WWW Wednesday (17 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:


Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

This book is so good! If it wasn’t for the fact I’ve had a rough couple of days I think I would have finished this in one or two sittings. It feels like this is going to be a five star read!

Spark Joy by Marie Kondo

I’m enjoying this book and it’s definitely getting me in the right mindset to have another de-clutter once I feel better.

Winter by Ali Smith

This book is incredible and the only reason I haven’t finished yet is because I’m struggling to hold hardback books at the moment. I will get back to this asap though because it’s fabulous!


What I recently finished reading:

The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie

I’ve had this on my TBR since it first came out but I’ve kept putting it off and I don’t know why. I ended up reading the whole novel in one sitting on Sunday, I just couldn’t put it down. It’s an interesting novel and is one that I think will stay with me.

Out of Orange by Cleary Wolters

This was my audio book pick for the last week and I ended up really enjoying it. I wasn’t sure about it at first but it ended up being really interesting. It’s must-read for fans of Orange is the New Black!

Friend Request by Laura Marshall

This book grabbed me on the first page and held my attention all the way to the end. It was one of those novels that I just didn’t want to put down until I knew what was going on. I’ll try to get my review written and posted on here soon.

An Act of Silence by Colette McBeth

This book is such a powerful and prescient novel, I highly recommend it. If you want to know more of my thoughts please click on the title to read my full review.


What I plan on reading next:

Three Things about Elsie by Joanna Cannon

I’m so excited to read this book and didn’t manage to get to it over the last few days but I really hope to start it over the coming week. I just know that this is going to be a real treat, and I’m in need of that just now.

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

I got approved for this book on NetGalley just the other day and I’m so keen to read it. It’s due out on 25th Jan so I’m bumping it straight to the top of my TBR!

Trying by Emily Philips

I was sent a surprise copy of this book around Christmas and it sounds like such a good read that I want to make sure I read it soon. It’ll be in my next book haul so this is a bit of a spoiler 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.

62 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (17 Jan)! What are you reading this week?

    • I just finished reading Anatomy of a Scandal and it was brilliant! It’s going to be tough to review because I enjoyed it so much. I have high hopes for The Woman in the Window, I’m looking forward to starting it. An Act of Silence was really good, I recommend it. Thanks for leaving your link, I’ve read and commented on your post 🙂

  1. Three things about Elsie does sound rather enticing, and such a beautiful cover.

    I’m reading Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent after finishing Kathleen Jamie’s excellent book Sightlines, a set of very readable nature type essays, she’s a wonderful observer of many things.

    I’m also dipping in and out of the latest Granta magazine, No 141 and it’s all Canadian writers. The opening story (a true story) Mangilaluk’s Highway is excellent, if you want a taste of what the journal offers, this story is available on their website granta.com to read for free.

    • I’ve just started reading Three Things about Elsie today and it’s beautiful. It feels like it might end up being one of my favourite books.
      I have The Essex Serpent on my TBR and definitely want to read it this year, I hope you’re enjoying it.
      Thanks so much for telling me about the short story that’s available for free on Granta’s website, I will definitely go look for that. It sounds really interesting. I hope you enjoy the rest of the magazine as much.

      • Yes, there’s something that stands about about Three Things about Elsie that makes me think the same, the author recently shared in a tweet: I’ve just had the most moving email, from a woman in her 80s. It ends with ‘I hope your story helps people to understand the woman I used to be, rather than the nuisance I feel’ and as grateful as I am for lovely reviews (and I really am grateful!) that one email is the best review I could ever have hoped for, because it means by the magical power of a story, I made someone feel a little bit better about the world.
        And that’s all we could ever hope for.

  2. I read The Woman In The Window which was a bit of a slow burner at the start but an interesting mystery that will keep your thoughts running in your head about what’s going on. I hope you enjoy Three Things About Elsie, it’s one I’d love to read as well. Happy reading!

    • I’ve just started reading Three Things about Elsie and it’s gorgeous, I think it’s going to really make me cry but that it could also become one of my favourite books. I’ve not started The Woman in the Window yet but hope to in the next couple of days, I like the fact that the mystery keeps running through your thoughts – I’m intrigued. Happy reading to you too 🙂

  3. I’ve been interested in Anatomy of a Scandal, Hayley. I’m so glad you enjoyed it as much as you did. And the rest of your reads look really good, too. I’m glad you’re having a good reading week.

    • I know just what you mean about Spark Joy, it is ridiculous how in-depth she goes with the advice but these type of books do somehow still motivate me to have a clear out and they’re almost like comfort reading to me in a weird way (but no way am I folding my socks! Haha!). I’ve not heard of the Jennifer McCartney book but I’m definitely going to look out for it now, thanks for recommending it. It sounds very amusing 🙂 I’m really behind on blog reading at the moment but I’ll go read your WWW post now.

  4. Totally agree on Anatomy of a Scandal being a 5* read…something really terrible needs to happen within the last 40% for me to change my mind.
    I also have Three Things about Elsie. It’s been massively raved about, I’m just hoping I get all the feels too 🙂

  5. What a great selection! I’ve heard a lot of good things about Three Things… and The Woman in the Window, and I’m looking forward to hearing your thoughts 🙂

  6. I’ve seen Anatomy of a Scandal around a few blogs this past week or so. It sounds really great! I’m glad you’re also enjoying it.

    thanks for stopping by my WWW post 🙂

  7. Good to hear Anatomy Of A Scandal is living up to expectations! I’ve heard great things about that one. Enjoy your books this week and happy reading!

    • I’ve always been a fast reader, and I take every spare second to read so I get through a lot of books. One book in a week is impressive too, especially if you have a busy life. I’ve just commented on your post and followed your blog. 🙂

      • Cool…followed you back. Correction: I didn’t finish it in a week; finished it this week. Not quite as impressive…and I always have a book with me (in lines, walking, everywhere) so there’s no excuse. Just slow I guess. lol. I used to be faster than this. But it’s not the speed, it’s the journey…or so I tell myself. lol.

        • It’s definitely all about the journey, not the speed. I have times when I struggle to read then other times where I seem to be reading lots of books, I think it depends on how fast we naturally read and what is going on in your life at any given time. As long as you enjoy the books you read that’s what matters most. 🙂

  8. What an inspiring reading list. I haven’t seen Portable before and will now add it to my GoodReads, thanks for this article.

  9. I finished Gordon Brown! Yay! Just have to do 1000 words of review now but I’m sure I’m up to it – he’s festooned with post-it tabs. I’m also finishing off Iris Murdoch’s “The Sandcastle” and then it’ll be a bit of light relief with either the Sue Perkins autobiography or “The Year of Living Danishly”.

    • Yay for finishing the Gordon Brown book, I hope you’re getting somewhere with your review. I loved Sue Perkins’ autobiography, and The Year of Living Danishly was a really interesting read. I hope you enjoy whichever one you decided to read next.

      • Review for Gordon was IN the next day, and the review for The Sandcastle is up. Did you review Sue Perkins? I was a bit nonplussed by the swings between silly and moving. I reviewed it today so my review should be easily findable.

  10. I just finished Calling Romeo by Alexandra Potter, and now I’m reading If you Could See Me Now by Cecilia Ahern. I haven’t written a review of the former book, but I hope soon.

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