WWW Wednesday: 18th January 2023

Hello, welcome to January’s WWW post and Happy New Year! I’m kicking off 2023 with an excellent selection of books, if I do say so myself.

This WWW post 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?

Firstly, let’s all appreciate the gorgeous cover of Weyward, my current read. This is feminist story looking at three women, living in different centuries, and how male oppression and violence affects them. From Altha on trial for witchcraft in 1619 to Kate escaping an abusive partner in 2016, via Violet in 1942, their stories are linked.

I’m only a few chapters in so far but loving the tone and scene it is setting.

/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?

The Mysterious Case of the Alperton Angels sets the crime fiction bar SO high this year! I love this clever story written in Janice Hallett’s signature style of blending communication forms, so it feels like nothing else you will have read (except perhaps, her previous novels which also take this unique form).

It follows a crime writer gathering facts, interviews and witness statements to try and discover what really happened in a mysterious murder case 18 years ago…

In my efforts to up my non-fiction reading in 2023, I’m trying to read one a month, so am starting with a memoir from a rock legend – The Storyteller by Dave Grohl.

I’m a fan of the Foo Fighters, and him as a person, so it’s going to be fascinating to hear things from his POV and get an insight into what makes him tick. In The Storyteller, it’s the first time he’s put down his life story in his words (aside from interviews) so I’m looking forward to learning a little more about him.

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

13 thoughts

  1. Wayward certainly sounds interesting. I’m still not sure about Joanne Hallett. I loved The Appeal but didn’t get on with The Twyford Code at all. I might get this new one if I see it in the library but I don’t think I’m going to rush to read it. Hope you enjoy them all.

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