WWW Wednesday (19 April) 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:

Titanic Lives by Richard Davenport-Hines

This is my current audio book and I’m finding it really interesting. I’m over a quarter of the way through it and it really is focusing on various people involved in the Titanic – be it the wealthy people who would be traveling or the shipbuilders that worked on Titanic before she set sail.

The Comfort of Others by Kay Langdale

I’m on the blog tour for this next week and am interviewing Kay Langdale for that. I really wanted to read the book before then so I could also review the book if I can, and I have to say that this is a beautiful novel that I’m very much enjoying.

He Said/She Said by Erin Kelly

I had to put this book to one side for the last few days as I just haven’t been in the right frame of mind to read in this genre. I picked it up again last night though and found it very hard to put down so I’m sure I’ll be finishing this and writing my review very soon.

How to Survive a Plague by David France

This is such an interesting book – the way France has looked at the scientists, the doctors and the patients makes sure that this remains a very human book. It’s so powerful and incredibly moving.


What I recently finished reading:

This Love by Dani Atkins

I finished reading this book yesterday afternoon and then spent 20 mins sobbing. It’s not often that a book affects me so much but I really got caught up in this novel. Once I’ve got myself composed I will be writing a glowing review of this gorgeous book.

What I Talk About When I Talk About Running by Haruki Murakami

This was my recent audio book and I really did enjoy it. I bought it in a daily deal on a whim and I’m glad I did. It may seem a bit strange to read a book about running when I can barely even walk but I actually got a lot out of this book and would recommend it.

The People at Number 9 by Felicity Everett

I had an ebook review copy of this book but decided to listen to the audio book and found the book much more engaging on audio. I’m in the middle of writing up my review now so hope to share that on my blog very soon.

The Affair by Amanda Brooke

I’ve already reviewed this book on my blog so you can read that here if you’d like to. I really enjoyed reading this book, it had more to the story than I was expecting and I’d recommend it.


What I plan on reading next:

The Wild Air by Rebecca Mascull

I was so excited when I was offered this book for review and I just can’t wait any longer to read it, it sounds amazing!

Block 42 by Johana Gustawsson

I’m on the blog tour for this book at the start of May and have been looking forward to reading it ever since I first heard about it. I think this is going to be one of those impossible to put down books!


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.

21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (19 April) What are you reading today?

  1. I am definitely going to have to start giving this post a go, I love reading about what everyone else has been reading (and, you know, topping up my TBR pile, hehe!). Although I’m not sure I’d get through as many books as you each week! These sound like great reads!

  2. Oh, I can’t wait for your review of This Love! 😦 for the sobbing but when a book gets you this way, usually it means it’s a good one! I’m reading Block 46 in French and English next week 😀
    Happy reading my dear! xxx

  3. What an interesting lot of books you have! I’ve heard that the Langdale and the Kelly are very good. And the Gustawsson sounds fascinating, too. I’m looking forward to your reviews of them when you’re ready.

  4. I’m currently reading Memortality which is pegged as a fantasy but is more science fiction, based around people who have a gift that means they can will the dead back to life. It’s been an interesting read so far. And having given up on my last book halfway through, I’m quite grateful for it!

  5. I just finished reading, “All That Can Be Shaken,” by Eva Zarley. It is a true story of how her husband had a nervous breakdown and then slid into schizophrenia. It is quite sad, especially how the medical profession let them down.

    I also finished, “We’ll Always Have Paris,” by Jennifer Coburn. This was a fun and interesting book to read about the authors travels through Europe with her daughter. The first trip, her daughter is 8. By their last trip she is 17. I found I had to look up the places they visited because they sounded so interesting and I wanted to see pictures of the different museums etc. that she wrote about.

  6. Today I’m just reading and re-reading and re-reading my final project due for my Graduate Fiction Writing course. I’m getting pretty sick of it and it’s no longer making sense, so perhaps it’s time for me to immerse myself in a novel!

