Welcome to the first autumn WWW Wednesday of the year: the September special 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?
We Are Not Like Them is unlike any book I’ve read before in that it’s a story about an interracial friendship; Riley is Black and Jen is white and it’s written by two authors, Christine Pride (who is Black) and Jo Piazza (who is white). They write a character each and I’ve only just started it but it feels very raw and impactful already so I’m really engrossed and intrigued by it.
/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?
One Ordinary Day at a Time by Sarah J. Harris was the feel-good read I needed right now. Showcasing the power of kindness while hitting some serious issues and creating characters you really care about – highly recommend this one!
/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?
I have a weakness for Gothic stories and seeing as we’re coming into autumn, it definitely feels time to crack out the witch-based tales… The Lighthouse Witches by C.J. Cooke sounds very enticing, here’s the blurb:
When single mother Liv is commissioned to paint a mural in a 100-year-old lighthouse on a remote Scottish island, it’s an opportunity to start over with her three daughters–Luna, Sapphire, and Clover. When two of her daughters go missing, she’s frantic. She learns that the cave beneath the lighthouse was once a prison for women accused of witchcraft. The locals warn her about wildlings, supernatural beings who mimic human children, created by witches for revenge. Liv is told wildlings are dangerous and must be killed.
Twenty-two years later, Luna has been searching for her missing sisters and mother. When she receives a call about her youngest sister, Clover, she’s initially ecstatic. Clover is the sister she remembers–except she’s still seven years old, the age she was when she vanished. Luna is worried Clover is a wildling. Luna has few memories of her time on the island, but she’ll have to return to find the truth of what happened to her family. But she doesn’t realize just how much the truth will change her.
I’d love to know what you’re reading this week / plan on reading soon – let me know below!