Wednesday 9 September 2020

WWW Wednesday | 09/09/2020

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words that highlights three questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

What did you recently finish reading?

I finished 100 Days of Sunlight by Abbie Emmons over the weekend but unfortunately this wasn't a book for me. I found the main characters annoying and the writing/dialogue could've done with some more editing. It's a cute romance with two disabled MC's and I think someone else could enjoy this a lot more than I did. My full review will be up on Monday so look out for that!

What are you currently reading?

I've just started Gone Girl and I'm only about 50 pages in but I'm already loving Gillian Flynn's style of writing. It's also a lot more fast paced than I was expecting it to be, I thought it was one that I was going to have to take my time with. I don't actually know too much about the plot other than the basics and I think I've done a pretty good job of avoiding spoilers for both the book and the film!

I'm also currently reading The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold and I'm actually really enjoying this. If you're looking for a book that details the murders then this is definitely not it, as this explores the lives of the women leading up to the murders instead. Whilst this may not sound as interesting as the true crime aspect, Rubenhold has a flair for the narrative and I'm struggling to put this book down.
Lastly, I'm about halfway through the audiobook of Tris's Book (Circle of Magic #2) which I'm still finding engaging. I'm hoping to be able to finish this one by the end of this weekend.

What do you think you'll read next?

I'm going to be picking up Sister Noon by Karen Joy Fowler after Gone Girl. I haven't read some historical fiction for a while so I'm hoping this will be a fun read.

San Francisco in the 1890s is a town of contradictions, home to a respectable middle class, but with the Wild West lingering in the imagination, and even the behaviour, of some residents. Lizzie Hayes, a seemingly docile, middle-aged spinster, is praised for her volunteer work with the Ladies' Relief and Protection Society Home, or the Brown Ark. She doesn't know it, but she's waiting for the spark that will liberate her from convention.

When the wealthy and well-connected but ill-reputed Mary Ellen Pleasant shows up at the Brown Ark with an orphan in tow, Lizzie is drawn to them both. It is the beautiful Mrs Pleasant, object of suspicion because of her mysterious past and rumoured voodoo practise, who holds the key to freeing Lizzie's rebellious nature.

Have you read any of these? What were your thoughts? What are you currently reading and hoping to pick up next? Leave a comment or link your own WWW Wednesdays below for me to check out!

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