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:
Good Night and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Britain by David Cavanagh
I’m still enjoying reading this book a few pages at a time, it’s making me feel nostalgic for John Peel’s brilliant radio shows.
What I recently finished reading:
It’s Not Yet Dark by Simon Fitzmaurice
This book is so beautiful; it’s heartbreaking and life-affirming at the same time. I’ve put off reading this book for such a long time as I thought it might be too much for me but now I wish I’d picked it up sooner. This is definitely a book that I will keep and I know I’ll re-read it in the future. I’m going to try and review this one if I can get my thoughts together.
This House of Grief by Helen Garner
This was a hard book to read, in an emotional sense, and I needed a break in the middle of it but I’m so glad that I picked it back up. It was fascinating to read the story of a trial from the viewpoint of a journalist watching it all unfold. I think this may become one of my favourite non-fiction books.
A History of Britain in 21 Women by Jenni Murray
This was the first book I finished for Non-fiction November and I enjoyed it. It was interesting to see which women someone else picks as the most influential and interesting in British history. I didn’t agree with all of her choices but it was fascinating to learn more about all of these women.
What I plan on reading next:
A Pound of Paper by John Baxter
I’m planning on picking this book up next as I think my brain could do with a slightly lighter non-fiction book after finishing The Emperor of All Maladies and It’s Not Yet Dark. I’m excited to curl up with a book about books and reading on these colder, darker evenings.
The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell
This is my other lighter, fun non-fiction read for this week. I’ve had this on my TBR for ages and am so keen to read it, especially as I’ve heard such good things about it.
Chase the Rainbow by Poorna Bell
This is a review book that I was sent a little while ago and I put it off due to the subject matter. I think it’s important to talk about mental health though so I’m going to try and read and review this book in the coming week or two.
What are you reading at the moment? Have you finished any good books recently? Which books are you 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.
7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (8 Nov)! What are you reading this week?”
I love the sound of The Everything Store. I seem to be a compulsive Amazon buyer…so learning more about how it came to be definitely interests me. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST
The House of Grief is one of my favourite nonfiction books of all time – glad to hear you ‘enjoyed’ it too
What a great variety of books you have here, Hayley! And it sounds as though you’ve been enjoying them all, which makes it even better.
Ooh, A Pound of Paper is great and I have Danishly on my TBR but won’t get to it for a little bit, I’ll have to save up your review.
I finished Iris Murdoch’s “Under the Net” this morning for my re-reading project, oh, it was GREAT even on the fourth read! I am currently reading the big biography of Angela Carter and about to start on Angela Thirkell’s “The Headmistress” for the Undervalued WOmen Novelists Thirkell reading week. Arrived today and next up is Icebreaker which is to review for Shiny New Books (travel book about the far North, yum), and I just won Tim Ferriss’ book of little stories by mentors from NetGalley which is out this month so argh basically.
I’m always intrigued by your books! 😀 I hope you have a great week of reading.
What a great selection! I don’t read much non-fiction, but I’m tempted by a few of these 🙂 My This Week in Books post is here: https://josbookblog.co.uk/2017/11/08/this-week-in-books-08-11-17/
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