WWW Wednesday (May 16th)

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!

I’m reading The Fear Within by J S Law

So, ok, the action has started off pretty fast-paced and high energy, but the main character’s actions and inability to follow orders grates on me.  I’m not sure how me and this book will get along.

The blurb

A teenage sailor disappears on HMS Defiance, an infamous closed case reopens, and Lt. Danielle Lewis fights for truth and survival in this high-octane military thriller

After events on board the submarine HMS Tenacity, Lieutenant “Dan” Lewis of the Royal Navy’s Kill Team was warned not to pursue those responsible. She should walk away, stop investigating, but her thirst for justice means she can’t let it go.

But even as Dan defies the order, continuing to track a sailor on the run, her investigative skills are needed on a new case. A young naval Wren has gone missing from the warship HMS Defiance. Last seen going on board, but never seen leaving, there is no trace of the girl and Dan must work her way through a web of witness accounts to uncover what might motivate her to run, or what might motivate a predator to take her.

Following in the wake of the missing girl, Dan soon closes in on her quarry, but is forced to question whether she is the one who was being hunted all along.

I recently finished Ordeal by Innocence by Agatha Christie

When I started this book I thought the story was knew to me, however, once I got about 20 pages in it was very familiar and I realised I’d seen a tv adaptation some years ago.  From there I was reading with a very different perspective!

The blurb

Evidence that clears the name of a boy sentenced for killing his adopted mother arrives too late to save his life – so who did kill her?

According to the courts, Jacko Argyle bludgeoned his mother to death with a poker. The sentence was life imprisonment

But when Dr Arthur Calgary turns up a year later with the proof that confirms Jacko’s innocence, he is too late – Jacko died behind bars from a bout of pneumonia.

Worse still, the doctor’s revelations re-open old wounds in the family, increasing the likelihood that the real murderer will strike again…




What’s up next? Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I’ve chosen this book as our next book who’ll meet in early June to discuss.

The blurb

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?


Have you read any of my choices this week?

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


  1. 16th May 2018 / 8:34 am

    We have an adaption of Ordeal of Innocence to watch but I’m sure I’ve read the book at some point although I don’t particularly remember it!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      16th May 2018 / 7:20 pm

      I have the latest BBC series to watch too! Has had very good reviews 🙂

  2. 16th May 2018 / 8:37 am

    I absolutely loved Eleanor Oliphant, one of my favourite books of last year. I listened to it on audio and the narration was brilliant. I hope you enjoy (I’m positive you will).

    I still haven’t read a Christie. I was tempted to pick up Ordeal but everyone keeps saying it’s not her best and I should start with a different one. Did you find that?

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      16th May 2018 / 7:28 pm

      I have Eleanor on audio as well, I think I downloaded it as a free offer so I might flip between the two.

      Ordeal is a good mystery but I have read better. I always recommend And Then There Were None!! 🙂

  3. 16th May 2018 / 9:19 am

    Hi first time in your site. 🙂 🙂 I want to read Eleanor Oliphant is fine but I heard it has triggers and I’m afraid to read it. Hope you enjoy it though, Ive heard great reviews. 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      16th May 2018 / 7:30 pm

      Thank you for your visit!
      I honestly don’t know about triggers, maybe one that you just have to try for yourself 🙂

      • 17th May 2018 / 3:20 pm

        Oh okay… 🙂 🙂 Maybe someday, I’ll pick it up.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      16th May 2018 / 7:31 pm

      It has been a very popular debut novel. I just hope it lives up to the hype! 🙂
      Thanks for leaving your link!

  4. 16th May 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Loved Eleanor Oliphant!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      16th May 2018 / 7:37 pm

      Good to hear! 🙂

  5. 16th May 2018 / 3:19 pm

    I have been eyeing Eleanor Oliphant for a while, and now it is on hold at Overdrive. It will be a while, though. Sigh.

    Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      16th May 2018 / 7:39 pm

      Good things come to those who wait…apparently!
      Thanks for visiting and leaving your link 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      16th May 2018 / 7:46 pm

      I think everyone should read at least one Christie novel! Thanks for visiting and leaving your link 🙂

  6. 17th May 2018 / 8:09 am

    I MUST read Eleanor Oliphant! I feel I’m missing out on something everyone is talking about! Happy reading! xx

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      22nd May 2018 / 6:56 pm

      That’s exactly how I feel too…x

  7. 17th May 2018 / 7:43 pm

    Eleanor Oliphant seems to be going down very well indeed! Have a fabulous week.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      22nd May 2018 / 6:57 pm

      It has been everywhere for a while now! You too 🙂

  8. samslifeinbooks
    18th May 2018 / 2:17 am

    I am keen to read Eleanor Oliphant as well, I hope you enjoy it! Have a good week 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      22nd May 2018 / 6:58 pm

      I’m looking forward to starting it and I just hope it lives up to my expectations! Have a great week 🙂

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