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!
I started reading Blue Hour by Sarah Schmidt yesterday and I’m engrossed! I loved Sarah’s previous novel See What You Have Done and this one is every bit as good! It follows a mother and daughter in past and present and their struggles: Kitty in the time around WW2 and Eleanor, her daughter. There is an unnerving feeling to this novel and a sense of it building to something but you don’t know what or why. I can’t wait to find out where it’s going!
I’m also still reading Raceless by Georgina Lawton and am really enjoying this one. It’s giving me a lot to think about as Georgina talks about growing up as a mixed race child in a white family where her race is denied. I’m keen to read more of this one soon.
I haven’t picked up anything from my 20 Books of Summer TBR as yet but I have read a print book in How to be Safe by Tom McAllister and it was a really good read. It follows Anna, a former teacher, in the wake of a school shooting where she is wrongly implicated. It’s not about the shooting but about the affects of gun violence and also toxic masculinity. I found this book hard to put down!
I finished Murder Before Evensong by Richard Coles this week and I enjoyed it. It wasn’t quite what I was expecting and I felt it was a bit too long but I enjoyed it enough to want to read the next in the series whenever it comes out.
I picked up A Half Baked Idea by Olivia Potts and it is now one of my favourite books of this year so far. I’ve never read a book that so captures what it is to lose your mum when you’re in your 20s. It’s a book that made me cry but it also felt like comfort to know I aren’t the only person who has felt like this. It also follows Olivia as she changes her life completely by learning to cook at Corden Bleu, which is fascinating!
I read a second print book that wasn’t on my TBR this week too – Tilly and the Lost Fairytales by Anna James and loved it. I do love this series, it’s so magical and I wish it was published when I was a child.
I also listened to the audiobook of The Woman Who Fooled the World by Beau Donnelly and this was a shocking read. It’s about Belle Gibson who faked cancer to gain fame and fortune, and it’s about how her con was uncovered. This was an eye-opening read but so well put together and I found it hard to put down.
What I Might Read Next
This week is a busy week as my husband is on holiday from work so we’re aiming to be out and about as much as we can. Reading will take a bit of a backseat so I’m hoping to read some kindle books and the ones that are calling to me at the moment are all on my NetGalley shelf: The House Across the Lake by Riley Sager, The Trial by S. R. Masters and Run Time by Catherine Ryan Howard.
What are you reading at the moment? I’d love to know 🙂