WWW Wednesday: 29th April 2020

Welcome to April’s WWW Wednesday post. This is a weekly meme (but I tend to do it monthly) hosted by Sam 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.

/ WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?

One of the reasons I love this community is all the great book recommendations from fellow book bloggers and reviewers I’ve had over the years. Someone I’ve got some recent fab reads from is Simon Savidge of Savidge Reads. He has a YouTube channel and recently spoke about The Weekend by Australian author, Charlotte Wood, so I’m giving it a go right now. I really like the way Charlotte writes and her nuanced story three friends coming together after the death of a mutual close friend has drawn me in so far.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

If you’re in the mood for something a little different, try Come Again by Robert Webb. I recently read this and it was 100% not what I was expecting – in a brilliant way! It’s an emotional, time-travelling, sort-of-thriller that successfully blends lots of genres.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

I still like dropping in comfort reads every now and again and although Agatha Christie books have a lot of murder and intrigue, there is something about her tone of voice that I find so soothing – despite the sometimes grisly plotlines! So, I think I’ll try Evil Under the Sun next, a Hercule Poirot mystery:

Set at the Jolly Roger, a posh vacation resort for the rich and famous on the southern coast of England, Evil Under the Sun is one of Agatha Christie’s most intriguing mysteries.

When a gorgeous young bride is brutally strangled to death on the beach, only Hercule Poirot can sift through the secrets that shroud each of the guests and unravel the macabre mystery at this playground by the sea.

What do you think? I really hope it ends up being another classic Agatha read! Let me know what you’re reading this week, I’m always on the lookout for a great new book.

21 thoughts

  1. oooh those are some cool reads! I’m definitely curious about the Agatha Christie you’re reading, I’ve only read a couple of her books but I really enjoyed both and I’ve been meaning to read some more!

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  2. You are managing to find Agatha Christie books that I have never heard of. I thought I had a good chunk of them too. For some reason her murder mystery books are comforting to me, as they are easy reads but also intriguing. I only recently started to realize how many stereotypes are brought up in her books. You really see it in Murder on the Orient Express, especially in regards to the Italian character, but I now see it in a lot of her books. However, I still find those comments more funny than off-putting for now. The one I just read compared all American men to gangsters. LOL Hope you continue to enjoy them! I am definitely adding The Weekend to my TBR. Have a great week of reading! My WWW: https://greatmorrisonmigration.wordpress.com/2020/04/29/www-wednesdays-april-29-2020/

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    1. Totally know what you mean about the stereotypes – I guess it was a product of the time she was writing in? – but I recently read Hickory Dickory Dock and it has so many racist stereotypes in it! A little shocking when reading it in this day and age!

      I’m intrigued to see what Evil Under the Sun will be like though. Have a great reading week too!

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  3. I read so many Agatha Christie books when I was younger, but haven’t read any in the last 20 years, except for Murder on the Orient Express last year, but the one that is on my soonish tbr is Death on the Nile.

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