Oh hello, WWW Wednesday! This weekly meme is hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words – if you’d like to join in too, all you have to do is answer the three bookish questions below, pop your blog link on Sam’s weekly post in the comments and have a little look at what everyone else is reading!
So, this week…
WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?
It recently felt like I couldn’t scroll through Twitter without seeing someone rave about The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts, so I thought I’d see for myself how good it is. And so far I can report that, yes, it’s good. I only started it a few days ago and I’m almost finished, I can’t stop reading it! Be warned, it does have a pretty grizzly theme: child killers, but the suspense level is insanely high.
WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?
I’ve just finished the mind-bending twist of a book that was The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton and it was quite unlike anything I’ve read. I have to say, speaking of books with a lot of publicity, I did fall for the hype with this one, everyone just seemed to be reading it and when it won the Best Debut Novel award at the Costa Book Awards, I figured so many people couldn’t be wrong. And they’re not, but this is by no means a perfect novel and maybe has one or two more holes in its complex plot than it intended to?
WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?
Well, my TBR stack is looking no smaller these days, but I think I’m going to go for My Enemy’s Cherry Tree. I was kindly sent this debut novel by Taiwanese author Wang Ting-Kuo and love the sound of it: A man who comes from poverty, finds his dream love. When she vanishes without a trace, he sets up a small café in her favourite spot on the edge of the South China Sea, hoping she’ll return. Instead, he is confronted by the man he suspects may be responsible for everything he has suffered. So begins a story of desire and betrayal set against the tumultuous first decade of Taiwan’s 21st Century.
I’d love to know what you’re reading this week, let me know below!