WWW Wednesday (3 May) 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:

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young

I’ve had this book on my TBR since 2012 so I thought it was about time I finally picked it up. I’m really enjoying it and wishing I’d picked it up sooner!

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

I’m still very much enjoying this book but haven’t managed much reading from a screen, even my kindle, this week as my eyes have been really sore. I hope to get back to this very soon though as it’s such a great read.

The Comfort of Others by Kay Langdale

This book has also fallen by the wayside a bit this week due to my fall last weekend as I’ve been struggling to hold print books even more than normal. I really hope I can get back to this soon as it’s a beautiful novel.

How to Survive a Plague by David France

I’ve read a bit more of this book this week and am still finding it such a powerful read. I really hope to have time to read a big chunk of it soon as I think it is a book to really make time for.

What I recently finished reading:

Block 46 by Johana Gustawsson

This book is one that will stay with me. It’s such a harrowing read at times and yet one that you can’t stop thinking about when you’re not reading it. I’m actually on the blog tour for this today so you can read my review here if you’d like to.

The Wild Air by Rebecca Mascull

This book is wonderful – I enjoyed every single second of reading it and highly recommend you pick it up soon. I reviewed this for the blog tour this week so you can read that here if you want to know more.

Foxlowe by Eleanor Wasserberg

I’ve had this on my TBR for a little while now so when I spotted it was available on my audio subscription service I decided to listen to it. I really enjoy it and listened to it in just two sittings.

The Bookshop by Penelope Fitzgerald

This book is brilliant, I can’t believe I’d not read it before now because once I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. There was so much in this short novel that I already feel like I want to read it again! I highly recommend this if you’ve not read it before.

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman

This is another novel that I listened to over the last week. I’m not sure what I was excepting this to be about but it turned out to be something different – I still really enjoyed it though. It’s a YA novel but it’s done really well and I now want to listen or read the author’s first novel.

Titanic Lives by Richard Davenport-Hines

I found this audio book very interesting. I already knew quite a lot about the people involved with Titanic but there were things I didn’t know that I learnt from this book, which were fascinating. I recommend this if you’re interested in Titanic.

What I plan on reading next:

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Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

I had this on pre-order and it arrived on my Kindle yesterday. I was so keen to start reading it immediately but need to finish one of my current reads first – hopefully I can start it today or tomorrow though!

 

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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47 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (3 May) What are you reading today?

  1. I liked Paula’s first book. Seen mixed review about this second one. I will wait for your review on it . Hopefully, it will be a good reading experience for you. Enjoy your current and upcoming reads. Happy reading.

  2. Oh, I do want to read Dead Woman Walking. I just haven’t gotten to it, yet. And Block 46 sounds, from all I’ve heard, like an excellent book. You’ve definitely got some good reads going!

    • Thanks so much – The Wild Air really was wonderful, I definitely recommend it. I’m looking forward to starting Into the Water, hopefully I’ll get to it this week.
      I’m so behind this week but I’ll go read and comment on your WWW now. Thanks for leaving your link 🙂

  3. I’m glad you enjoyed Radio Silence so much – I loved it too. I love the look of Wild Air – as ever reading about your reading list is enjoyable and informative:). Have a great reading week, Hayley.

  4. I’ve heard so many great things about Block 46 and I definitely can’t wait to get a copy… And Dead Woman Walking sounds great as well. I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading! Here’s my WWW.

    • Block 46 is such an excellent novel – it’s harrowing at times but still one you want to keep reading. I recommend it. Dead Woman Walking was brilliant – it might even be my new favourite Sharon Bolton novel! Thank you 🙂 I’m really behind this week but I will go read your WWW post now. Sorry for being so late.

  5. I got approved for a digital ARC of Hunger by Roxanne Gay and I am DYING to start it. I’ve heard great things about it. But, I only use my Kindle to read at night and only for probably two hours a week. As a result, I’ve been reading The Patriots by Sana Krasikov for literally months and months (it’s 500+ pages) and according to my Kindle I’m only 58% through and I want to finish it because it’s good but I also want to read Hunger! My life is very difficult.

    • Hunger does sound brilliant, I was thinking of requesting it too. I know what it’s like when you get a new book you’re keen to read but still need to finish the one you’re already reading. I hope you get to finish The Patriots soon and can start Hunger.

  6. I am seeing great things about Into the Water from some trusted bloggers, so I really hope you enjoy it! I am still working on Lost Boy and started I Am Legend on audio for when I am working. Hope you are you having a great week!

  7. Yay for voice reading apps! Because I had your boost to entertain me as I was brushing my teeth 😀 such a good way to catch up.
    Also, yay for kindles too, because I totally agree that holding print books can suck loads.
    For some reason I just remembered The Goldfinch. Have you read that?
    I’ve just finished reading a nice fantasy about 1930s street urchins which was kind of refreshing! I’ll blog about it sometime soon. But now I’m looking for a nice nonfiction to let my drama-brain rest 😀 dug through the entirety of NG yesterday, but didn’t find anything too good. I found this though, a true story, sounds good, what do you think? https://s2.netgalley.com/catalog/book/111773

    • That is a great way to catch up with blogs, I might have to try that too.
      Yeah, I wouldn’t be able to read as much as I do without my kindle.
      I have The Goldfinch on my TBR but I haven’t read it yet. I’m a huge fan of Donna Tartt – The Secret History is one of my favourite books ever – but because there are long gaps between her novels coming out I like to wait to read them so there’s less time to wait (if that makes sense!). I’m looking forward to reading it though. Have you read it? Die you enjoy it?
      I just looked up the book you liked the sound of and it sounds really good. Did you get it? I hope you did and that you enjoy it. 🙂

      • Yay for reading apps indeed! Yesterday I swear I cleaned HALF THE HOUSE while listening to the last book from NG. I didn’t even feel the time pass. SO GOOD.
        Oh, DO read the Goldfinch! I still remember that book with the feeling “oh, I wish I could unread it and read it again!” cause it’s nothing like reading a book like that for the first time. Almost jealous that you haven’t read it yet 😀
        Actually, I haven’t read anything else by Donna Tartt yet, although I have bought one, can’t remember which one. The Little Friend or The Secret History…
        But yeah, your reasoning totally makes sense. It’s why I haven’t read all the Harry Potters yet 😀 cause what do I read when I run out? lol
        And the spy book – my request is still pending. But I got approved for like EVERYTHING ELSE, so I don’t mind at all even if I don’t get it 😀 sounds totally cool though.

        • Yeah I listen to books when doing housework, and my physio exercises and it really makes the time go by so much faster. Plus it means we get more reading done, which is always great.
          I would like to read The Goldfinch this year when I have time to just get completely engrossed in it as I know I’m going to love it. The Secret History is incredible – it’s one of very few books that I re-read and I love it more every time. The Little Friend was really good but The Secret History is in another league! 🙂
          I hope your request gets approved but in the meantime yay for all the other approvals you got. 🙂

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