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 🙂
12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (8 Jun ’22)! What Are You Reading This Week?”
I haven’t managed to get to anything on my 20 Books of Summer list yet either but it’s too soon to panic. Isn’t it?
It’s definitely too early to panic over 20 Books of Summer (although I still haven’t picked anything up from my TBR!). I just like to get off to a good start but this year I’m a bit slower.
Looks like you’ve had a fab week of reading Hayley! Hope you have a lovely week with your husband xx
Thank you 🙂 We had a lovely week – cinema, meals out and a drink in a pub beer garden on a very sunny day. Bliss! 🙂
I just finished Hidden Figures. Far more detailed than the movie, and it included a lot on the Civil Rights Movement. The contrast between NASA and the surrounding community was interesting. Great book and social commentary.
Hidden Figures is a fascinating book, I’m glad you got as much out of it as you did. I haven’t seen the movie but I hope to.
I am eyeing The House Across the Lake. Enjoy your week, and here’s MY WWW POST
I’ve read The House Across the Lake now and it was good. You definitely need to suspend disbelief but it was a really gripping read that I was hooked by.
I’ve been very curious about The House Across the Lake. Can’t wait to see what you think of it once you read it. Happy reading!
I really enjoyed it. It definitely requires suspension of disbelief but it had me hooked all the way through.
Was it the depth of religious terminology and content that surprised you with the Richard Coles? It was a lot denser and more detailed than I’d expected but I’m glad it wasn’t horribly gory or something, having seen you were surprised by it! My review’s out tomorrow.
It was more how dense the book was that I was surprised by – it was a bit of a slog in places. There was a lot to enjoy though and I would read more by him in the future.