WWW Wednesdays (31 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

Punching the Air by Ibi Zoboi and Yusef Salaam

This is a very moving novel told in verse about a young black man who is imprisoned for assault. It’s a short book but I keep having to put it down to take a breath.

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

This book is so different to what I thought it was going to be but I’m really enjoying it. I’ve read the first section so far and it made me cry, it really did get to me. I can’t wait to read more.

Like a House on Fire by Caroline Hulse

This is such a fun and believable novel about the breakdown of a marriage, and what you are led to when you don’t tell your parents you’ve separated and now have to attend a big family party/murder mystery evening!

Recent Reads

Quite by Claudia Winkleman

I listened to this one on audiobook and very much enjoyed it. It’s Claudia Winkleman’s musings on life – from the serious to the frivolous and I adored it.

The Festival by Sarah J. Naughton

This book had me gripped all the way through. It follows four almost 40 year old women who decide to go to a festival thy previously attended as teenagers to celebrate a birthday. This novel kept on surprising me and I loved that.

The Searcher by Tana French

I enjoyed this one but it wasn’t my favourite book by this author. I’ve already reviewed this book so you can find my thoughts here if you’d like to know more.

Just Like the Other Girls by Claire Douglas

I found this novel really gripping and read it all in two sittings. My review is here if you want to know more.

The Silent Friend by Diane Jeffrey

This was a really gripping and compelling novel. I found it hard to read in places due to the subject matter but it kept me intrigued and I had to keep reading. I’ll be reviewing this one soon.

What I Might Read Next

The Split by Sharon Bolton

Hungry by Grace Dent

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson

I don’t know what I’ll be in the mood to read this week but I’m really trying to read some of my NetGalley books and the above are the three that are the ones that are jumping out to me the most at the moment.

8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (31 Mar ’21)! What are you reading this week?

  1. Is Claudia’s book actually good? I read a memoir bits and essays book by Rebecca Front last week and was left feeling a bit let down. Mind you, it’s bound to appear in the charity shops for little investment in the fullness of time …
    I’ve just finished Philippa Ashley’s An Endless Cornish Summer which was great escapism and more diversely charactered than her previous series, and am onto Elizabeth von Armin’s Expiation (great Persephone book about a wife who has Done Wrong) and Adharanand Finns’ The Rise of the Ultra Runners which is fun as he’s a bit egocentric about his running and ultras sort of undo him – ha! Next up will be three non-fiction books to review for Shiny New Books …

    • I really enjoyed Claudia’s book (I listened to the audio, which I think added to my enjoyment as Claudia reads it herself) but it is very surface level so I think it depends how much you like her. I think it might possibly be one that reminds you of Rebecca Front’s memoir so might be one to either avoid or wait until you find it in the charity shop.
      I’m glad you enjoyed Philippa Ashley’s new one, I might read that at some point as I enjoyed one by her over Christmas.

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