WWW Wednesday (August 26th)

Gosh Wednesday comes around pretty quickly doesn’t it?….

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 join in, 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 MartianThe Martian by Andy Weir

Upon glowing reviews from 3 of my blogging colleagues I picked this up at the weekend from a local charity shop. In perfect condition so a bargain at £1.50! I had anticipated keeping it for my book club choice but then I discovered the movie is released at the end of September and wanted to read before then so in I went.

Well, once you get your head around all the 3 letter acronyms in the first few chapters I anticipate that’s it’s going to be quite a tense, rollercoaster of a read!

 

The blurb

 I’m stranded on Mars.I have no way to communicate with Earth.

I’m in a Habitat designed to last 31 days.

If the Oxygenator breaks down, I’ll suffocate. If the Water Reclaimer breaks down, I’ll die of thirst. If the Hab breaches, I’ll just kind of explode. If none of those things happen, I’ll eventually run out of food and starve to death.

So yeah. I’m screwed.

I recently finished reading…

PlainsongPlainsong by Kent Haruf

If you read my WWW post from last week, you may remember I wasn’t particularly looking forward to reading our latest book club choice. And I’m pleased to say I was actually surprised by this book and quite enjoyed it. It’s very simply written but without it losing its detail or emotion, I had expected it to be over-descriptive with flowery over-complicated language but I was wrong!

The blurb

In Holt, Colorado, Tom Guthrie is struggling to bring up his two young sons alone. In the same town, school girl Victoria Roubideaux finds herself pregnant and homeless. Whilst Tom’s sons find their way forward without their mother, quiet and gentle Harold and Raymond McPheron agree to take Victoria in, unaware that their lives are about to change forever.

A novel of haunting beauty, Plainsong explores the grace and hope of every human life and mankind’s infinity capacity for love.

What’s up next?

IMG_0595I’m hoping to squeeze in one more #PaperbackSummer read before the end of the month before starting the Netgalley challenge in September and will leave this choice to my TBR jar I think.

 

 

Do share what you’re reading this week in the comments below

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