WWW Wednesdays (22 Jun ’22)! 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!

Current Reads

I started listening to After You by Jojo Moyes and am really enjoying it. The follow-up book Still Me is on my 20 Books of Summer list to I’m glad I’m loving this one as I have the next one to go straight on to.

I’ve been engrossed in When the Dust Settles by Lucy Easthope this week. It’s a fascinating look at disaster planning and I’ve learnt so much that I didn’t know.

Recent Reads

I loved reading The Museum of Ordinary People by Mike Gayle over the last few days and now I wish the museum was a real place! Like the main character I struggled with what to do with the things I couldn’t keep when my mum died and I would have loved to discover a place like this. I recommend this one.

I finished reading Raceless by Georgina Lawton this week and I highly recommend this one. It’s the author’s own story of being a mixed race child in a white family who insisted that she was also white. She also looks at wider race issues such as black hair care and othering, and what it’s like to pass as one race over another.

I borrowed the audiobook of We Are the Brennans by Tracey Lange and listened to it in two sittings. I very much enjoyed this one and keep finding myself wondering how the characters are now as if they are real people!

I also borrowed the audiobook of The Hiding Place by Jenny Quintana this week and really enjoyed it.

I finished reading All Things Cease to Appear by Elizabeth Brundage and found this one really engrossing. It felt a little long in places but on the whole I loved this one. It reminded me a bit of Joyce Carol Oates so I recommend it for anyone who loves her work.

I part-read and part-listened to The Coward by Jarred McGinnis this week and this was a definitely a five star read for me. The disability representation was so well done and the wider family story was very readable.

What I Might Read Next

I don’t know what I’ll read next but the two NetGalley books that are calling to me from my Kindle are More Than You’ll Ever Know by Katie Gutierrez and One Last Secret by Adele Parks. I’d also like to finally make a start on my 20 Books of Summer TBR so am hoping to get to Still Me by Jojo Moyes.

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


6 thoughts on “WWW Wednesdays (22 Jun ’22)! What are you reading this week?

  1. Raceless is definitely on my list to get as soon as I can (let myself buy any more books – I do NOT have a pile on my TBR shelf any more, at least, let alone a sideways pile). I’ve got a little way into my 20Books. I finished Stella Gibbons’ The Bachelor, a 1944 novel I was a bit ambivalent about, yesterday, reviewing later today. I’m currently reading Jeffrey Boakye’s Black, Listed, which cleverly takes all the way a Black man in the UK might be labelled and mulls over each one – I think you’d like this one if you haven’t already read it – and James Ward’s Adventures in Stationery which is about the history and manufacturers of desktop items. Next after these will be Elton John’s autobiography, Me (which I think you’ve read and enjoyed), and/or the two NetGalley Books I have left for this month, Tomi Obaro’s Dele Weds Destiny or Mya-Rose Craig’s Bird Girl. I have SO MANY for July I should get these out of the way!

  2. Ooo…I didn’t know that Adele Parks has a new book on NetGalley. It looks so good. I’ll be looking forward to hearing what you think of it. Happy reading!

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