WWW Wednesdays (2 Sep 20)! What are you reading this week?

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!

Current Reads

These are the four books that I’m currently reading. All of them are excellent but I’m really intrigued by The Upstairs Room at the moment so that is my main read.

Spring by Ali Smith

The Upstairs Room by Kate Murray-Browne

Here Is The Beehive by Sarah Crossan

Dear Reader by Cathy Rentzenbrink

Recent Reads

I really enjoyed all four of these books this week. I think Three was my favourite as it just went in a direction that I wasn’t expecting and completely shocked me. I also loved Long Bright River, I’m so pleased I finally got to read it.

Three by D. A. Mishani

Long Bright River by Liz Moore

Grace is Gone by Emily Elgar

My Friend Anna by Rachel DeLoache Williams

What I Might Read Next

I’m still not reading as much as I normally do, I just don’t feel motivated to pick a book up. Once I’m reading I do enjoy it though so I’m hoping this feeling passes soon. The books that most appeal to me at the moment are these four so hopefully I’ll get to read them this week. 🙂

The Storm by Amanda Jennings

In Black and White by Alexandra Wilson

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi

Writers and Lovers by Lily King

31 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (2 Sep 20)! What are you reading this week?

  1. I’m always so interested by people that can read so many books at a time!! I can push myself to do two but even that’s rare, how do you do it?

    • I like being in the middle of lots of books as I’m usually in the right mood to read one of them. I find the plots stay separate in my head but it helps to read either different genres or to read in different formats (I always have an ebook, an audiobook and a print book on the go at once).

  2. Hope your mojo comes back Hayley, not reading anything at all myself at the moment, am praying some cosy reads will do it given the time of year! Great post x

  3. I know what you mean about not reading as much as you normally would, Hayley. You’re not alone. I’m wondering whether it’s partly the anxiety of the times. At any rate, you have some great books there, and I give you credit for having several of them going at once. I can’t do that as well as I used to do.

    • I think you’re right and a lot of it is just because of the times we’re living in. My husband’s job situation has been a bit precarious due to Covid which was worrying (thankfully he’s now working from home and his job is safe for the moment). I don’t think I always realise how underlying worries are affecting me.

  4. As ever, I’m awed by the sheer range and variety of the books you read. I’m sorry that you are still struggling to get focused, but as I visit a number of book bloggers – you’re not alone. There are a lot of folks who find they simply cannot get as involved. And a lot of my author friends are really struggling to write, too… I love the sound of Writers and Lovers – it’s a constant pull, to balance a fulfilling, responsible personal life against the demands of trying to create something that takes hours and hours of being alone. Thank you for sharing, Hayley:)

    • Thank you. It’s so weird at the moment because I feel like I feel okay (if that makes sense) yet at the same time I’m out of sorts when it comes to reading and blogging. I think I just need to be easier on myself about it, we are living through such strange times. It helps to know other people are feeling like I am. I didn’t manage to start Writers and Lovers last week but it’s top of the stack to read this week. 🙂

      • Oh yes! And I find that I am suddenly panicking in all sorts of situations which before wouldn’t have remotely bothered me… So I think being kind to ourselves must be the order of the day:)))

  5. I’ve been a bit slower this week as I’ve had a lot of work on. I finished Angela Thirkell’s Northbridge Rectory but I’ve read it before recently so I’m going to do a joint review with the next one of hers I read. I was reading Elizabeth von Arnim’s Father on Wednesday, and Horse Crazy by Sarah Maslin Nir, which is a NetGalley win I’m also reviewing for Shiny. Not sure what’s up next but it might be the next Nadiya Hussain novel or the next Thirkell for a quick win.

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