It’s WWW Wednesday time.
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam A. Stevens on Taking on a World of Words.
The three Ws are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’re read next?
Greenwich Park by Katherine Faulkner
I’ve been seeing this book everywhere with really positive comments so pleased to be reading it with the Pigeonhole online book club community. Everybody’s hiding something in this book and I’m intrigued to start unveiling some of the truths behind the lies.
False Witness by Karin Slaughter
I have other books on my NetGalley approvals that have been waiting for longer, but I couldn’t resist starting this when the approval came through. This is a standalone book, but I usually enjoy these as much as her series ones, however I am finding the references to the pandemic quite heavy handed – everyone’s taking masks on and off or sanitising their hands every few pages. There can be too much reality.
This One Sky Day by Leone Ross
Another Pigeonhole read, although I’m finding this a slower read. It’s about an alternative world an island where everyone is born with an ability to special feature, their cors. I think it’s the different words and style of language which is making this slower, and I’m hoping once I get into it things will flow more easily.
The Serial Killer’s Wife by Alice Hunter
This is due out at the end of May, so I’ll publish my full review nearer the time. For now I’ll say that for me the book title is a negative. It pulled me in to choose it on NetGalley, but it then impacted how I read the book which starts off about one missing person and takes 60% of the book to even mention the possibility that there might be more than one victim, a reveal which means nothing when the title has given away that there’s a serial killer involved.
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
Although this was my audiobook read I’ve now bought the paperback so I can more easily review sections which were quite hard to take in by audio only. Full review.
What Dreams We Had by Phill Featherstone
This is due out in mid-May so I’ll publish my full thoughts in a fee weeks time. I wasn’t impressed though. The ending felt like a twist better suited to a short story or novella with much of what came before not paying off or contributing a great deal of value except to ensure the character who started off unlikeable proved not to have any redeemable features.
One of Them by Musa Okwonga
Her Last Holiday by CL Taylor
These are both up next for me on Pigeonhole, but look to be very different kinds of books. One of Them is the memoir of a young black man from a working class London suburb and his experience of five years at Eton. An outsider perspective of a school which has the reputation of creating the insider atmosphere of our political leaders should be fascinating. Cally Taylor’s latest Her Last Holiday will be very different, but after a run of slightly disappointing thrillers I’m hoping this will offer an engaging read.
Have you read any of these? Do you have any recommendations for me to add to my TBR list? I’d love to hear from you in the comments.