WWW Wednesday (10 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:

The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

I started this book yesterday and it’s so good, I just want to sit and read all day long. Unfortunately, I can’t but I will be reading in every spare second I have today!

The Zero by Jess Walters

I found this book on my Kindle recently but I couldn’t remember buying it so I looked the synopsis up and it sounded interesting. I started reading it this week and I’m hooked. It’s based around the 9/11 terrorist attacks but it’s told through the viewpoint of a police officer who is losing chunks of time and becoming increasingly confused, so it’s all out of order and strange. It’s a great read so far though and I’d recommend it.

Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby

I was sent this book for review a couple of months ago and am finally reading it. It’s a brilliant memoir of a heart surgeon – his writing about the surgeries he’s been involved with are incredible.

How to Survive a Plague by David France

This is an outstanding book about the AIDS crisis. It’s a look at the doctors and scientists trying to figure out what this disease was, it looks at some of the people affected by AIDS and it’s such a powerful and moving read.

 

What I recently finished reading:

Fairytale Interrupted by RoseMarie Terenzio

This is the memoir of John F. Kennedy Jr’s assistant and is an interesting read. It’s much more about RoseMarie but it’s fascinating to learn more about John and his wife, Carolyn. I also enjoyed reading about the setting up and launching of George magazine.

The Comfort of Others by Kay Langdale

This book is wonderful, I’ve been completely enthralled with these characters and I didn’t want to come to the end of their story. I’ll be reviewing this on my blog soon.

The Way Back Home by Freya North

I found this on my Kindle the other day when I was re-organising it and decided to start reading right away. I really enjoyed this book, it’s not my favourite of Freya North’s book but it was a good read. I do love how characters from Freya North’s previous novels pop up in later books, and in this one it was Cat and Django so I did love finding out how they were both doing.

The Elephant in the Room by Jon Ronson

This is a very short book, just 52 pages long, about the run-up to the 2016 American Presidential election. It focuses on two or three people that are believed to have held a lot of influence with Donald Trump, and it makes for an interesting read.

My Dear I Wanted to Tell You by Louisa Young

I found this on my Kindle too – shockingly it’d been on there since 2012! I’m annoyed that I didn’t pick it up until this week as once I started reading I absolutely fell in love with the story. It had me hooked all the way through and I immediately wanted to read the second book in the trilogy.

The Heroes’ Welcome by Louisa Young

This is the second book in the above series and I read it straight after the first book. I enjoyed this novel but it because it starts immediately where the first book finishes it feels like one book in my head. That’s not a bad thing though. I’m not looking forward to reading the third book and plan to get to that very soon.

Dead Woman Walking by Sharon Bolton

This book is brilliant, I think it may even be my new favourite Sharon Bolton novel. I’m trying to get my review written at the moment so hopefully I’ll get that posted on here very soon.

 

What I plan on reading next:

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

I’ve had this book on my TBR since it was first published and I’ve still not got around to reading it. I know that the next book in the series is coming out very soon so I’m keen to catch up.

 

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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45 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (10 May) What are you reading today?

    • It does seem to be very popular at the moment. I loved the author’s first novel so have been really looking forward to reading this one. It’s very good so far – I wish I could just sit and read all afternoon as I don’t want to have to put it down.

  1. Is it okay that I want all of your current reads? Haha! I particularly love The Honeymoon’s cover! I’ve been thinking about getting Missing, Presumed when I heard another book was coming!
    Happy reading my dear! xxx

  2. There are so many interesting reads in your post this week! I want to add them all to my TBR. I have a tendency to neglect non-fiction, but How To Survive A Plague and Fragile Lives sound poignant and interesting.

  3. You have such a great variety of reads, Hayley. I’ve heard a lot about Missing Presumed, and I would like to read that one. I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying the rest, too.

  4. I’ve read “When Dimple Met Rishi” today, by Sandhya Menon, a really nicely done romantic YA book about a pair of late teens at a coding conference in the US, both Indian-American but with differing views on family values. Really enjoyed it and I’ll look out for more by this author (this was via NetGalley).

  5. Hi Hayley,

    I am impressed with the number of books you are currently reading. It is very rarely you will find me starting one book before finishing the last. I don’t know how you cope with having four books on the go!

    I’m not big on reading memoirs or other non-fiction, but you have some great fiction titles that I want to get my hands on – ‘The Way Back Home’, ‘Dead Woman Walking’ and ‘Missing Presumed’, which seems to have been hugely popular with other bloggers as well as yourself.

    Great post, thanks for sharing 🙂

    Yvonne

    • I’ve always had multiple books on the go at once so it’s just normal to me. I like to be in the middle of lots of books so that I’m always in the mood to be reading at least one of them.
      Dead Woman Walking was a brilliant read, and I enjoyed The Way Back Home. It wasn’t my favourite Freya North book but it was still a good read. I hope to start Missing, Presumed today or tomorrow so I’m looking forward to that.
      Thank you 🙂

    • Fragile Lives is such a fascinating read. I’ve been enthralled in the stories of the surgeries the author’s performed. I highly recommend it. The Honeymoon is fab – I’m begrudging real life for getting in the way of my reading today as I just want to find out what’s going to happen. 🙂

  6. I love the sound of your current reads! And I can’t wait to pick up a Sharon Bolton book now. Enjoy your books this week and happy reading!

  7. You’ve definitely made me want to read The Honeymoon! I like the sound of the Surgeon book too – I’ve been enjoying memoirs a lot more lately!

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