WWW Wednesday (February 21st)

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Welcome to this week’s WWW Wednesday!

I’m at my book club this evening, discussing Little Women, so I’ll catch up with all your WWW posts as soon as I can 🙂

 

I’m still reading The Book of Forgotten Authors by Christopher Fowler

I’m so sorry that this book is still here, in this, another week’s post.  You must be so bored of reading about The Forgotten Authors 😉

I didn’t manage to finish it before today as I’d left it so late to read and finish Little Women, but am not picking up a new book until this is finished.  This makes it sound like such an awful book but it really isn’t!

The blurb

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 Spare Brides by Adele Parks and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Go me..I finished 2 books in a week!  I enjoyed both, although not as much as I thought I would.  Spare Brides is, I suppose, a romantic drama and social commentary.  Out of the 4 main female characters I only really liked Beatrice and that’s because she was different from the norm.  I didn’t love Little Women as much I expected, I found it quite preachy!

The blurb

The 1920s: a time of hope, promise – and parties. But not all the men came home, after The War.

Meet the spare brides.

Young, gorgeous – and unexpectedly alone.

Ava relishes the freedom of being single.
Sarah fears no one can replace her hero husband.
Beatrice finds it hard to shine, next to her dazzling friends.
And Lydia is married, rich, privileged: so isn’t she one of the lucky ones?

Then a chance encounter changes everything.

Angry, damaged and dangerously attractive, Edgar Trent is an irresistible temptation.

And the old rules no longer apply…

The blurb

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship”

Meg is the eldest and on the brink of love. Then there’s tomboy Jo who longs to be a writer. Sweet-natured Beth always puts others first, and finally there’s Amy, the youngest and most precocious. Together they are the March sisters.

Even though money is short, times are tough and their father is away at war, their infectious sense of fun sweeps everyone up in their adventures – including Laurie, the boy next door. And through sisterly squabbles, their happy times and sad ones too, the sisters discover that growing up is sometimes very hard to do.

 


 What’s up next?

My stack of ARCs are beginning to pile up again and ashamedly I have this one from 2014 – which had been relegated to the bottom shelf.  So let’s rectify that this coming week..

The blurb

How far would you go to protect your secrets?

Greece, 1980

Emma takes part in a shattering, violent event. An event to which she is anything but an innocent bystander.
She is only eighteen, but this marks her fall from innocence.
It will haunt her for the rest of her life.

London, now

Kate has the perfect existence: a glossy image, a glamorous home, a perfect family.
But there are cracks.
All is not what it seems.

And now the two worlds are about to collide.
Somebody’s out for revenge.
Someone who has been waiting thirty years…


Have you read any of my choices?

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

20 Comments

  1. 21st February 2018 / 11:06 am

    Ooh I’d happily read any of these! I’ve never read any Adele Parks but heard good things and I’ve brought quite a few on kindle, so I need to get around to reading them! Happy reading 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      21st February 2018 / 5:42 pm

      In my limited experience of Adele Parks this wasn’t my favourite but she has written so many and I would read more. In fact, I have another on the book shelf!
      Thanks for visiting 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      21st February 2018 / 5:43 pm

      It is a very different read and whilst I don’t recognise hardly any of the authors, I do recognise their books!
      Thanks for visiting and leaving your link 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      21st February 2018 / 5:47 pm

      Me too, can’t believe I’ve left it so long to read it! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      21st February 2018 / 9:50 pm

      Its charm does appeal. I’m hoping to get back into it properly now and finish it!
      Thanks for visiting today 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      21st February 2018 / 9:55 pm

      I was reminded this evening, at book club, that Little Women was intended as a children’s book so that’s probably why I found it preachy and moralistic!
      Thanks for stopping by and leaving your link 🙂

  2. 21st February 2018 / 6:51 pm

    I can definitely see why you would find Little Women a bit preachy!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      21st February 2018 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks! At the end of each chapter, it’s like this is what you should have taken away from this…. 🙂

  3. boyishbookworm
    21st February 2018 / 8:37 pm

    Little Women is on my list, I guess everyone should read it once in a lifetime. I wonder if I’ll share your opinion about it. We’ll see 🙂

    My WWW post

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      Author
      21st February 2018 / 10:02 pm

      Yeah exactly, I can tick that one off the ‘everyone must read’ list!
      Thanks for leaving your link 🙂

  4. 22nd February 2018 / 12:05 am

    Little Women was probably one of the first books I ever DNFed, back when I was like 10 haha xD Happy reading 🙂

  5. 22nd February 2018 / 1:01 am

    I love the sound of The Long Fall! I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. xx

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