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!
One of Them by Musa Okwonga
This is such an interesting memoir about a young working class black man’s experience of going to Eton. I’m only a little way into this at the moment but I can’t wait to read more.
This Party’s Dead by Erica Buist
This is a fascinating book about the author confronting her fear of death by going to death festivals around the world to see how other cultures deal with dying. I thought this was such a good read, and one that is filled with hope and peace.
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen
I didn’t enjoy this one very much. I borrowed the audiobook from the library and I did listen to the whole book but it wasn’t for me sadly.
Perimenopause Power by Maisie Hill
This was a useful read about perimenopause – some of it wasn’t for me but a lot of it was useful and interesting. This is a book that you can refer back to as it’s easy to navigate the chapters of the ebook to find the information you’re looking for so I will definitely be keeping it for the future.
The End of Men by Christina Sweeney-Baird
This is a novel about a pandemic that is killing men across the world. I enjoyed the premise and seeing how the plague was dealt with. My only gripe is that it was hard to keep track of all the characters but I would still recommend it.
West of Jim Crow by Lynn M. Hudson
This is a fascinating nonfiction book about how the Jim Crow laws affected the lives of black people in California. I found this book eye-opening and horrifying but I learnt so much that I didn’t know. It’s an academic book but it’s very readable and I would recommend it to everyone.
What I Might Read Next
Madam by Phoebe Wynne
All Boys Aren’t Blue by George M. Johnson
Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid
These are the next books on my NetGalley shelf so I’m hoping to get to them this week. I’m now reading my NG books in publication order so these books have either been published very recently or are due to be published very soon. I’m writing and scheduling this post on Monday as I’m having my vaccine this week and don’t know how I’ll be afterwards so it might be that I don’t read much this week or that I need to pick up whichever book catches my eye. These are the books I’d like to read next though.
14 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (5 May ’21)! What are you reading this week?”
I know what you mean about the many characters in The End of Men. I enjoyed it too, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if it had focussed on fewer characters giving me more time to get to know them.
My WWW post is: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/05/05/www-wednesday-14-5-may-2021/
I felt the same with The End of Men – a focus on fewer characters would have made it easier to follow. I did like the storyline though so did still enjoy it.
Malibu Rising is on my list
I’ve just started Malibu Rising and am enjoying it.
Malibu Rising looks really good! Enjoy your week and your books, and here’s MY WWW POST
I’ve just started reading Malibu Rising and am enjoying it. 🙂
Glad you enjoyed The End of Men, I thought it was a brilliant read!
Thanks, I did enjoy it and am glad I got to read it. 🙂 x
I loved Malibu Rising! I hope you feel the same when you get to it.
I’ve just started reading Malibu Rising and am really enjoying it. I’m keen to get back to it tonight as I want to know what is going to happen. I’m glad you loved it. 🙂
I hope you do, too!
I got turned down for All Boys which is a shame so I’ll look out for your review. I just finished reading I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and am onto Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant now. I have quite the reviewing roster for this month so carving out reading time where I can!
That’s a shame that you were turned down for All Boys. It was a really good read though, I think you’d enjoy it if you get a chance to buy a copy. I hope you’re managing to read all your review books in time, it sounds like it’s a busy bookish month for you.