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, it’s the second week in a row where I’ve just been reading every chance I’ve got so it really feels like the reading slump might finally be over. I’m still reading my way through my NetGalley shelf and this focused approach is really working for me. I’ve been approved for one book this week but I’ve read and reviewed four books so my shelf now stands at 11 books and my ratio is at 98% (for the first time ever!!).
The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird
I only started this one last night so have only read the first couple of chapters but I’m gripped already! This is set during a pandemic that is killing men. It feels a bit strange to read a pandemic book during a pandemic but I think this is going to be a really good read.
Perimenopause Power by Maisie Hill
I’m finding this book really interesting and helpful so far. It’s a good book for women in their early 40s to pick up and it’s set out in easy to follow chapters on different aspects of perimenopause. Some of it is less interesting to me personally but other bits are incredibly helpful.
West of Jim Crow by Lynn M. Hudson
I’ve been reading this one slowly over the past week and am now over a third of the way through and am finding it to be such an eye-opening read. I had no idea that the Jim Crow laws had such an impact on the laws in California well into the 1900s. This is quite an academic book but it’s very accessible and I’d recommend it.
I’ve already reviewed all of the books that I’ve read this week so you can find out more about what I thought about them by clicking the titles.
That Night by Gillian McAllister
The Ends of the Earth by Abbie Greaves
The Good Sister by Sally Hepworth
Every Vow You Break by Peter Swanson
What I Might Read Next
Madam by Phoebe Wynne
Black Buck by Mateo Askaripour
One of Them by Musa Okwonga
As I said at the start of this post I’m working on reading my way through my NetGalley shelf and so these three books are the next ones to be published so I hope to get to these this week.
19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (28 Apr ’21)! What are you reading at the moment?”
Really glad you’re enjoying The End of Men, I’m worried people will be put off reading about a pandemic in a pandemic, but it is a good plot and realistic without feeling that it’s trying to be about this actual pandemic.
My WWW post is: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/04/28/www-wednesday-13-28-april-2021/
I’m really enjoying it. I was worried that reading about a pandemic would be a bit much but the writing is so gripping and fast-paced that I just find myself absorbed in these characters’ lives. I hope more people will pick it up. I’m about a third of the way through now and I’d definitely recommend it. I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂
Black Buck is so good
That’s good to know, I’m keen to pick it up.
Books that have a pandemic or something similar are really weird for me to read right now too. I guess it hits too close to home on something I’d sooner forget. But The End of Men does sound very gripping. Happy Reading!
I know what you mean and I felt like that before picking this book up but although there are a lot of similarities to the real world, it still feels fictional so has escapism in it for me. I’m really enjoying it. Thank you 🙂
I loved The Good Sister and Every Vow You Break, and I’m intrigued by The End of Men and The Appeal.
Enjoy, and here’s MY WWW POST
The Good Sister was so good, I’m hoping to read more by the author very soon. I’m really enjoying The End of Men so would recommend it. The Appeal was a really fun read and was something a bit different, I think you’d enjoy it. 🙂
You’re continuing to do so well! I will be interested to see what you make of Black Buck. I am pausing in my own NetGalley frenzy to read Because Internet, which is a marvellous book about language and the Internet, and Field Work by Bella Bathurst, which is about UK farming now – that’s for Shiny New Books. Next, I want to see if I can fit in Jonathan from Queer Eye’s memoir before I get down to my first Anne Tyler for May and a British Library Women Writers book and possibly I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings for a little sneaky challenge I’m doing with my friend Ali.
Thank you, I’m getting there! I’m hoping to start Black Buck in the coming days, I’ve heard such good things about it. Because Internet sounds interesting, I’ll keep an eye out for your review. It sounds like you have a busy time coming up with all the books you hope to read – I hope you manage to get to them all and that you enjoy them.
Wow sounds like you are doing great catching up with your Netgalley shelf! I finally made it below 15 yesterday and hope to get it below 10 soon… Although it’s hard to resist requesting new titles. 😉 I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading!
Thank you! 🙂 I’m really pleased to be getting caught up on my NG books as it was starting to stress me out a bit. I’m hoping to get pretty much completely caught up by the end of the month and I just need to keep on top of it! You’re doing really well too, it takes dedication to make progress as there is always so much new temptation on there. xx
That’s great! I’m hoping to get it down to 5-7 by the end of May, which should be doable if I don’t keep adding new ones haha. I’m down to 12 right now so the single digits are in sight! 😉
I hope you manage to get down to 5-7 NG books by the end of the month. I got down to six last week but then got approved for four that I’d forgotten I’d requested so I’m back up to ten. That feels manageable though so I’m okay with it. It’s so hard to resist temptation on NG though, isn’t it?! x
It’s so hard to resist indeed! Probably the reason why I won’t be making it to the 5-7 mark after all haha. I’m currently at 11 books, but hope to read at least one more before the end of the month.
I’m back up to 15 books on NetGalley! I need to not request anymore until I get caught up a bit. Eeek!
It’s so hard to resist adding new titles!
It is, I’ve now got 12 books on my NG shelf and 6 requests pending! I don’t think I’ll ever catch up completely but if I can keep the number fairly low I’ll be happy.
I agree! I’m happy to have it below 15 at least…