WWW Wednesday: 20th April 2022

Hello and welcome to my April WWW Wednesday post! 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 didn’t know much about the plot of That Green Eyed Girl by Julie Owen Moylan before I started but it’s hooked me right in. Set in a dual timeline of 1955 and 1975, it is a visceral yet elegant story that looks at forbidden love, loneliness, secrets, betrayals and lies. Dovie and Gillian are in love, but 1950s America forbids it. I can’t wait to see how their story goes, although I fear there may be some heartache…

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

I can’t believe I’ve only just read my first Agatha Christie book of 2022, but here we are. The Pale Horse came to my attention as it’s apparently the only Christie novel that dabbles in witchcraft and the supernatural. And, it is brilliant! I thought it was clever, wry and such an enjoyable read. Will definitely read another Christie book soon.

I’ve heard a lot of buzz around Vladimir by Julia May Jonas on Bookstagram and Twitter, so I’m intrigued. Not sure I’ll love it but absolutely hope it’s not overhyped and ready for it to prove me wrong – here’s the blurb:

“We are introduced to our deliciously incisive narrator: a popular English professor whose charismatic husband at the same small liberal arts college is under investigation for his inappropriate relationships with his former students.

The couple have long had a mutual understanding when it comes to their extra-marital pursuits, but with these new allegations, life has become far less comfortable for them both. And when our narrator becomes increasingly infatuated with Vladimir, a celebrated, married young novelist who’s just arrived on campus, their tinder box world comes dangerously close to exploding.

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

12 thoughts

  1. I’m sure that I have read The Pale Horse but I can’t remember anything about it. I need to revisit some of the less well known Christie books. Vladimir sounds interesting. Happy reading this week.

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