  7. I actually have the Murakami one in Japanese! One day.. when I have time again. I might even read Japanese again xD

    I don’t know any other ones on your list. Titanic sounds quite interesting though! I’ve been into good non-fiction lately.

    I hope your week has been better. How are you feeling?

    Meanwhile, I’m still reading a weird mixture of The Fifth Season, The Baking Powder Wars and Quackery (yep, like I said… non-fiction xD). Oh yes! I just posted a review of The Radium Girls. So I’m gonna share with you cause you said you thought that was an interesting book. Here you go: http://avalinahsbooks.space/the-radium-girls/

    Other than that, gosh, am I glad it’s a Friday. Have a nice weekend 🙂

    • I always wish I could speak another language, it must be great to read a book in the original rather than just the translation.
      I finished the Titanic book this morning and it was really interesting. I’d recommend it.
      I’ve had a tough week tbh – I had an awful fall on Saturday and really hurt the whole of my left side. I still feel shaken by it now. I’ll be ok though.
      The Radium Girls sounds like such a fascinating book, I’d quite like to read that one. I’m really enjoying non-fiction at the moment so will add it to my wish list! Your review is fab – I’ve just read and commented on it. Thanks for sharing the link, I appreciate that 🙂

      • I used to speak 7. But then I became busy and now I don’t know. Maybe I’d get by. But languages tend to be forgotten once you stop using them. I learned them all when I had it as a hobby. Now blogging is my hobby and eats all of my time 😀
        Aw, so sorry about your fall 😦 not the best time to take a fall. I hope you’re slowly getting better.
        The Radium Girls really was something special. I should be having the author’s interview on the blog next week, so I’m excited 🙂
        As for non-fiction, I’ve started Quackery lately, I can’t remember whether it was your blog or someone else’s I found it on. People had the weirdest cures, good lord! Antimony and Radium and whatnot.

        • Wow, that’s amazing. I’m in awe of you being able to speak so many languages. I used to be able to speak french years ago but I never used it and now I can only remember a few words.
          It’s been a rough week since my fall, I’m all bruised and sore but I’ll be ok. Thank you.
          I’ll look out for your interview with the author of The Radium Girls 🙂
          I’ve not heard of Quackery but it sounds interesting, you’ll have to let me know what you thought of it. 🙂

          • *Having been able to 😀 it’s all in the past now.
            French is the only one I couldn’t speak, really, so 😀 there you go! French is so complicated with the spelling though, I could just never get motivated enough to tackle it.
            Aw, I hope you feel better soon. I’ve also had a relapse in my… health problems. Mine are more the mental kind though, meh.
            And Quackery is awesome! It’s like that picture encyclopedia you used to flick through when you were little, except it’s about weird silly treatments people used. The best one so far – blowing tobacco smoke up someone ass (NOT a figure of speech!!), meanwhile, considering mouth to mouth a vulgar technique. Wow, huh?

          • Thank you. I’m sorry that you’ve had a relapse too – it has such an affect on your life whether it’s mental health or physical health, doesn’t it? I hope you get back on an even keel soon.
            I like the sound of Quackery – I always thought the blowing smoke thing was just a figure of speech so I’ve learnt something new! Haha! I used to love picture encyclopaedias when I was young so I think I may have to get this book. 🙂

  8. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on Titanic Lives. In 8th grade, our entire spring semester in science was spent researching the Titanic in preparation for a field trip to the Natural Museum of Science and History featuring an extensive Titanic exhibit. I loved that trip, but I remember several of my classmates crying at the end of the exhibit. When we went in, we were each given a ticket with the name, age, and a short background of real individuals who boarded the Titanic. At the end, there was this massive wall. You could find your name and what happened to you.

    • That sounds like a really interesting school trip, and very moving too. I’ve always been fascinated by the Titanic – my Great-Grandad had kept his newspaper cuttings from the days following the sinking so when he showed them to me when I was a child it made such an impression on me. I finished Titanic Lives this morning, it was a really interesting book about the people involved – I’d recommend it.

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