WWW Wednesdays (30 March 2016)

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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 Good Mother by A. L. Bird

The Good Mother by A. L. Bird

This book has me utterly engrossed – I literally only put it down when real life forces me too! I cannot figure out what is going on but I can sense there is going to be a shock in store. I hope to have some reading time later on today and so will probably finish it then.

Synopsis:

The greatest bond. The darkest betrayal.

Susan wakes up alone in a room she doesn’t recognise, with no memory of how she got there. She only knows that she is trapped, and her daughter is missing.

The relief that engulfs her when she hears her daughter’s voice through the wall is quickly replaced by fear.

The person who has imprisoned her has her daughter, too.

Devising a plan to keep her daughter safe, Susan begins to get closer to her unknown captor. And suddenly, she realises that she has met him before.

dear dad by giselle green

Dear Dad by Giselle Green

This is such a great read. I knew it was going to be good but I wasn’t expecting it to get to me in the way it has, I can’t stop thinking about these characters and I want to get back to reading about them as soon as I possibly can. Dear Dad is due out tomorrow so I’d really like to finish it as soon as I can to have my review ready but at the same time I want to take my time reading to make the book last longer as I don’t want to finish it, it’s so good.

Synopsis:

Handsome, 28-year old, Nate Hardman is a frontline reporter with a big problem. Suffering from shell-shock and unable to leave his house, he’s already lost his social life and his girlfriend. Now his career prospects are sinking fast. 

9 year-old Adam Boxley who lives alone with his ageing nan, also has big problems. Neglected at home and bullied at school, he’s desperate to reach out to his dad – and that’s when he sends his first letter to Nate. Only Nate’s not who he thinks he is. Will he help? More importantly – can he? 

Across town meanwhile, caring but impulsive teacher Jenna Tierney really wants to help Adam – except the feisty redhead has already had enough of teaching. Recently hurt by yet another cheating boyfriend, Jenna’s now set her sights on pursuing a dream career abroad … only she’s about to meet Nate – her dream man who’ll make her re-think everything.  

The big question is; can three people desperate to find love, ever find happiness when they’re only connected by one big lie?

 

I am also still reading these books that I started before this week:

The Swimming Pool by Louise Candlish

The Stylist by Rosie Nixon

Truth, Lies and O-Rings by Allan J. McDonald & James R. Hansen


What I recently finished reading: 

The One in a Million Boy by Monica Wood

The One-in-a-Million Boy by Monica Wood

I plan to have my review up for this book in the next few days… at the moment I’m struggling to get it written as I just adored this book. I find it so hard to review books that I loved as I can never do them justice but I will do my best. I will say that I finished this book almost a week ago and I still find myself thinking about the characters and actually wondering how they are!

Synopsis:

Miss Ona Vitkus has – aside from three months in the summer of 1914 – lived unobtrusively, her secrets fiercely protected. 

The boy, with his passion for world records, changes all that. He is eleven. She is one hundred and four years, one hundred and thirty three days old (they are counting). And he makes her feel like she might be really special after all. Better late than never…

Only it’s been two weeks now since he last visited, and she’s starting to think he’s not so different from all the rest.

Then the boy’s father comes, for some reason determined to finish his son’s good deed. And Ona must show this new stranger that not only are there odd jobs to be done, but a life’s ambition to complete . . .

Between You and Me by Lisa Hall

Between You and Me by Lisa Hall

I finished this book a couple of days ago but has yet haven’t managed to finish my review. I’m struggling with this one because I have conflicting thoughts about it and so am trying to get them written down in a coherent review. Hopefully I’ll have it ready to post very soon.

Synopsis:

They say every marriage has its secrets.
But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.
And sometimes those doors should never be opened…

Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurts.


 

What I plan on reading next:

In The Light Of What We See by Sarah Painter

In The Light of What We See by Sarah Painter

I’m very excited to start reading this book, it sounds so good. I hope to be reading it later today.

Synopsis:

Brighton, 1938: Grace Kemp is pushed away by the family she has shamed. Rejected and afraid, she begins a new life as a nurse. But danger stalks the hospital too, and she’ll need to be on her guard to avoid falling into familiar traps. And then there are the things she sees…Strange portents that have a way of becoming real.

Eighty years later, Mina Morgan is brought to the same hospital after a near-fatal car crash. She is in terrible pain but recalls nothing. She’s not even sure whom to trust. Mina too sees things that others cannot, but now, in hospital, her visions are clearer than ever…

Two women, separated by decades, are drawn together by a shared space and a common need to salvage their lives.


 

I posted a piece on Monday about how I’ve realised that I keep a lot of books (you can read my post HERE if you’d like to), that I badly want to read, for the right moment but then the build up is so big that the right moment never comes. So I’m trying to think of the best way to set myself a challenge to start reading these books. I think it will help if I make sure I list one in my WWW Wednesday post every week and then make sure I at least start reading it before the following week comes around.


