WWW Wednesday: 13th January 2021

My first WWW of the year, so I’m making sure to include some TRULY excellent books for you. This is weekly (but I tend to do it monthly) and 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?

I saw excellent things being said about How the One-Armed Sister Sweeps Her House by Cherie Jones – so started reading it and yes, can confirm it’s addictive. Set in Barbados, it has heavy themes – following the hard, often violent lives of residents of Baxter’s Beach. It is dramatic, engrossing and the writing is brilliant – I literally can’t stop reading.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

People Like Her by Ellery Lloyd has a very contemporary and topical theme. It’s all about the murky depths of social media – specifically influencer mums on Instagram and it sucked me in from page one. I enjoy reading novels about the (positive and negative) impact of social media and there’s a good-old thriller element in here too.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

Sitting on my NetGalley shelf is Space Hopper by Helen Fisher and I think it sounds very intriguing:

‘Faye knows that she is lucky. She has two beautiful daughters, a caring husband, close friends. The only thing that is missing is her mother, Jeanie, who died a long time ago. It is a loss that Faye feels ever more keenly as her own children grow older. Although her grief is always there, she has learned to keep it locked away.

And then something extraordinary happens, something that might allow her to speak to her mother again.

Faced with the chance to finally ask her mother all the questions she never could, Faye finds it impossible to let go of the past and live in the present. But does she really need to choose between the two? If making that choice means saying a final goodbye to her mother, Faye will try anything to hold on to both.’

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

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