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Deputy Mattie Cobb is working through issues from her past and has withdrawn from Cole Walker and his family to focus on herself, when she and her K-9 partner Robo get called to track a missing junior high student.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?





Author: Jan

I love to read--especially mysteries, science fiction and fantasy. I also love blogging, photography, gardening, playing Mah Jonng, reading with a cat on my lap, throwing a ball for a dog, creating cards to send to family and friends, reading book blogs, using my computer.

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: May 17”

  1. Those Blackthorn and Grim books sound wonderful! I hadn’t run across them before and now I’m glad I have. The same with The Collapsing Empire. Opened it up in Goodreads and the reviews all sound so positive! Thank you for introducing me to them.


  2. I love time travel and can’t really find many out there that lean more towards fantasy and less toward true sci-fi. I must have missed this series the first time around, so I’ll seek it out.

    I also love dogs so that series calls to me. Thanks for sharing good options we all can enjoy.


    1. I’m loving this time travel series, Rita. They have some romance and lots and lots of adventure. The K-9 series is great.


  3. I must check out the Juliet Marillier series – I really enjoyed her Sevenwaters series and like you, I’m impatiently waiting for the next Scalzi book. Have you read any of his other work? Have a great week, Jan.


    1. I’ve only read the Blackthorn and Grim series by Marillier, but I do have a couple more books by her and keep meaning to read them.

      Yes, I’ve read most of Scalzi’s other books, Sarah, and I really like them. He’s one of my favorite authors. I especially like his Old Man’s War series.


  4. I’ve been hearing amazing things about The Collapsing Empire. It’s not my usual type of read but it’s tempting me. Hunting Hour looks really good too. That’s a series I’ve really been wanting to try.


  5. I’m glad you’re enjoying your audiobook. I’m a huge fan of audio myself. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!


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