WWW Wednesday: 17th March 2021

It’s March WWW Wednesday time! This is a weekly (but I tend to do it monthly) challenge, 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 Push by Ashley Audrain. This is a psychological drama that’s actually a bit darker than I was anticipating but is very addictive. I love its clipped sentences and short paragraphs – adds to the tension of reading. It does deal with the death of a child though, so definite trigger warning there. The story explores the darker, more intense side of motherhood.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

I seem to only be reading books that give me anxiety at the moment, as I recently finished The Castaways, which centres around a plane crash. It follows the story of two sisters – one was on the plane and is missing, and the other is trying to find out what happened.

Fast, tense, twisty – a great thriller. Luckily we are not allowed to fly anywhere right now as my desire to step on a plane has dropped to zero.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

I really loved The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett, so have her first book, The Mothers on my TBR-to-read-next pile:

Set within a contemporary black community in Southern California, Brit Bennett’s mesmerizing first novel is an emotionally perceptive story about community, love, and ambition.

It begins with a secret. It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.

In entrancing, lyrical prose, The Mothers asks whether a “what if” can be more powerful than an experience itself. If, as time passes, we must always live in servitude to the decisions of our younger selves, to the communities that have parented us, and to the decisions we make that shape our lives forever.’

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

21 thoughts

  1. Reading a book like The Castaways at a moment where we can’t fly anywhere seems like a very logical choice, actually! The Vanishing Half is on my tbr but it seems like I have lots of good reading to look forward to with Brit Bennett’s writing!

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  2. I almost grabbed Push but decided against it because my pile is too big. A dark read can be good sometimes. Hope this one proves to be a good dark read 🙂

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