WWW Wednesday #1

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What are you currently reading?

I bought a gorgeous hardback copy of The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey with a book token the other week, and started reading it yesterday. At five pages in I can’t tell you anything about it other than that the book itself is stunning and I have high hopes for the words inside.

What did you recently finish reading?

Cool Hand Luke by Donn Pearce. I really enjoyed this book. I thought that it would be a fun and easy read as I knew the story from watching the film, but I was genuinely surprised at how beautiful and poignant the writing was. It might still be 99p for the Kindle edition if anyone is interested in reading it!

And I knew that it wasn’t over yet, for any of us. There was still more hope and disappointment way out there in the Free World, where the traffic still swished and roared along restless highways. There was more battle to be given and lost, rewards to be sought and forsaken, more loves to be wooed and unrequited.

What do you think you’ll read next?

Now this is where I’d like your help, dear bloggers. Last night I downloaded some new books to my Kindle, and today I bought some new books from a charity shop. I would like your opinion on what to read next.

What Was Lost by Catherine O’Flynn / The London Train by Tessa Hadley / The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

So help me out here. Which would you read first?

And what are you reading, have you read, and are you going to read?

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9 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #1

  1. I enjoyed reading this – hope you continue this series :)

    Definitely planning on buying Cool Hand Luke thanks to your positive reviews, I’m always looking for books I can read alongside my uni books. Bring on the summer and weeks on end to read whatever I like!

    All three of those books sound really interesting, I am particularly intrigued by The White Tiger, I love reading books with an interesting perspective. The other two sound good too though, I will be back for your reviews.

  2. I just finished reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman, and I was not pleased. I have a hardcover copy of The Snow Child sitting on my nightstand, where it’s been for over a month. I didn’t want to start it because I assumed from the title it would be a wintery read. I should probably get over my prejudice and just read it.

  3. I read The White Tiger and enjoyed it, but I’ve also read Crime and Punishment (and loved it). The two books parallel each other so well–exploring the morality of crime and the mindset behind it. I’d recommend it as a good literary read. And the Snow Child does look lovely–looking forward to a review on that one.

    • Ah, I’ve never read Crime and Punishment so I guess I’ll miss out on the connections :( I love when you read something and see how many similarities it has to another book that you’ve read.

      • I think it would still be enjoyable–a couple friends read and liked it without knowing C&P. You should add C&P to a to-read list, though! Especially if you read the White Tiger, then you can get the similarities in reverse. I really liked it, and it started my love for Russian literature (but I can see that it might not be to everyone’s taste).

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