What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 15th January 2020

Hello from my inaugural WWW Wednesday post of 2020! This is a weekly meme 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?

A few years ago I was enchanted by The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave and am now reading her new book, The Mercies, her first adult fiction novel. Historical in theme, it’s ‘inspired by the real events of the Vardø storm and the 1621 witch trials, a story about how suspicion can twist its way through a community, and a love that may prove as dangerous as it is powerful.’ So far it’s riveting.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

I really enjoyed Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid. It’s clever, insightful and tackles race, white privilege and class issues head on. It certainly gave me food for thought, all while being written in such a fresh, engaging tone of voice that I couldn’t stop reading.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

I have actually picked up and started to read the first few pages of Fleishman in in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner a few times, but for various reasons I get distracted – but not this time! It’s a book that comes with high praise and I do really want to read it. Now (well, straight after my current read) is the time! The blurb:

‘Finally free from his nightmare marriage, Toby Fleishman is ready for a life of online dating and weekend-only parental duties. But as he optimistically looks to a future that is wildly different from the one he imagined, his life turns upside-down as his ex-wife, Rachel, suddenly disappears.

While Toby tries to find out what happened – juggling work, kids and his new, app-assisted sexual popularity – his tidy narrative of a spurned husband is his sole consolation. But if he ever wants to really understand where Rachel went and what really happened to his marriage, he is going to have to consider that he might not have seen it all that clearly in the first place . . .’

What do you think – tempted by the sound of this one?

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

25 thoughts on “What I’m Reading – WWW Wednesday: 15th January 2020

  1. I hadn’t heard of any of these three before – nice covers though! Unusually for me, I’m on nonfiction at the moment, with David Attenborough’s autobiography “Life on Air”. I’ve a book based on oral histories of the cold war lined up next, so it might be a little while before I make it back to fiction!

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