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?
As you know, I always have two books going at once, one on audio and one in either hardback/paperback. Well, this week I’ve literally just finished one and am getting ready to pick up the next in line, so I’m only going to claim the one for my currently reading. On audio, I am almost finished (about 80%) with The Invisible Life of Addie Larue. This is, by far, one of the best books I’ve read in a long time. The sole reason I picked it up was the adoration I’d seen it receiving from other readers and reviewers, so I knew it probably wouldn’t disappoint. It possesses an inventive plot, engaging dialogue, expert prose, and vivid characters. Simply put, this book is simply beautiful, and the audio is superb. I can’t wait to reach the conclusion and then review this one. I expect to finish it tomorrow and will try to get to my review very soon.
What have I just finished reading?
Just a few hours ago, I finally finished a book I borrowed from a friend longer ago than I’d care to admit (sorry, Niki). Thanks to that fact, however, this book takes the slot on my 52 book reading challenge in the “Borrowed from a friend” category, though it could also squeeze into the “Set in Australia” category. Hmm… decisions, decisions. Perhaps I should raid a friend’s bookshelves at our next meeting. The book is The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriarty. At this point, there’s only one book by Moriarty I haven’t read, so I plan to add Nine Perfect Strangers to my hold list at the library so I can complete the Moriarty bookshelf in my head. I plan to post my review either tonight or tomorrow (let’s face it, it will be tomorrow). While this one wasn’t my favorite of her books, there hasn’t been one I haven’t liked. And really, Big Little Lies was explosively good. Holy forking shirtballs kind of good, so the bar is set a little high.
What Will I Be Reading Next?
So, I probably shouldn’t be allowed to enter libraries. I showed up today to pick up a book I had on hold and walked out with 5. Oops. Suffice to say, I need to stay nose in a book before the due date of May 12th comes about. Can I do it with small children and a full time job and a house that’s bulging at the seams with useless crap that needs to be sorted through? Of course! *sarcasm alert* I can at least try, that’s all I’m promising. Moving on, the two I’m most excited to pick up include our next book club selection, Faye Faraway by Helen Fisher. The good news is this one is not particularly lengthy at 296 pages of pretty standard print. On audio, I can’t wait to start Gabriel Byrne’s new memoir Walking With Ghosts. Ever since I saw the version of Little Women from 1994, I’ve been more than ever-so-slightly enamored with Gabriel Byrne. Seriously, the man could read me the phone book and my attention would stay on the lilting timbre of his impossibly gorgeous Irish accent. And yes, they still make phone books. I took one out of the mailbox and threw it in the recycle bin just yesterday! Back to Byrne, he was also favorite version of Satan. We all have one of those, right?
All jokes aside, Walking With Ghosts has been described as a masterpiece of a memoir and is receiving rave reviews, and I’m not surprised, as Byrne is an actor whose intelligence and introspection lends well to his career on stage and screen.
Thanks for visiting, and until we meet again, happy reading!
Addie Larue! 💜
I know! It’s really amazing! I will finish it today and I’ll be sad 😞
I know how you feel. I wasn’t able to read anything else for 2 days after that.
Have you seen that Liane Moriarty has a new book out in September (‘Apples Never Fall’)? It sounds great! My WWW post is here: https://wordywitterings.com/2021/05/12/www-wednesday-wednesday-12th-may-2021/
Yes! I am greatly looking forward to it!