WWW Wednesday (November 30th)

It’s been 3 weeks or so since my last WWW post so it’s nice to be taking part this week.

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 reading My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood

I was sent this by the publishers a couple of months ago and I’ve seen it on several other bloggers blogs with positive feedback.  It’s not published till January so have picked it up now in readiness.  It’s quite easy to get in to but it’s very sad (there is a better word than this, it just won’t come to mind) and has this sense of foreboding.

my-sisters-bonesThe blurb

Kate Rafter is a successful war reporter. She’s the strong one. The one who escaped Herne Bay and the memories it holds. Her sister Sally didn’t. Instead, she drinks.

But when their mother dies, Kate is forced to return to the old family home. And on her first night she is woken by a terrifying scream.

What secret has Kate stumbled upon?
And is she strong enough to uncover the truth . . . and make it out alive?

I recently read A Place Called Winter by Patrick Gale

Loved this book! If you like historical novels in the vein of Sarah Waters, this one is for you!

a-place-called-winterThe blurb

A shy but privileged elder son, Harry Cane has followed convention at every step. Even the beginnings of an illicit, dangerous affair do little to shake the foundations of his muted existence – until the shock of discovery and the threat of arrest force him to abandon his wife and child and sign up for emigration to Canada.

Remote and unforgiving, his allotted homestead in a place called Winter is a world away from the golden suburbs of turn-of-the-century Edwardian England. And yet it is here, isolated in a seemingly harsh landscape, under the threat of war and madness that the fight for survival will reveal in Harry an inner strength and capacity for love beyond anything he has ever known before.

I also finished The Mystery of the Jewelled Moth by Katherine Woodfine

Good fun, full of daring capers and adventures that’s reminiscent of Nancy Drew.  Review here.

the-mystery-of-the-jewelled-mothThe blurb


Wonder at the puzzling disappearance of the Jewelled Moth! Marvel as our heroines, Sophie and Lil, don cunning disguises, mingle in high society and munch many cucumber sandwiches to solve this curious case! Applaud their bravery as they follow a trail of terrible secrets that leads straight to London’s most dangerous criminal mastermind, and could put their own lives at risk . . .

It will be the most thrilling event of the season!

 What’s up next? Thin Air by Michelle Paver

I’m waiting for this book to come in from my library.  I’m hoping it does soon as it’s our next book club read.  We’ve not read a ghost story as a group before so should be interesting.

thin-airThe blurb

The Himalayas, 1935.

Kangchenjunga. Third-highest peak on earth. Greatest killer of them all.

Five Englishmen set off from Darjeeling, determined to conquer the sacred summit. But courage can only take them so far – and the mountain is not their only foe.

As the wind dies, the dread grows. Mountain sickness. The horrors of extreme altitude. A past that will not stay buried.

And sometimes, the truth does not set you free.

Have you read any of my choices?

Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…


  1. 30th November 2016 / 8:47 am

    I read Paver’s Dark Matter and loved it so look forward to hearing what you think of Thin Air.

    • 30th November 2016 / 8:07 pm

      Brilliant! It’s somewhat out of my comfort zone so thanks for letting me know! 🙂

    • 30th November 2016 / 8:08 pm

      The last one we read was The Woman in Black but this one is very different – looking forward to it!

    • 30th November 2016 / 8:09 pm

      You won’t be disappointed if you enjoy historical novels with something different!
      Thanks for visiting today 🙂

  2. 30th November 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I’m curious about A Place Called Winter. Enjoy your books, and thanks for sharing. Here’s MY WWW POST

    • 30th November 2016 / 8:45 pm

      It really is a special read! Thanks for visiting today 🙂

  3. 30th November 2016 / 8:13 pm

    A mixture of titles here – I did pick Thin Air up in the library recently as Michelle Paver is one of my partner’s favourite authors, however I didn’t check it out as I have too many books on the go at the moment as is! Happy reading!

    • 30th November 2016 / 8:54 pm

      I prefer to mix up my reads each week.
      I know that feeling, but am hoping the library comes through for me soon so I can get started on Thin Air. Thanks for visiting today 🙂

  4. 1st December 2016 / 1:34 am

    My Sister’s Bones sounds like an interesting read! I’m glad it’s not that difficult to get into. Thin Air has been on my radar for a long time… It sounds like a great book club read. Happy reading!

  5. 1st December 2016 / 2:00 am

    I love historical novels and I’ve enjoyed Sarah Waters before. Awesome! Happy reading and thanks for participating in WWW Wednesday!

  6. 1st December 2016 / 6:00 am

    I’ve read a couple of Patrick Gale’s books and always found them mesmerising – plus I love Sarah Waters so may choose to read this one too soon. Thanks for visiting my Wednesday post this week 🙂

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