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…
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• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep by Joanna Cannon
Love Tilly and Grace, love all the characters on the avenue and love all the 1970s references; feels like a biography of my own childhood!
Mrs Creasy is missing and The Avenue is alive with whispers. As the summer shimmers endlessly on, ten-year-olds Grace and Tilly decide to take matters into their own hands.
And as the cul-de-sac starts giving up its secrets, the amateur detectives will find much more than they imagined…
I finally finished (yay I hear you shouting!)
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
Well to be completely honest I read what I needed too; in that I didn’t read the pages and pages of referencing the author had included at the end. I really had had enough by then. Fascinating story full of incredible detail, history and conspiracy theories but somewhat too long.
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.
I also finished
The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
I’ve never read Harry Potter but I have read The Casual Vacancy which was laborious so I didn’t read and review this book particularly as a Rowling fan but I do love a good whodunit, and for me, this didn’t disappoint. I’ll definitely pick up the second book The Silkworm. Review here.
When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case.
Strike is a war veteran – wounded both physically and psychologically – and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model’s complex world, the darker things get – and the closer he gets to terrible danger…
What’s up next?
The Rosie Effect by Graeme Simsion
The sequel to The Rosie Project is our latest book club read that I need to crack on with and I’m looking forward to meeting up with Don and Rosie again. I reviewed The Rosie Project here.
Forty-one-year-old geneticist Don Tillman had never had a second date before he met Rosie.
Now, living in New York City, they have survived ten months and ten days of marriage, even if Don has had to sacrifice standardized meals and embrace unscheduled sex.
But then Rosie drops the mother of all bombshells. And Don must prepare for the biggest challenge of his previously ordered life – while dodging deportation, prosecution and professional disgrace.
Is Don Tillman ready to become the man he always dreamed of being? Or will he revert to his old ways and risk losing Rosie for ever?
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