What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 9th October 2019

Hello, hello from my October 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…

/ WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?

I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying my audiobook at the moment: Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. It’s the third instalment in the wildly popular Aisling series and it’s a funny, moving story that I almost take myself out on random walks just to listen to. Aisling represents a specific type of Irish girl – I wrote about exactly who she is in my review of book 1 – and the latest chapter in her tale has me hooked.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

Published in 2014, but I’ve only recently read Station Eleven by Emily St.John Mandel and it is truly an extraordinary book. I would even go as far as to say that it claims a place in my ‘top 5 books of all time’ list. YES. It’s that good. It’s a dystopian novel, but not like any you’ve read before, packed full of hope and beautiful language, it’s just an exquisite read.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

Sticking with a theme, I have the new book from Emily St.John Mandel, The Glass Hotel, on my NetGalley shelf and cannot wait to start reading it. The blurb:

Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five-star glass-and-cedar palace on an island in British Columbia. Jonathan Alkaitis works in finance and owns the hotel. When he passes Vincent his card with a tip, it’s the beginning of their life together. That same day, Vincent’s half brother, Paul, scrawls a note on a windowed wall of the hotel: “Why don’t you swallow broken glass.” Leon Prevant, a shipping executive for a company named Neptune-Avramidis, sees the note from the hotel bar and is shaken to his core. Thirteen years later Vincent mysteriously disappears from the deck of a Neptune-Avramidis ship. Weaving together the lives of these characters, The Glass Hotel moves between the ship, the skyscrapers of Manhattan, and the wilderness of northern Vancouver Island, painting a breathtaking picture of greed and guilt, fantasy and delusion, art and the ghosts of our pasts.’ 

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

10 thoughts on “What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 9th October 2019

  1. I really liked Station Eleven too! I was so bummed though – because at the time I read it, daily life was so hectic for me that I was distracted when I was reading it and I feel the book took the hit. I should read it again now when I can really give it my attention. But I would definitely pick up The Glass Hotel – I liked the author and would totally read her stuff again.

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    1. I know what you mean, I’ve defintiely read books that I knew I wasn’t giving my full attention to thanks to external things. But Station Eleven is the kind of book that you should read more than once anyway, so hopefully you’ll get round to it again some day!

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