WWW Wednesday (29 March) What are you reading today?

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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:

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

I started this book yesterday and am finding it an engrossing read. It’s not exactly what I thought it was going to be but it is such a good read so far.

Deconstructing Dirty Dancing by Stephen Lee Naish

I accidentally ended up with this book on NetGalley and wasn’t sure about reading it but decided to give it a go. It’s an interesting look at the movie and I’ve already learnt some things I didn’t know about it (and I was a mega fan back in the day).

The Cows by Dawn O’Porter

I’m enjoying this book so much. It really does look at they way some are treated in society but there is humour there too. I’m excited that I’m on the blog tour for this book and can’t wait to share my thoughts!

The Power by Naomi Alderman

This is my audio book for this week and I’m enjoying it.

Sweet Pea by C.J. Skuse

This is such a great read. The main character is fascinating and has me utterly inrigued. The only reason I haven’t read this in one sitting is because my copy is a large paperback and I’ve been struggling with the dexterity in my hands again this week.

One of Us by Asne Seierstad

I’ve finally got back to reading more of this over the last couple of days. It’s such a horrifying read but so well-written.

What I recently finished reading:

A Portrait of Bowie by Brian Hiatt

This is such a lovely book and I recommend it to all David Bowie fans. It has essays from lots of people who knew with him over the years, and so many gorgeous photos.

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

This is a heartbreaking but ultimately healing YA book about coping with grief. I reviewed this on my blog yesterday so if you click the title you can read my thoughts there.

Now We Are 40 by Tiffanie Darke

This is a great read for all Generation X-ers – it covers all the good and the not-so-good from the 90s. I very much enjoyed it.

What I plan on reading next:

A Song for Tomorrow by Alice Peterson

I won a giveaway at the end of last week and was sent a stack of gorgeous books, and this was one of them. This sounds like such an incredible novel that I can’t wait to start it. (I’ll be writing about all of the books I won in my Stacking the Shelves post on Saturday or you can see a photo on my Instagram now)

This Love by Dani Atkins

I was sent this for review at the end of last week and I’m so keen to read it as soon as I can so this is also on my TBR for the next few days.

 

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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40 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (29 March) What are you reading today?

  1. I’m reading, “We’ll Always Have Paris,” by Jennifer Coburn. This is a fun, true story about a mom and her 9-yr-old daughter who go to Paris on vacation. The mother is the author, and one of the reasons I like it so much is how afraid she is of almost everything. She reminds me of myself.

    I’m also reading, “Crossroads,” by Wm. Paul Young, who wrote, “The Shack.” I loved, “The Shack,” but I’m not in love with, “Crossroads,” not yet, anyway. Also reading, “The $100 Start-Up,” by Chris Guillebeau. It is about starting your own business with very little money. This is possible because of the internet. The author gives case studies and it is quite encouraging to read about people who had a good idea, put it on the net and were making money right away.

    • It sounds like you’re reading a great mix of books this week. I’ve heard of the Coburn book and from what you’ve said about it it could be one I’d enjoy so I’ll make a note of it.
      It’s a shame you’re not enjoying The Crossroads as much as The Shack, I hope it improves for you.

    • The Cows is such a good read, I hope you get to read it soon and that you enjoy it as much as I am. I’m so looking forward to reading This Love – I’ve heard it’s a tearjerker though so I want to read it when I can just curl up on my own with it one afternoon.

  2. I have just finishing reading Sonja Price’s The Giants Look Down, about a Kashmiri girl who falls in love in Scotland, only to return to Kashmir as a doctor. I’m currently reading Ann Bronte’s Agnes Grey – fascinating to read that children 150 years ago were as tricky and impossible (sometimes) as they are today! And lined up next? A biography of Rex Whistler and his mentor, Edith Olivier, A Curious Friendship, by Ann Thomsson. My blog can be found here: http://www.nikkicopleston.com

    • I love Agnes Grey – it’s one I really want to make time to re-read at some point. I’ve got A Curious Friendship on my TBR so I’ll be interested to see what you think of it. I’ll look out for your thoughts when you’ve read it.
      I’ve just followed your blog, thanks for leaving your link.

      • A Curious Friendship is the next thing I’ll be reading. My mum was very fond of Rex Whistler’s art though as a teenager, I couldn’t see the attraction. It’s only now, having read more about him and seen more of his art, that I appreciate him. Under-rated, sadly, so I’m glad this book has been written about his very curious friendship with Edith Olivier, who was Laurence Olivier’s aunt.

  3. I like books like First Love, which is different from what you expected but good anyway 🙂 I can’t wait for your thoughts on The Cows! That title! 🙂 I loved Dirty Dancing because my mom made me watch it a million times, but it always reminds me I can’t dance, haha!
    I’m reading my last Orenda Books for the moment, I have a few ARCs and a blog tour coming up so my reads will be a bit different in the next weeks! Happy reading! xx

    • I finished reading First Love today and it was very good – darker than I was expecting but good. I can’t watch Dirty Dancing anymore (long story) but it used to be one of my favourites – I always wanted to learn to dance but I was hopeless! Haha! xx

  4. I’ve noticed a lot of people recommending Goodbye Days recently and have been tempted to pick it up. The concept of coping with grief doesn’t seem to find it’s way into popular literature often so that was nice to see.

  5. What an interesting variety of books you have here! I’m always so impressed with that. And I hope you’ll do a full-on review of Sweet Pea. I’ve been hearing good things about it, and I’d like to get your views.

    • Thank you. I’ll definitely be reviewing Sweet Pea once I finish reading it. It’s taking me a while to read as it’s a large, heavy paperback and my hands aren’t up to holding it for long at the moment. I’m really enjoying the story itself though.

    • I’m slowly re-reading Agatha Christie, who I last read as a teenager, and am really enjoying rediscovering her. I don’t know that I ever read They Came to Baghdad so I’ll look out for a copy of that one. I hope you’ve found something equally good to read next. 🙂

    • I finished reading First Love today and really enjoyed it. It was darker than I was expecting it to be but so well written that I couldn’t put it down, even when it was making me feel uncomfortable. I love a book that grabs hold like that.

  6. I believe I have a copy of ‘One of Us’ here that I still need to read. I should do that soon 🙂 You tackle quite a bit at once! I am still working my way through ‘Let the Right One In and just started Lady of the Rivers.’

    • I’ve always had lots of books on the go at once so it’s just normal to me. One of Us is a really well-written book but it’s such a heavy subject matter so I struggle when my concentration isn’t too good. I definitely recommend it though.

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  8. Great list! I really want to read One of Us as well. I’m reading Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier at the moment, which is great and I just finished Americanah by Adichie, which I absolutely adored. I’ve been on a bit of a roll lately! 😊

    • Thank you. One of Us is really good – it’s a tough read but it’s so well written. I love Rebecca – it’s one of my favourite books. I’ve got Americanah on my TBR and really want to get to it soon – it’s good to know you adored it. 🙂

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