Welcome to June’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.
So, let’s dive in…
/ WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?
I’m making a conscious effort this month to both make a dent in the unread books already on my shelf and diversify my reading. The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, which has been sitting on my Kindle shelf for far too long, is set in 1825 and sees Frannie on trial, accused of murdering her master and mistress. In service to White plantation owners since she was 12 years old, Frannie is brought to London, where she finds herself working as a maid and – due to circumstances not yet revealed (I’m about 1/4 of the way through) – on trial for murder. It’s a captivating read so far.
/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?
A book I kept hearing about and thinking I would enjoy was Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid. I was right, I did enjoy it – a lot. Written like a really long magazine interview with the biggest band of the 1970s, it explores relationships between band members and the heady, addictive 1970s rock ‘n’ roll world. It’s also heavily influenced by the story of Fleetwood Mac, which made me love it even more.
/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?
I’ve got the new book by Matt Haig, The Midnight Library on my Kindle shelf and I can’t wait to read it. It has such an interesting premise…
‘Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices… Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?’
I really enjoy both Matt Haig’s fiction and non-fiction, so have high hopes for this one!
I’d love to hear what you’re reading this week, let me know!