Welcome to a new week of WWW Wednesday. This is a meme now hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. In it, we answer three questions and leave a link in the comments sharing our own posts for other bloggers to view.
The Three W’s are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What have you just finished reading?
- What will you pick up next?
What am I currently reading?
On audio, I’m tackling another book by an author who is on my list to read their entire body of work, Fredrik Backman. I absolutely adored A Man Called Ove and read a couple of others after that. So this time I’ve picked up Anxious People. This is a book that’s been getting a lot of buzz, and the reviews have been pretty great. I’m almost finished with it, so I should have my review come out pretty soon. Backman seems to have this knack for deeply understanding the human condition, and his books are almost instantly relatable.
In hardback, I am reading a classic. Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five. This is one of those books I’ve been telling myself for years are a must read, but for some reason I never actually picked up a Vonnegut book. Thankfully, one of the members of my book club chose this for our selection a couple of months back. Yes, this means I didn’t get it read in time and it’s been languishing, but I’m determined to set aside my other pursuits in order to finish it by the end of this week. While this isn’t a long book by any stretch of the imagination, it is one to be carefully considered and not rushed through. Just because an author uses fairly simple language doesn’t mean there aren’t deeply complex ideas at play. I should have a lot to say about this one in the coming days.
What did I just finish reading?
I just finished reading a book by a local author and veteran of the legal profession, Nancy Allen. It’s called The Code of the Hills and is a part of her Ozarks Mystery Series. The series follows a young prosecutor in a rural Missouri County as she tackles difficult cases and the stifling, sexist ideas that permeate her community. I’m currently working on my review for this book and expect to have it posted in the next couple of days.
What Will I Read Next?
For the first time since I started this series, I’m going to do a total cowardly move on this part. I thoroughly intend to pick up one of my previous entries in this section, but I’m not exactly sure which one. So, like Miss Allen, I’m creating a little mystery for you to ponder until we meet again. Happy Reading, and feel free to share what you have been, are, and will be reading over the coming days.