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:
We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker
I’ve been wanting to read this book since before it was published so when I spotted the audio book on BorrowBox I immediately requested it. I started listening to it yesterday and I’ve been engrossed in it. It’s one of those novels that you find yourself thinking about whenever you’re not reading it.
What I recently finished reading:
Just My Luck by Adele Parks
This was such a good read! I love Adele Parks’ novels and this one is my favourite of hers from recent years. It follows a family that win the lottery and the fallout from that is further reaching than anyone could have foreseen. I worked out some elements of what was going on but there were still shocks in store, it definitely kept me on my toes.
Big Lies in a Small Town by Diane Chamberlain
I loved this book! It follows two characters in two time periods – Anna in 1939 and Morgan in 2018 as they each come to live in the same small town. I loved both timelines equally and was so keen to find out what was going to happen to both of these women and the people around them. This book was much-needed escapism and I’m so glad I read it.
The Alibi Girl by C. J. Skuse
I got a copy of this from NetGalley a while ago but decided to buy the audio book so that I could listen along to it as I read. I loved it! The story is so intriguing and gripping and I got completely absorbed in the story of this young woman who seems to enjoy pretending to be many different people. There is so much more to her than you see at first and I loved getting to know the real her. The ending was brilliant, so perfect and I have a feeling this is a novel that is really going to stay with me.
The Guest List by Lucy Foley
I also got a copy of this from NetGalley and found myself racing through it. I enjoyed Lucy Foley’s previous novel The Hunting Party but this one was even better! I loved to hate quite a few of the characters, and I enjoyed the way my opinions on some of them changed as the book went along. I thought I worked out what was going on quite early but there was far more to this story that I ever predicted so I love that it shocked me. I recommend this one!
What I plan on reading next:
Haven’t They Grown by Sophie Hannah
I bought this last week and it’s a book I’d been curious about for a while so I think I’m going to try and get to it in the coming days. I love the series that Sophie Hannah writes so I’m intrigued to see how I get on with a standalone by her.
One Split Second by Caroline Bond
I requested this one on NetGalley as I’ve previously enjoyed another book by this author. This sounds like it could be an emotional rollercoaster but I’m just in the mood to pick it up so hopefully I can read it this week.
Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner
This is another NetGalley book and is one I’ve been intrigued by. I’ve seen it get quite a few mixed reviews but the plot has continued to draw me in so I’m going to try and get to it this week.
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. 🙂
32 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (6 May 20)! What are you reading this week?”
I’ve been trying to resist requesting more books from NetGalley before I’ve cleared some more from my To Read shelf. Got to hang on to that 80% feedback ratio badge!
Here’s my WWW https://whatcathyreadnext.wordpress.com/2020/05/06/wwwwednesday-6th-may-2020/
I’ve lost control of my NetGalley requesting recently but I’m just about hanging on to my 80% ratio so I want to make sure I don’t drop below that.
It’s hard to resist temptation. I’m on 83% which gives me a satisfying feeling safety margin. I’m trying to stick to my one in, one out policy. In other words, when I review a book from my shelf I’m “allowed” to request another one. I’m also being spurred on by reaching the 200 reviews Mark and getting a shiny new badge. I’m guessing you’re well ahead of me there.
83% is really good, and a one in one out policy is a great idea. My problem is I request a few but they don’t get approved for a while so I forget about them and then suddenly end up with four or five new books at once. I love getting a new badge, it definitely makes you want to keep reading and reviewing at a good pace. 🙂
So many tempting books! I loved Big Lies in a Small Town, and I’m eyeing The Guest List and One Split Second. Enjoy your week, and thanks for sharing.
All three of those books were good but especially One Split Second and Big Lies in a Small Town. I keep thinking about both of those books. Enjoy your week too! 🙂
Really glad We Begin At The End is good on audio as I’ve got a copy! xx
It’s so good and really works on audio. I finished reading it this week and I can’t stop thinking about it. I hope you love it as much as I did. xx
Just started “A Time in Rome” by Elizabeth Bowen – I need a little travel escapism as I can’t actually go anywhere!
That sounds like a good plan! I hope you’re enjoying the book.
It was grand! Now reading the very wonderful J.B. Priestley!
These do look really good, Hayley. Sounds like there are some really interesting characters among these stories, and for me, that is so important. I’m glad you found so many to enjoy.
I’m definitely getting back to reading again and am loving having the escape. Interesting characters are so important in a good read and I seem to have found a lot of those recently. Thank you 🙂
I’m excited to hear that Just My Luck was good. That one caught my eye in your post last week.
It was really good – it kept me hooked all the way through. I definitely recommend it and hope you enjoy it as much as I did when you get to read it.
My copy of We Begin at the End by Chris Whitaker is held hostage at the post office! 😭 xxx
Oh no!! When you eventually get to read it I’m sure you’ll love it and it will make it worth the wait. I adored it even though it broke my heart. xx
Still working my way through Only the Innocent, by Rachel Abbott
Are you enjoying it? I started this series a few months ago and am finding it gets better and better.
I found the storyline a bit too much for my taste, but would give another one a try. Would also try her other series.
I enjoyed the second book better than the first so maybe you’d find the same. I want to start hew new series too, it sounds really good.
I am really looking forward to The Guest List. It actually sounds a lot like the NaNoWriMo novel I tried writing last year (except I never finished mine and Foley’s will obviously be 100 times better haha). I think Just My Luck looks really cute! I think I’m going to add it to my TBR.
You should carry on with your NaNo novel, I love books like The Guest List and there’s definitely room for more of them. Just My Luck was a good read, I hope you enjoy it if you get to read it. 🙂
The Diane Chamberlain one sounds intriguing.
I have just finished “The Authenticity Project” which I loved and highly recommend. I am currently reading Paul Magrs’ “Fancy Man” which is about a youngest sister moving in a circle of freakish people and very engaging so far, and a book on the world history of running by a Finn which is truly a world history and excellent.
Next up, my NetGalley percentage is at 80 eeeps so something from there, I think! But I want to get to “Where the Crawdads Sing” very soon.
I really enjoyed the Diane Chamberlain, I think this one and her previous one (the title escapes me, sorry) are my favourites that I’ve read of hers.
I will definitely get to my copy of The Authenticity Project soon, it sounds like such a good read.
I’m happy to hear you loved Big Lies In A Small Town Too! And I’m really curious about We Begin At The End; I hope you will enjoy it. Happy reading! xx
Big Lies in a Small Town was so good, I miss it since I’ve finished reading it. We Begin at the End was brilliant, it really got under my skin. I definitely recommend it. xx
We Begin at the End looks really good, Hayley. I hope you enjoy your books:)
It was such a brilliant read, it broke my heart but the writing is stunning. I keep thinking about the characters and wondering how they are now.
That is always the mark of a mind-changing read, when you cannot let the book go…
It really is 🙂
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