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…
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?
Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday!
They say confession is good for the soul, so I confess that I totally bailed on my planned reading of last week’s WWW. I’m just not getting along with The Forgotten Authors as a full-time read. For me, it’s best read alongside something else. Therefore…
I’m reading Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan
This ARC has been sat on my TBR since October, consequently the book has since been published….ooops!
You want to believe your husband. She wants to destroy him.
Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case – she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.
A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it.
I’m still reading The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler
I’ve had to move this book downstairs…to read alongside something else. For me, it’s a coffee table read, each author has 2-3 pages so makes it a perfect read for one you can pick up and put down as and when.
Absence doesn’t make the heart grow fonder. It makes people think you’re dead.
So begins Christopher Fowler’s foray into the back catalogues and backstories of 99 authors who, once hugely popular, have all but disappeared from shelves.
We are fondly introduced to each potential rediscovery: from lost Victorian voices to the twentieth century writers who could well become the next John Williams, Hans Fallada or Lionel Davidson. Whether male or female, flash-in-the-pan or prolific, mega-seller or prize-winner – no author, it seems, can ever be fully immune from the fate of being forgotten.
I recently finished
I haven’t finished a book since last week’s post! 🙁
What’s up next? Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
This is, hopefully, still my next planned read, but who knows!
A gentle Eastern European immigrant arrives in New York City after his family and his life have been torn apart by his country’s civil war. A man who loves to bowl rolls a perfect game – and then another and then another and then many more in a row until he winds up ESPN’s newest celebrity, and he must decide if the combination of perfection and celebrity has ruined the thing he loves. An eccentric billionaire and his faithful executive assistant venture into America looking for acquisitions and discover a down and out motel, romance and a bit of real life. These are just some of the tales Tom Hanks tells in this first collection of his short stories. They are surprising, intelligent, heart-warming, and, for the millions and millions of Tom Hanks fans, an absolute must-have.
Have you read any of my choices?
Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…