WWW Wednesday: May 17

This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Taking on a World of Words. The idea is to answer the three questions below. For more information check out the Taking on a World of Words blog.

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

Currently reading

I haven’t had a lot of time to read this past week, but I’m loving these two books when I do get a few extra minutes.

Den of Wolves by Juliet Marillier (Fantasy)

This is a wonderful series and I’m enjoying it so much. Both Blackthorn and Grim are in fine form in this book. They’ve both been through so much, but they still have compassion for other people. I also like that these books are about solving a mystery–why people are acting the way they do and what has caused it.

A Symphony of Echoes by Jodi Taylor (Science Fiction, Time Travel)

I’m listening to the audiobook of the second book in this series after reading the first book as an ebook. I’m loving the narrator and this is another exciting book with lots of adventures.

Recently finished

The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi (Science Fiction, Space Opera)

I can’t wait (though I will have to!) for the second book in this series. Lots happening for a second book.

Reading next (perhaps–I’m very much a mood reader!)

All Systems Red

by Martha Wells

The Murderbot Diaries #1

Science Fiction Novella

Synopsis: In a corporate-dominated spacefaring future, planetary missions must be approved and supplied by the Company. Exploratory teams are accompanied by Company-supplied security androids, for their own safety.

But in a society where contracts are awarded to the lowest bidder, safety isn’t a primary concern.

On a distant planet, a team of scientists are conducting surface tests, shadowed by their Company-supplied ‘droid — a self-aware SecUnit that has hacked its own governor module, and refers to itself (though never out loud) as “Murderbot.” Scornful of humans, all it really wants is to be left alone long enough to figure out who it is.

But when a neighboring mission goes dark, it’s up to the scientists and their Murderbot to get to the truth.

Hunting Hour by Margaret Mizushima

Timber Creek K-9 Mystery #3

Mystery, Police Procedural

Deputy Mattie Cobb is working through issues from her past and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to focus on herself, when she and her K-9 partner Robo get called to track a missing junior high student. Until they find the girl on Smoker’s Hill behind the high school, dead. But that’s only the start of trouble in Timber Creek, because soon another girl goes missing–and this time it’s Sophie Walker. Hard as they search, Cole, Mattie, and Robo can’t find her anywhere. Mattie’s primary suspect, a strange man who lives near the wilderness area, calls to report he hears deer “screaming” in the woods. Suspecting the man might have lost touch with reality and be referring to something he’s done to Sophie, Mattie takes Robo into the dense pine forest, hoping to pick up a trace of her scent. But when Robo does catch Sophie’s trail, it leads them to another clue that challenges everything they thought they knew about the case. Now Mattie and Robo must rush to hunt down Sophie’s kidnapper before they’re too late in Hunting Hour, the third installment in critically acclaimed author Margaret Mizushima’s exhilarating mystery series.

What books are you reading, want to read or have read?