Welcome to my April WWW Wednesday! 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?
Yellowface by R.F. Kuang has been talked about a lot as a must-read book of the summer. It’s all about cultural appropriation, a stolen manuscript and diversity in publishing. I’m only a few chapters in but already loving the tone and sense of tension that’s come into play. I have high hopes for this!
/ WHAT HAVE YOU RECENTLY READ?
I love a psychological thriller with an unreliable narrator and Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough is definitely that! Emma has a good life, but her insomnia causes blackouts, makes her doubt her actions, makes her question everything and when the police become involved, make her wonder what she is really capable of… It’s such a great read – check out my full review here.
/ WHAT WILL YOU READ NEXT?
I’ve been wanting to read Our Wives Under the Sea by Julia Armfield for a while. I think it sounds fascinating:
Miri thinks she has got her wife back, when Leah finally returns after a deep-sea mission that ended in catastrophe. It soon becomes clear, though, that Leah is not the same. Whatever happened in that vessel, whatever it was they were supposed to be studying before they were stranded on the ocean floor, Leah has brought part of it back with her, onto dry land and into their home.
Moving through something that only resembles normal life, Miri comes to realize that the life that they had before might be gone. Though Leah is still there, Miri can feel the woman she loves slipping from her grasp.
It’s a story of falling in love, loss, grief, and what life there is in the deep deep sea.
Also, I am obsessed with the cover of this book – how can I not read it??
I’d love to know what you’re reading this week or plan on reading soon – let me know below!
I’m very intrigued by Yellowface and I look forward to seeing more about it once you finish.
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Yes, it is an interesting read that makes good points – I’m writing up my review now so just mulling it all over 😊
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