WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open for anyone to join in and is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.
The three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
What I’m reading now:
The Clasp by Sloane Crossley.
I’ve only read the first couple of chapters of this but I’m sure it’s going to be a great read!.
Here’s the blurb:
Reunited for the extravagant wedding of a college friend: Kezia, the second-in-command to an eccentric jewellery designer; Nathaniel, the former literary cool kid now selling his wares in Hollywood; and Victor, who has just been fired from a middling search engine. They soon slip back into their old roles – Victor loves Kezia. Kezia loves Nathaniel. Nathaniel loves Nathaniel.
In the midst of all this semi-merriment, Victor has a bizarre encounter with the mother of the groom that triggers an obsession over a legendary necklace. Lacking employment or any other kind of tie, Victor leaves New York in search of the jewellery, supposedly stashed away in an obscure small-town chateau. And, in a bid to save him from ruining whatever is left of his young ambitions, Kezia and Nathaniel set out to find him.
Heartfelt, suspenseful and told with Sloane Crosley’s inimitable spark and wit, THE CLASP is a story of friends struggling to fit together when their lives haven’t gone as planned and of learning how to tell the difference between what’s real and what’s fake.
24 Hours by Claire Seeber.
I’ve also just started reading this and I think it’s going to be a gripping read!
Here’s the blurb:
Here today. Dead tomorrow?
My best friend, Emily, is dead – killed last night in a hotel fire.
But it was meant to be me.
Now I have 24 hours to find my daughter.
Before he finds out I’m still alive.
24 Hours is a fast-paced, intelligent psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.
I recently finished reading…
I absolutely loved this book! I was a fan of Alan Bennett and Philip Larkin, which is what drew me to this book. This book was an utter joy to read and I highly recommend it.
The inimitable Alan Bennett selects and comments upon six favorite poets and the pleasures of their works
In this candid, thoroughly engaging book, Alan Bennett creates a unique anthology of works by six well-loved poets. Freely admitting his own youthful bafflement with poetry, Bennett reassures us that the poets and poems in this volume are not only accessible but also highly enjoyable. He then proceeds to prove irresistibly that this is so.
Bennett selects more than seventy poems by Thomas Hardy, A. E. Housman, John Betjeman, W. H. Auden, Louis MacNeice, and Philip Larkin. He peppers his discussion of these writers and their verse with anecdotes, shrewd appraisal, and telling biographical detail: Hardy lyrically recalls his first wife, Emma, in his poetry, although he treated her shabbily in real life. The fabled Auden was a formidable and off-putting figure at the lectern. Larkin, hoping to subvert snooping biographers, ordered personal papers shredded upon his death.
Simultaneously profound and entertaining, Bennett’s book is a paean to poetry and its creators, made all the more enjoyable for being told in his own particular voice. its creators, made all the more enjoyable for being told in his own particular voice.
Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain
I just finished reading this book last night and I very much enjoyed it. I’ll be reviewing this tomorrow so look out for that if you’re interested.
When the pretending ends, the lying begins . . . Molly Arnette is good at keeping secrets. As she and her husband try to adopt a baby, she worries that the truth she’s kept hidden about her North Carolina childhood will rise to the surface and destroy not only her chance at adoption, but her marriage as well. Molly ran away from her family twenty years ago after a shocking event left her devastated and distrustful of those she loved. Now, as she tries to find a way to make peace with her past and embrace a healthy future, she discovers that even she doesn’t know the truth of what happened in her family of pretenders.
Pretending to Dance by Diane Chamberlain, the bestselling author of The Silent Sister, is a fascinating and deftly-woven novel, that reveals the devastating power of secrets.
What I’ll be reading next:
The Broken Hearts Book Club by Lynsey James.
I’m really looking forward to reading this!
Secrets never stay buried for long…
One way or another, Lucy must finally face the secrets she’s kept buried for so long – or spend the rest of her life on the run…
Izzy Lane never thought of herself as a liar. In fact, she’s always played by the rules. She’s an excellent mother, has loyal friends, and a rich career as a school counselor. Fresh from a new divorce, however, Izzy feels like she needs a little fun. So when, on a whim, she starts a blog it seems like a rather benign indulgence. But as her online quips begin to gain traction, Izzy makes a slip. Somehow a new boyfriend winds his way into the picture. The problem? Izzy makes him up.
What, at first, feels like a harmless fib quickly spins out of control and Izzy must figure out how to balance fantasy and reality. Keeping up appearances while managing an absent ex-husband, two very nosy friends, a toddler son, and full-time job soon prove impossible, and Izzy feels utterly lost. It’s only when her long-time neighbor and surrogate mother, Mrs. Feldman, re-enters her life that Izzy begins to see the mess she’s made. And it’s with Mrs. Feldman’s guidance that Izzy learns to face reality, find comfort in new norms, and open herself up to the possibility of real love.
15 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (7th October)”
24 Hours sounds interesting; I’ve seen that somewhere else this week too. I shall be starting The Broken Hearts Book Club this evening as well. Looks to be a fun read 🙂
Here’s my WWW – http://bookboodle.co.uk/2015/10/07/www-wednesday-october-7th/
Both your current reads sound really good. “Nathaniel loves Nathaniel” lol! I’m definitely going to look up 24 Hours, I haven’t read a psychological thriller in a while.
24 Hours looks great. I’d love to know what you think of it when you finish!
I’m hoping to reading it over the next couple of days so I should be reviewing it soon.
I’ve seen The Broken Hearts Book Club popping up a lot. If I see lots of positive comments then it’ll have to go on my TBR.
I like the sound of The Clasp – I’ll wait to see what you think.
Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/www-wednesday-7th-october-2015/
I’m only a few chapters into The Clasp but it’s so good already, I know it’s going to be a fab read.
I love books about book clubs. Hope it lives up to your expectations. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!
I like the sound of 24 Hours – and the cover of the Chamberlain book is gorgeous.
Here is my post for the week: https://ahouseofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/this-week-in-books-7-october-2015/
I love the cover too, it’s what caught my eye. It’s a good book, I really enjoyed it. I’m hoping to read more of 24 Hours today but from the bit I’ve already read, it’s going to be a good read!
The Good Neighbor has a very nice cover. I’ll check to see whether the galley is still available. Happy reading! https://ireadboooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/www-wednesdays-october-7-2015/
It was the cover that caught my eye too, I hope it’s still available.
Ooh Hayley you have some excellent books here – I’ve recently read 24 hours, and The Good Neighbor and want to read Pretending to Dance, it has had some very good reviews. Thank you for visiting my Wednesday post earlier https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/07/this-week-in-books-october-7/
Glad to know my upcoming reads are so good. 🙂 I just finished Pretending to Dance last night and it was very good, one of Diane Chamberlain’s best.
I think I also got a review copy of The Good Neighbor. If I didn’t, I’m going to be so disappointed!
I really hope you did and that you enjoy it. It was different than I expected it to be but I loved it.