WWW Wednesdays (19 May ’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!

My reading has taken a bit of a backseat over the last week as my husband and I finally started watching The Sopranos and it is taking over our lives! We’ve both wanted to watch it ever since it was first on but somehow have never got around to it until now. He’s going back to work soon so we wanted to make a start on watching this before he went back. I’ve also been quite poorly ever since my vaccine a couple of weeks ago so binge watching a TV show has been perfect while I’m recovering.

Current Reads

One Last Time by Helga Flatland

I only started reading this one last night but I can already tell that I’m going to love it. It’s such a realistic and moving portrayal of mother daughter relationships. I can’t wait to read more!

This Lovely City by Louise Hare

I got this audiobook via the Borrowbox app and I’m really enjoying it. I’d heard only good things about it before I borrowed it so I’ve been keen to get to it.

Malibu Rising by Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is another great book that I’m very much enjoying. It tells the story of four siblings in 1982, and the story of their parents in the late 50s onwards. At the moment I’m more invested in the story of the parents but I’m so keen to see where the novel is going!

Recent Reads

How to be Broken by Dr Emma Kavanagh

This book is incredible and I highly recommend it. It’s a nonfiction book looking at how stress and trauma affects our way of thinking but how our ‘broken brains’ have potential for post traumatic growth. I found this book so helpful and reassuring and it’s helped me understand some of my own behaviours better than anything I’ve read in a really long time. I’ll be reviewing this once I’ve got my thoughts into some kind of order.

The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex

I borrowed the audiobook of this via Borrowbox and I really enjoyed it. I’ve kept seeing the book around and have been so intrigued by it so I’m glad I finally read it. It’s intriguing and tense, and now I want to know more about the real life story that inspired it.

Five Strangers by E. V. Adamson

This novel follows two women in the aftermath of a murder that one is a witness too. The premise of this book sounded so good but the novel was actually about something different so I didn’t enjoy this one as much as I hoped I would.

What I Might Read Next

The Killing Kind by Jane Casey

The Murder of Graham Catton by Katie Lowe

The Outsiders by James Corbett

I’m still predominantly reading my NetGalley books in publication order but with a couple of other review books mixed in so this week I hope to read the next two on NG and a book from Eye and Lightning that I got recently and am keen to read this month. I’m not reading quite as much at the moment with not being well but hopefully I’ll be back to full speed soon.

29 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (19 May ’21)! What are you reading this week?

    • Thank you, I’m getting there. I was just very unlucky as was unwell immediately after having it and then a week later I got an infection as a result of the injection. Just finished my antibiotics today so hopefully I’ll be feeling more human again in the next couple of days. xx

  1. Sorry to hear you’ve been poorly after your vaccine, I have a local friend who has an autoimmune disease and has been struggling. Well done for having it and I hope you feel better soon.

    Good books there, nice and compulsive reading! I’m in the middle of “Tension” by E.M. Delafield, a novel about the war between a college superintendent and the head funder’s wife, which is very well done, and “Perfect City” by Joe Berridge, which is about town planning and the oldest book on my Kindle, plus “Burning Books” which I’m reading for the Wolfson Prize. All very different! Next up, not sure as I will have fulfilled all my obligations for the month but have two books from Dean Street Press that come out early June and SIX NetGalley June releases …

  2. I hope you feel better soon Hayley. I’m sorry to hear you have reacted to your vaccine. I enjoy Jane Casey’s books but am so far behind. I hope you enjoy whatever you pick up next. I have not watched the Sopranos either, maybe I should try a couple of episodes to see if I like it.

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