WWW Wednesday: 14th October 2020

Welcome to my October WWW Wednesday! 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?

The Vanishing Half by Britt Bennett. I’ve heard so many great things about this book and at about half way through, I can completely see why. I love the way it’s written and its theme – light skinned twin sisters Stella and Desiree were brought up black but one twin chooses (and can pass) to then live as white – is so fascinating, as well as being very emotionally engaging. Can’t wait to see how this story concludes.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

I felt I was a little late to the party, but I recently read and ADORED Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. I definite case of a book living up to the hype. Click the book title for my full review of this one.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

I’ve just got Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami from my library and love its premise:

‘Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, ‘Sensei’, in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake, and as the seasons pass – from spring cherry blossom to autumnal mushrooms – Tsukiko and Sensei come to develop a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love.

Perfectly constructed, funny, and moving, Strange Weather in Tokyo is a tale of modern Japan and old-fashioned romance.’

I’m a big fan of Japanese fiction, so really looking forward to starting this. I’d love to know what you’re reading this week / plan on reading soon – let me know!

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