WWW Wednesday (September 23rd)

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’s on your reading list 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 Quality of SilenceThe Quality of Silence by Rosamund Lipton

A change to the scheduled programme due to the fact I forgot to download the Netgalley proof of The Versions of Us before it was archived – bad book blogger. I will therefore source a copy from the library or buy one on payday.

Anyway, I’ve heard such good things about this book and I’ve never read Rosamund Lipton before so this is book 5 for the Netgalley Challenge. Only a couple of chapters in so far.

The blurb

On 24th November Yasmin and her deaf daughter Ruby arrived in Alaska.
Within hours they were driving alone across a frozen wilderness
Where nothing grows
Where no one lives
Where tears freeze
And night will last for another 54 days.
They are looking for Ruby’s father.
Travelling deeper into a silent land.
They still cannot find him.
And someone is watching them in the dark.

I recently finished reading

The Readers of Broken Wheel RecommendThe Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald

I love books that are about books or mention other books within, and this has this in abundance. However, I just didn’t feel that wholly engaged with the characters and found the pace very slow.

The blurb

Sara is 28 and has never been outside Sweden – except in the (many) books she reads. When her elderly penfriend Amy invites her to come and visit her in Broken Wheel, Iowa, Sara decides it’s time. But when she arrives, there’s a twist waiting for her – Amy has died. Finding herself utterly alone in a dead woman’s house in the middle of nowhere was not the holiday Sara had in mind.

But Sara discovers she is not exactly alone. For here in this town so broken it’s almost beyond repair are all the people she’s come to know through Amy’s letters: poor George, fierce Grace, buttoned-up Caroline and Amy’s guarded nephew Tom.

Sara quickly realises that Broken Wheel is in desperate need of some adventure, a dose of self-help and perhaps a little romance, too. In short, this is a town in need of a bookshop.

What’s up next?

The Invisible LibraryThe Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman

This is our next book club read. We meet on 14th October so gives me plenty of time to read.

The blurb

Irene is a professional spy for the mysterious Library, which harvests fiction from different realities. And along with her enigmatic assistant Kai, she’s posted to an alternative London. Their mission – to retrieve a dangerous book. But when they arrive, it’s already been stolen. London’s underground factions seem prepared to fight to the very death to find her book.

Adding to the jeopardy, this world is chaos-infested – the laws of nature bent to allow supernatural creatures and unpredictable magic. Irene’s new assistant is also hiding secrets of his own.

Soon, she’s up to her eyebrows in a heady mix of danger, clues and secret societies. Yet failure is not an option – the nature of reality itself is at stake.

Have you read any of this week’s choices? Do let me know or leave your link below…

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8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (September 23rd)

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    I liked The Invisible Library – but then it’s right up my street. Fantasy stuff (magic, etc), Victorianish London and a Sherlock Homes type mystery? Brilliant! Oh and then there are lots of books… 🙂 It’s not flawless, but I enjoyed it.
    I’ve heard good things about The Quality of Silence too – I hope you enjoy it!

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/www-wednesday-23rd-september-2015/

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  2. cleopatralovesbooks says:

    Shame you weren’t sold on The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, I found it a bit on the sweet side of my normal taste but enjoyed it. I didn’t however think much to Rosamund Lupton’s The Quality of Silence, mainly as I found this way too slow, so I’ll be interested to see how that works for you. Here is my Wednesday post for this week https://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2015/09/23/this-week-in-books-september-23/

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