Wednesday 22 June 2022

WWW Wednesday | 22/06/2022

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 really haven't been reading much this month so the last thing I finished was the audiobook for A Manual for Heartache by Cathy Rentzenbrink which was a super short listen at around 2 hours. This was a memoir/self-help book that examined grief and mental health building on the author's tragedy of losing her younger brother when she was a teenager. This was moving and had a lot of emotional moments. I related a lot to the content and overall it gave me a lot of useful ways of handling my own anxiety and depression. 

What are you currently reading?

I'm plodding through Gullstruck Island by Frances Hardinge. Annoyingly, it's just not hooking me even though I'm not actually disliking it or anything. I'm finding a lot of the characters and the worldbuilding confusing and hard to follow at times although I am less then 100 pages in. A normal person would probably DNF but I do like Hardinge's writing and the premise was so intriguing to me originally. I'm gonna stick with it and hopefully feel like picking it up a bit more.       

I'm listening to the BBC radio dramatization of the Agatha Raisin mysteries, a British cozy mystery series. I'm actually really enjoying it too. The murders are pretty standard and there's not much to them but it has such a good voice cast and I'm loving the bluntness of the main character. I've had to stop myself from laughing out loud on the train! I'm also reading the first book alongside it (although the audiobook is already onto the fifth or sixth by now) and I'm actually preferring the condensed version, the book itself doesn't have the snappy wit that I like. 

I've started We Made It All Up by Margot Harrison as I've got the blog tour coming up next month. I signed up because I really liked the sound of a YA thriller about the death of the town golden boy and all of these secrets coming to light. The beginning has already hooked me and I'm liking the alternating chapters between the before and after Joss's death. I'm 25% in and excited to keep going. 

What do you think you'll read next?

I really want to watch the new BBC adaptation that just came out but obviously being me, I have to read the source material first. I really enjoyed Dolly Alderton's fiction debut so I'm excited to delve into her memoir; Everything I Know About Love. It seems like it'll be poignant and relatable. 

When it comes to the trials and triumphs of becoming a grown up, journalist and former Sunday Times dating columnist Dolly Alderton has seen and tried it all. In her memoir, she vividly recounts falling in love, wrestling with self-sabotage, finding a job, throwing a socially disastrous Rod-Stewart themed house party, getting drunk, getting dumped, realising that Ivan from the corner shop is the only man you've ever been able to rely on, and finding that that your mates are always there at the end of every messy night out. It's a book about bad dates, good friends and - above all else - about recognising that you and you alone are enough.

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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