WWW Wednesday: 11th August 2021

Welcome to my August WWW! Have to say, it doesn’t feel much like summer round here (I’m in London) lots of rain and spring-like temperatures. There is, however, some excellent reads. Here’s what 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?

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam has been on my TBR for a while so when I spotted it in the library, I snapped it up. So far, I’m really enjoying the steady sense of disturbia that’s building. I’m getting Station Eleven vibes and that’s no bad thing.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

I have to admit that Rock Paper Scissors by Alice Feeney took me by surprise. I thought it might be a bit thriller by numbers but it’s absolutely not. It is brilliant! A perfectly paced, clever domestic noir that will have you turning those pages at high speed.

/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?

I saw author Ingrid Persaud talk about her book Love After Love on the BBC2 book club show, Between the Covers. I loved how she described it and the panel of reviewers said wonderful things too, so I’m going to read it next. This is the blurb:

After Betty Ramdin’s husband dies, she invites a colleague, Mr. Chetan, to move in with her and her son, Solo. Over time, the three become a family, loving each other deeply and depending upon one another. Then, one fateful night, Solo overhears Betty confiding in Mr. Chetan and learns a secret that plunges him into torment.

Solo flees Trinidad for New York to carve out a lonely existence as an undocumented immigrant, and Mr. Chetan remains the singular thread holding mother and son together. But soon, Mr. Chetan’s own burdensome secret is revealed, with heartbreaking consequences. Love After Love interrogates love and family in all its myriad meanings and forms, asking how we might exchange an illusory love for one that is truly fulfilling.

In vibrant, addictive Trinidadian prose, Love After Love questions who and how we love, the obligations of family, and the consequences of choices made in desperation.’
 

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

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