WWW Wednesday (17 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:

Becky by Darren Galsworthy

I saw this on my audio book subscription yesterday and decided to make it my next listen. It’s a really sad book by the father of Becky Watts. It’s a very open and honest book, but very emotional to read.

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

This book isn’t what I thought it was going to be but it has me hooked. It’s a really heartfelt, emotional read with some intrigue mixed in so I’m keen to know where this book is going.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

This is such a great read. I’m so intrigued by Eleanor and am looking forward to reading more of this book and finding out more about her.

The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

This book is a brilliant read – it’s one of those books that grabs you from the first page and keeps you gripped. I don’t know who to trust and am so keen to find out what’s going on!

How to Survive a Plague by David France

I’m still finding this book a fascinating read. I need to be in the right headspace to read this so it’s taking me a while but it is an excellent book and I recommend it.

 

What I recently finished reading:

Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff

I’ve had this on my TBR for ages so when I spotted it on my audio subscription yesterday I decided to listen to it. It’s an enjoyable enough book and I’m glad I finally read it.

Fragile Lives by Stephen Westaby

This memoir of one of our top heart surgeon’s was an incredible read. I’m trying to write my review of it now and hope to get that finished and posted soon but I can definitely recommend it.

Missing, Presumed by Susie Steiner

This book has been on my TBR since it was published over a year ago and I’m kicking myself for not reading it sooner because I really enjoyed it. At least reading it now means I’m ready for the sequel coming out soon. I’ll definitely be buying that and will read it soon.

The Zero by Jess Walter

I’ve had this book on my TBR for a long time but it finally caught my eye last week so I started reading and found it very hard to put down again. It’s a novel based around the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York and it follows a police officer who is working at Ground Zero. He begins to have lapses in memory and is increasingly confused so the novel jumps around a lot and gradually the pieces come together for the reader and it all falls into place. I really enjoyed this book and I recommend it.

 

What I plan on reading next:

I Know My Name by CJ Cooke

I was sent a copy of this book by the author and have been excited to read it ever since it arrived. I can’t wait any longer to read it so am planning to pick it up this week.

New Boy by Tracy Chevalier

I was pre-approved to read this on NetGalley a couple of weeks ago and have been very much looking forward to it. I really hope I can finally get to read it this week.

 

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 (17 May) What are you reading today?

  1. I really like the sound of The Honeymoon. I didn’t get the ARC but will buy a copy of it someday. It sounds really good and I like the setting. As for Missing Presumed, I have heard good things about the second book. I hope that you will enjoy it. Happy reading 🙂

  2. A great mix here as always! I don’t know how you juggle so many at once I can’t keep multiple books going at once my brain fries! I’ve just started Red Sister which is a highly rated fantasy that is definitely living up to its reputation, I’ve taken a bit of a break from fantasy so it’s nice to jump back in with something so gripping.

    • I’ve just always had multiple books on the go at once, ever since I first learnt to read 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 read one of them. I’ve heard of Red Sister, it sounds interesting so I’m glad you’re enjoying it so much.

      • I would love to be able to read multiple books at once. I have tried it several times but I always get in a pickle! Red Sister is very good and not heavy fantasy so quite a good crossover book for people like yourself who wouldn’t normally read the genre. It’s very well written and so far has had me laughing, crying, and gasping and I’m only at 60%!

        • I try to make sure that all the books I’m reading are different genres and that way they stay separate in my mind. I’ll look out for Red Sister, it sounds interesting. I think I need to try fantasy again, I’ve not read any since my teens when I sickened myself of it. I love a book that can make me laugh and cry so it does sound good. I’m glad you’re enjoying it so much 🙂

          • Yes there are some fantasy novels which are really heavy and a slog to get through. Fantasy has so many sub-genres though that it’s fairly easy to find something you can enjoy and steer clear of the ones you would find too much.

  3. I’ve got New Boy on my pile as well, but who knows when I’ll get round to it… I’m so pleased you enjoyed Susie Steiner – she’s one of my new discoveries and I really enjoy her work, have now read the second as well. Have fun with your reading, sounds like you’ve got more than enough to keep you busy!

  4. Thanks for sharing this great list – you have a lot going on! I’ve been meaning to pick up a book by Tracy Chevalier – I haven’t ready anything of hers since Girl with a Pearl Earring. Looking forward to seeing your review of New Boy. Sounds like a completely different story from Pearl Earring. Happy Reading!

  5. Great list. I have just finished Reconciliation For The Dead by Paul Hardisty and am now reading I’ll Eat When I’m Dead by Barbara Bourland. Struggling to get my head out of Reconciliation as it had such an impact on me! Next up is Sandlands by Rosy Thornton 😀

  6. I’m still reading sleazy Jools Holland because there’s enough that’s interesting … just about. And a book called My Bookstore where American authors share an essay each on their favourite indie bookstore, which is great, but getting a little samey, so might have to be interspersed with some other books!
    I just finished the last two in Arnaldur Indriðason’s Reykjavik Murder Mysteries.
    Next on the list is either a NetGalley read, another Furrowed Middlebrow review copy or a book on the history of microfinance banks. Probably two of these, one for downstairs and one for upstairs.

      • Yes, it kind of works for me – either something I wouldn’t want to eat with or a nice edition upstairs, something more to eat or sit in on the sofa with downstairs, and whichever is handbag-friendly for if I go out!

  7. Just requested Eleanor. Doubt I’ll be approved, it’s slightly too late and there’s too much of a buzz 😀 but I think I will be reading it sometime in the future anyway.

    Know My Name sounds pretty cool, I don’t know – that’s great cover presentation! Instantly draws you in, doesn’t it. I wonder how you’ll feel about it. Hope I don’t miss the review!

    • I hope you get approved for it as it is a great read, I’m really enjoying it. I can’t wait to start I Know My Name – I’ve loved the author’s previous books so have high hopes for it. I feel sure it’ll be a fab read.

  8. I want to read The Honeymoon as I’ve long been an admirer of Tina Seskis and this sounds like a real winner – I’ve also got my eye on New Boy by Tracey Chevalier so I’ll be checking out your review of that one.

  9. I just finished Strange the Dreamer. I am honestly no sure how I feel about it right now. Letting it sit for now before review. I am currently reading The House by Bentley Little. I am enjoying his writing style so far. My sister is a huge fan, so I felt it was time to check his work out.

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