Welcome to my April 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?
I decided to give my Kindle shelf a little love this week and choose a digital book. I’ve had my eye on Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield for a while, so finally started reading it. I’ve been drawn in straight away; much like the river, the story is meandering – there are several threads so far that are all subtly trickling into one another, it’s a very clever and interesting structure. It was also recommend by a fellow book blogger for its theme of folklore and changelings, which leads me onto…
WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding. Here’s a tip: Don’t read a book about babies being stolen and possibly having their souls switched while feeding your own recently born baby in the middle of the night. You will find the book about 1,000% more terrifying than I think it was intended to be. This is a brilliant read though that tows the line between folklore and reality so well, you’re kept guessing until the end.
WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?
I love a great opening sentence (it’s why I include them in all my reviews) and when I opened Sleep by C L Taylor to see what it was, it’s fair to say my interest was piqued: If you’re reading this then I’m no longer alive. Good, right??
The blurb is equally as enticing: All Anna wants is to be able to sleep. But crushing insomnia, terrifying night terrors and memories of that terrible night are making it impossible. If only she didn’t feel so guilty… To escape her past, Anna takes a job at a hotel on the remote Scottish island of Rum, but when seven guests join her, what started as a retreat from the world turns into a deadly nightmare. Each of the guests have a secret but one of them is lying – about who they are and why they’re on the island. There’s a murderer staying in the Bay View hotel. And they’ve set their sights on Anna.
I’m getting The Hunting Party vibes and that was a superb read, so can’t wait to read Sleep. I’d love to know what you’re reading this week, let me know below!