WWW Wednesday (April 1st)

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?

The Little Paris BookshopThe Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

I’ve let this one jump the TBR queue as I was looking for something a little more light-hearted than my previous reads, however, this is not the case. I’m 30% in, and the main character Jean Perdu, needs a real kick up the backside and told to get on with it and move on – frustrating!

The blurb

On a beautifully restored barge on the Seine, Jean Perdu runs a bookshop; or rather a ‘literary apothecary’, for this bookseller possesses a rare gift for sensing which books will soothe the troubled souls of his customers.

The only person he is unable to cure, it seems, is himself. He has nursed a broken heart ever since the night, twenty-one years ago, when the love of his life fled Paris, leaving behind a handwritten letter that he has never dared read. His memories and his love have been gathering dust – until now. The arrival of an enigmatic new neighbour in his eccentric apartment building on Rue Montagnard inspires Jean to unlock his heart, unmoor the floating bookshop and set off for Provence, in search of the past and his beloved.

What did you recently finish reading?

The Thirteenth TaleThe Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield

I have a real book hangover from this book, I’m still thinking about it and did I understand the ending correctly. This was our book club read for this month and I really enjoyed it. I’d seen the BBC adaptation so had a vague recollection of the plot and the ending but was pleased that I hadn’t quite remembered it all so there were some twists still waiting for me!

The blurb

Angelfield House stands abandoned and forgotten. It was once home to the March family – fascinating, manipulative Isabelle, brutal, dangerous Charlie, and the wild, untamed twins, Emmeline and Adeline. But Angelfield House hides a chilling secret which strikes at the very heart of each of them, tearing their lives apart…

Now Margaret Lea is investigating Angelfield’s past – and the mystery of the March family starts to unravel. What has Angelfield been hiding? What is its connection with the enigmatic writer Vida Winter? And what is the secret that strikes at the heart of Margaret’s own, troubled life?

As Margaret digs deeper, two parallel stories unfold, and the tale she uncovers sheds a disturbing light on her own life…

What do you think you’ll read next?

I think may be one of these depending on my mood – which should I go for?

Eleanor & ParkThe ExitThe Girl in the Red Coat

 

 

 

 

What’s on your reading list this week?

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3 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (April 1st)

  1. carolewyer says:

    I often check to see what you are reading or what your thoughts are on the books you have read before I download them myself. I’ll be adding The Thirteenth Tale to my TBR holiday collection now. Thanks very much. 🙂 By the way, I fancy The Exit…look forward to your thoughts on it.

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  2. Sam says:

    I’ve seen a lot about ‘The Little Paris Bookshop’ lately. Us book people sure do love books about books! I read/listened to ‘Eleanor & Park’ a few months ago and adored it. I hope you like it as well.

    Thanks for participating and don’t forget to link up your post so others can visit! Happy reading!

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