WWW Wednesday | 04.01.17

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think youโ€™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.

Victoria by Daisy Goodwin: 4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin: 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

The Mime Order (Bone Season #2) by Samantha Shannon: 4.5 / 5 ๐ŸŒŸ

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry Potter #7) by JK Rowling: 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott: 5/5 ๐ŸŒŸ

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!

Awakenย  will be my next read for sure and then A Monster Calls.

After that, well, we’ll see ๐Ÿ˜‰

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,

Faith quill-ink

33 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 04.01.17

  1. I hope you like A Monster Calls. The cover image is so different from the previews I’ve seen so I have no idea what the book could be about! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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  2. I’ve never heard of Mariana before. Is it fantasy? Time travel? What genre is it? Apart from that, I haven’t read the other books in your January pile, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on A Monster Calls, The Blue Sword, and Vicious once you’ve read them.

    Right now I’m reading Sandry’s Book, the first book in Tamora Pierce’s Circle of Magic quartet. Not sure how I feel about it yet, since I’m only a third of the way through… And after that, I think I’ve got Lirael by Garth Nix and The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.

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    1. It’s not exactly time travel, but it does move between two time periods. The main character keeps slipping into the past, into the life of Mariana. So I’d call it a Historical Romance with elements of time travel and very subtle fantasy ๐Ÿ™‚
      I still need to read the Alanna series by Pierce!
      I also have Girl of Fire and Thorns on my TBR for this year, and Lirael as well ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope you enjoy them ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I was supposed to read Harry Potter last year but failed to so I made a promise to definitely read it this year!!! A Monster Calls is one of my favorites and I’m looking forward reading Vicious too. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. Great choices for your January TBR! I’m hoping to read A Monster Calls this month and I actually just got Under the Black Flag for Christmas from my older brother ๐Ÿ™‚

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