A bit more reading this week, but not much progress elsewhere. A planned weekend of review writing did not happen because I got my first Covid vaccination on Friday and had a couple of days of tiredness. So, fresh plans to get that done this weekend.
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?
The Killing Kind by Jane Casey
I started this yesterday on online book club Pigeonhole, so only a few chapters in, but it sounds like a good thriller and I’m looking forward to it.
I Couldn’t Love You More by Esther Freud
Another Pigeonhole read. This follows three generations of women – Aoife, Rosaleen and Kate – their relationships, their complex wants. I found the first few chapters hard to follow as it switches perspectives and timelines, but I’m enjoying it now.
When You Are Mine by Michael Robotham
I’ve started reading this e-ARC on NetGalley. I haven’t read anything else by this author, but have heard good things.
Laidlaw by William McIlvanney
This took me over a week to read which is a long time for me, but I enjoyed this once I got into it. Laidlaw stands out as a very different detective from his peers. It’s easy to see why this book influenced a generation of Scottish crime writers.
Before You Knew My Name by Jacqueline Bublitz
I adored this Pigeonhole read. It’s a brilliant book from the perspective of the murder victim after she’s dead. Alice Lee was murdered, but she wants to be remembered for who she was not what he did to her. Ruby found her body. Feeling lost and alone on the other side of the world she feels obligated to find out more about the woman who is initially an unidentified Jane Doe. If you enjoyed The Lovely Bones, this is a great read in similar themes.
The House Guest by Charlotte Northedge
This was a fun if slightly over-the-top read via NetGalley. Kate is looking for someone, but she’s also looking for herself when charismatic Della comes into her life. She loves the attention and when she’s invited to stay with Della and her handsome husband Matt for the summer as a live-in nanny Kate is happy to agree. But, things take a sinister turn as being their house guest comes with ulterior motives.
I’m going to put off planning any more books to read until I’ve caught up with reviews.
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.