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:
Dead Mountain: The Untold True Story of the Dyatlov Pass Incident by Donnie Eichar
This is a book that I heard about a while ago and then forgot the author and title but I had remembered the blurb, so when I got an email from Amazon this week recommending it to me I immediately bought it! I’m reading this now and it’s such a disturbing and yet fascinating read about a group of hikers in 1959 who went missing and were found dead in strange and unexplained circumstances. A lot of the book is recreating who the people were and the trail they walked before they came to harm and I’m finding it so interesting.
Something To Live For by Richard Roper
I’m only a few chapters into this novel but I can tell it’s going to be a book that I love. It follows a man who has a lonely life, and his job is to deal with the funerals of people who have died alone and have no family. His work colleagues want to start a Come Dine With Me idea of each member of staff cooking for the rest of their team at their home on rotation so I’m really keen to see what this leads to!
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud and the Last Trial of Harper Lee by Casey Cep
I finally picked this book back up this week and I read most of it yesterday! I’m so glad I got back into this because it’s such an interesting read. I’m up to the final section now and learning how much input Harper Lee had into Truman Capote’s research for In Cold Blood is fascinating.
What I recently finished reading:
The Trouble With Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
This was my third pick for my 20 Books of Summer challenge and I’m so happy that I finally read this. What a gorgeous novel – so funny in places and moving in others. I have a lovely hardback of this but I found the audio on Scribd* so I part-listened and part-read it. The narrator, Paula Wilcox, is so perfect for this book and she really added to the novel. I will try to write a full review of this one soon.
The Perfect Betrayal by Lauren North
This book was everything a psychological thriller should be and I loved it. I’ve already reviewed this so you can find my full thoughts here if you’d like to know more.
Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
I’ve had an ARC of this on my TBR for way too long but I finally picked it up at the weekend and I read it in one sitting. I found this a really engrossing read, it had so much more to it than I was expecting and I really enjoyed it.
Last Seen Alive by Claire Douglas
I’ve finally replaced my library card and downloaded BorrowBox so I can borrow audiobooks from there. I had an ebook of this but when I saw the audio I decided to listen to it. I flew through it and was listening to it every spare minute I had as I was so keen to find out what was going on and how it was all going to end. I recommend this one.
Keep You Close by Karen Cleveland
I really enjoyed this new thriller and found it hard to put down. I’m going to be sharing my review of this one tomorrow so please look out for that then.
What I plan on reading next:
The Last Stage by Louise Voss
I love Louise Voss’ writing and was hoping to get to this book this week but didn’t quite manage it but it’s definitely on my stack to read next! I can’t wait!
The Hidden Wife by Amanda Reynolds
I was delighted to be approved for this book on NetGalley recently and am really keen to read it so I’m planning on making it one of my reads for the coming week!
Normal People by Sally Rooney
This is likely going to be my next pick from my 20 Books of Summer Challenge as I’ve found the audio on Scribd* so I’m going to part read my hardback and part listen to the audio. I found Conversations With Friends easier to get through on audio so am hoping it also adds to the reading experience of this one too.
*I’m a paid member of Scribd (as mentioned above) and they have given me a code that will allow you to sign up and get two months free (and I would get one month free). If you’d like to try them out here is the link. I love Scribd and highly recommend them.
What have you been reading this week? I’d love to hear. And if you take part in WWW Wednesday or This Week in Books please feel free to leave your link below and I’ll make sure to visit and comment on your post. 🙂
9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (26 Jun 2019)!”
Some excellent books, Hayley! I should really read that Joanna Cannon one. It’s been on my shelf for ages!
I hadn’t heard of it but I am loving the sound of Dead Mountain. It sounds absolutely fascinating and I love these kinds of real life mysteries.
I also like the sound of Something to Live For but I suspect it could be a little too sad in places for me.
It always makes me smile when our reading overlaps particularly when it isn’t for ‘current’ books. I have just finished Something to Live For (it is a book I loved) and I have also recently finished The Trouble with Goats and Sheep which I also read for my 20 Books of Summer challenge.
Furious Hours sounds really interesting – I think I heard the author talking about it on the radio recently – and I’ve seen a lot of love for the Richard Roper.
Here’s my WWW: https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/www-wednesdays-26th-june-19/
You’re having a good reading week, Hayley! I’m hoping you’ll do a review of Furious Hours, especially. I’ve been hearing a lot about that book, and it sounds great. Your other reads sound good, too.
I’m reading Lighthouse Beach by Shelley Noble this week!
I’m eyeing The Perfect Betrayal. Enjoy!
I really need to read The Trouble With Goats, I have had it on my TBR for so long. Enjoy your upcoming books.
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