WWW Wednesday (5 April) What are you reading at the moment?

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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 is such a great book, I’m really happy to have my reading mojo back after a wobbly few days and to be able to dive straight back into this novel.

The Power by Naomi Alderman

I’m listening to this on audio at the moment and really enjoying it. It really subverts male and female roles, which makes for a thought-provoking read.

Sweet Pea by C.J. Skuse

I’m hoping to be able to finish this book this week. It’s had to be put to one side over the last week or two as I haven’t managed to hold a print book to read but I’m really keen to know how the rest of the novel’s going to go so am going to aim for reading a chapter at a time and see how I cope.

 

What I recently finished reading:

Good as Gone by Amy Gentry

I pretty much read this in one sitting yesterday, it just grabbed me straight away and kept me hooked. I’m on the blog tour for this on Saturday so I’ll be sharing my review then so look out for that.

One of Us by Asne Seierstad

This has been on my currently reading list for a few weeks now but I’ve been struggling to read more serious non-fiction. A couple of days ago I decided to get the audio book version as I thought listening to it might be better for me and I’m glad I did. I finished the second half of the book in just two days. It’s a really hard subject matter but such a well-written book. I originally got a NetGalley copy of this a couple of years ago but I had to DNF it as it wasn’t the right time for me to read it. I then bought my own copy to try again so I’m thinking I may still try and review this.

First Love by Gwendoline Riley

This is such a great read. It’s one of those novels that really got under my skin, and there were parts that made me really uncomfortable and yet I couldn’t stop reading. It’s a book that will really stay with me and I recommend it. I was so pleased that it made the Baileys prize short list this week.

Deconstructing Dirty Dancing by Stephen Lee Naish

I accidentally got this from NetGalley (when I mistakenly clicked on a link in an email from them) and decided I would give it a go. I will review this with it being from NetGalley but I’m not sure that I particularly recommend it as there wasn’t as much analysis of the film as I would have expected.

What I plan on reading next:

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

I’ve had this on my review book TBR for a couple of months now and just haven’t felt in the right mood to read it. Hearing the buzz around it now it’s made the Baileys short list this week has made me want to read it asap as it does feel like it could be a book that I will love.

How to Survive a Plague by David France

I bought this with my birthday money last month and have been keen to pick it up ever since. I wanted to finish One of Us first though as having two long non-fiction books on the go at once felt a bit daunting. I’m really looking forward to starting this.

 

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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32 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (5 April) What are you reading at the moment?

  1. One of Us is hard to read, you do need to be in the right frame of mind. What shocked me was that on the whole he had a good life, none of the horrendous things that usually make people resort to such extreme attitudes and violence.

  2. So happy your reading mojo is back!! Remember when I said your WWW were bad for my wishlist? Well, I confirm, haha! Happy reading! xx

  3. I know what you mean about having to read something when it’s the right time. I’ve had the same thing happen to me. I think it’s good that you decided to try again and see what you thought. Oh, and I hear a lot of good things about The Cows. I really look forward to your review of that one.

    • I’m so glad that I gave the book another chance – it’s definitely one that you have to be in the right frame of mind to read though. I’ll be reviewing The Cows on Wednesday for the blog tour – it’s such a great read, I recommend it.

    • I was so annoyed but I ended up reading the book and it was an okay read. I finished Sweet Pea in the early hours of this morning and it was so good. I’m going to try and review it very soon. I’m so behind with replying to comments, and catching up with blogs at the moment but I will go read your post now. 🙂

    • I’ve read a few books from the Baileys longlist and they were all great. I’m now hoping to read the shortlist but I don’t think I’ll have read them all before the winner is announced. The Power is very good, I hope you enjoy it if you decide to read it.

  4. So glad your reading mojo is back and it seems in full swing as you have loads on the go again! I’m currently reading Strange the Dreamer it’s a bit of a beast of a book but exceptional aswell so I’m kind of enjoying that it’s taking a while to read.

    • Sweet Pea is so good – it’s not scary in the way I thought it was going to be as it has so much dark humour in it. I loved it. Deconstructing Dirty Dancing is great for fans of the film but it didn’t have as much in-depth analysis as I was hoping it would. I’d recommend it though if you loved the film, it’s a real nostalgic read.

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