WWW Wednesday (March 11th)

This weekly meme is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. It’s open to all to participate. Why not join in and let us know what you’re reading this week…

WWW Wednesday

To 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?

HausfrauHausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum

Am approx 15% into this book and I have to say I’m not massively enjoying it which is a shame as it came with high praise. Maybe it will get better and I will continue for now but I don’t really like the main character or parts of the narrative.

The blurb

Anna Benz lives in comfort and affluence with her husband and three young children in Dietlikon, a picture-perfect suburb of Zurich. Anna, an American expat, has chosen this life far from home; but, despite its tranquility and order, inside she is falling apart.

Feeling adrift and unable to connect with her husband or his family; with the fellow expatriates who try to befriend her; or even, increasingly, her own thoughts and emotions, Anna attempts to assert her agency in the only way that makes sense to her: by engaging in short-lived but intense sexual affairs.

But adultery, too, has its own morality, and when Anna finds herself crossing a line, she will set off a terrible chain of events that ends in unspeakable tragedy. As her life crashes down around her, Anna must then discover where one must go when there is no going back . . .


What did you recently finish reading?

Stolen ChildStolen Child by Laura Elliot

This book is what it says on the tin – a book about a stolen child. From the first couple of chapters, its clear this book is going to be full of heartbreak. There was nothing really wrong with it but it just didn’t pull me in or wow me.

The blurb

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare.

Carla Kelly wakes to find her two-day-old baby daughter’s cot empty.

Isobel has been taken.

Susanne Dowling has been keeping a terrible secret following her fifth agonising miscarriage. But when at last she welcomes her new baby daughter into her life nothing else matters. They will both be safe as long as Susanne keeps her daughter close and confesses her lie to no one. Ever.

Carla, a top model, launches a fierce national campaign to find her child – but the trail is cold. She receives threats and recriminations from strangers – she flaunted her pregnancy in the media, she cashed in on it, she deserves everything she gets – and, encouraged by well-meaning loved ones to move on, she begins to fall apart.

But one letter Carla receives stands out from the rest. It offers support from a surprising quarter. And it sets in to motion a chain of events that opens wounds and exposes shocking secrets from Carla’s past that suggest what happened to her daughter was revenge a long time planned.

And it will bring Carla unknowingly close to the stolen daughter she has sworn she will do anything to get back …

What do you think you’ll read next?

The A to Z Of You & MeThe A to Z of You And Me by James Hannah

Continuing with my participation in Sophie & Suze’s Netgalley Reading Challenge I’ve probably only got time to squeeze in one more by the time the challenge finishes on the 23rd as I’ve got to read my book club book also.

The blurb

I’m lying here in a bed, my head full of regret, with only a little bird flitting through a tree to comfort me.

Friends want to visit, but I refuse them. So my carer Sheila has given me a task to keep me occupied.

An A-Z list. Think of a part of my body for each letter. Tell a little tale about it.

When I reach H for Heart, what will I say?

How we loved to string crocheted hearts in trees? How our hearts steadily unravelled?

So I begin with A. Adam’s apple.

Will you be there to catch me when I fall?

Left on Netgalley TBR:
Normal by Graeme Cameron
The Ship by Antonia Honeywell
A Reunion of Ghosts by Judith Claire Mitchell
The Slaughter Man by Tony Parsons

  What’s on your reading list this week?


  1. 11th March 2015 / 8:15 am

    I enjoy these posts – especially when you’re reading or about to read one of my favourites. Also I’ve spotted a few titles I might otherwise have missed 😊. Can’t seem to get my act together to join in the WWW Wednesdays, maybe in the next few months…

    • 11th March 2015 / 3:24 pm

      Thanks Tracey – would be good if you joined in also but I know it all takes time.
      I tend to use my previous post as a template and with WordPress you have the ability to copy a previous post which saves time 🙂

      • 11th March 2015 / 7:03 pm

        I do the same thing! Tracey, I hope you can join in, we’d love to have you!

  2. 11th March 2015 / 7:04 pm

    I love the cover of Hausfrau, sad story that it’s not very enjoyable. Thanks so much for joining in with WWW Wednesday and good luck with the Netgalley challenge!

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