WWW Wednesday (1 March)

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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?

A similar meme is run by Lipsyy Lost and Found where bloggers share This Week in Books #TWiB.

What I’m reading now:

Scarlett Says by Scarlett Moffatt

I bought this audio book in an Audible deal a few weeks ago and I started listening to it yesterday as I was having a really bad pain day and needed an easy listen. I’m really enjoying it even though it’s not what I would normally pick.

One of Us by Asne Seierstad

This is such a disturbing and uncomfortable read but it’s incredibly well-researched and written. I’ve tried reading this book once before and it was too much for me but I’m so glad I gave it another chance.

The Escape by C.L. Taylor

I love Cally Taylor’s novels and this one is just as good as her previous books. I really want to find time to just sit and read the rest of this in one sitting because it’s so frustrating every time I have to put it down to do anything.

Forever Yours by Daniel Glauttauer

This book is not grabbing me and I want to keep trying as I loved his previous two novels but if it doesn’t pull me in over the next few chapters I think I may have to DNF this.

 

Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins

I’m still listening to this audio book with my husband and we’re both enjoying it. We only listen to it occasionally so we may well be listening to it for a while.

Blue Light Yokohama by Nicolas Obregon

I haven’t read much of this book over the last week as my concentration isn’t good and I can’t seem to follow this book too well. I’m hoping to get back to it soon as I was enjoying it.

And the Sun Shines Now by Adrian Tempany

I’ve read another couple of chapters of this book and it’s still really interesting. I know a fair bit of what has been written about but to read it all put together in this contest really has given me more to mull over. I’d definitely recommend this book to football fans.

Days Without End by Sebastian Barry

My reading of this book is still suffering because it’s a hardback. I really hope to be able to sit and devour the rest of this novel very soon.

What I recently finished reading:

H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald

This book is so beautiful and I think it may well be in my favourite books of this year! The way Helen writes about her grief for her father was heartbreaking and I remember all of those feelings from when I lost my mum. I knew the grief elements of this book would hook me in but I didn’t expect to enjoy the story of Helen’s relationship with her hawk as much as I did. It’s a fascinating book and I’ll be recommending it to everyone.

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

I’ve had this poetry collection on my TBR for a while and it caught my eye this week so I picked it up and read it in one sitting. I bookmarked so many poems in this collection, and I had to stop reading two or three times because it made me sob. The poems are very simple but the power than can be held in so few words is stunning.

Everything but the Truth by Gillian McAllister

I read an ARC of this so I hope to have a full review up on my blog soon but for now I’ll say that I enjoyed this book a lot. It’s a novel about how snooping on a partner and then realising that they appear to be keeping something from you can have huge ramifications for a relationship.

Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami

Last week I was debating giving up on this book but I’m so glad that I gave it one more go as I really loved this. I finally made time to sit and read it in one sitting and I got so much more out of it for doing that. It’s a quiet novel, where not much happens, and yet there are paragraphs that took my breath away.

It’s All Absolutely Fine by Ruby Elliot

This is an illustrated book about mental illness. I’ll be reviewing this on my blog soon so won’t say too much here. It’s a brilliant book though and I do recommend it.

See What I Have Done by Sarah Schmidt

This is a real wow book. I read it in two sittings as I just didn’t want to put it down. The writing is beautiful and the descriptions are so evocative that this book just pulls you in and doesn’t let you go. This isn’t a review book but I would like to try and get a review up on my blog at some point. I highly recommend pre-ordering this novel.

The Unseeing by Anna Mazzola

This novel is also brilliant. I started reading it late at night and I kept saying to myself that I’d just read one more chapter and before I knew it it was gone 2am. I was fascinated by Sarah Gale, I couldn’t make my mind up whether she was innocent or guilty. I keep finding myself thinking about this book, it feels like one that will really stay with me. Go buy this book now, you won’t regret it!

What I plan on reading next:

The Cutaway by Christina Kovac

I was sent this for review recently and am so intrigued by the synopsis. I feel sure that this is going to be a thrilling page-turner of a book and I can’t wait to start it.

