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!
Passenger List by John Dryden
I started this book yesterday and it’s such a fast-paced, gripping read that I don’t think I’ll be long finishing it. It follows a young woman whose brother was one of the passengers on a plane that went missing. She is seeking the truth about what happened to him and the flight.
All the Young Men by Ruth Coker Burks
I haven’t managed to read anymore of this book this week due to my eye issues but I’ve now bought a kindle copy so I’m definitely going to be reading a lot more of it this week.
The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton
I listened to the audiobook of this one on Audible and I really enjoyed it. It’s the story of a woman who is writing a book about Opal and Nev, whilst also wanting to find out more about what happened the night her father was killed. It’s a very engaging read that really draws you in and I was listening every chance I had as I wanted to find out how it would all end.
Leaving Atlanta by Tayari Jones
This is Tayari Jones’ debut novel and it’s so good. It’s a novel told from the perspectives of three black children in Atlanta in the 1970s during the time when young black people were disappearing and being murdered but the authorities were not doing as much as they should have been to investigate and find the killer. I knew about about the real life murders but this novel told from the point of view of children was heartbreaking and devastating. This is a book that I’ll be thinking about for a very long time to come.
Everything Happens for a Reason by Katie Allen
This is a moving novel about Rachel whose baby was born sleeping and now she’s on maternity leave and trying to find a way to understand what happened to her son. She decides to track down a man whose life she saved on the day she found out she was pregnant. I really enjoyed this novel – it explores grief in such a powerful way but the story is balanced with some lighter moments. I’ll be reviewing this one tomorrow but in the meantime I recommend it!
What I Might Read Next
Both of You by Adele Parks
Unwell Women by Elinor Cleghorn
The Island Home by Libby Page
All three of these books are the next books on my NetGalley shelf so I hope to read them this week. I’ve accidentally requested a few new books recently so I want to focus on these books again so I can catch up again and get my reviews posted in a reasonable time frame.
10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (23 Jun ’21!)! What are you reading this week?”
All the Young Men sounds really interesting.
My WWW post: https://liseysreads.wordpress.com/2021/06/23/www-wednesday-21-23-june-2021/
I also enjoyed The Final Revival of Opal & Nev. I read a physical copy but I can imagine it making a good audiobook. In fact, I think it would make a great film.
My copy of Island Home arrived yesterday let;s hope we both enjoy it! xx
Great looking books! I am curious about Unwell Women. Here’s MY WWW POST
Oh, I love Adele Parks books. I hope Both of You is good. Look forward to hearing more about it!
I love Libby Page’s novels, so I have high hopes for The Island Home! Hope you enjoy it 🙂
I so want to read Opal & Nev. And that cover of Unwell Women! 😍
Everything Happens for a Reason sounds like an emotional read. Hope it’s good!
I really like the sound of The Island Home! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. xx
Accidentally requested!! Ha! Sorry … I may have done the same and I’ve already managed not to read all my June releases. The Tayari Jones sound excellent but too much for me at the moment, but I will still bear it in mind.
I was reading The Mismatch from NetGalley and Gender Games by Juno Dawson this week – still reading the latter.