WWW Wednesday: 14th July 2021

It’s July WWW Wednesday time featuring some great books I’ve just read, am reading and planning to read…

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?

Exciting Times is on this year’s longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction and is the debut book from Irish author, Naoise Dolan. It’s about a young Irish woman teaching English in Hong Kong and the love affair she finds herself wrapped in. I LOVE its dry, funny tone that’s also really insightful and witty – a fresh new voice that I’m really enjoying so far.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

My first novel set in 2021, so the first novel I’ve read that directly references the pandemic: I Know What You’ve Done is a fantastic, fast paced thriller about the ultimate nosy neighbour. Priscilla has spent lockdown recording the movements of all her neighbours, now she knows too much, so someone is out to get her – but who?

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

I spotted The Glass House by Eve Chase in the library and was immediately drawn to its gorgeous cover. Also, I’ve previously read and loved The Vanishing of Audrey Wilde by the same author, so am looking forward to starting this one . Here’s the blurb:

Outside a remote manor house in an idyllic wood, a baby girl is found. The Harrington family takes her in and disbelief quickly turns to joy. They’re grieving a terrible tragedy of their own and the beautiful baby fills them with hope, lighting up the house’s dark, dusty corners. Desperate not to lose her to the authorities, they keep her secret, suspended in a blissful summer world where normal rules of behaviour – and the law – don’t seem to apply.

But within days a body will lie dead in the grounds. And their dreams of a perfect family will shatter like glass. Years later, the truth will need to be put back together again, piece by piece

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

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