WWW Wednesday (24 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:

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan

I picked this book up at the weekend but when I went to mark it as ‘currently reading’ on Goodreads I noticed a reviewer I trust mention that the book contains huge spoilers for the film The Usual Suspects, which I’d never seen. So I put the book down for a couple of days until I had a chance to watch the film (which I loved and am kicking myself for not having watched it before now). I picked the book up again last night and am really enjoying it.

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

I pre-ordered this book ages ago so it arrived on my kindle on release day but I’ve been keeping it to read when I could sit and read it in big chunks. I’ve read about a third of this now and am really enjoying it, it’s swirling around in my mind during the time when I’m not reading it and that’s always the sign of a compelling book!

Eleanor by Jason Gurley

This is my latest pick from my pre-2017 TBR and I’m enjoying it. It’s not what I thought it was going to be but it’s holding my attention so I’m keeping on with it.

How to Survive a Plague by David France

I’ve not managed to read any more of this book this week but I hope to read a chunk of it over the weekend. I just feel like it’s a book that I need to read when I can really take it all in so I like to wait until the right time to pick it up.

What I recently finished reading:

Making Space by Sarah Tierney

I read this in two sittings earlier this week and I really enjoyed it. I’m on the blog tour for the book tomorrow and will be sharing my review so look out for that.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I loved this book so much, I feel quite bereft at having finished it. I was sent this for review so I’ll be reviewing this book soon but in the meantime I highly recommend you buying a copy of this, you won’t regret it.

The Honeymoon by Tina Seskis

I found this to be such a gripping read, it has an increasing sense of malices the book goes on and I didn’t want to put it down. I’ve already reviewed this book on my blog so you can read that here if you’d like to.

The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo

I adored this book, it’s such a beautiful and moving novel. I reviewed this on my blog last week so you can read my review here if you’d like to know more about my thoughts on it.

Becky by Darren Galsworthy

This is such a moving memoir by the father of Becky Watts, the teenager who was murdered by her step-brother a couple of years ago. It’s such an open and honest book, it’s heartbreaking to read.

What I plan on reading next:

The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig

I was contacted by the publicist for this book to ask if I’d like to read it for the blog tour and I immediately said yes as I’ve read and enjoyed a couple of Amanda’s previous novels. I’m really looking forward to starting this book in the next couple of days.

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

I was sent a copy of this book to review a few weeks ago and am really keen to start reading it soon. I’m aiming to get to it over the weekend.

 

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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30 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (24 May) What are you reading today?

  1. I’m still not convinced about Into the Water. I wasn’t a fan of Girl on the Train and have heard mixed reviews of this one. Will be looking out for your review to make my mind up.

    Hope you enjoy One of Us is Lying. I really liked it. My one gripe is that every time I read that title an ABBA song with those lyrics pops into my head 😀

  2. An interesting mix here, I’m not sure if I want to read Becky, it’s all a bit too close to home here, we used to live just up the street from where she was found!

    After saying I can’t read more than one book at a time I currently have three on the go, I have two which are good but I can’t get my head into right now so I’ve picked up a third which is a lighter read and I’ve already sped through 20% just this morning!

    • I didn’t know that – I don’t think I’d read a book like this if it was somewhere near me either.
      Sometimes it’s good to just put your current read down and pick up another book for a change, I’m glad you found something that caught your attention and that you’re enjoying.

  3. You’re having a good reading week, and that’s great! I’ve heard so much about Into the Water; it’s really making quite an impression, and I’m glad you’re enjoying it. The Lie of the Land looks interesting, too…

    • Thank you. The Lie of the Land is really good – it’s all about the break down of a relationship but the couple can’t afford to divorce or even live apart. I’m about half-way through it and really enjoying it. I’d recommend it.

    • I’ve just picked Into the Water back up after leaving it one side for a week or so and I’m really enjoying it. I think it’s a book to be read in chunks, it’d be harder to follow reading it in small bursts as I often usually read.

    • I’ve just always had multiple books on the go at once so it’s just normal to me. I do try and make sure that they’re all different genres or that I’m reading them in different forms (print, kindle or audio) and that helps to keep plots separate. I like to always be in the middle of different books and then I’m always in the mood to be reading one of them – I seem to read more books because of that. I hope you enjoy whichever book you pick up next. 🙂

  4. I’ve heard great things about One of Us is Lying, so I’ll be looking out for your review to see what you thought of it!

  5. Amusingly, I actually did a similar post yesterday myself – Wednesday is usually a day for posting on my professional post but I’d skipped a book review on Tuesday and they’re piling up again. So I posted on what I’d just read, new incomings that I’m looking forward to and what I am currently reading! https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2017/05/24/book-reviews-jules-holland-barefaced-lies-and-boogie-woogie-boasts-and-ronald-rice-ed-my-bookstore/ You look like you’re getting a good variety of different books – always a good idea to mix it up, I think!

    • I’m so behind with reading blogs and replying to comments on my blog at the moment so apologies. I’ve just read the post you linked to here – it’s a shame about the Jools Holland book, I think it’ll be one I give a wide berth to! I like to have a mix of books on the go, it means I’m always in the mood to be reading one of them. 🙂

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