WWW Wednesdays (27 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!

My Current Reads

Living My Best Life by Claire Frost

This book caught my eye when I was re-organising my bookshelves recently and I knew I wanted to read it soon. It follows two women in alternating chapters as they navigate being single and trying to move on with their lives. I started it yesterday and I’m really enjoying it.

The Familiar Dark by Amy Engel

I started reading this book a couple of days ago and am gripped by it. It follows a woman in a small town who is trying to come to terms with her daughter’s murder. I read and loved The Roanoke Girls by this author and I think this book is going to be even better!

The Babysitter by Phoebe Morgan

I’m reading this one stave at a time on the Pigeonhole app and I’m completely engrossed. It follows multiple characters in the wake of a woman’s murder and the abduction of the baby she was looking after. There are so many people who might have done it and I don’t trust anyone. It’s a real page turner and I’m eagerly anticipating the final stave after midnight tonight!

Afraid of the Light by Alex North

I’m also reading this short story collection on the Pigeonhole app and it’s utterly brilliant. Every single story has been so good. I’m loving getting just one story a day, it’s a great way to experience a short story collection.

My Recent Reads

His and Hers by Alice Feeney

I really enjoyed this thriller, it’s a return to form for Alice Feeney. I didn’t want to put this book down, it’s full of characters to dislike and I love that. The novel is told in alternating chapters from Anna and her ex husband Jake and it really is a page turner.

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

This book is incredible! I read it in one sitting and I just adored it. It’s the story of a woman who lives with her boyfriend and has her life planned out then one night she has a very vivid dream set five years in the future where she’s living with a different man in a different apartment. For me though this is really a novel about female friendship and it’s gorgeous! This is a new favourite for me and I already want to read it again!

The Catch by T. M. Logan

I enjoyed this one and have already reviewed it so you can read my thoughts here. It’s a rollercoaster of a novel and really keeps you on your toes!

Just Mercy by Bryan A. Stevenson

This book is brilliant. It’s so eye-opening and heart-breaking and a really important book that everyone should read. It’s the story of a young black lawyer as he navigates a system that holds such awful prejudices. He fights for his clients but what people go through it so shocking, even when you know it happens it’s still shocking to read it. I highly recommend this one.

Stranger, Baby by Emily Berry

This is a poetry collection that I’ve wanted to read for ages and I’m really glad that I finally picked it up. It’s a collection that explores grief for the loss of a mother and I found it very moving. Some poems brought a lump to my throat on first reading and others took repeat readings for me to grasp them. I really appreciated this collection and I recommend it.

What I Might Read Next

Little Disasters by Sarah Vaughan

I read and enjoyed the author’s previous novel Anatomy of a Scandal and so have been really looking forward to her new book. I think this one follows two women who were friends years ago but their lives have moved on and now they’re back in each other’s lives again.

The Day We Met by Roxie Cooper

After reading and loving In Five Years last week I’m just in the mood to read something else that is similar to it and The Day We Met sounds like it could be the perfect pick. I’ve had this on my NetGalley shelf for way too long so I really want to get to this one in the coming days.

Blurred Lines by Hannah Begbie

This sounds like a very prescient novel about Becky who sees her boss with a woman who’s not his wife and she turns a blind eye but then the woman accuses her boss of rape Becky is forced to think about what she saw and what she should do next. I think this sounds like such a compelling novel.

The Split by Sharon Bolton

I love Sharon Bolton’s writing so am always keen to read her latest novel without even needing to know what it’s about! I think this one is a cat and mouse novel about a woman who moves a long way from home to escape her past but it starts to catch up with her. It sounds like there are lots of secrets and lies. I can’t wait to read this one!

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. 🙂

16 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (27 May 20)! What are you reading this week?

  1. I’ve always wanted to join in and post some WWWs! Great post this week, Stranger, Baby is a book I’ve seen a lot and have heard good things about.

  2. Some good books here! I’m glad you seem to be up to full power with your reading again, too. I have just finished Pamela Brown’s “Golden Pavements” and given up on Roxane Gay’s “Not that Bad” (DNFs post published today!). I’m still reading “The Boundless Sea” which I have to review next Wednesday, and I’ve also just started Emma Dabiri’s “Don’t Touch my Hair” (as I wanted to be reading a book by a person of colour at the end of this month, hence my go at “Not that Bad”) which is very engaging so far. I am about to start Jacky Klein’s massive (but heavily illustrated) book on Grayson Perry which is the last of my Thames & Hudson books to review for Shiny New Books.

  3. Oh, I have my eye on that Sharon Bolton, Hayley. I really do like her work. And this one sounds like a really good one. And I very much want to read the Stevenson, too.

  4. I’m happy to hear you enjoyed The Catch and I like the sound of The Familiar Dark! I also can’t wait to get a copy of The Split. Happy reading! xx

  5. Oh my goodness, Hayley – well you’re certainly back to form with the range and number of books you’re fielding. Such a range, too… I particularly like the look of In Five Years and Living My Best Life – have a lovely reading week:))

  6. Some great picks here – I also have Living your Best Life to read, so I’m glad you’re enjoying it so far! I really like Alice Feeney’s novels so think I’ll add His and Hers to my TBR list – it sounds very intriguing! I also have The Split on my kindle to read, and Little Disasters so I’ll be interested to see what you think of them when you get around to reading them! 🙂

    • Thank you. I enjoyed Living Your Best Life so I hope you do too. I thought His and Hers was a return to form for Alice Feeney as I loved her first book but thought her follow up wasn’t quite as good. His and Hers was such a page turner, I loved it. Little Disasters was excellent, even better than Anatomy of a Scandal. 🙂

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