WWW Wednesdays (22 March) What are you reading?

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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:

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

This book is so good. I’m really loving it – I want to try and read it slowly because I’m enjoying it so much but it’s calling to me to just read it all in one go.

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I can’t believe I’ve left this on my TBR for four months before picking it up because it’s such a good read. I started reading it last night and I can’t wait to get back to it today.

Sweet Pea by C.J. Skuse

This is a book that was sent to me as a complete surprise so I didn’t really know what it was about. I picked it up this week and am finding it a really good read – it’s got a lot of dark humour in it but it’s great.

Now We Are 40 by Tiffanie Darke

This is still such an enjoyable read. It’s covering a wide-range of topics relating mainly to the 90s, some good and some not-so good but it’s really interesting.

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

I’m still reading this on and off. It’s a good read and I’m finding that I’m enjoying it whilst I’m reading it but when I put it down it isn’t calling me back to it.

A Portrait of Bowie by Brian Hiatt

This is a book that is really lovely to dip in and out of. It has gorgeous photos of David Bowie and recollections of him from various friends and collaborators from various points in his life.

One of Us by Asne Seierstad

I’ll be honest, I haven’t picked this up in the last week so it maybe shouldn’t be in this post. It’s a brilliant book, I’ve just not been in the right frame of mind to read heavier non-fiction but I definitely want to keep reading this as soon as I feel better. Hopefully it won’t be long.

What I recently finished reading:

The Sellout by Paul Beatty

I finished listening to this audio book yesterday and very much enjoyed it. It was easy to read and yet really kept making me pause for thought at what I was reading. I can see why this won the Man Booker last year.

Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski

I was engrossed in this book for most of Monday. I really enjoyed reading a book set out as podcasts. I’m debating whether to review this or not on my blog, I feel like I have a fair bit to say but there are already a lot of reviews of this out there.

The Cutaway by Christina Kovac

I loved this book. It felt refreshingly different to me to have a book set in a newsroom, and to see a news producer investigating a crime. I reviewed this on Tuesday so you read my full thoughts here if you’d like to.

Not Dead Yet by Phil Collins

This was an enjoyable listen but I think I enjoyed it more for listening to the audio with my husband as it was good to discuss it with him. I found myself getting annoyed by Phil Collins’s lack of consideration for each of his wives but the stories he tells of early in his career, and of Live Aid are really interesting.

Year of No Clutter by Eve O. Schaub

I really enjoyed this book and found it really opened my eyes to some of my own issues with keeping things. I reviewed this on my blog on Monday so feel free to check that out here if you’d like to know more.

The Trophy Child by Paula Daly

I read this over a couple of days at the end of last week and really enjoyed it. I hope to get my review written and posted soon but in the meantime I do recommend it.

What I plan on reading next:

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

I’ve had a review copy of this on my TBR since the end of 2016 so I think it’s time I started reading. It sounds like a really gripping read.

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

I bought this at the weekend with my birthday vouchers and I’m really keen to read it so I’m putting it on my up next pile.


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.

24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (22 March) What are you reading?

  1. Read The Other Mrs Walker (review soon to come on my blog)
    Reading Carve the Mark (nice so far)
    Soon to read The Miniaturist (heard so much about it)

    Nice selection and great post!

  2. I’m glad you’re having a good week reading. I keep hearing good things about Sweet Pea , and I very much look forward to your review of that one!

  3. I hope that you will review Six Stories. I have read a number of reviews for the book but they all sound different. It sounds like an amazing book. I didn’t like Trophy Child as much as I thought I would. Glad to see that it worked out for you.

    I am interested in Marsh King. I will look out for your review of the book.

  4. I was interested to hear that Phil Collins wasn’t all that considerate to his wives – it always struck me that his music always came first… The Marsh King’s Daughter looks fascinating – I’m looking forward to seeing what you make of it. Hope the rest of your reading week is enjoyable, Hayley:).

  5. There have been indeed a lot of review for Six Stories recently (I’m guilty too xD) Maybe you could write it and post it during a week when you don’t feel good enough to read or review, you know, a safe review to use as a magic card 🙂
    Your WWW posts are a nightmare, I can’t decide what not to add to my list, haha! xx

    • I hope it didn’t come across as a criticism as I’ve loved reading all of the reviews of Six Stories – I just didn’t think I had anything else to add to all the fab things that have been said. Good idea for me to write a review and keep it to post at a later stage – I might do that 🙂
      Sorry for my WWW posts causing you to add to your lists… Haha! If it’s any consolation, my wish list grows every week too from all the books I see on other blogs. xx

      • Not at all! It’s true that reviews have been everywhere and that is why sometimes I wait before reading a hit book 🙂
        Haha we’ll never get rid of our TBRs xxx

        • Yeah I often wait until they hype around a book has died down a bit otherwise it often ends up disappointing me. Six Stories was one I just couldn’t resist though because I haven’t seen a single bad word about it and I was really curious.
          No, we won’t – I’m supposed to be working on reducing mine this year and it’s now bigger than it was at the start of January. I’m a lost cause! Haha! xx

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