What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 18th September 2019

Welcome to September’s WWW Wednesday, a weekly meme (I 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…


It was my birthday a few days ago which meant I was lucky enough to be gifted some brand new books. Such as this beauty: The Testaments by Margaret Atwood – the sequel to the The Handmaid’s Tale. I’m VERY excited to be reading this right now – I suppose the question is, anyone not reading The Testaments this week??


One that intrigued me recently and left me thinking, was Talent by Juliet Lapidos. It is a novel that explores the idea of talent – if you have it, does that mean you have to use it or share it with the world? A slow burner for me at first, but it’s one of those books that – weeks later – I still find myself thinking about its story and ideas, which is always a good sign. Highly recommend this if you’re after something a little different.


I am trying to make a dent in my towering TBR stack, so have put myself on a self-imposed library ban. Sad times on one hand, as there is nothing I love more than a trip to the library, but it has helped as I now can only read from my current TBR and I have managed to tick one or two off the list. Next up is Do Not Feed the Bear by Rachel Elliot, it’s blurb:

‘Sydney is a cartoonist and freerunner. Feet constantly twitching, always teetering on the edge of life, she’s never come to terms with the event that ripped her family apart when she was ten years old. And so, on a birthday that she doesn’t want to celebrate, she returns alone to St Ives to face up to her guilt and grief. It’s a trip that turns out to be life-changing – and not only for herself.

Do Not Feed The Bear is a book about lives not yet lived, about the kindness of others and about how, when our worlds stop, we find a way to keep on moving.’

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

10 thoughts

  1. *raises hand* I am not reading The Testaments this week! haha. I figure I should actually get around to reading The Handmaid’s Tale first. I do own a copy, though we’ve just moved house, so who knows where it is at the moment!

    I just read your review of Talent – it definitely sounds like an interesting one!

    Here is my WWW post for this week.

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    1. Apparently you can read it as a standalone, although I’m guessing it carries far more weight if you’ve read Handmaid’s too 😊


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