WWW Wednesday (October 28th)

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…

You, Me & Other PeopleYou, Me & Other People by Fionnuala Kearney

Interesting start to this novel, told in turn by Adam and Beth his affair has been revealed (not a spoiler, happens in first chapter, might even have been the first page) and we are now to-ing and fro-ing with the consequences and effects. Am only around 12% in so not sure what sort of story this will turn out to be….

The blurb

They say every family has skeletons in their closet . . .

But what happens when you open the door and they won’t stop tumbling out?

For Adam and Beth the first secret wasn’t the last, it was just the beginning.

You think you can imagine the worst thing that could happen to your family, but there are some secrets that change everything.

And then the question is, how can you piece together a future when your past is being rewritten?


I recently finished reading

The Versions of UsThe Versions of Us by Laura Barnett

Despite my issues with the format and structure of this novel it’s incredibly well written, and a clever plot. I did feel slightly bereft although relieved when I finished it. Definitely worth the read if you can handle the 3 way plot.

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?

And I also finished

Snowflakes on Silver CoveSnowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin

Read in one day last weekend when I was full of cold in bed. It’s a light-hearted fun read that rom-com fans will love. I enjoyed it but am now taking a break from what are classed as ‘chick-lit’ reads.

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?


What’s up next?

84 charing cross road84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Apparently this is a book that should be on every book lover’s to read list and it’s a book I came across via The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend.

Claire at Art & Soul and I will be reading this as a kind of read-along this week. We’ve not really planned a strict timeline of reading what by when but we’ll be discussing via Twitter as we go. Will be fun to have someone to chat to as I read.

The blurb

It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in London. As Helene’s sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm and charming long-distance friendship lasting many years.

 

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

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21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (October 28th)

  1. rathertoofondofbooks says:

    I adore 84 Charing Cross Road so I really hope you and Claire enjoy your read-along of it this week, I’ll be interested to read your thoughts. I have You, Me and Other People on my TBR but it’s yet another one that I still haven’t got around to, I hope to read it one of these days! I’m glad you enjoyed The Versions of Us despite the way it’s structured, I really want to read it but I don’t think my brain will cope with it at the moment but hopefully soon.

    Here’s my WWW: https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/10/28/www-wednesdays-28-october/

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  2. bookboodle says:

    Me too, I like the idea of a box for each of the characters with all their lives bits and pieces inside. I’ve no idea yet if that’s what it signifies though lol 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. cleopatralovesbooks says:

    I’m glad The Versions of Us worked for you in the end, I’m still keen on this one. I also like the look of Me, You and Other People – visiting your blog is dangerous to my TBR! I read 84 Charing Cross Road last year after being recommended it by another book blogger and loved it so I hope you do too.

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  4. Sam says:

    I have ’84 Charring Cross Road’ on my shelf as well. I hope you and Clare enjoy it! I probably won’t have time to join in, unfortunately. It looks like a great, quick read. Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

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