WWW Wednesday: 19th June 2019

Welcome to my June WWW Wednesday post; this is a weekly meme (I tend to do it monthly though) hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. If you’re curious about what other people are reading right now too, join in! All you have to do is answer the three bookish questions below and pop your blog link on Sam’s weekly post in the comments.

So, this week…

/ WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?

The Rapture by Claire McGlasson. I’ve only just started it but already love the premise: ‘Dilys is a devoted member of a terribly English cult: The Panacea Society, populated almost entirely by virtuous single ladies.

When she strikes up a friendship with Grace, a new recruit, God finally seems to be smiling upon her. The friends become closer as they wait for the Lord to return to their very own Garden of Eden, and Dilys feels she has found the right path at last.

But Dilys is wary of their leader’s zealotry and suspicious of those who would seem to influence her for their own ends. As her feelings for Grace bud and bloom, the Society around her begins to crumble. Faith is supplanted by doubt as both women come to question what is true and fear what is real.’

I am a little bit fascinated by the whole idea of a cults and am kind of getting Handmaid’s Tale vibes from the narrative tone, so can’t wait to see how it plays out.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

A brilliant non-fiction read for me was Educated by Tara Westover. It’s her autobiography and usually I wouldn’t be that bothered about reading the life story of someone who I had never heard of, but her life is truly an eye-opener. She didn’t go to school as a child due to her dad’s mistrust of the government and this is her story of how she taught herself the important things in life and broke away from her upbringing. It is such an inspiring read.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

Right, there is a question. I have once again let my TBR list go a little crazy and feel there are about 18 books I want to read next! BUT I think I will go with either The Binding by Bridget Collins or Swan Song by Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott. The Binding is described as a supernatural / fantasy novel and I don’t read much from that genre, so am intrigued. Plus the rave reviews all over social media have swayed me. Swan Song is fiction but based on facts about the life of Truman Capote, specifically his close female friendships and his ultimate downfall. I think it sounds so interesting! Have you read either of these – which should I go for first?

I’d love to know what you’re reading this week, let me know below!

18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 19th June 2019

  1. Hi Jen!

    I have been interested in Educated by Tara Westover for a while. But then I heard mixed things about it, mostly people saying it was very slow & difficult to get into. Seeing you enjoying it makes me want to give it a try again. Thanks! By the way, I like the clean design of your blog. Here’s my WWW post if your interested: https://thenightisdarkandfullofbooks.wordpress.com/2019/06/19/%E2%80%8Bwww-wednesday-hi-its-me-nikki-yes-im-still-alive/

    Best wishes!

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    1. Ah thank you, very kind of you to say! I was just sucked into Tara’s story in Educated, I found her writing style quite engrossing, but maybe you have to be in the right non-fiction mood!

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  2. I haven’t read Educated yet, but I want to after hearing so many good things about it! Glad that you enjoyed it, too. The Binding is on my TBR, but with some reviews, it makes me a little concerned about how much I’ll enjoy it and how close it follows the synopsis. It still sounds like a really interesting read, though. Whichever you pick, hope you enjoy!

    Here’s my WWW post.

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