Happy Wednesday friends and well met!
So glad that I can rejoin WWW Wednesday in 2017. December was a hard month, but things are really looking up now 🙂
Thanks to Sam at Taking on a World of Words for hosting this great opportunity to discover new books and share our reads each week.
If you want to participate – and I hope you do – then answer these three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Mariana by Susana Kearsley:
The first time Julia Beckett saw Greywethers she was only five but she knew at once it was her house. Now twenty-five years later, by some strange chance, she has become the new owner of the sixteenth-century Wilshire farmhouse.
Julia begins to suspect more than coincidence has brought her. As if Greywethers were a portal between worlds, she finds herself abruptly transported in time. Stepping into seventeenth-century England, Julia becomes Mariana: a beautiful young woman struggling against danger and treachery, battling a forbidden love for Richard de Mornay; handsome forebear of the squire of Crofton Hall. Each time Julia travels, she becomes more enthralled with the past, falling deeper in love… until one day she realizes Mariana’s life threatens to eclipse hers. She must find a way to lay the past to rest, or risk losing a chance for love in her own time.
This is my first official read of 2017 and it’s also a reread. I think it’s been five or six years since I first discovered the beauty of Kearsley’s writing. My sister has always spoken highly of her and she infected me with a love, so my plan is to read through Kearsley’s entire oeuvre throughout the year!
Since my last post was so very long ago, I have a few to mention. I’m listing them off for now, with a link to their Goodreads page.
It was a great way to end the year and I nearly made it to 120 books, only I finished Little Women on January 1st! My review for Victoria will definitely be up this week and I hope that Westing Game, Mime Order and Little Women will follow next week.
Here’s a look at my January 2017 TBR!
Happy New Year friends! I hope that this year brings much joy, happiness, love, peace and blessings of good health to you and your families. 💗 I'm ready to start 2017 off on the right foot and that includes getting embroiled in just a few monthly #bookchallenges Here's my January TBR (the physical side) I also have three NetGalley ARCs to get through (Desert Jewel, Summerlong, Rage and Ruin). I've already decided to let Mariana be my first read of 2017 (it's also a reread)! Day 1: #grimdragon – So this is the New Year… January TBR #pjmonthofmagic – "I resolve to read these books…" January TBR #lostinthejanuarypaiges – 2017 target & January TBR #fpbfantasychallenge2017 – Fantasy TBR #ampersandjan17 – first #throwbackresolutionary – want to read 2017 #janbookstagram – most anticipated January read #livelaughbooksjanuary – New Year's resolution: Happy New Year ! #hootlootpairing – New Year: January TBR #janbookary – 1st read of the year #circleofbookishfriends – beginning Phew! See just a few. 😅 #readersofinstagram #bookstagram #amreading #bookworm #booklover #bookaholic
Awaken will be my next read for sure and then A Monster Calls.
After that, well, we’ll see 😉
Share your own links in the comments or tell me what you’ve been reading, will read or have read! Let the love of books grow!
May inspiration flow like ink upon your quill,