WWW Wednesdays (1 Nov)! 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:


This House of Grief by Helen Garner

I’m back reading this book this week and am finding it very hard to put down. I’m intrigued to know how the case is going to turn out and how it will affect the author of this book.

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

I’m still loving dipping in and out of this book, it really is so wonderful to be learning more about John Peel’s earlier radio shows. I was an avid listener from the late 80s/early 90s onwards but missed out on the shows before that. I can’t recommend this book highly enough.


What I recently finished reading:

The Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan

I recently treated myself to Christmas at the Little Beach Street Bakery and it was only later that I realised it was the third book in this series, of which I already owned the first two so I decided to pick this one up. I love Jenny Colgan’s writing, it always makes me feel happy and this book is wonderful.

Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant

I’ve had an ARC of this on my TBR for way longer than I should have and now I’m kicking myself for not picking this up sooner because I flew through it. I will try and get a review of this written very soon.

All the Good Things by Clare Fisher

This book had me in tears by the end. It’s one of those books where you suspect how it’s going to end as you’re reading but you hope you’re wrong. I loved this book and will be reviewing it as soon as I get my thoughts together.

Aches and Gains by Paul L. Christo

I found this book really helpful and am glad I got the chance to read it. Not all of it was relevant to me but it was good to read about new treatments. I will review this soon too.

Kindness by Jamie Thurston

This book is gorgeous to look at, it’s really pretty and entices you to pick it up. I didn’t find anything new in the tips for showing kindness but it’s always nice to be reminded to be more compassionate.

Snare by Lilja Sigurdardóttir

I loved this book! It’s the first in a trilogy and I’m already eagerly anticipating the next book! I’ve already reviewed this so you can read my thoughts on it here if you’d like to.

One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern

This book has been on my TBR for ages and I finally picked it up a few days ago. It’s not my favourite Cecelia Ahern novel but I enjoyed it, it was a nice feel-good read.


What I plan on reading next:

I’ve decided to take part in #NonFictionNovember at the last minute so am in the middle of sorting out a TBR for that. It means I’ll be reading more non-fiction than fiction this month but I haven’t absolutely decided on which books as yet. I will be doing a separate TBR for this readathon in the next day or two so please look out for that.




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.

20 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (1 Nov)! What are you reading this week?

  1. The books you wrote about sound very good. I’m reading, “Hiking Through: One Man’s Journey to Peace and Freedom on the Appalachian Trail,” by Paul Stutzman. According to my Kindle, I’ve read 75% of the book. I’m enjoying it very much. I love books by people who have gone on adventures, walking or traveling by some other means.

    Remember, “Wild,” they made into a movie? I liked that book even better, but it may be because the author was a woman and I could relate to her better than to a man.

    • I haven’t read Wild yet but it is on my TBR, I must bump it up the list as it does sound like something I would get a lot out of. I like the sound of Hiking Through too so will add that to my wish list soon. I hope you continue to enjoy reading it.

  2. I have just finished Danzy Senna’s “New People” from NetGalley (I found it quite a confusing and uncomfortable read and am not sure how I’m going to review it yet!) and Robert Webb’s “How Not to be a Boy” (slightly less wonderful than expected but still pretty good – a readalong with my husband, who has the audiobook narrated by Webb).

    I’m currently reading “The Ladies of MIssalonghi” by Colleen McCullogh for Brona’s AusReadingMonth.

    I’m about to start Iris Murdoch’s “Under the Net” for my own Great Iris Murdoch Readalong (hope it’s OK to post a link, I’m super-excited about reading all her novels in chronological order … again!) https://librofulltime.wordpress.com/2017/10/31/the-great-iris-murdoch-readalong-how-it-will-work-and-under-the-net-imreadalong/

    Happy reading! I must get the John Peel one on my wishlist!

    • I think I might be getting How to be a Boy for Christmas and am looking forward to it. I’m glad you thought it was pretty good. My husband isn’t a big reader but I’ve got him into audio books so I really enjoy listening to books with him. It’s nice to be able to chat about what we’ve listened to.
      I’m more than happy for you to link to your Iris Murdoch readalong, I’ll go read your post shortly. I bet it’s wonderful to be re-reading her books.

  3. You’ve got some great reads here, Hayley. I’ll be e specially interested in what you think of the Durant; I keep meaning to do a spotlight on one of her novels. And I like the idea of doing a bit of non-fiction, too. It’s nice to read a variety of books.

    • Thank you. I really enjoyed the Sabine Durrant book – it grabbed me right from the start and it really got under my skin as I was reading. I plan to review it once my reviewing mojo returns.
      I do try to read a variety of books so am really enjoying focusing on non-fiction this month. 🙂

    • I feel sure that you will love Snare as much as I did – it was so good! 🙂 I’ve never read any Peter James (although I do have some of his books on my TBR mountain) so want to make an effort to read his books next year. Are you enjoying the book of his that you’re reading? Hope you’re doing okay xx

      • I am! I loved the French snippet I read so I asked him where to find it and he gave me the English version because he knows I read more in this language xD I’ll still buy it in French I guess. I’m falling back in love with French reading.

    • I was hoping to get through all the ARCs I currently have before the end of the year but it’s not going to happen. I need to learn my lesson and not accept so many next year. Still, too many books is better than not enough. Happy reading to you too 🙂

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