 

What are you reading at the moment? Have you finished any good books recently? Any books you’re looking forward to reading soon? Please feel free to join in with this meme and share your link below, or if you don’t have a blog please share in the comments below.

 

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37 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (30 March 2016)

  1. Am smack bang in the middle of The Girl In The Ice by Robert Brynza, and am really enjoying it, it makes a change to have a thriller that doesn’t submerge you so fully that you get a headache, but still takes you along with it if you know what I mean. Am finishing Dear Dad, which I actually thought was out today (oops as I’ve already tweeted about it but yay!) Looks like a really good stash! Happy reading:)By the way still can’t stop looking at The Swimming Pool cover, stunning!

    • I’ve got that on my TBR and hope to read it soon, I’m glad to know it’s so good – I’ll be looking forward to reading it. It might be me who got the date wrong about Dear Dad – it’s a lovely read anyway though. The Swimming Pool does have a stunning cover, I find it really quite sinister but still keep looking at it.

  2. Oh my, just from the blurb I can see how The Good Mother would be totally engrossing. I might need to put that on my list of thrillers to get around to at some point (I keep getting distracted by more easily digestible things)

  3. Oh your list is really awesome. I am envious of the amount of reading that you have been able to do. So many interesting books. I am intrigued by the first one, the good mother. The synopsis reminded me of the movie Saw. I would like to read that one. I can’t wait to read your review once you are done.

    Here is my WWW for today: https://dwgitau.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/www-wednesday-4/

    • It’s a great book, I’m really enjoying it. I promised Giselle Green a review around release day so I hope to finish reading and get my review written soon.
      The One-in-a-Million boy was a gorgeous book, I’m struggling to review it because I loved it so much.
      You’re very welcome 🙂

  4. I saw The Good Mother on NetGalley and was so tempted to request but knew I’d never read it in time.

    I love it when I find a book that sticks with me. Most of the time I enjoy a book at the time but within a couple of weeks I’m struggling to remember it. I can empathise with how difficult it is to write the review. Most of the time a bad review is easier.

  5. My goodness! No wonder you power through so many reviews… I’m boggled at the number of books you can read at the same time! I’m the ultimate monotasker, so feel a tad overwhelmed when I’m reading one book for myself, while mid-way through two others I’m reading aloud to the grandchildren!

    • I’ve always had multiple books on the go at once, ever since I first learnt to read so it’s just normal to me. I pick books of different genres and then I’m always in the middle of something for whatever mood I’m in. Sometimes I wish I just read one at once but I can never stick to it – unless it’s a book I read in one sitting.

  6. I love how your first two books relate to each parent! I’m trying to write my review for The One in a Million Boy too – it sounds like we are having similar difficulties with this one – it was a superb read (maybe that could be my review?)

    • Ha! I didn’t even notice that! 🙂 Yep I’m really struggling to review The One in a Million Boy because I loved it so much. I always find it so much harder to review a book that I adored. Hopefully we’ll both find the words soon. 🙂

  7. I hope you’re still enjoying ‘Truth, Lies, and O-Rings.’ Sounds like an interesting read. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  8. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed The One-In-A-Million Boy; I have been looking forward to get a copy myself. 😀 Dear Dad sounds really interesting as well! I hope you’ll enjoy your books this week.

  9. I didn’t get a post up today. I just couldn’t be bothered. Anyone else feel like this? Anyway, I’m actually finally starting A Buss from Lafayette. I also started listening to WARP: The Reluctant Assassin on audiobook. I don’t know if I like it or not yet.

  10. I loved Dear Dad very emotive and inspiring. Read 5 review books since Good Friday so going to read a book I’ve purchased Sowing Secrets by Trisha Ashley.

    • I’m really enjoying it, I hope to get some time to read a bit more this afternoon. Well done on reading five review books this week, I hope you enjoy reading the one you’ve bought. 🙂

  11. The Good Mother sounds very interesting, I was nervous just by reading the blurb! I am looking forward to reading your review of Between You and Me, it’s at the top of my TBR. Dear Dad was also added after one of your earlier post 🙂 I love the book community but my TBR keeps growing, ah ah!
    I think it’s great to make sure one book from your waiting-to-be-picked books makes it to the WWW post, I do the same for French books, although only once a month (I can’t stand more French!). It doesn’t put too much pressure but allows you to make progress. Happy reading!

    • The Good Mother was a really good read, it wasn’t scary but it did have me on the edge of my seat at times! I’m very torn about Between You and Me so I’m struggling to write a review, I hope to get it done in the next few days though. Ha ha – my TBR is out of control since I started blogging as I keep buying the books I see on blogs I love!
      That’s a good idea to get some french books read. I definitely need to make more time to read my own books. I’m trying to think of a way to make it a challenge for my blog so that I stick to it.
      Happy reading to you too. 🙂

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