Books I Am Reading This Week – 28 December 2022 | #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

  • What am I currently reading?
  • What did I just finish?
  • What am I reading next?

I loved Mirrorland by Carole Johnstone so I’m eager to start The Blackhouse later today. It’s a gothic thriller/suspense and sounds just as good as Mirrorland.

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Pages: 329 pages

Publisher: Scribner

Publication Date: January 3, 2023

Robert Reid moved his family to Scotland’s Outer Hebrides in the 1990s, driven by hope, craving safety and community, and hiding a terrible secret. But despite his best efforts to fit in, Robert is always seen as an outsider. And as the legendary and violent Hebridean storms rage around him, he begins to unravel, believing his fate on the remote island of Kilmeray cannot be escaped. For her entire life, Maggie MacKay has sensed something was wrong with her. When Maggie was five years old, she announced that a man on Kilmeray—a place she’d never visited—had been murdered. Her unfounded claim drew media attention and turned the locals against each other, creating rifts that never mended. Nearly twenty years later, Maggie is determined to find out what really happened, and what the islanders are hiding. But when she begins to receive ominous threats, Maggie is forced to consider how much she is willing to risk to discover the horrifying truth. Unnerving, enthralling, and filled with gothic suspense, The Blackhouse is a spectacularly sinister tale readers won’t soon forget.

Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Fairies is such an unusual book and I liked that about it. It reads like a very formal Victorian novel yet deals with the fantastical. It reminded me a little of Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik.

  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Pages: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey books
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2023
Cambridge professor Emily Wilde is good at many things: She is the foremost expert on the study of faeries. She is a genius scholar and a meticulous researcher who is writing the world’s first encyclopaedia of faerie lore. But Emily Wilde is not good at people. She could never make small talk at a party—or even get invited to one. And she prefers the company of her books, her dog, Shadow, and the Fair Folk to other people. So when she arrives in the hardscrabble village of Hrafnsvik, Emily has no intention of befriending the gruff townsfolk. Nor does she care to spend time with another new arrival: her dashing and insufferably handsome academic rival Wendell Bambleby, who manages to charm the townsfolk, muddle Emily’s research, and utterly confound and frustrate her. But as Emily gets closer and closer to uncovering the secrets of the Hidden Ones—the most elusive of all faeries—lurking in the shadowy forest outside the town, she also finds herself on the trail of another mystery: Who is Wendell Bambleby, and what does he really want? To find the answer, she’ll have to unlock the greatest mystery of all—her own heart.

I haven’t seen The Hunter around the blogosphere or Instagram, so I’m really curious what kind of read it’s going to turn out to be. It sounds good, at any rate.

  • Genre: Psychological Thriller
  • Pages: 352 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Publication Date: January 10, 2023
After reckless behavior costs NYPD detective Leigh O’Donnell her job and her marriage, she returns with her four-year-old daughter to her beautiful hometown of Copper Falls, Ohio. Leigh had stayed away for more than a decade—even though her brother and a trio of loving uncles still call it home—because, while the town may seem idyllic, something rotten lies at its core. Three men in town have drowned in what Leigh suspects to be a triple homicide. She hopes that by finding out who killed them, she just might get her life back on course. Headstrong and intuitive, Leigh isn’t afraid to face a killer, but she has to do more than that to discover the truth about what happened to those men. She must unravel a web of secrets going back generations, and, in doing so, plumb the darkness within herself. Perfect for fans of Mare of Easttown, this taut debut is a haunting look at how the search for truth often leads back to the most unlikely of places.

What are you reading? Do you love it?


32 Replies to “Books I Am Reading This Week – 28 December 2022 | #wwwwednesday #ReadersCommunity #BookTwitter #BookLover”

  1. These all sound fantastic! I hope you enjoy them all and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on The Blackhouse. ❤️
    I just finished What Moves the Dead by T Kingfisher and I did love it.

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  2. I have the Encyclopaedia of Faeries coming up also. I just started A House in the Pines. It’s interesting, but I’m not sure where it’s going.

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  3. I’m intrigued by The Blackhouse and that cover is really unique. Encyclopaedia of Faeries also sounds like a good one.

    I’m currently about 25% into Never Have I Ever by Joshilyn Jackson and am finding it difficult to put down!

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  4. I’ve had my eye on Emily Wilde’s Encyclopaedia of Fairies, now that you’ve enjoyed it, I need to up in on my TBR

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