WWW Wednesday (August 22nd)

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 visiting my favourite independent bookshop this evening, Booka bookshop in Oswestry, for an evening with Joanna Cannon, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep and Three Things about Elsie so I’ll catch up with your posts and comments as soon as I can.

I’m reading The Last Family in England by Matt Haig

This is my latest book club read and not one I was really looking forward to as I’m not a massive doggy lover but it’s actually kinda sweet and sad.

The blurb

Meet the Hunter family: Adam, Kate, and their children Hal and Charlotte. And Prince, their Labrador.

Prince is an earnest young dog, striving hard to live up to the tenets of the Labrador Pact (Remain Loyal to Your Human Masters, Serve and Protect Your Family at Any Cost). Other dogs, led by the Springer Spaniels, have revolted. As things in the Hunter family begin to go badly awry – marital breakdown, rowdy teenage parties, attempted suicide – Prince’s responsibilities threaten to overwhelm him and he is forced to break the Labrador Pact and take desperate action to save his Family.


I recently finished Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

I finished it…it took 2 weeks, partly due to my time not the book, but I really don’t why I felt so intimidated by this book.  It wasn’t what I expected and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought it would.

The blurb

Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies . . .

Six interlocking lives – one amazing adventure. In a narrative that circles the globe and reaches from the 19th century to a post-apocalyptic future, Cloud Atlas erases the boundaries of time, genre and language to offer an enthralling vision of humanity’s will to power, and where it will lead us.





What’s up next? Midnight at the Bright Ideas Bookstore by Matthew Sullivan

Bad book blogger alert again! This ARC has been on my TBR for…well it doesn’t matter how long, I’ll be reading it next.  Who doesn’t love a book set in a bookshop!

The blurb

What do you do when the life you’ve carefully built for yourself comes apart?

Lydia Smith lives a quiet life, spent in the company of her colleagues and customers at the bookstore where she works. But when Joey Molina, a young and mysterious regular, hangs himself in the bookstore and leaves Lydia secret messages hidden in the pages of his books, her world starts to unravel.

Why did Joey do it?

What did he know?

And what does it have to do with Lydia?


What do you make of my choices this week?

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