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:
The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman by Mindy Mejia
I started this book yesterday afternoon and am completely hooked. I can’t wait to get back to it and read more – it’s such an intriguing storyline.
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
This is a graphic memoir of a woman dealing with her family’s history and it’s incredibly moving.
Year of No Clutter by Eve Schaub
This is another book about clutter that I spotted on NetGalley a while ago and couldn’t resist requesting. It’s a good read but it’s about a clutter problem that’s on a whole other scale to what I was expecting. I’m intrigued to know whether Eve managed to deal with her clutter over the course of a year so I’ll definitely keep reading.
One of Us by Asne Seierstad
This book is such an interesting read but I have to keep stopping as the subject matter is very intense and it leaves me needing breathing space occasionally. I’m ok with working my way through it slowly though.
Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins
This is the audio book that I’m listening to with my husband. It was his choice of book, and I’m not really a Phil Collins fan, but I’m actually really enjoying it.
And the Sun Shines Now by Adrian Tempany
This is still such an interesting read but one of two of the chapters have laboured the point and I end up needing a break before moving on to the next chapter. I think it’s not helped that I don’t have children so the chapter about football for kids and how it’s changing was not all that interesting to me at the level it was pitched at. I understand the bigger picture but the smaller details didn’t engage me enough. On to the next chapter soon though.
Days Without End by Sebastian Barry
What I recently finished reading:
Apple Tree Yard by Louise Doughty
I have heard a lot about this book lately since the recent BBC adaptation so I was intrigued to pick it up again. I have tried to read this once before and gave up on it but I picked it up yesterday and felt like I was reading a different novel. I literally didn’t put the book down all day and read it in one sitting. It’s an incredible novel, so intense. I’m pleased the TV series is still on iplayer until the end of Wednesday as I somehow managed to record the series but missed the first episode. I’m looking forward to seeing how it translates onto the small screen.
The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After by Jenny Colgan
This was my latest audio book and I loved it. It’s a gorgeous novel about a mobile bookshop, set in beautiful Scotland. I think I’ll be looking out for more of Jenny Colgan’s novels on audio.
Willow Walk by SJI Holliday
This is the second novel in the Banktoun trilogy and I devoured it in one sitting. I think it was even better than the first one, which I also recently enjoyed, and now I can’t wait to read the third novel!
I read this novel at the weekend and found it impossible to put down – I even missed the start of my team playing because I simply had to know how it was all going to end! I’ve already reviewed this book so you can read my thoughts on it here if you’d like to.
Scarlett Says by Scarlett Moffatt
This was an alright listen – it was good for passing the time when I was having a really bad day and couldn’t concentrate very well. I think it is aimed a people younger than me so I probably would have enjoyed it more if I was a good few years younger.
Forever Yours by Daniel Glattauer
I struggled with the early part of this novel and very nearly gave up on it but I very much enjoyed his previous two novels so wanted to give this one more go and I’m so glad I did. I decided to read the rest of the book in one sitting and I think the book works better when read like that, and I found myself very engrossed in the story and really wanting to know how it would end.
What I plan on reading next:
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
I’d hoped to read this book over the last week but I didn’t manage to get to it. It’s top of my list once I’ve finished one of my current reads though so I’ll definitely be getting to this one soon.
The Trophy Child by Paula Daly
I was approved for this book on NetGalley recently and have been really looking forward to reading it but haven’t had a chance as yet. Hopefully this will be the week!
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.
19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (8 March) What are you reading”
I loved The Trophy Child…and back in 2013, I read and enjoyed Apple Tree Yard. The Escape looks tempting…and so does The Little Shop of Happy Ever After. Thanks for sharing…and here’s MY WWW POST
I don’t know why but when I read the title of The Best We Could Do, I felt emotional! I’m intrigued and I haven’t even read the blurb! I’ve seen the Year of No Clutter reviewed and it sounds like a nice read. You just convinced me to get Apple Tree Yard! 🙂
I honestly didn’t put Apple Tree Yard down – it just had me engrossed from start to finish. I hope you enjoy it as much if you decide to read it. x
As ever, a lovely wide variety of reading matter there – I look forward to seeing what you make of The Trophy Child as I, too, noticed that one on Netgalley. Have a great reading week:).
Some great recommendations here that I had not heard of before! (The beauty of the WWW posts- I might have to jump on board too!). There are definitely a few titles here I am going to look for.
Thank you 🙂 I love putting together my WWW post every week, and reading other blogger’s posts too. I’d definitely recommend joining in – it’s a nice way to get to know other bloggers as well.
You have such a great selection of books! The Mejia looks intriguing, and the Colgan looks fantastic, too. I do like the idea of a mobile bookshop – how interesting! I’m glad you enjoyed that one.
I read the Mejia book in just two sittings, it was really good. I’ll be reviewing it on Tuesday for the blog tour. The Colgan book was exactly the right read for me in that moment in time, it’s an easy and fun read.
The Last Act of Hattie Hoffman is one that I keep seeing around and wanting to read! I hope it continues to intrigue!
Happy Reading 🙂
I loved Hattie Hoffman – it had me hooked all the way through so I definitely recommend it. I’ll be reviewing it on Tuesday for the blog tour. 🙂
The Best We Could Do looks fascinating! 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it so much.
I’ve heard The Best We Could Do is amazing. Enjoy!
My WWW Wednesday.
I’ve just finished Sometimes I Lie and loved it. I hope you enjoy just as much.
I ended up reading Sometimes I Lie in one sitting yesterday – I just couldn’t put it down. I loved it 🙂
I’m eagerly awaiting the Mindy Mejia book. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts once you’ve finished!
So many great books Hayley – I loved Apple Tree Yard although I haven’t finished watching the TV series yet! The Trophy Child was a great read too and I decided not to choose Sometimes I Lie because I’m trying so hard to keep the TBR stable but I keep getting drawn back to this one!
Thanks to you, I got Escape. I was so excited when my request was approved yesterday. I hope to read it over the weekend. I am currently reading Trophy Child. Enjoy all your books this week.
I’m so pleased that you got approved for The Escape! I hope you enjoy it. 🙂
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