WWW Wednesday: 26th January 2022

It might be a little late for Happy New Year wishes but as this is my first WWW Wednesday of 2022, I’m still going to pass them on to you!

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 put your blog link on Sam’s weekly post in the comments.

/ WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW?

I’ve heard a lot of good things about The Leviathan by Rosie Andrews and finally started it this week. It’s historical fiction and looks at ideas of superstition and witchcraft, hopefully it lives up to the hype!

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

This is a great book! The Christie Affair by Nina de Gramont is a fictional account of the real-life 11-day disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926. It’s narrated by her husband’s mistress and is far more multi-layered than I was expecting.

I have Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson sitting on my TBR shelf and am really looking forward to starting it. Here’s the blurb:

In present-day California, Eleanor Bennett’s death leaves behind a puzzling inheritance for her two children, Byron and Benny: a traditional Caribbean black cake, made from a family recipe with a long history, and a voice recording.

In her message, Eleanor shares a tumultuous story about a headstrong young swimmer who escapes her island home under suspicion of murder. The heartbreaking tale Eleanor unfolds, the secrets she still holds back, and the mystery of a long-lost child, challenge everything the siblings thought they knew about their lineage, and themselves.

Can Byron and Benny reclaim their once-close relationship, piece together Eleanor’s true history, and fulfil her final request to “share the black cake when the time is right”? Will their mother’s revelations bring them back together or leave them feeling more lost than ever?

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

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