WWW Wednesday (May 23rd)

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 reading Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

This is my next book club read which I chose for the group this month.  My mum has already finished it and said she really enjoyed it so fingers crossed!

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?

I recently finished The Fear Within by J.S Law

Finished this late last night and although I liked the story and the different setting, the main character Dani, is really rubbing me up the wrong way, I’m not sure if I’ll continue with the series to be honest.

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.

What’s up next? The Last Hedgehog by Pam Ayres

I heard Pam Ayres on Graham Norton’s radio show a couple of weeks ago talking about this book and I just wanted to buy it immediately.  I’ve not read any kind of poetry since I was forced to at school so am really looking forward to something different.

The blurb

To mark and celebrate National Hedgehog Awareness Week, Pam Ayres has written a less-than-fond farewell from perspective of the ‘last hedgehog left on earth’ – a delightful, hilarious and thought-provoking elegy to that most beloved inhabitant of the British countryside, the common hedgehog.

Pam Ayres’ spiky and wonderful creation reminds us that unless we take steps to prevent it, they will soon be far from ‘common’ indeed: beautifully illustrated by Alice Tait, the poem The Hedgehog sees our hero tell of all the terrible ends his family come to at our own hands – and exactly what we can still do to keep them alive, and see them thrive once more.

Have you read any of my choices this week?

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


  1. 23rd May 2018 / 8:31 am

    My mum was a great lover of poetry and went to see Pam Ayres perform her work a number of times – enjoy your reading week 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      23rd May 2018 / 7:13 pm

      Pam Ayres was recently at a bookshop event about an hour away from me and I didn’t know about it as I would have loved to have gone. I think she has one of those voices you can listen to for hours!! 🙂

  2. 23rd May 2018 / 9:39 am

    I loved Eleanor Oliphant so I’m sure you’ll be fine.

    You have kind of tempted me with the Pam Ayres. Don’t tend to read poetry either but I may be willing to make an exception.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      23rd May 2018 / 7:16 pm

      It’s super cute with some lovely illustrations and it’s only 48 pages so not too taxing! 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      23rd May 2018 / 7:18 pm

      It’s still a very popular book!
      Thanks for leaving your WWW link 🙂

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      23rd May 2018 / 7:22 pm

      Ha ha, yes well I suppose you could be taken in by the cover! The book has some stunning illustrations too!
      Thanks for leaving your WWW link 🙂

      • 23rd May 2018 / 11:55 pm

        I was actually more taken in by the description of the book after my initial judging of the cover. At first glance I thought it was just a children’s book.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      23rd May 2018 / 7:34 pm

      It’s be great if you got to read it!
      Thanks for leaving your WWW link 🙂

  3. 23rd May 2018 / 9:02 pm

    I’ve heard such great things about Eleanor! 🙂 Looking forward to your thoughts!

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      25th May 2018 / 7:54 pm

      So far so good!! 🙂

  4. 24th May 2018 / 1:05 am

    I LOVED “Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine” – hope you do too.

    • Lindsay | Bookboodle
      25th May 2018 / 7:55 pm

      I’m 100 pages in and she very much reminds me of Don Tillman from The Rosie Project! 🙂

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