Hiya and welcome to another WWW Wednesday. Unfortunately, I didn’t get round to writing this post last week as life got in the way. Nonetheless, my reading has been pretty productive recently, especially because I’m participating in the Trope-ical Readathon hosted by jenjenreviews! I made a tentative TBR but that has already gone out the window. Nevermind!
The 3 Ws
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
This meme is hosted by Taking On A World Of Books.
Manipulated Lives by H. A. Leuschel
Manipulated Lives is a collection of short stories about manipulators. I’m reading it for a blog tour and I’ve read 2 of the 5 stories so far. It’s not gripping me as much as I was hoping when I signed up to the tour, unfortunately, but maybe it will pick up.
Too Much and Never Enough by Mary L Trump
Trump is such an enigma so I’ve been looking forward to reading his niece’s account. I’ve started listening to the audiobook which is read by the author and it’s interesting so far. The narration is quite slow, but that’s what listening to it at 1.5 or 2x speed is for!
The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
I’m about a third of the way into this book and it is definitely going to be a tear-jerker! I know that my sister loved it and she has good taste in books, so I have high hopes for the remainder I have to read.
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
What a marvellous book. I listened to the audiobook and the voice of the MC Queenie was so clear and distinctive. It was full of humour, tenderness, sadness and fully relatable.
The Fractured Globe by Angela Fish
I read this book for a blog tour and you can find my review here! The Fractured Globe is a really interesting examination of the nature vs nurture argument which follows two young mums over the course of two decades.
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Kite Runner was a re-read for me. I first read this book about a decade ago and re-visited it as the team book for the Trope-ical readathon. It was just as wonderful and heart-breaking the second time around!
Murder At The Mela by Leela Soma
Another blog tour and another prompt completed for the readathon. You’ll be able to see my review on Monday 12th March!
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
The White Tiger was such an interesting examination of societal divisions in India. You can read more of my thoughts here.
The Invisible Life of Addie Larue by V E Schwab
This book has been on my currently reading list for absolutely ages, and far longer than this book deserves! I was initially reading the ebook but I’m finding it hard to read on a screen at the moment as working from home as killed my eyes, so I switched to the audiobook. I’m so glad I did as I really enjoyed it, despite the pace being a little slow. I can definitely see what the fuss is about, Schwab’s writing is beautiful.
I’m going to be continuing with my Trope-ical readathon TBR. I think I will next pick up The Midnight Library as my next physical read for the “buddy read” prompt as it’s my book club book for March. As my next audiobook, I’m think I’m going to listen to 12 Years A Slave for the book published pre-2000. I’ve been meaning to read the book and watch the film for a very long time!
How has your week in reading been? Let me know in the comments as I’d love to hear from you!