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’ve had a bit of a slump in my reading of late. I wasn’t well for a few days and it left me feeling out of sorts. I’ve also recently read some books that others have loved but for what ever reasons just didn’t connect with me (See earlier tweet today. Thank you Clare for your wise words as always!) and this always throws me. But I’m just gonna shrug it off now and carry on as there are books to be read!!
The Body Lies by Jo Baker Published June 13th so out now.
When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it’s meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she’s desperate to forget. But when one of her students starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as the main character in his book – and he has written her a horrific fate.
Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it’s too late?
There were parts of this book I liked but I didn’t really get on with it. Just not one for me. 3 out of 5
Needlemouse by Jane O’Connor out now in e book with paperback out on June 27th.
Sylvia Penton has been hibernating for years, it’s no wonder she’s a little prickly…
Sylvia lives alone, dedicating herself to her job at the local university. On weekends, she helps out at a local hedgehog sanctuary because it gives her something to talk about on Mondays – and it makes people think she’s nicer than she is.
Only Sylvia has a secret: she’s been in love with her boss, Professor Lomax, for over a decade now, and she’s sure he’s just waiting for the right time to leave his wife. Meanwhile she stores every crumb of his affection and covertly makes trouble for anyone she feels gets in his way.
But when a bright new PhD candidate catches the Professor’s eye, Sylvia’s dreams of the fairy tale ending she has craved for so long, are soon in tatters, driving her to increasingly desperate measures and an uncertain future.
Sylvia might have been sleep walking through her life but things are about to change now she’s woken up…
I nice enough quick and easy read. 3 out of 5
What am I reading now?
The Whisper Network by Chandler Baker to be published July 2nd
‘Ms. Sandberg was right about something. We had to lean in. It was the only way to hear the whispers…’
Sloane, Ardie, Grace and Rosalita have worked in the same legal office for years. The sudden death of the firm’s CEO means their boss, Ames, will likely take over the entire company. Each of the women has a different relationship with Ames, who has always been surrounded by whispers about how he treats women. Those whispers have been ignored, swept under the rug, hidden away by those in charge.
But the world has changed, and the women are watching this latest promotion for Ames differently.
This time, they’ve decided enough is enough.
Sloane and her colleagues’ decision to take a stand sets in motion something catastrophic and unstoppable: lies will be uncovered, secrets will be exposed and not everyone will survive. All their lives – as women, colleagues, mothers, adversaries – will be changed for ever.
I’m nearly half way through this and enjoying it so far. It is very American so lots of American dialogue and references.
What I’m reading next.
The Familiars by Stacey Halls hardback was published some time ago. Paperback due 19th Sept.
Fleetwood Shuttleworth is 17 years old, married, and pregnant for the fourth time. But as the mistress at Gawthorpe Hall, she still has no living child, and her husband Richard is anxious for an heir. When Fleetwood finds a letter she isn’t supposed to read from the doctor who delivered her third stillbirth, she is dealt the crushing blow that she will not survive another pregnancy.
Then she crosses paths by chance with Alice Gray, a young midwife. Alice promises to help her give birth to a healthy baby, and to prove the physician wrong.
As Alice is drawn into the witchcraft accusations that are sweeping the north-west, Fleetwood risks everything by trying to help her. But is there more to Alice than meets the eye?
Soon the two women’s lives will become inextricably bound together as the legendary trial at Lancaster approaches, and Fleetwood’s stomach continues to grow. Time is running out, and both their lives are at stake.
I’ve had this on my book shelf for some time but just haven’t gotten round to it, however, next week will change that as I’m doing a buddy group read on this one with some fantastic other book bloggers. 🙂
Have you read any of these? What are you reading right now?
Have a good week everyone!