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?
Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday!
I’m going out this evening for a family celebration so will catch up with fellow WWW-ers posts as soon as I can.
I’m reading Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
I don’t know if actual Tom Hanks wrote these stories, I hope he did, but that hasn’t stopped me picturing him as all the lead male characters so far. Really interesting stories! 🙂
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.
I’m still reading The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler
I’ve read a few more stories about The Forgotten Authors but am making slow progress if I’m honest.
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’ve decided that I don’t like reading popular books around or at the time of publication which I suppose could be a bit of an issue as a book blogger. I see snippets of reviews and I think this influences and puts me off. I thought parts of this book were excellent but the ending left me really flat. My thoughts are here…which I think will most likely put me in the minority.
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.
What’s up next? Mobile Library by David Whitehouse
I’m trying to fit in more of my own books and I was struggling last night to choose my next read so rather randomly picked this. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m very clear about what’s coming next, and other times, like last night, I had no idea what I fancied. I shall probably change my mind before then….but it is a book about books 🙂
Twelve-year-old Bobby Nusku is an archivist of his mother. He catalogues traces of her life and waits for her to return home.
Bobby thinks that he’s been left to face the world alone until he meets lonely single mother Val and her daughter Rosa. They spend a magical summer together, discovering the books in the mobile library where Val works as a cleaner. But as the summer draws to a close, Bobby finds himself in trouble and Val is in danger of losing her job. There’s only one thing to do — and so they take to the road in the mobile library . . .
Have you read any of my choices?
Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…