The WWW Wednesday meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words and is a great way to do a weekly update on what you’ve been reading and what you have planned.
To take part all you have to do is answer the following three questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
I started reading an ARC of Goodbye, Perfect by Sara Barnard yesterday and am making good progress already. It’s a YA contemporary about a girl whose 15 year old best friend runs off with one of their teachers. I have to admit I’m not sure how I feel about it story wise given the subject matter. It’s definitely not the most comfortable reading but Barnard’s writing is as always very good. What I am liking is the way she looks at friendship and loyalty. I am very curious about where this is going to go.
Also still working my way through the audio book of La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman. I didn’t do as much driving over the last week as usual so I’ve only made it through a couple more discs. I’m now on disc 9 of 10 so should probably finish it over the weekend which works out pretty well as it’s due back to the library on Wednesday. I am enjoying it but I can’t say I’m loving it, maybe because it’s taking me so long to get through it on audio.
Two books finished again this week, damn you Netflix. Actually that’s not fair it was Holly Bourne’s How Do You Like Me Now? which was mostly to blame. I literally couldn’t put it down and became a bit obsessed with it so when I finished it I needed a bit of a break (plus it wouldn’t have been fair to start anything else while it was still buzzing round in my brain). I was kind of expecting some fluffy chick lit/rom com type book but there’s so much more to it than that. It’s much more a commentary on what it’s like to be in your 30’s in today’s society, especially when you’re not where you think you should be. There was so much I could relate to in this and I think I’ve highlighted half the book. It’s not out till June next year so it’s far too early to post a review but one of my top books of this year.
The second book I finished was My Side of the Diamond by Sally Gardner which I’d received from Readers First. It’s a very strange and sometimes confusing story which I mostly liked but I wasn’t too sure about the way the story was told. It’s in the form of various characters giving their accounts to a mysterious Mr Jones of events that happened a number of years ago. You only ever hear one side of the conversation (or interview?) though which is kind of irritating and I felt like it also distanced you from the story.
It was fascinating in some ways but I wasn’t overly invested in any of the characters or the relationships between them. I also felt like it skimmed over a lot that I wanted to know more about. It is a very quick read and not particularly taxing once you figure out what the heck is going on but didn’t wow me.
I just posted my Winter TBR yesterday so I should probably try sticking to it for at least a few days before I wander off and read something completely different 😀 I think the next book will likely be The Muse by Jessie Burton as it’s a book club book and the meeting is next week.
Have you read any of the books on my list this week? Any others you’d recommend? As always please feel free to leave comments and links below.
Happy Wednesday Everyone!!!