WWW Wednesday (November 4th)

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…

untitledAlex by Pierre Lemaitre

This is our book club read for October and we meet next week so this book is my next read. I don’t think the person who chose it realised it was the second in a trilogy so I hope this doesn’t affect my understanding.

The blurb

In kidnapping cases, the first few hours are crucial. After that, the chances of being found alive go from slim to nearly none. Alex Prévost – beautiful, resourceful, tough – may be no ordinary victim, but her time is running out. Commandant Camille Verhoeven and his detectives have nothing to go on: no suspect, no lead, rapidly diminishing hope. All they know is that a girl was snatched off the streets of Paris and bundled into a white van. The enigma that is the fate of Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing until the bitter, bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.


I recently finished reading

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

I’m not really sure how I feel about this book, and will probably need to have a think about it over the next few days before I put my review together.

One of the main characters is just like someone I know, and just happened to have the same name which was a bit weird as I was reading (not in a good way either!).

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?

And I also finished

84 charing cross road84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

Claire at Art & Soul read this last Friday evening as read-along and we had a great Twitter conversation as we were going. It’s quite a short book of 90 or so pages but this edition also includes The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street. I really enjoyed Hanff’s humour and would recommend to those who love books about books (although I’d not heard of many in this book!)

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.


What’s up next?

I don’t know, I’m undecided, please help me out. I have one, ONE book left on my Netgalley reading shelf that’s been there since earlier this year. But I also really want to read a book of my choice, for no other reason than just because. I have a few books that haven’t yet gone into my TBR jar so maybe one of those.

Here are my choices…

or

Have you read any of this week’s choices? Let me know what you think I should read next…

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19 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (November 4th)

  1. Claire | Art and Soul says:

    I’m now really intrigued to read your review of Me, You and Other People.
    Our read-along has managed to convince another read to purchase 84CXRd and Duchess – I’d say that’s a result! (probably too late to ask for a commission…) 🙂

    If I had to choose among your future options, I’d go for the Patrick Ness because he’s so reliable. I’ll be getting to More Than This soon and I’ll then treat myself to The Rest of Us Just Live Here for Christmas.

    Here’s my WWW: https://clairehuston.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-4th-november-2015/

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  2. rathertoofondofbooks says:

    I read Alex when it first came out and although it’s the second book in a trilogy it was the first one to be translated and released in the UK. I won a pre-release copy and it wasn’t even being marketed as a trilogy at that time so I think they published the best one first and then decided they’d put the others out afterwards. Anyway, I hope my wittering makes sense and that you enjoy the book as much as I did.

    Here’s my WWW: https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2015/11/04/www-wednesday-4th-november/

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  3. Analee @ Book Snacks says:

    I definitely understand what you mean of reading a book with a character whose name and actions are similar to a person you know in real life—it happened to me before, and I agree, it’s not exactly a good thing. Sorry to hear You, Me and Other People was a mixed read for you!
    If you decide to read The Rest of Us Just Live Here or After You, I definitely hope you enjoy them since they’re both on my TBR. 😄 Here’s my WWW. Happy Wednesday!

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  4. Yvo says:

    Alex looks like an interesting read! I really enjoyed The Knife Of Never Letting Go and I’m looking forward to read more of his work… I have The Rest Of Us Just Live Here high on my wishlist.

    Happy Wednesday and thanks for visiting my WWW! 🙂

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  5. Emily Witt says:

    That would be really weird experiencing the same name and traits in a character as someone you know. I always have to avoid naming characters the same as people I know, or they end up turning into that person. Harder to avoid when reading, though, I guess!

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