WWW Wednesay – 23rd December

So, it’s the penultimate WWW Wednesday of the year! I was supposed to be home with my family in Dorset today; alas, that cannot happen this year. Because I won’t be spending 5 days with my family, it means I will have even more time to read. Got to find some silver linings somewhere, right?

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week and a reminder about what this post is all about.

The 3 Ws

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What did you recently finish reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

Current Reads

The Stand by Stephen King

I’m 70 pages in to the circa 1100 page book… It’s going to take a while and it’s so heavy! I’ve borrowed this unedited edition from my father-in-law who is a big King fan. So far, I’m enjoying it and I’m intrigued. However, with the news about Covid from this week, it is hitting a little close to home right now… With only 8 days left of the year, I’m not convinced I’m going to reach my goal of finishing it by the end of the year, but we shall see!

Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez

This audiobook remains on my list. After having finished work for Christmas on Friday, I’ve not had recourse to listen to it very much as my brain is a bit fried to cope with the information and listening to it does make me a bit angry at the status of women in modern society. Nonetheless, it’s fascinating and really well written.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

It’s been years since I last read Harry Potter and the last time was in French. I do have very fond childhood memories of these stories and it’s offering me the light escapism we so desperately need in these times.

Poppy Flowers At The Front by Jon Wilkins

This novel set during WWI follows a French and British nurse as they treat wounded soldiers at the Western front. It’s my next book to review for Damp Pebbles and I’m really not far into it yet. I’m fascinated by WWI and II so I’m looking forward to reading more.

Recently Read

Unfollow by Megan Phelps Roper

After starting this memoir in October, I’ve finally finished it! It’s our read for Book Club this month and, having met up with them for our virtual Secret Santa this week, most of us concurred it was taking a while for us to get through, which made me feel less alone. The memoir chronicles Megan’s life in the controversial Westboro Baptist church and it was a heart breaking read. I really enjoyed the insights into the church and the Phelps family, and the moral dilemma posed. However, it was a little slow in places and quite heavy for Christmastime.

ABC of Gender Identity by Devika Dalal

I chose to read this ARC as my first read from Netgalley. It is a children’s book which explains different gender identity terms. You can read my review here!

Next Reads

Last week, I told myself I wouldn’t read another book until I finished The Stand… Clearly, that hasn’t worked! I’m planning on reading Forgotten Lives by Ray Britain and I Mean You No Harm by Beth Castrodale next as they are both ARCs I need to review. They are both crime/thriller centred – my favourite!

Thank you to all who have been reading my blog, whether it be once or on many occasions. I really appreciate it. Merry Christmas and all the best for 2021!


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