WWW Wednesdays (21 April ’21)! What are you reading at the moment?

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!

Well, I don’t want to jinx myself but it seems like my reading slump may finally be over! I’ve had the best reading week that I’ve had in months and months so I’m really hoping this is me back on track. I’ve been reading through my outstanding NetGalley books in order I downloaded them until I caught up with current and forthcoming titles (and then I’ll start reading in publication order) and this seems to be working for me. I have always been a mood reader and a set TBR has never worked for me before but it seems that right now what my brain needs is a plan so I’m sticking with it. My NetGalley shelf only has 18 books remaining (down from 54 at the start of the year) and my feedback ratio is at 97%. I’m determined to catch up on these books before I request any new ones.

Current Reads

The Appeal by Janice Hallett

This book is so good! It’s a murder investigation but the novel is all the documents the investigators have to work with so you’re reading lots of emails and text messages and notes. At first I thought it was going to be confusing to follow with quite a large cast of characters but the voices are all distinct from each other so once you get into it it’s easy to follow. I can’t wait to read more!

Dead Perfect by Noelle Holten

This is the third in a crime detective series and I’m enjoying catching up with all the characters. This novel is very tense as the murderer is seemingly obsessed with Dr Kate Moloney and so the team is on a race against time to solve the case before anything happens to her.

West of Jim Crow by Lynn M. Hudson

I’ve only read the introduction to this one so far but I’m keen to read more. This is an academic book about how the Jim Crow laws affected people in California. I plan on reading this one chapter at a time and then putting it down to digest what I’ve read before reading the next chapter. I want to be able to absorb what I’m reading.

Recent Reads

The titles in green below are books that I’ve already reviewed so please click on the titles if you’d like to know more. 🙂

Perfect Tunes by Emily Gould

Home Stretch by Graham Norton

Dear Justyce by Nic Stone

Hush Little Baby by Jane Isaac

When I Was Ten by Fiona Cummins

This was such a disturbing and gripping novel but one that I couldn’t put down – I read it all in one sitting as I simply had to know what was going on! I really enjoyed this one.

Five Hundred Miles From You by Jenny Colgan

Space Hopper by Helen Fisher

Mountain Road, Late at Night by Alan Rossi

This is a stunning novel that explores the grief that comes after a sudden death of a loved one and the repercussions of having to work out where you go from here. It has four sections – each narrated by a different member of the family as we learn what their motivations are and why they are being the way they are. I adored this novel, it’s one that feels like it will really stay with me and I’m sure it will be in my best books of the year!

What I Might Read Next

Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson

The Ends of the Earth by Abbie Greaves

The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth

These are the next three books on my NetGalley shelf so as I said at the start of this post I’m reading through a strict TBR now instead of mood reading so I fully expect to pick these books up this week. I still can’t believe that I’m not mood reading at the moment but it’s working so I’m going with it! 🙂

14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (21 April ’21)! What are you reading at the moment?

  1. I loved Dead Perfect and I just finished the next book Dead Secret. I’ve got to say I enjoyed Dead Perfect more though they are both very thrilling.

  2. Well done for making such fabulous progress with your NetGalley reads. I admire the discipline it takes to get a feedback ratio as high as you have. I hope you discovered some great books in the process. Of course, once you’ve reduced your shelf there’s always the temptation to request more. I try to follow a “one in, one out” policy at the very least but sometimes I just can’t resist….

    • Thank you! I’ve never got to this point with NetGalley before but I feel so much better only having a few books on there. I think a one in one out policy is a good idea and is something I think I’ll try and do from now on. It’s so hard to resist the temptation on there though, isn’t it?!

  3. Oh well done in getting the NetGalley shelf down, that’s amazing! I just won a load more (post to come: I don’t THINK I’ve shared about them already but need to check first) but I’ve been being rigorous about reading the older ones once I’ve got the current month’s publications done (I’m doing it in order of publication; just another way of doing the same thing). I will share that I have 25 to read at the moment (but I’ve got an 82% review rate which I’m quite happy about) and I’ll see if I admit anything different next time!).

    Mid-week I was reading Digging Up Britain by Mike Pitts for Shiny New Books (amazing book on British archaeology) and about to finish Isabella Tree’s Wilding, which was my readalong with my best friend. I’ve started Gretchen McCulloch’s Because Internet.

    • Thank you! I’ve now read and reviewed all of the books that were published last year so I’m now reading my NG shelf in order of publication and I’m almost finished reading my April books so am getting there. Your 82% on NG is really good, I was happy once I got above 80%. I love having access to NG but it was starting to feel a bit much when I had over 50 books on there. I need to be more disciplined in my requesting!

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