It’s been a few weeks since I’ve done this particular style post, but upon special request, I return with a book-themed play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading? “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver. My Goodreads book club does an “Off the Shelf” challenge each month and this one has been on my to-read list for a long time. If it weren’t for the challenge I’m positive I would have stopped reading 50 pages in. This book is DARK, horrifying and speaks to all of my worst fears about motherhood. I am taking it very slowly. On a brighter note, I’m also listening to “The Weed that Strings the Hangman’s Bag” by Alan Bradley. This is the second book in the Flavia de Luce series and it’s a book that makes me smile, charming protagonist and engaging narrator.
What did you recently finish reading? “One Amazing Thing” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Another book club selection. It was fine, not great, but fine. Finished listening to “Songs Without Words” by Ann Packer, which was painful, overwritten and over-acted in the audio version. I’m still surprised I stuck through with this one until the end.
What do you think you’ll read next? I have a whole stack of titles just staring at me waiting to be opened and read. I’m leaning toward, “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” based on the strong reviews from people I know.
What are your W…W…W… titles?
- Alan Bradley – The Weed That Strings the Handman’s Bag (sffbookreview.wordpress.com)
- WWW Wednesdays (Sept.26) (shouldbereading.wordpress.com)
- “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” is a comic delight (miamiherald.com)
- W… W… W… Wednesdays (alenaslife.wordpress.com)
12 thoughts on “W…W…W…Wednesday”
Recently finished: The Fountainhead
Reading at the moment : The Secret Lives of Dresses
What will I read: Don’t know.
How nice to have your options open. Looking forward to hearing what you pick.
Just finished: America’s Magic Mountain, by Curtis White
Currently reading: Mrs Reynolds, by Gertrude Stein
Up next: The Last Novel, by David Markson
Just finished: Everyday Life: Stories by Elizabeth Berg
About to start: Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand
Up next: Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Haven’t read the Elizabeth Berg, but I like the other two very much.
Just read – the girl in the flammable skirt by aimee bender
Reading- sharp objects by Gillian Flynn
what I plan to read – American Dervish by ayad akhtar
Can’t wait to hear what you think of American Dervish. That’s on my list too.
Just finished “This is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz. Five star fantastic. Currently reading “You’re Not Doing it Right” by Michael Ian Black. Funny essays. Next up “Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian. Spelled his name right on the first try.
Sandcastle Girls isn’t one I’d pick for you, even though I liked it. I’ll be interested to hear what you think.
It is not one I would pick for me either. But I have never read him (gasp!) and have had it on my desk for like 6 weeks (NOT a library book). We will see.
Just read: Cemetery Girl – YUCK.
Currently reading: Nothing
Up Next: This is Where I Leave You
I’ve never heard of Cemetary Girl (I guess I’ll skip it.) Loved, loved, loved THIS IS WHERE I LEAVE YOU.