WWW Wednesdays (20 Jan ’21)! 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

The Sight of You by Holly Miller

I have an ARC of this book from NetGalley but I recently bought the audiobook in an Audible sale so I’m part listening and part reading to this one and I’m really enjoying it. I’m intrigued by the premise and am keen to listen to more to find out where this story is going. It feels like it might be a heartbreaker!

One by One by Ruth Ware

I started reading this one last night and I’m hooked! I love mystery books set in an isolated location where the murderer can only be one of the few people staying in the particular place. In this case the location is an isolated ski chalet where the group become trapped following an avalanche. It’s perfect for this time of year and I’m keen to get back to it.

The Arrangement by Robyn Harding

I picked this book off my Kindle on a whim and I’m really enjoying it. It’s fast-paced and gripping and I’m interested to see where this is going. The novel opens with a young woman calling her dad for help after she is arrested for murder and then it goes back to four months earlier and we get to see what leads up to the present day.

Because of You by Dawn French

I’ve had an ARC of this on my Kindle for a while now and I’m kicking myself because now I’ve started reading it I’m loving it. It’s one of those books that I want to keep reading to see how it’s going to end but I also don’t want to rush because I don’t want to finish it. This novel follows two women who both give birth on the same day but only one of them gets to take a baby home with her. We then see what happens in the years that follow.

Recent Reads

After the Silence by Louise O’Neill

This book wasn’t the thriller that I was expecting it to be but it was such a brilliant exploration of people and of the insidious way that one person exerts power and control over others. There is a moment towards the end of this book that gave me goosebumps and I can’t stop thinking about it.

Little White Lies by Philippa East

I borrowed the audio book of this one from the Borrowbox app and it was a good book to listen to. I didn’t love it as much as I thought I was going to but it did keep me hooked all the way to the end.

True Story by Kate Reed Petty

I finished this book a few days ago and I still aren’t sure how I feel about it. I think I need to let this one sit with me for a while before I attempt to write about it.

Fifty Fifty by Steve Cavanagh

This was one of those novels that is really hard to put down. We follow the case of two sisters who each blame the other for the murder of their father. I was racing to the end of this one to find out if I was right about whodunnit! I was a little disappointed with the way this novel ended but I did enjoy the time I spent reading the rest of it.

When the Lights Go Out by Carys Bray

I’ve been wanting to read this book for a while as I’m a huge Carys Bray fan and I’m so pleased to say that this absolutely lived up to my expectations. I keep thinking about this one and wondering how the characters are doing now!

The Last Resort by Susi Holliday

This was an enjoyable, fast-paced thriller.

What I Might Read Next

The Book of Two Ways by Jodi Picoult

The Hidden Girls by Rebecca Whitney

Intimations by Zadie Smith

24 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (20 Jan ’21)! What are you reading this week?

  1. There are so many interesting titles on this list. Glad you are enjoying ‘One by One’. It wasn’t my favorite book by Ware but it was an interesting read either way.

    Enjoy your books this week. Happy Reading.

    • That’s so good to know! I’m reading The Book of Two Ways at the moment and it’s not grabbing me as much as I thought it would but now I know you enjoyed it I will definitely keep going with it. I usually love Jodi Picoult’s writing so I’m sure I’ll enjoy it once I get into it a bit more.

  2. Ooh, you do have some good ones there, Hayley! The Ruth Ware sounds especially appealing. She writes such a good novel of suspense, and it sounds as though that one has already drawn you in. Hope all of your reads are good ones!

    • I’m enjoying the Ruth Ware but it’s quite a slow novel so far and my attention span isn’t great at the moment but I’m intrigued to know what’s going to happen so I’m going to make time to sit and read a big chunk of it in one go.

  3. Wow, you have definitely piqued my interest in some of these books. I will be adding When the Lights Go out and Because of You to my TBR and maybe a couple others. I hope you enjoy your upcoming reads, Hayley.

    • It’s been a while since I finished a book and wasn’t sure what I thought of it, and I’m still mulling it over now! I think I must have enjoyed it if it’s staying on my mind this much. I was just unsure of the ending and whether it worked for me or not but I did love the way the book was written.

  4. A lovely variety of titles! I think I was reading A Pink Front Door in the week, which I’ve just reviewed, I’m behind with both reviews and blogs at the moment! I’m reading Before We Was We which is Madness 1970-79 and O! The Brave Music by Dorothy Evelyn Smith now, both excellent though very different books.

    • I’m so far behind with replying to comments on my blog and reading other people’s blogs too, I can’t seem to keep up with anything at the moment.
      Ooh I bought my husband Before We Was We for his birthday last year and I was meaning to read it too. I must seek it out and add it to my stack. I hope you’re enjoying it.

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