WWW Wednesdays (20 May 20)! 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: 

The Catch by T. M. Logan

This is a gripping novel and I’m really enjoying it so far. It’s follows a man who is immediately suspicious of his daughter’s new boyfriend and sets out to find out more about him. I’m only about 20% into it at the moment but I’m definitely intrigued about where this is going to go!

Just Mercy by Bryan A. Stevenson

This is such a heart-wrenching look at one young lawyer’s experience of the American justice system. The cases he works are really get under your skin and are hard to read at times. It’s so well-written though and it’s such an interesting and eye-opening book.

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

I’ve only read a few pages of this one since last week and to be honest I’m struggling with it. I’m getting a bit fed up of reading about this man and his sex life and the way he talks about women. I do want to persevere for a bit longer but it may end up being a DNF. Have you read it? Is it worth continuing with?

A Fabulous Creation by David Hepworth

I haven’t listened to anymore of this one this week as it’s an audio book that my husband and I are listening to together and we just haven’t made time to listen to anymore this week. We’re both enjoying it though so will be listening to more this week.

 

What I recently finished reading:

Haven’t They Grown by Sophie Hannah

This book had my engrossed and intrigued by the end of chapter one! I was so curious to know what was going on with these children that seemingly hadn’t grown at all in twelve years. I had many suspicions as I was reading and not a single one was correct! I did feel the ending was a little bit of a let down but it didn’t spoil how much I enjoyed the rest of this rollercoaster novel!

Know My Name by Chanel Miller

This is an incredible book and I recommend it to everyone. Chanel Miller was sexually assaulted by Brock Turner and this is her story. She is so open and honest throughout this book and that makes it such a powerful read. I could really identify with a lot of what Chanel thought and felt and I admire her so much for telling her story.

 

Nightingale Point by Luan Goldie

This is another stunning book. I bought it on a whim ages ago knowing nothing about it (it’s since made the Women’s prize list this year) and finally picked it up a few days ago. I read the whole novel in one day as I just didn’t want to put it down. It’s about a disparate group of people who all live in the same tower block when one day something awful happens. The novel is told in the before and the after and I just adored the writing. I’ll definitely be looking out for more by Luan Goldie in the future.

One Hundred and Fifty-Two Days by Giles Paley-Phillips

This is a NetGalley book that I got recently and have been waiting for the right time to pick it up. It’s a novel in verse about a teenage boy whose mum was very ill and later died. I thought this would be an emotional read, and it really was in moments, but it was also a very believable book about being a teenager and all that comes with that. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it.

 

What I plan on reading next:

I’m very much reading by whim at the moment and don’t know what I’ll be in the mood to read in the coming week but these four books below are ones that have caught my eye on my Kindle. The first three are review books so I’d really like to try and read them so I can review them. The fourth book is one I treated myself to recently after reading fab reviews and I’m really keen to read it!

The Mothers by Sarah J. Naughton

Heatstroke by Hazel Barkworth

Familiar Dark by Amy Engel

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

 

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. 🙂

12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (20 May 20)! What are you reading this week?

  1. Reading on whim is a great way to read! I have only heard bad things about Fleishman is in Trouble – just self-indulgent posturing by a horrible man. You have better things on your TBR I’m sure! I’ve just finished reading “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, reviewed today, which was OK but could never have lived up to the hype. I’m currently reading “Rewild Yourself” by Simon Barnes, slowly, at the same time as my best friend; it’s very good so far but we’re going to spread it out to savour it, and a book on the Oxford Inklings which is a bit tricky as I find I only really know about Tolkien and C.S. Lewis and there’s sort of an assumption you know the Christian fiction, etc., of the other members! Also reading my massive book on the oceans but enjoying it greatly. Up next are two Pamela Brown Blue Door Theatre Company reprints – “Maddy Alone” and “Golden Pavements”. One arrived in 2018 and the other in 2020 and I didn’t want to read the first one during my 20 Books of Summer then be aching to read the second with no time to do so, so have promoted both of them and should be able to slot them in before the end of the month. And working on a lovely Grayson Perry book at the weekend. Happy reading!

  2. I’m glad you’ve got some good books there, Hayley, even if Fleishman is in Trouble isn’t your thing. Now, me, I’m almost always comfortable abandoning a book if I’m not enjoying it. Life’s too short…

    I really do want to read the Stevenson, so I’m looking forward to your review when you’ve read that one.

  3. Don’t know what The Heatwave is about, but it looks very summer-y! Also I’ve heard so many good things about Just Mercy, definitely something I need to add to my TBR.

  4. I think I read Haven’t They Grown with a different title…Perfect Little Children. Sophie Hannah’s books often have alternate titles in other countries. It was interesting, though.

    Many tempting books! Enjoy.

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