WWW Wednesday (October 21st)

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 Versions of UsThe Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

I’m over half way through this book and I do really like it. I feel quite invested and engaged with the characters and the 3 different plots. The problem I have, is the actual structure and format of the book itself. It starts on Version 1, the next chapter Version 2, the next Version 3. It then goes back to Version 1 and repeat, you get the idea. This means I’m struggling to remember what’s happened in the previous Versions, it’s impossible not to make notes or flick back several chapters to refresh your memory.

The blurb

What if you had said yes . . . ?

Eva and Jim are nineteen, and students at Cambridge, when their paths first cross in 1958. Jim is walking along a lane when a woman approaching him on a bicycle swerves to avoid a dog.

What happens next will determine the rest of their lives.

We follow three different versions of their future – together, and apart – as their love story takes on different incarnations and twists and turns to the conclusion in the present day.

The Versions of Us is an outstanding debut novel about the choices we make and the different paths that our lives might follow.

What if one small decision could change the rest of your life?

I recently finished reading

Death by DangerousDeath by Dangerous by Olly Jarvis

Loved this book!  I’m a huge John Grisham fan and love American legal thrillers so I thought this book might be overshadowed by my expectations being UK based also.

But it had everything I wanted for a gripping read. Fast paced and tense with likeable characters and unpredictable twists…nothing else to say except give it a go!

The blurb

Death by Dangerous is a compelling legal thriller set in Manchester and Bradford.

John Anderson is one of the North West’s most dedicated and successful prosecution barristers. His career is going from strength to strength and he is on the verge of becoming Queen’s Counsel. But the life he once knew suddenly comes crashing down following a fatal road traffic accident…

What’s up next?

Snowflakes on Silver CoveSnowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin

Again, this one is for a book tour coming up shortly. I do generally enjoy Holly’s books but after this I think I’m giving rom-com’s a break as I’m finding nothing new in them. Maybe I’m just not reading the right ones….

The blurb

Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic herself…

Struggling to finish her current novel, Libby turns to her best friend and neighbour George Donaldson to cheer her up. But George also needs a bit of support himself. Nervous about getting back into the dating saddle after splitting from his wife, he and Libby strike a deal. She will teach George how to win over the ladies, and Libby will in turn be inspired to inject her novel with a good dose of romance.

As Libby and George explore the beautiful White Cliff Bay on a series of romantic Christmas-themed dates, Libby finds herself having more fun than she’s had in ages and…discovers feelings that she never knew she had for George.

But is it too late? Will George win someone else’s heart or can Libby act like the heroine in one of her stories and reach for her own love under the mistletoe this Christmas?

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

20 Comments

    • bookboodle
      Author
      21st October 2015 / 9:18 am

      Yay, great. I can read after it after my Holly Martin, it’s only a short book I think. How shall we divide it up and discuss? Twitter probably easiest to converse…let me know what you think

      • 21st October 2015 / 12:35 pm

        I have no idea how these things usually work. Do you have the 1981 edition? The only natural “break” I can find appears to be halfway through the book where it switches from the letters to an “epilogue” (which is half the length of the book”). Would be very happy to talk on Twitter 🙂

        • bookboodle
          Author
          21st October 2015 / 2:31 pm

          I’ve only done one before which was The Picture of Dorian Grey which was a longer book. We agreed upon x chapters by x date and then posted a mini blog post at the same time etc about what we thought so far. Then carried on until next point. Not sure what edition I have, will need to check later 🙂

  1. 21st October 2015 / 10:10 am

    Oooooh I really like the sound of The Versions of Us , *goes to look it up on Goodreads * !!! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts when your finished 😀

    • bookboodle
      Author
      21st October 2015 / 11:16 am

      It’s a good story; but be prepared for lots of notes!
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • bookboodle
      Author
      21st October 2015 / 11:16 am

      It’s definitely a clever idea, almost 3 books in one. I’m usually ok with a dual timeline but this is 3 and I’ve had to keep copious notes.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • bookboodle
      Author
      21st October 2015 / 7:23 pm

      The Guestbook is my favourite of Holly’s, read this one if you get the chance.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

      • 21st October 2015 / 9:48 pm

        I’ve just bought that one recently so will definitely try and read it soon, thank you 🙂

    • bookboodle
      Author
      21st October 2015 / 7:25 pm

      It’s a good story, even if I’m struggling to remember all the details.
      Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  2. 21st October 2015 / 5:25 pm

    I’ve added Death By Dangerous to my TBR and The Versions Of Us sounds like an interesting read as well, although I can understand why it’s a bit confusing.

    Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting my WWW. 🙂

    • bookboodle
      Author
      21st October 2015 / 7:24 pm

      Oh good, I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  3. 21st October 2015 / 9:49 pm

    The Versions of Us is one of those books that has been on my radar all summer and I still don’t have a copy – I will need to get one soon.

  4. 21st October 2015 / 10:16 pm

    The versions of us sounds like a really interesting concept. It’s too bad the chapters keep getting confused. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  5. 21st October 2015 / 10:38 pm

    Death by Dangerous seems intriguing! I think I’m going to have to add it to my TBR. The Versions of Us seems good too, I’ll be looking forward to your thoughts on it! <3
    Here's my WWW. Happy Wednesday!

  6. 22nd October 2015 / 12:41 am

    Books with different POVs each chapter that tell different stories are the bane of my existence. I really can’t stand it unless it’s done REALLY well. I’m glad you can still enjoy The Version of Us.

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