WWW Wednesdays (25 May ’22)! 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!

Current Reads

I got approved Nonfiction by Julie Myerson on NetGalley this week and immediately started reading it as I’m a huge fan of the author. It’s a really engrossing, unnerving read so far and I’m really enjoying it.

I also started reading A Dark and Twisted Tide by Sharon Bolton and I’m loving being back in Lacey Flint’s world again. I can’t believe that this one as been on my TBR for so long but I’m glad I’m finally reading it.

I read and loved the first few chapters of The Push by Ashley Audrain this week but I’m struggling with reading print books at the moment so didn’t get as far into this one as I hoped. I’m planning on reading more asap though.

Recent Reads

I bought The Unreality of Memory by Elisa Gabbert and started reading it straight away. This book was fascinating and I loved every single essay in the collection. I wanted to read it for the essays on pain and insomnia but everything in here was brilliant. I loved the first section on disasters, it was written pre-pandemic but it gave me so much to think about in relation to that.

I borrowed the audiobook of Fake Accounts by Lauren Oyler from the library and listened to it this week but unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it all that much. It just didn’t live up to what the blurb made out it was going to be.

I read Everyone Versus Racism by Patrick Hutchinson, which was very good. Patrick is the man who lifted a white counter-protester out of the crowd to safety during a Black Lives Matter Protest two years ago. This book is the story of his life addressed in the form of a letter to his children and grandchildren. I recommend it.

I’ve been wanting to read Burn by Herman Pontzer for a while and I’m glad I finally picked it up. It’s a scientific look at the way we burn calories, and the way we lose and gain weight. I found all the science really interesting and the book also reinforced what I thought was right about losing weight and keeping it off. I recommend this one if you’re interested in how the body burns calories.

I finished reading Young Women by Jessica Moor and really enjoyed it. It’s a good read that gives you a lot to think about in terms of abuse of power, and toxic female friendships.

I also finished reading Thrown by Sara Cox and very much enjoyed this one. It had more depth than I was expecting and it kept me engaged all the way through.

What I Might Read Next

I requested Sun Damage by Sabine Durrant from NetGalley this week and got approved soon after. I love this author’s books and am delighted to have another one to read. I hope to get to it this week.

I didn’t manage to start Murder Before Evensong by Richard Coles last week so it’s top of the pile for reading this week, I’m so keen to read this one!

The next print book I’d like to read is The Book of Form and Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki. I got this one for my birthday back in January and it’s calling to me from the bookcase!

What are you reading at the moment? I’d love to know 🙂


13 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (25 May ’22)! What are you reading at the moment?

  1. Burn is intriguing me. We get so much rubbish pushed at us that any book based on sound scientific evidence is worth looking at. The pandemic did little to help my waistline (too much baking)

    • Burn was really interesting. He does waffle a bit at times but the science was fascinating. I’ve been working on losing weight for 18 months so am drawn to books on the subject and this one was good. I felt he reinforced some of what I already believed but I also learnt some new things so it was a good mix.

    • I think I’m going to have to look at getting some of my print books as ebooks as I’m struggling to read them these days. The Push is so good though, I hope I can get back to it soon. I’m glad you loved it as much as you did.

    • Burn was an interesting read. The author does waffle on a bit at times but the science was really fascinating. I’ve been working on losing weight for a while so it was interesting to learn how we burn calories and what does and doesn’t help in terms of how our bodies work.

  2. I’ll look forward to your review of Thrown if you do one. It did have a lot of important issues covered, didn’t it? And thank you for drawing our attention to Everyone Versus Racism – I just found it really cheap in paperback on Amazon so ordered a copy (I don’t normally use them for print books but it was too good to pass up). I was reading Rose Macaulay’s Keeping Up Appearances on Wednesday, a 1920s novel with much to say about stuff we think about in the 2020s!

    • I’ll probably do a mini review of Thrown, I can’t seem to manage more than a short write up at the moment. I’m still waiting on physio for my hands but hopefully it won’t be too much longer.
      Keeping Up Appearances sounds great, I’m making a note of the title. I hope you enjoy it.

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