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

This is another thriller novel that has a synopsis that grabbed me – the way we’re told three things about the protagonist and that also she lie so we from the start we don’t know what is true.

Days of Awe by Lauren Fox

I treated myself to this book a couple of days ago. It’s a book that’s been on my wishlist for ages and then I happened to read a quote someone had shared from the novel this week and I knew I had to read the book asap. Hopefully it’ll live up to my expectations!


 

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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33 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (1 March)

  1. You have such a great selection here! Sorry to hear that Forever Yours isn’t drawing you in. I hope it starts to get better. In the meantime, you have a lot of other great books!

  2. I’m in awe of how many books you can read at once. I find two a challenge! H is for Hawk has been try to sneak onto my TBR list in a while, and I think it might have to go on there. I read Decca Aitkenhead’s All At Sea last year, which follows her grieving process after the death of her husband, and I didn’t expect it to hit me as hard as it did. I forget how powerful non-fiction is. I haven’t read any poetry for ages, but Matthew Seigel’s Blood Works is great- I saw him read from it a while back. His poems about living with Crohn’s disease are really poignant. Enjoy your reads!

    • I’ve always had multiple books on the go at once so it’s just normal to me – I like to have different genres so that I’m always in the mood to read one of them. H is for Hawk is definitely worth reading – I adored it. I’ve heard of All At Sea but haven’t read it, I may look out for it now. I hadn’t heard of Blood Works though so am definitely going to add that to my list – I enjoy poetry but don’t read enough of it and this collection sounds good – thanks for telling me about it.

  3. I have been seeing The Escape and Everything but the Truth around. They are two books that I am really interested in. I look forward to your reviews of both. Sometimes I Lie also sounds really great. I am definitely adding most of these to my TBR. Happy reading!

    • I hope you enjoy these books if you decide to get them. I’m really enjoying The Escape at the moment. I hope to have my review of Everything but the Truth ready to post tomorrow – I did enjoy it a lot. Happy reading to you too!

  4. One of Us sounds like a difficult read :-/ The Escape is everywhere and I still haven’t read any of the author’s previous stories, I feel bad! Milk and Honey is on my TBR and I have high hopes it reconciles me with poetry. I was denied an ARC for Everything but the Truth so I’m looking forward to your thoughts and I’ll get the book at some point.
    Happy reading!

    • One of Us is a tough read – I’m only reading it in short bursts – but it’s very well -written. CL Taylor’s books are all really good – I definitely recommend her. Milk and Honey was brilliant – it’s very easy to read but there is so much depth in the words. I adored it. I think it’d be a great collection to get you back into reading poetry – it’s made me want to read more this year. xx

  5. What an amazing ensemble of books here! Milk and Honey & H is for Hawk are at home waiting for me to read them. You make me even more excited to discover them!
    Happy Reading 🙂

    • H is for Hawk was such a wonderful book, I’ll be recommending it to everyone. I think it may be one of the very few books that I’ll come back to and read again in the future, it’ll certainly one that I remember. I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it. 🙂

  6. One of my colleagues is currently reading One of Us and she said she’s started taking a different bus that takes an extra 10 minutes to get to work so that she can get that 10 minutes extra reading time.

    My request for See What I Have Done got declined on NetGalley but I’m hoping I might get it from the library fairly soon.

    Thanks for visiting my post and happy reading!

    • It’s such an absorbing book but it’s a tough read too. I’m glad I decided to give it another try.
      That’s a shame you got declined for See What I Have Done – I won my copy in a giveaway before Christmas so it might be worth keeping an eye on the publisher’s twitter feed in case they run another one.

  7. One Of Us sounds really intriguing! I actually have it on my wishlist, although I wasn’t sure whether to get it or not since her other book The Bookseller Of Kabul didn’t really convince me. And I’m glad you enjoyed It’s All Absolutely Fine as well! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW.

    • I’ve just always read multiple books at once so it’s just normal to me. I try to make sure they’re all different enough from each other so that the plots don’t mix together in my head. I find I read more when I have lots of books on the go as it means I’m always in the mood to be reading one of them.

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