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!
It’s been well over a month since I last joined in with WWW due to holidays and life…so I’m looking forward to catching up with the books you’re all reading!
I’m reading Exit West by Mohsin Hamid
This is our latest book club read. Good to read something set out of the Western world and is a book that’ll give you real perspective!
Nadia and Saeed are two ordinary young people, attempting to do an extraordinary thing – to fall in love – in a world turned upside down. Theirs will be a love story but also a story about how we live now and how we might live tomorrow, of a world in crisis and two human beings travelling through it.
Civil war has come to the city which Nadia and Saeed call home. Before long they will need to leave their motherland behind – when the streets are no longer useable and the unknown is safer than the known. They will join the great outpouring of people fleeing a collapsing city, hoping against hope, looking for their place in the world . . .
I finished quite a few books since my last post, here’s a short round-up
(click the covers for blurbs etc)
What’s up next? The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
I’m going to try and squeeze in a re-read of this book for book club next Wednesday. Last month’s host had picked this as the main book but had suspected I’d already read it, which is why I’m reading Exit West. But I want to be able to contribute so should be able to manage it.
It’s 1946. The war is over, and Juliet Ashton has writer’s block. But when she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey – a total stranger living halfway across the Channel, who has come across her name written in a second hand book – she enters into a correspondence with him, and in time with all the members of the extraordinary Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Through their letters, the society tell Juliet about life on the island, their love of books – and the long shadow cast by their time living under German occupation. Drawn into their irresistible world, Juliet sets sail for the island, changing her life forever.
What do you make of my choices this week?
Do share what you’re reading and recommendations in the comments…