WWW Wednesdays (24 Mar ’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 Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey

I only have a few chapters left to read of this one and I’m so keen to see how it will end. I didn’t know much about the novel going into it but I’m glad I picked it up and I will review it once I’ve finished it.

Like a House on Fire by Caroline Hulse

I only picked this one up last night so I haven’t read very much of it but I love the writing style and I’m intrigued by the characters so am looking forward to reading more.

No Time Like the Future by Michael J. Fox

I haven’t read anymore of this one this week (still due to the small font) but my eyes are feeling a bit better so I’m planning to get back to this one in the coming days.

Recent Reads

Lockdown by Peter May

I was wary of picking this book up with it being set during a pandemic lockdown in the UK but I’m wanting to read all of my outstanding ARCs and this was the next one on my list. I actually found this to be quite a gripping read and the pandemic was the backdrop but wasn’t the main focus os the novel.

The Things We Left Unsaid by Emma Kennedy

This novel is such a beautiful read and I enjoyed every single second that I spent reading it. I read it slowly as I just didn’t want it to end.

The Disappearance of Stephanie Mailer by Joel Dicker

I read and loved The Harry Quebert Affair by this author when it was published so have been eagerly anticipating this new book. It’s quite a big book and I pretty much read it all in one day as I just didn’t want to put it down. I miss this novel now I’ve finished it!

Homecoming by Luan Goldie

This is another novel that I read in one day and I loved this one. It’s about race, grief and trauma but also how we have this remarkable resilience after the worst has happened.

All the Lonely People by Mike Gayle

This is a gorgeous novel with characters that I know will stay with me for a long time to come. Hubert Bird is a wonderful man and I really wanted to climb into the pages of this novel so that I could be his friend.

The Castaways by Lucy Clarke

I love Lucy Clarke’s novels and this was every bit as good as I was hoping it would be. I found this so gripping and it was one of those ‘just one more chapter’ novels that you end up finishing way past your bedtime!

What I Might Read Next

Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas

The Searcher by Tana French

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

As is now the norm for me I have no idea what I might read this week but when I was scrolling through my Kindle these three books are the one that jumped out at me the most.

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

  1. I am literally in awe of how much you read! If I did this post, it would probably move one book up (tbr-read-just-finished) so you’d get one new book a week and that’s it. I love the sound of these – and the diversity you’ve got here. Small font is definitely a pain!

    • Thank you 🙂 I go through phases of finishing a few books in a week and then not finishing anything at all another week. I always have a few books on the go at any one time so it depends how much time I’ve had to read. Small font is such a pain, I was really enjoying Michael J. Fox’s book but it’s now on hold until my eyes are better. x

  2. You’ve got some fine reads here, Hayley, as ever. I’m especially interested in what you’ll think of the Peter May. He’s such a skilled writer, and I’ll be keen to know what he does with that topic!

  3. I haven’t read any of Peter May’s books in ages and I really should as he is really good. I read All the Lonely People last year and it is still with me, it really left a lasting impression. Hope you have a good week.

    • Lockdown was really good. It was my first Peter May novel but I’ll definitely look out for more by him in the future. All the Lonely people is a gorgeous read, isn’t it? I think it’ll be one of my favourite reads of this year. I keep thinking of the characters and wondering how they are. I miss Hubert Bird!

      • All the Lonely People is brilliant and Hubert has stayed with me since I read it. I will be honest I had a little cry reading it. Have you read Half a World Away by Gayle that made me cry buckets.

  4. I have heard great things about the Peter May book. I really want to read Lucy Clarke’s newest one as well. Enjoy your upcoming reads.

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