WWW Wednesday (February 17th)

WWW WednesdayThis 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…

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 Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

I’d picked this from my TBR jar last month but had to put it aside to dedicate time to my book club reads. I’ve since read 3 other books (naughty me) and now have been guilt-tripped into reading it my daughter. It’s a strange read but rather sweet, I just haven’t quite worked out yet what it’s really about!

The Rabbit Back Literature SocietyThe blurb

Ella Milana is a literature teacher, and the possessor of beautifully curving lips.

But when she starts trying to unearth the truth behind the Society, Ella finds a lot more than she bargained for. What is ‘The Game’? Why are the words inside books rearranging themselves? And what explains the strange disappearance of an author, in a whirlwind of snow?

 


I recently finished

Viral by Helen Fitzgerald

An interesting take on social media and its darker side. Very sexually explicit, and quite hard to read if you have a teenage daughter. Not really ideal for leaving on the coffee table.

ViralThe blurb

When Leah Oliphant-Brotheridge and her adopted sister Su go on holiday together to Magaluf to celebrate their A-levels, only Leah returns home. Her successful, swotty sister remains abroad, humiliated and afraid: there is an online video of her, drunkenly performing a sex act in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it.

Ruth Oliphant-Brotheridge, mother of the girls, successful court judge, is furious. How could this have happened? How can she bring justice to these men who took advantage of her dutiful, virginal daughter? What role has Leah played in all this? And can Ruth find Su and bring her back home when Su doesn’t want to be found?

I’ve also read….

The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza

This book seems to have been on every blogger’s radar over the past weeks and for good reason. A fast-paced police procedural thriller from an author who either has insider knowledge of how a police investigation is carried out or carries out impeccable research; believed every bit.

The Girl in the IceThe blurb

Her eyes are wide open. Her lips parted as if to speak. Her dead body frozen in the ice…She is not the only one.

When a young boy discovers the body of a woman beneath a thick sheet of ice in a South London park, Detective Erika Foster is called in to lead the murder investigation.

The victim, a beautiful young socialite, appeared to have the perfect life. Yet when Erika begins to dig deeper, she starts to connect the dots between the murder and the killings of three prostitutes, all found strangled, hands bound and dumped in water around London.

What dark secrets is the girl in the ice hiding? …


What’s up next?

A Husband’s Confession by Zoë Miller

This has been on my book shelf for well over a year and is my next pick from my TBR jar.

ahusbandsconfessionThe blurb

When Ali met Max in the summer of 1990, he turned her empty life around and filled it with love. Now, years on, Ali’s greatest fear is that her happiness and contentment might be taken away from her. But just as Max’s star is rising, unsettling incidents at their artisan bakery in Dublin’s creative quarter threaten to damage the reputation of the bakery.

Finn and Jo were running away from heartache when they met in Australia over 20 years ago. But now Finn is in shock after the demise of his gritty role in a popular television crime drama, and Jo fears for him and their marriage. Then an accident on a Saturday night has devastating consequences for both families, tearing their lives apart in ways they never imagined.


Have you read any of this week’s choices or share what books you’re reading?

19 Comments

    • 17th February 2016 / 8:54 pm

      Yeah, books that are a little too close to home tend to be the more difficult read.
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

  1. 17th February 2016 / 9:32 am

    I bought The Girl in the Ice this week after seeing all the reviews of it, I’m keen to read it soon. I read Viral recently too and it wasn’t what I was expecting, it was a good read but I can see how it would be a tough read if you have a teenage daughter. I still haven’t read The Rabbit Back Literature Society but every time I look at it on my bookcase I want to pick it up as it’s got such a gorgeous cover. Hope you have a good reading week.

    Here’s my post:
    https://rathertoofondofbooks.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/www-wednesday-17-february/

  2. 17th February 2016 / 8:56 pm

    I have to admit Viral wasn’t really what I was expecting either. Yes, the first few chapters were but not the whole revenge mum. Did you expect that?
    The Girl in the Ice is a fast paced police procedural; I hope you enjoy it.
    Thanks for visiting 🙂

  3. 17th February 2016 / 9:10 pm

    Yes The Girl In The Ice and Viral are both everywhere and I intend to get to them – particularly The Girl In The Ice. I’ve seen The Rabbit Back Literature Society but sometimes strange names put me off – “aren’t I quirky!”‘It’s probably really good, just put off by the name. You found mine – I must put the logo and credit the originators of the meme. https://crimeworm.wordpress.com/2016/02/17/w-w-w-wednesdays-17/
    I’m always in a quandary as to whether to put the blurb up – anyone any thoughts?

  4. 17th February 2016 / 9:14 pm

    Yeah Rabbit Back is a bit strange and when I’m reading the character’s and place names I’m trying to pronounce them in my head and it’s difficult and off-putting.

    I like to put the blurb in my post as it makes it easier to see what you’re commenting on; however it does make for a longer post. Others link the covers to Goodreads. Personal preference I guess.
    Thank you for visiting 🙂

  5. 17th February 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Yes I guess you could link to Goodreads or Amazon and then they could buy/pre-order it – but there’s a lot of anti-Amazon feeling among certain groups…Usually my posts are longer due to my wittering and the blurbs too – I was unusually succinct tonight, as the laptop was behaving and I didn’t want to tempt fate staying on it too long!

    • 18th February 2016 / 8:58 am

      I know what you mean about Amazon, but readers can choose to click the link or not. It does feel like you’re encouraging buying books from the devil!

  6. 17th February 2016 / 10:32 pm

    The Rabbit Back Literature Society seems both odd and interesting. I hope you enjoy it 🙂

  7. 17th February 2016 / 10:46 pm

    The Girl in the Ice is so good, glad to see you also enjoyed it.
    Viral is on my tbr but as a high school teacher I’m rather worried it’ll keep me up at night worrying about the kids!

    Here’s my WWW.

  8. 18th February 2016 / 1:57 am

    Hm I don’t think I’ll read Viral after all. I’m definitely going to be reading Girl in the Ice though! So happy to hear you enjoyed it. 🙂 Happy reading!

  9. 18th February 2016 / 5:14 am

    Looks like it’s been a good week! I’ve been curious about Viral, but tend to shy away from super sexual books. Hmm.. Hope your current (and next) TBR go well!!

    • 18th February 2016 / 8:59 am

      Yeah, Viral probably won’t be your type of read then 🙂

  10. 18th February 2016 / 5:39 am

    I enjoyed Viral enormously although I didn’t expect the direction the book took! I’m still deciding whether or not to read Girl In The Ice… Happy reading!

  11. 18th February 2016 / 9:08 am

    I see Viral in many posts, I can’t wait to read it. The Rabbit Back Literature Society sounds really intriguing!

    • 20th February 2016 / 4:50 pm

      Rabbit Back is will appeal if you like magical, fantasy stuff you can’t explain! It didn’t work for me 🙁

  12. 18th February 2016 / 6:46 pm

    I’m glad you liked The Girl In The Ice! I’ve been wanting to get a copy ever since I first heard about it. Viral sounds like an interesting read as well, although it does sound a bit dark.

    • 20th February 2016 / 4:34 pm

      Viral does show you the darker side of social media and because of its sexual nature won’t suit all readers!

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