WWW Wednesdays (18 Oct)! 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:

In a Cottage in a Wood by Cass Green

I got a copy of this book from NetGalley recently and was keen to read it so picked it up yesterday. It’s a really fast-paced book and I found myself drawn in very easily. I’m looking forward to getting back to this one very soon.

This House of Grief: The Story of a Murder Trial by Helen Garner

This is a book that’s been on my TBR for a while and so when I spotted it on the pile the other day I decided to give it a try. It’s a really engrossing account of a murder trial; it’s one of those books that whilst being non-fiction it reads like fiction so is easy to get into and follow. I’m intrigued by the story and to see what happens later in the book.

Where Love Begins by Judith Hermann

This is a short novel and one I enjoy whilst I’m reading it but I’m finding that when I put it down I’m not drawn back to it. I think I maybe need to make the time to just sit and read to the end in one sitting as it’s perhaps a book that needs to be read like that.

Trust Me by Zosia Wand

I’m really enjoying this book, it’s got me enthralled. The only reason I haven’t read it in one sitting is because it’s a print book (rather than an ebook) so is harder for me to hold for long periods. I definitely recommend this book though.

Good Night and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Britain by David Cavanagh

This is my current dip in and out of book and I’m enjoying it so much. I loved listening to John Peel so this is a wonderful book to re-live his radio shows and to think back over the music I’ve discovered because of him. I recommend this one to music fans.

Aches and Gains: A Comprehensive Guide to Overcoming Your Pain by Paul L. Christo

This is a really useful book for anyone who suffers from chronic pain, or anyone who is close to, or cares for, someone with chronic pain. I’ll be reviewing this book once I’ve finished reading it.


What I recently finished reading:

Titanic Love Stories by Gill Paul

This is another book that has been on my TBR for ages but I finally picked it up a couple of days ago. It’s a short book with some background on the Titanic but the focus is on the honeymooners who were on the ship. I found this to be a much more emotional read than I was expecting, it’s heartbreaking to think of those young couples and all their hopes and dreams.

All the Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker

I’m ashamed to say that this is a review book that I’ve had on my TBR since earlier this year. It’s been too difficult for me to read print books in recent months so this has just had to wait until I was stronger. I finally picked it up this week and read it in just a couple of sittings. It’s such an engrossing read and I found it really got under my skin. I’ll be reviewing this one very soon.

Anything You Do Say by Gillian McAllister

This is a take on the Sliding Doors idea and is such a great read. I found this very difficult to put down as I was desperate to know how things were going to turn out in both scenarios. I’ll be reviewing this one soon too but I recommend it.

Blue Nights by Joan Didion

I’ve had this one for a while too and decided to pick it up at the weekend. It’s such a moving and honest memoir of the love Joan had for her daughter, and how she is coping with the loss of her. This is one of those books that is painful to read but at the same time I found I could identify with a lot of the emotions. It’s a book I feel sure I will pick up and re-read in the future.


What I plan on reading next:

Snare by Lijia Sigurdardóttir

I was sent a copy of this to review for the blog tour so I will definitely be reading this in the next week or so. I’m really looking forward to this one – the cover on its own was enough to have me intrigued about the story and to want to read the novel.

The One That Got Away by Annabel Kantaria

This is another review book that’s on my TBR and I’ve been so keen to read it. Now I feel a bit more able to read print books I’ve put this one at the top of the pile. I hope to read it in the next week or two.



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.

17 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (18 Oct)! What are you reading this week?

    • I’ve just always read this way so I don’t really know any different. It helps to either read different genres (so a thriller, a non-fiction, lit fic etc) so as to keep the storylines separate in your head. Or read in different formats (a hardcover, a paperback, an ebook and an audio book). I like always being in the middle of a few books as it means I’m usually in the mood to read one of them and I get more reading done that way.

  1. In a Cottage in a Wood sounds like my kind of books! I really want to read Anything You Do Say! Everyone’s been talking about it! I hope you enjoy Snare, it’s on my list, but I won’t be reading it before… December! I’m currently reading London Noir, and I have three other books to read this week, including one in French! Happy reading, dear Hayley! xxx

    • I’m on the blog tour for Snare soon so definitely need to get to it in the next couple of days. I’m looking forward to it, it sounds a bit different. Anything You Do Say was so good, I’m sure you’ll love it as much as I did. Happy reading to you too xxx

  2. You’ve got some fabulous reads. And it sounds as though more are on the way. I’ve been wanting very much to read the Garner, as I keep hearing a lot of good things about it. I hope you’ll post a review.

  3. I really enjoyed Letters From The Lighthouse recently. It looks like you’ve got some great reads coming up.

  4. As ever, I’m impressed at the range and variety of books you’re reading and have just finished. I particularly like the look of Anything You Do Say. Have a great week, Hayley:)

  5. The John Peel one looks really good, that’s going on my list.
    I just finished Allison Pearson’s “How Hard Can it Be”, which I enjoyed quite a lot, but haven’t reviewed yet (even though it’s a Netgalley book and I’m stuck on 74% reviewed again!). The last reviewed was Lynsey Hanley’s “Respectable”, and my review didn’t do this hard book on class justice, unfortunately.
    I’m currently reading Stuart Maconie’s “The Pie at Night” about Northerners at play, but the print is TINY so I’m struggling a bit.
    Next up is the next Netgalley read, I think Eva Woods’ “Something Like Happy” or Danzy Senna’s “New People” or Georgette Heyer’s “Snowdrift and Other Stories” (OK, we know it’s going to be the Heyer).
    Happy reading!

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