WWW Wednesday (7 June) What are you reading this week?

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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:

Baby Lost by Hannah Robert

This is an incredible moving memoir about a woman who was in a car accident when 8 months pregnant and her baby didn’t survive. She ends up in a court battle to try and have her baby recognised as a victim of the crash.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

This has been a book that I’ve heard about so many time and I finally bought a copy last week and I wanted to read it right away. It’ll be a book that I read on and off for the next few weeks.

The Nest by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney

I bought this book earlier this year and have been really looking forward to reading it so it was my pick this week. I’m really enjoying reading this novel.

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus

This book has ended up being a little different to what I was expecting but it’s drawn me in and I’m now hooked. I’m really intrigued to know whodunnit now!

The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig

This is a fascinating novel about the break-up of a marriage. I’ve only got a couple of chapters left to read and I’ve loved every minute that I’ve spent reading it. My review will be on my blog on Friday so please look out for it then.

Based on a True Story by Delphine de Vigan

I’m afraid that I haven’t read anymore of this book since last week. It’s entirely down to my real life interfering with my reading mojo, and I was enjoying this book so much that I decided to put it to one side rather than risk my current mood affecting my enjoyment. I hope to pick it back up very soon.

What I recently finished reading:

Into the Water by Paula Hawkins

I finished reading this at the weekend and it’s still swirling around in my mind. I definitely recommend this one!

Be Awesome by Hadley Freeman

I’m sorry to say that this book was a disappointment for me. It’s one of the books that has been on my TBR for a while and I picked it up the other day expecting a real mood boost of a book but it wasn’t that. It may have been that I’m older than the target audience but I’m not sure that I’d recommend this to anyone.

How to Survive a Plague by David France

This book was incredible! It was so moving and powerful. I was furious at the way people were treated back then, I was heartbroken reading some of the personal stories. It  was awful to read of the politics that led to delays in treatment. I recommend this book to everyone. Please go read it!

After Anna by Alex Lake

This is another book that has been on my TBR for a while and I ended up listening to the audio last week. It was a fast-paced read that kept me hooked but it was very predictable. I’m still interested to read another novel by the author though.

What I plan on reading next:

The Child by Fiona Barton

I was sent an ARC of this book a few weeks ago and it’s really calling to me from my TBR so I’m hoping to start reading it in the next week.

Idaho by Emily Ruskovich

I got approved for this on NetGalley recently and have been so keen to read it. I hope to be able to start 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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13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (7 June) What are you reading this week?

  1. So many of your books sound wonderful. I’m looking forward to reading, “This is not the end: Conversations about Borderline Personality Disorder.” I’ve barely had time to read lately, and I find reading blogs takes a lot of my “reading books” time. Lol But I love blogs as much, or more than my books.

  2. I could not read that one about the baby. Brave lady (author and you).
    I am currently reading “Landscape in Sunlight” by Elizabeth Fair, a really gentle book about a village just post-WWII and from a set of ebooks the republisher sent me, and “The Road to Sparta: Running in the Footsteps of the Original Ultramarathon Man” by Dean Karnazes, which is my online Runner’s Bookshelf read for this month – a humble and inspiring chap.
    I’ve just finished “Popular” by Mitch Prinstein and am writing up my review today for Shiny New Books, that was 20 Books of Summer #2. Next up should probably be a physical TBR book!
    Happy reading!

  3. I haven’t been to your blog for way too long! I’m actually making a list of my fave bloggers now so I can not miss visiting them for more than a week, cause it’s just too hard to keep all you lovely people in my mind all the time. Especially the website addresses 😀

    How have you been? How is your health?

    I know the thing with reading a REALLY good book and then just.. somehow putting it down for no good reason. I’ve done that so many times in the past! I have tried figuring out why I do that, but I just… Have no clue. My only idea is that I sort of try to prolong the fun and put it away, so I don’t gobble it up. But that sort of breaks the fun apart as well. I know it’s silly but I still do it!

    Baby Lost sounds like a great book, but so sad. I remember I thought of requesting it, but then thought better of it. I mean, dang. It will DEFINITELY get me down.

    Oh yeah, I didn’t tell you probably. Imagine this, my sister (she lives in US) sent me a SIGNED copy of The Radium Girls! Oh my gosh, right! My first signed book as well. How awesome is that? 🙂

    Alright, off to read your other posts then 🙂

  4. I never could get into Devil in the White City, but loved The Nest. You have so many good books here!

  5. Once again, great fun to see the extent of your reading tastes – I really like the sound of One of Us is Lying. How to Survive a Plague was bound to be an upsetting read – I recall some of biased and ignorant reporting at the time…:(. Have a great reading week, Hayley.

  6. After Anna was predictable but I liked it.However, the author’s newest book ‘Killing Kate’ was a DNF for me. I hope that you will find a book that you enjoy though. Happy reading 🙂

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