WWW Wednesday: 21st September 2022

It’s September’s WWW Wednesday post time! 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 saw Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Korean author Cho Nam-Joo in the library and started reading it right away. It’s been talked about a lot and already, I can see why. It’s fiction but based so much on reality for so many women.

Peppered with real stats and data, it’s a look at how women still have so much to do to ever really be seen as equal to men. This book is obviously talking about Korean society, but it’s very much a universal message.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

Cackle by Rachel Harrison is a great one for anybody looking for a witch-themed story for an upcoming Halloween reading list. It delves into the realms of fantasy and asks what you would do if you accidentally befriended a witch? It’s a deliciously wicked tale of embracing your true self and finding your inner witch. I really enjoyed it!

Motherthing by Ainslie Hogarth sounds very intriguing to me…

When Ralph and Abby Lamb move in with Ralph’s mother, Laura, Abby hopes it’s just what she and her mother-in-law need to finally connect. After a traumatic childhood, Abby is desperate for a mother figure, especially now that she and Ralph are trying to become parents themselves. Abby just has so much love to give—to Ralph, to Laura, and to Mrs. Bondy, her favorite resident at the long-term care home where she works. But Laura isn’t interested in bonding with her daughter-in-law. She’s venomous and cruel, especially to Abby, and life with her is hellish.

When Laura takes her own life, her ghost haunts Abby and Ralph in very different ways: Ralph is plunged into depression, and Abby is terrorized by a force intent on destroying everything she loves. To make matters worse, Mrs. Bondy’s daughter is threatening to move Mrs. Bondy from the home, leaving Abby totally alone. With everything on the line, Abby comes up with a chilling plan that will allow her to keep Mrs. Bondy, rescue Ralph from his tortured mind, and break Laura’s hold on the family for good. All it requires is a little ingenuity, a lot of determination, and a unique recipe for chicken à la king…

Maybe not for everyone, but I like the sound of it! I’d love to know what you’re reading this week or plan on reading soon – let me know below!

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