WWW Wednesday (10 Jan)! 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:

Winter by Ali Smith

This book was one of my Christmas gifts from my husband and it’s such an incredible novel. I’m deliberately reading it slowly because I want to savour it, to make sure I don’t miss a thing.

An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth

This book is so good! It’s one of those books that’s really hard to put down and I may even finish reading it before this post goes up. I’m on the blog tour for it on Friday so my review will be up then.

Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin

I started reading this before Christmas but got side-tracked by Christmas reading. I’ve been wanting to get back to it though so I’ve picked it back up this week. It’s such a heartbreaking book but so important.

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

I can never resist a de-cluttering book and this is my latest pick! I’m enjoying reading this and making paragraphs that I can refer back to. It’s inspiring me to want to have another clear out in my house once I recover from this horrible lingering virus that I have.

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters

This is my latest audio book and it’s okay. I was intrigued when I spotted it as it’s by the woman who inspired the character of Alex in Orange is the New Black. So far it’s not grabbing me but I want to give it a bit longer to see if it picks up.

 

What I recently finished reading:

South and West by Joan Didion

I picked this up after really enjoying reading Blue Nights towards the end of last year. South and West didn’t move me in the same way but it was a really fascinating read non-the-less. I recommend this one.

Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker

This is a review book that has languished on my TBR for way longer than it should have but I’m pleased to say that when I read it over the last few days I enjoyed it. I’m hoping to get my review written and posted for next week so pleased look out for that.

Forgiveness is Really Strange by Masi Noor

This is a graphic non-fiction novel and I’ve been really keen to read it so I was thrilled to spot it on Netgalley recently. It’s a short book but it really made me think. Once I’ve digested it a bit more I will be writing a review on here.

The Deaths of December by Susi Holliday

This was such a good read for around Christmas time and I’m really glad I picked it up. It’s a fast-paced read and I really enjoyed it.

What I plan on reading next:

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

I’ve had this book on my review pile for a while now and time has got away from me but I’m finally going to make this one of my next reads. I’m really looking forward to this, it’s one of my anticipated reads of this year.

Three Things about Elsie by Joanna Cannon

I’ve been saving this book to read this month because Joanna Cannon’s writing always feels like a solace. I’m planning to find an afternoon where I can just curl up and get lost in this book. It’s another of my highly anticipated reads for 2018.

Waco by David Thibodeau and Leon Whiteson

This is another review book and I’ve been really intrigued to read this one as I’ve always been fascinated by cults so this book caught my eye.

 

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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23 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (10 Jan)! What are you reading this week?

  1. You’ve had a good reading week, Hayley! And such an interesting variety of books, too. And it looks as though you’ve got some fine reads coming up, too. I hope you’ll enjoy them.

  2. I recently read and reviewed Running: Cheaper than Therapy, which was an ideal gift for the runner in your life, although I bought it for myself!
    I’m currently reading Iris Murdoch’s “The Sandcastle” for my Iris Murdoch readalong, and loving it, and Gordon Brown’s autobiography, to review for Shiny New Books, which is a LARGE book I should have read more of by now. It’s interesting, though.
    Coming up I have my other review book and maybe something a little lighter!

    • Cheaper than Therapy sounds like a good read. I find myself drawn to books like this even though I can’t do proper exercise myself anymore, it still inspires me to keep pushing with my physio and to keep trying. I hope you’ve managed to make some headway into the Gordon Brown book. I do enjoy political memoirs, they make for interesting reading.

  3. I’ve seen Ali Smith’s Winter recommended on Simon’s Savidge Read’s booktube channel. Do you follow him? He’s very good! Apparently they are a series.
    I too have Anatomy of a Scandal on my Kindle TBR and I treated myself to the hardback of Three Things About Elsie – gorgeous! I picked it up last week from Waterstones as apparently some had been released early due to a warehouse error 🙂
    Thanks for visiting my WWW – https://bookboodle.co.uk/2018/01/10/www-wednesday-january-10th

    • I do watch Simon’s channel, he’s great. Do you follow his blog too? I’m forever adding books to my wish list after seeing his recommendations.
      Winter is brilliant – I loved the first book, Autumn, but I think Winter might be even better. I’m really enjoying it.
      I started Anatomy of a Scandal this morning and it’s so good!

  4. As ever, an amazing spread of books, Hayley:). I like the sound of Winter and the non-fiction graphic book sounds absolutely fascinating. I hope you have an enjoyable reading week.

    • Winter is a brilliant novel, I highly recommend it. I loved Autumn but I think Winter is even better. Forgiveness is Really Strange is a really interesting book, I didn’t expect it to affect me as much as it did. Thank you 🙂

  5. I’ve been meaning to read Emma In The Night for a long time! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading.

  6. I’m intrigued by An Act of Silence, so I’m looking forward to your review! I’m also dying to read Anatomy of a Scandal! I love how your WWW posts always make me discover new titles! Happy reading, dear Hayley! xx

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  8. Hi. Only just found this blog so hope to keep up to date with your recommendations.
    Since Christmas I have been reading:
    Conclave by Robert Harris. A nice quick read, but a great story teller
    The Silent Companions. A nice read but I’m afraid I couldn’t agreee with the hype.
    The women in the window. An enjoyable, quick paced read. Believable characters
    Three Things about Elsie. A lovely book. A mystery combined with a poignant book about old age and friendship and loneliness.

    I also want to read Anatomy of scandal, and Emma in the night sounds interesting, hadn’t heard of that one. My TBR pile is soooo massive though I really must resist!! Well for a few weeks at least! 🙂

    • Thank you, I hope you find some good books on my blog. I’ve just followed your blog too. 🙂
      I hope to read The Woman in the Window soon, it does sound good and I’m pleased that it didn’t disappoint. It’s a shame that The Silent Companions wasn’t quite as good as you hoped, I think that can happen sometimes when a book has so much hype. I’m looking forward to Three Things about Elsie, I love Joanna Cannon’s writing.
      I’m loving Anatomy of a Scandal, it’s excellent. Emma in the Night was a good read. Have you read the author’s previous book All is Not Forgotten, that book was brilliant.
      My TBR is huge too, I’m trying not to buy so many books this year but it’s hard to resist sometimes!

      • Hi. Thanks for the message and follow. It’s not really a blog as yet 😦 set it up to be but then got a promotion at work!, so what with now working 4 days a week, 2 teenagers, housework etc its taking a back seat, but still keeping up with my reviews. 🙂
        ATM am reading Dangerous Crossings by Rachel Rhys and Anna by Amanda Prowse which she kindly gave me a free automatic read link for via Netgalley. :).
        Have downloaded Emma in the Night and will look for the other one. Thanks for the tip.
        My not getting any more books didnt last very long! already brought Anatomy of a Scandal which I will hopefully read next.
        Take care

        • I have Dangerous Crossings on my TBR and hope to read it before too much longer, I hope you’re enjoying it. The new Amanda Prowse sounds very good too, I’ll look out for that one.
          I can never resist new books either, I’m trying really hard but keep spotting one or two that I have to have. I hope you enjoy reading Anatomy of a Scandal as much as I did.

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