WWW Wednesday: 26th May 2021

May’s WWW Wednesday looks a little like this… It’s 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?

Fragile by Sarah Hilary. A very intriguing thriller that follows Nell and Joe, who grew up in a foster home and are desperately trying to escape the life they led, the terrible woman who fostered them and the terrible thing they did… totally engaged with it so far, can’t wait to crack on and read the rest.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

Assembly by Natasha Brown is just over 100 pages but packs SUCH a punch. I couldn’t stop reading this. It’s about a young Black British woman and written as her stream of consciousness. It covers some major themes and really leaves you thinking.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

I am a big fan of Stacey Halls’ historical fiction (loved her previous novels The Foundling and The Familiars) and am very excited to have Mrs. England, her new book is sitting on my NetGalley shelf, so will be reading it next. It sounds good…

‘When newly graduated nurse Ruby May takes a position looking after the children of Charles and Lilian England, a wealthy couple from a powerful dynasty of mill owners, she hopes it will be the fresh start she needs. But as she adapts to life at the isolated Hardcastle House, it becomes clear there’s something not quite right about the beautiful, mysterious Mrs England.

Ostracised by the servants and feeling increasingly uneasy, Ruby is forced to confront her own demons in order to prevent history from repeating itself. After all, there’s no such thing as the perfect family – and she should know.

Simmering with slow-burning menace, Mrs England is a portrait of an Edwardian marriage, weaving an enthralling story of men and women, power and control, courage, truth and the very darkest deception.’

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

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