WWW Wednesday August 10

It’s Wednesday which means that it’s time for WWW Wednesday. This is one of my favourite memes and I love taking part in it and reading everybody else’s posts. It’s currently hosted by Sam and it can be found on her blog Taking on a world of words which can be found here.

We’ve had a brilliant weekend away since my last WWW post. We spent a gorgeous weekend on the Norfolk coast and spent hours walking along long empty beaches. The weather was pretty much perfect; Sunny but not too hot. Unlike the next few days are going to be as we enter another heat wave.

But onto my WWW post. The idea of WWW Wednesday is just to answer three simple questions about what you are reading, have just finished and are about to read so here goes for this week.

What I’m currently reading

The Lost Notebook by Louise Douglas
I’m really enjoying this thriller ARC from Net Galley. It’s set in Brittany which is an area of France that we have regularly visited so the setting feels very familiar. Mila has moved to Brittany to take care of her orphaned niece and discovers an old woman dead in her travelling van. The police want to treat it as a normal death but Mila isn’t convinced. Then a hate campaign begins aimed at the director of a nearby archaeological dig and she is sure that the events are linked. It’s a brilliantly twisty story so far with lots of threads to follow.

The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles
I just started this yesterday and found it really hard to put down as I kept wanting to find out what would happen next. It’s told from several points of view so you get different views of the same incident. Emmet is going to take his younger brother Billy along the Lincoln Highway all the way to California to find their mother. However things don’t quite go to plan.

What I have recently finished reading

Year of the Reaper was brilliant. It was recommended by A Book Owl’s Corner and I loved it. It is supposedly a YA book but it read perfectly well as an adult fantasy to me. I loved that it was inspired by the Black Death in the middle ages and I really liked how she used that idea in the book.

I didn’t enjoy Orphans of the Storm as much as I hoped. Celia Imrie just doesn’t grab me with her characters. The story is an amazing and the amount of historical research that went into the book is amazing but her characters don’t come to life for me. The last third of the book when we get on the Titanic was where I really got interested.

The Key in the Lock was a bit of a let down too. It was supposed to be very dark and gothic but it was all just a bit so-so. An interesting story but not as gripping as I thought it might be.

I loved Elektra and will hopefully post a proper review in the next few days.

Spring Cannot be Cancelled was also brilliant and I have reviewed it here as part of my non fiction reader challenge

What I am intending to read next

The House of Fortune by Jessie Burton
Definitely looking forward to reading this one next

That’s the current state of my reading this week. What does your WWW Wednesday look like?

Author: Janette

Recently retired Ex-Assistant Head of a large primary school in Leicestershire although I seem to be in school teaching quite a bit still.

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday August 10”

  1. I’m happy to hear you had a good weekend and that you enjoyed Year of the Reaper! The way the plague was handled was one of my favorite things about it, too 😊 And you’re really starting to convince me I might have to give Elektra a try!

  2. A nice mix of books here. I’ve heard so many wonderful things about The Lincoln Highway and now you’re enjoying it too!

  3. I enjoyed Elektra too, but I agree with you that The Key in the Lock was a bit disappointing – definitely not as dark and gothic as I’d expected. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of The House of Fortune!

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