WWW Wednesday #14 – 5 May 2021

It’s WWW Wednesday time. I’ve still not caught up on publishing my reviews on here, but I have got a 100% feedback rating on NetGalley. At least I do until approvals start coming through for the latest request spree.

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?

Laidlaw by William McIlvanney

I’ve never read the Laidlaw trilogy, but having heard Ian Rankin talk about them on BBC Scotland’s Shelf Isolation I thought I would give it a try.

Boys Don’t Cry by Fiona Scarlett

Absolutely fantastic story of brotherly love, grief and remembering. There’s a lot of warm humour between the two brothers at the centre of this tale. But, a lot of heartache as well. The last section had me in floods of tears, but I still enjoyed every moment of this read. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

It’s wrong to rate a book during which the author says to avoid ratings on the internet for the good of your mental health. The downside of this look at how society contributes to anxiety and how to manage that, is that the writing if anxiety-stimulating situations are so well described that I could feel myself getting tense and uncomfortable – and that’s without having suffered an anxiety attack.

The Doll by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Despite the creepy book cover the supernatural is not a big focus if this book, although there’s plenty of scope for that if you want to believe. While this is part of a series I think it does work as a standalone. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Midnight in Everwood by MA Kuzniar

Unfortunately this didn’t deliver the fantastical adult fairytale that I was hoping for. It’s a decent enough story, but, perhaps because I’m only vaguely familiar with the Nutcracker plot it is based on it didn’t really pull me in. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Her Last Holiday by CL Taylor

This is the first CL Taylor book I’ve read and what a one to start on. Great characters – I loved Fran’s brusque attitude to the self help guru; great plotting and a satisfying conclusion. A fab thriller. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz

This is coming up next on Pigeonhole. If I read anymore next week will depend on the progress I make with Laidlaw, as I’m finding it’s taking some time to get used to reading a physical book again instead of an ebook.

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.

Published by Lisa Potter

Communications professional working in Scotland. CIPR Accredited Practitioner. Always reading, always learning.

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