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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, hope you’ve all had a good week! I’m going to a book event this evening with Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You. She’s going to be chatting about her new book Let Me Lie. I’ll catch up with you as soon as I can.
I’m reading The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro
I’m only a couple of chapters into this book and I think I’m going to really like it. One of my hobbies is visiting National Trust properties and I much prefer the ‘below stairs’ tours and tales – so far, this reminds me of a National Trust visit I went on recently (if you’re not familiar with the National Trust, click here).
A contemporary classic, The Remains of the Day is Kazuo Ishiguro’s beautiful and haunting evocation of life between the wars in a Great English House.
In the summer of 1956, Stevens, the ageing butler of Darlington Hall, embarks on a leisurely holiday that will take him deep into the English countryside and into his past.
I recently finished
Well I’m glad I finally got round to reading this one but some of it was just a little too far-fetched in places that I had to suspend belief…quite a lot. Some of the decisions the characters make are questionable.
How far would you go to protect your secrets?
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.
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…
What’s up next?
My next read is a beta read for the brother of a member of my book group. I don’t really know how much I can say about it but at the moment it has a preliminary title of To Grow on Stony Ground and is set after the First World War in an asylum. I’m quite excited to read it as I’ve not been a beta reader before and it comes with high praise from the author’s sister (she insists she’s not being bias), we were all really keen to have a read. Here’s hoping that this isn’t the case:
Have you read any of my choices? Or have you been a beta reader? How did that work out?
Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…