WWW Wednesday (23 Oct 2019)! 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: 

Nothing Important Happened Here by Will Carver

I’ve only just started this book as I’m writing this post but I can already tell it’s going to be brilliant. I’m really looking forward to sitting down for a chunk of time and reading this one.

The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

I was in the mood for an Agatha Christie and this one was the first I spotted on my TBR so I picked it up. I’m really enjoying it although I have a strong suspicion about whodunnit which makes me think I may have read this before (perhaps many years ago during my pre-teen years when I devoured all the Agatha Christie books my local library had!).

James Baldwin and the 1980s: Witnessing the Reagan Era by Joseph Vogel

Shamefully, I discovered this was on kindle from NetGalley and I’d been approved to read it almost two years ago. I’m reading it now though and it’s a fascinating read. It’s reminded me that I need to read more of James Baldwin’s writing.

The Eleventh Day by Anthony Summers

I’m on the final part of this book now so I may well have finished it by the time this post goes live. It’s been a really interesting, and at times very alarming read, about the politics in the years leading up to 9/11. It’s a book I’ve had to take my time with but it’s one I’d recommend.

 

What I recently finished reading:

The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer

I bought a copy of this book on my kindle when it was published but when I spotted it on my library audio book app I decided to part-read and part-listen to it. I very much enjoyed this book and ended up reading it in just a couple of sittings. The characters aren’t always very likeable but they were believable and I was keen to see where the story was going to take me.

The Christmas Wish List by Heidi Swain

This is my first Christmas read of the year and I adored it! It’s perfect for the lead up to Christmas and was great escapism for me this week. I’ll be reviewing this one for the blog tour at the end of this month but in the meantime I highly recommend it.

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain by Oliver Sacks

This is another book that I got through my library app and I found it a fascinating listen. Due to having a neurological condition myself I’m always so interested in books about things that affect the brain. This covers quite a wide range of stories and it was engaging the whole way through.

The Last by Hanna Jameson

I’ve had an ARC of this on my TBR since the end of last year and finally managed to get to it in my quest to catch up before the end of this year. I enjoyed this book but it wasn’t quite as good as I was hoping. It felt like it was going to be something different to what it was. Having said that it did keep me reading so it the writing was engaging.

The Silent Ones by K. L. Slater

This was a really good thriller looking at the aftermath of two ten year old girls accused of murder. I was gripped by this book from the start and really enjoyed how the story unfolded. I recommend it.

The Accidental Love Letter by Olivia Beirne

This is such a gorgeous novel about a woman called Bea who recieves a letter addressed to B and decides to open it even though she’s not sure it’s meant for her. I devoured this book and adored it. My review is due to be published today so you’ll be able to find out my full thoughts in that post.

Platform Seven by Louise Doughty

This was another great read. It follows a woman who is dead and her spirit is now stuck at Platform Seven. Gradually she reveals her story and what led to her death. This book was so gripping and I was on the edge of my seat as the story is revealed. I will review this one soon but I recommend it in the meantime.

 

What I plan on reading next:

One Week ‘Til Christmas by Belinda Missen

I’m going to be on the blog tour in a couple of weeks so I’ll definitely be reading this book in the coming week and I’m so looking forward to it. It sounds really festive!

The School Friend by Alison James

This is another ARC that has been waiting to be read for longer than I’d have liked so it’s a priority for me this week. I’m sure I’m going to love this one, it sounds like my kind of read!

The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard

I’ve been wanting to read this book for ages now and I’m in the mood for it so am hoping I can make time to read it this week.

Pretty Is by Maggie Mitchell

This is a book I’ve owned for about three or four years now and I’m still really keen to read it so want to make an effort to pick it up in the coming days!

 


 

What have you been reading this week? I’d love to hear. And if you take part in WWW Wednesdays 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. 🙂

13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (23 Oct 2019)! What are you reading this week?

  1. I’ve just finished Garth Cartwright’s “Going for a Song: A Chronicle of the UK Record Shop” which went into a lot of detail but was very entertaining. I also read a very quick ebook from NetGalley, “The Aunt Who Wouldn’t Die” by Shirshendu Mukhopadhyay which was more of a novella, review coming out later today.

    I have just picked up Clair Wills – “Lovers and Strangers: An Immigrant History of Post-War Britain” to start reading as that’s the oldest book on my TBR that isn’t another music book (I have one on music and politics and a history of post-war music but they’re too close to the record store book to read next) and I’m excited about starting Bernadine Evaristo’s “Girl, Woman, Other”, which I bought in hardback last week.

    I love Oliver Sacks and it’s through him that I found out about my own neurological condition of prosopagnosia (face blindness). And I have a Christmas book on my NetGalley list but I’m holding off reading it until next month (plus I have the first one in its series to read first!).

  2. I couldn’t agree more with KBR, Hayley. You can’t go wrong with a Christie! And that Oliver Sacks book does sound absolutely fascinating. I really like your blend of fiction and non-fiction. It’s a nice mix.

  3. That issue you had with the Christie is one I have all the time with crime fiction. I can never remember which of the Ruth Rendell’s I’ve read until I’m half way through and think it sounds familiar. But even then I never recall who was the guilty party…

  4. I’m so jealous of your copy of Nothing Important Happened Today, I loved Carver’s previous book and can’t wait to read it. I’m also kind of tempted to pick up a Christmas book, it’s probably still too soon but I need my Autumn Christmas fix 🙂

  5. As ever, a fascinating and wide-ranging list. I loved Roger Ackroyd and hope you love it too:). The other one that caught my eye was Musicophilia – this looks to be a really intriguing read:). I hope you have a wonderful reading week, Hayley:)

  6. So many great titles! I definitely can’t wait to get a copy of Nothing Important Happened Today. Have a wonderful weekend! xx

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