WWW Wednesday! May 22nd 2019

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s are:
What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What have I recently finished reading?

I have just finished reading The Bus On Thursday by Shirley Barrett.  Wow! What a crazy read!  I really enjoyed it!  Don’t all together know what it meant or what it was about but a super fun, crazy and quick read. (Its a short book written like a blog) I read it with Claire over on turningthepagesreviews on Instagram and it would definitely make for a great book club book as there is loads to discuss.

the bus

It wasn’t just the bad breakup that turned Eleanor Mellett’s life upside down. It was the cancer. And all the demons that came with it.

One day she felt a bit of a bump when she was scratching her armpit at work. The next thing she knew, her breast was being removed by an inappropriately attractive doctor, and she was subsequently inundated with cupcakes, besieged by judgy support groups, and the ungrateful recipient of hand-knitted sweaters from her mum.

Luckily, Eleanor finds that Talbingo, a remote little town, needs a primary-school teacher. Their Miss Barker upped and vanished in the night, despite being the most caring teacher ever, according to everyone. Unfortunately, Talbingo is a bit creepy. It’s not only the communion-wine-swigging priest prone to rants about how cancer is caused by demons. Or the unstable, overly sensitive kids, always going on about Miss Barker and her amazing sticker system. It’s living alone in a remote cabin, with no phone service or wifi, wondering why there are so many locks on the front door, and who is knocking on it late at night.

What I’m reading now.

I’m currently listening to The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz, I’ve read The Sentence of Death which is no 2 in the Detective Daniel Hawthorne books he writes and enjoyed it but I’m not sure about this one. A bit ‘ploddy’. (Is that even a word? Spell check doesn’t like it but I hope you know what I mean!)

the word is murder

A woman is strangled six hours after organising her own funeral.

Did she know she was going to die? Did she recognise her killer?

Daniel Hawthorne, a recalcitrant detective with secrets of his own, is on the case, together with his reluctant side-kick – a man completely unaccustomed to the world of crime.

But even Hawthorne isn’t prepared for the twists and turns in store – as unexpected as they are bloody…

What am I reading next.

I had a ‘So many books!!’ moment last night, so took a picture of a few and put it on twitter/insta this morning, hoping that you lovely bookish folk would help me out in choosing what to read next, and you have! So therefore What am I reading next is…..

the two houses

After an acclaimed career in ceramics, Jay herself has cracked. Recovering from a breakdown, she and her husband Simon move to the desolate edges of the north of England, where they find and fall in love with the Two Houses: a crumbling property whose central rooms were supposedly so haunted that a previous owner had them cut out from the building entirely.

But on uprooting their city life and moving to the sheltered grey village of Hestle, Jay and Simon discover it’s not only the Two Houses that seems to be haunted by an obscure past. It becomes increasingly clear that the villagers don’t want them there at all – and when building work to make the two houses whole again starts, a discovery is made that will unearth decades-old secrets . . .

But who in this village has been hiding them?

A number of you said this was a fantastic read so taking this with me tomorrow as I have a very long day and I may need a book.


the book of wonder

Thelma and Louis, it’s always just been the two of them, Thelma and her beloved son, Louis.

But when Louis is involved in an accident, their lives are turned upside down, as Louis falls into a coma. Feeling lost without him by her side, Thelma finds Louis’ book of wonders – a bucket list of all the things he wants to accomplish in his life. She suddenly sees a way to feel close to him: she will fulfil Louis’ dreams, living them out for him, in the hope that it will inspire him to survive.

Thelma is about to set off on the adventure of a lifetime… and in a way, so is Louis…

I have kindly had an advanced copy of this sent to me by the publisher and as it’s out 30th May I will need to get reading.

That’s it from me today.  Hope you all have a good rest of the week!

Sarah x

2 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday! May 22nd 2019

    1. I will read them all hopefully soon enough! 😀 but I’m out tomorrow from 6am-10pm so wanted to take the one that seemed to be the safest bet. You watch it will be really busy now and I won’t get a chance to read anything! 😆

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