.
2. The book that I am currently reading is The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay.
3. The book I plan on reading next is Kill Creek by Scott Thomas.

What have you recently read? What are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading next?


message 22: by LCPL (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:59AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
What Wednesday 8/22/18

1. The last book I finished was Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna
2. The book that I am currently reading is Kill Creek by Scott Thomas.
3. The book I plan on reading next is Summer of Night by Dan Simmons.

What have you recently read? What are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading next?


message 23: by LCPL (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:59AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
What Wednesday 8/29/18

1. The last book I finished was Kill Creek by Scott Thomas.
2. The book that I am currently reading is Providence by Caroline Kepnes.
3. The book I plan on reading next is The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

What have you recently read? What are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading next?


message 25: by Debra Diggs (last edited Sep 06, 2018 12:29PM) (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments What Wednesday 9/05/18

Finished
- The Outcasts of Time by Ian Mortimer
- Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne
- March by Geraldine Brooks

Continuing
- Doc by Mary Doria Russell
- Jamaica Inn by Daphne du Maurier

Next
- I Am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
- And I am deciding between 3 different books. I will see what I feel like when I get there.


message 29: by LCPL (last edited Aug 21, 2019 06:59AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
What Wednesday 10/3/18

1. The last book I finished was The Halloween Tree by Ray Bradbury.
2. The book that I am currently reading is It by Stephen King.
3. The book I plan on reading next is Losing the Field by Abbi Glines.

What have you recently read? What are you currently reading? What do you plan on reading next?


message 31: by LCPL (last edited Oct 04, 2018 06:01AM) (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Ooh, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Dracul by Dacre Stoker. I love Gothic fiction so this one is on my radar.


message 32: by Debra Diggs (last edited Oct 17, 2018 09:06AM) (new)


message 33: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments Krystyna wrote: "Ooh, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Dracul by Dacre Stoker. I love Gothic fiction so this one is on my radar."

Right now, I am on page 68. So far, it is moving right along and very good. Plenty of "oh my!" moments.


message 35: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments Krystyna wrote: "Ooh, I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Dracul by Dacre Stoker. I love Gothic fiction so this one is on my radar."

Finished and loved Dracul. An excellent story. And a great read for Dracula fans. I highly recommend it.


message 38: by Debra Diggs (last edited Nov 07, 2018 12:26PM) (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments What Wednesday 11/07/18

Finished
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - excellent!
- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Continuing
- Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen

Next
- A Map of Days by Ransom Riggs
- Elevation by Stephen King


message 39: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Debra wrote: "What Wednesday 11/07/18

Finished
- Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens - excellent!
- Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

Continuing
- [bo..."


I didn't expect Elevation to be so tiny.


message 40: by Debra Diggs (last edited Nov 07, 2018 02:19PM) (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments I know! I can't believe it. And I haven't decided if that is good or bad. Have you read it?


message 41: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Debra wrote: "I know! I can't believe it. And I haven't decided if that is good or bad. Have you read it?"

I haven't read it yet. I am on hold for it. I don't even think it's 200 pages. I have heard mixed things about it. Some people are disappointed and some people say that he packs a punch in such a short book. So, I am interested to hear your thoughts.


message 43: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments What Wednesday 11/21/18

Finished
- The Snowman by Jo Nesbø - 4 stars

Continuing
- My Love Story by Tina Turner
- A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson

Next
- ?


message 46: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Oh, how are you liking Mr. Dickens and His Carol?


message 47: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments So far, Mr. Dickens and His Carol is good. That is all. I am not wowed yet. But I have not read much yet, so it is a little early to tell.


message 48: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Debra wrote: "So far, Mr. Dickens and His Carol is good. That is all. I am not wowed yet. But I have not read much yet, so it is a little early to tell."

I hope that it ends up being a great book. It is definitely a perfect read for this time of year.


message 49: by Debra Diggs (new)

Debra Diggs | 1579 comments Finished Mr. Dickens and His Carol. I liked the descriptions and references. And greatly enjoyed part 3. But the rest of the book was just ok.


message 50: by LCPL (new)

LCPL Krystyna | 2304 comments Mod
Debra wrote: "Finished Mr. Dickens and His Carol. I liked the descriptions and references. And greatly enjoyed part 3. But the rest of the book was just ok."

Hmmm, I still think I will give it a go. What would you rate it, 1-5 stars?


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