WWW Wednesday (August 12th)

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 questions…

• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?

I’m currently reading…

The Truth about the Harry Quebert AffairThe Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joël Dicker

I had hoped to have finished this by now but the sheer enormity of the book has gotten the better of me.

It’s a good book which I’m enjoying very much even though I’m finding some parts a little repetitive. I’ll hopefully finish in the next day or two.

The blurb

August 30, 1975. The day of the disappearance. The day Somerset, New Hampshire, lost its innocence.

That summer, struggling author Harry Quebert fell in love with fifteen-year-old Nola Kellergan. Thirty-three years later, her body is dug up from his yard, along with a manuscript copy of the novel that made him a household name. Quebert is the only suspect.

Marcus Goldman – Quebert’s most gifted protégé – throws off his writer’s block to clear his mentor’s name. Solving the case and penning a new bestseller soon merge into one. As his book begins to take on a life of its own, the nation is gripped by the mystery of ‘The Girl Who Touched the Heart of America’.

But with Nola, in death as in life, nothing is ever as it seems.

I recently finished reading…

The Paying GuestsThe Paying Guests by Sarah Waters

This is certainly a book of two halves; the first being incredibly slow, over-descriptive and repetitive and I really struggled with the pace meaning it took me a week to get through. However, following a significant event the pace increases and I raced through it in a couple of sittings.

The blurb

It is 1922, and London is tense. Ex-servicemen are disillusioned; the out-of-work and the hungry are demanding change. And in South London, in a genteel Camberwell villa — a large, silent house now bereft of brothers, husband, and even servants — life is about to be transformed as impoverished widow Mrs. Wray and her spinster daughter, Frances, are obliged to take in lodgers.

With the arrival of Lilian and Leonard Barber, a modern young couple of the “clerk class,” the routines of the house will be shaken up in unexpected ways. Little do the Wrays know just how profoundly their new tenants will alter the course of Frances’s life — or, as passions mount and frustration gathers, how far-reaching, and how devastating, the disturbances will be.

What’s up next?

The Tea Planter's WifeThe Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies

No change to my plan for my next read….

This is due for release early September and I’m trying to keep on top of my Netgalley releases so I can post my review around the release date.

I was drawn to this one as it seems to feature a moral dilemma which I quite like in a book.

The blurb

Nineteen-year-old Gwendolyn Hooper steps off a steamer in Ceylon full of optimism, eager to join her new husband. But the man who greets her at the tea plantation is not the same one she fell in love with in London.

Distant and brooding, Laurence spends long days wrapped up in his work, leaving his young bride to explore the plantation alone. It’s a place filled with clues to the past – locked doors, a yellowed wedding dress in a dusty trunk, an overgrown grave hidden in the grounds, far too small for an adult…

Gwen soon falls pregnant and her husband is overjoyed, but she has little time to celebrate. In the delivery room the new mother is faced with a terrible choice, one she knows no one in her upper class set will understand – least of all Laurence. Forced to bury a secret at the heart of her marriage, Gwen is more isolated than ever. When the time comes, how will her husband ever understand what she has done?

What are you reading this week?

10 Comments

    • 12th August 2015 / 12:44 pm

      It sure is lol! I think it’s about 640 pages but not long to go now 🙂

    • 12th August 2015 / 2:43 pm

      Thank you & thanks for stopping by my Wednesday post 🙂

  1. 12th August 2015 / 1:37 pm

    I read a Sara Wathers book before and I see what you mean about one event making the plot race forward a lot faster. I wonder if that’s her style. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

    • 12th August 2015 / 2:41 pm

      I have Fingersmith on my TBR pile so am keen to find out. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • 12th August 2015 / 2:45 pm

      I did and look forward to reading more from her! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. 12th August 2015 / 6:43 pm

    The Tea Planter’s Wife sounds like a great read! I hope you are able to start it soon.

    Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting my WWW!

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