It’s WWW Wednesday time. I’ve been reading this week, but have fallen behind in my reviews as we’re getting the house ready to put on the market. Aiming to catch up with writing and publishing reviews for this week though.
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?
Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
Still enjoying this on the dog walk. I’m taking it slow because there’s a lot to reflect on and one of those things to reflect on is that it’s nice to sometimes walk the dog in silence.
Her Last Holiday by CL Taylor
Absolutely loving this. On the penultimate stave today and really gripped. I would have read through this in one or two days if the Pigeonhole release format of a few chapters a day wasn’t rationing me.
Boys Don’t Cry by Fiona Scarlett
This book is absolutely brilliant – the plotting, the characters, the language, everything is spot on. A huge thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to leave this heartbreaking yet funny story of brothers Finn and Joe as they face cancer, drugs, fear, hope, gangs, school and family problems. Don’t even wait for my finished review, just read it.
This One Sky Day by Leone Ross
I finished this almost a full week ago, and it is definitely part of why I am behind on my reviews – I have no idea what to say about this book. The imagery was astounding in places, there were some sections with a lot to say about relationships and misogynistic attitudes. But, there was also a lot of time where I had no clue what was happening, and that combined with the complex language meant I was more relieved than satisfied when I reached the end. Although maybe that just means I wasn’t the right reader for this book.
One of Them by Musa Okwonga
This is a really interesting memoir of an ‘outsider’s’ perspective of five years at Eton. The writing style and subject made it really easy to read, but despite being a memoir it felt quite distant at stages, like the author was trying to objectively report on his own life rather than actually let the reader in to what these moments felt like.
Raising Hell by Bryony Pearce
A fun YA occult fantasy about teenagers unleashing dark magic on the world and awakening zombies. The heroine feels guilty for her part in a spell gone wrong which made it possible for angry and frustrated teens to raise hell hounds and more against their enemies. She works in anti-magic security at a school to protect them, but has to face her own fears to try and save London from a mass zombie outbreak. An engaging easy read and a nice pallet cleanser from the more complex stories I was reading.
When They Find Her by Lia Middleton
A fab thriller I read in one sitting. A tragedy spirals out of control as Naomi lies to the police to explain her daughter’s disappearance and has to watch terrified, waiting for the inevitable moment when they find out the truth. But, Naomi doesn’t even know what really happened that night.
The Doll by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
The cover of this creeps me out, and I’m looking forward to the story doing likewise. I don’t actually have any new Pigeonhole books starting over the next week, and with the house probably actually going on the market at the end of this week/ beginning of next I’m not going to put too much pressure on myself to read more.
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.