WWW Wednesday: 12 August 2020


WWW Wednesday is run by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

 What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

This week I’m doing this in a different order as after I finished the last book I read I haven’t been able to decide what to read next.

So this a combination of what I might read currently and in the future.

I’ve dipped into a few books these last few days:

Would you recommend any of these books?

  • Bilgewater by Jane Gardam – described on the back cover as ‘One of the funniest, most entertaining, and most unusual stories about young love.’ I loved Old Filth some years ago.
  • When Christ and His Saints Slept by Sharon Penman – the first book in the Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy. Historical fiction about Stephen and his cousin, the Empress Maude, and the long fight to win the English throne. Penman’s The Sunne in Splendour is one of my absolute favourites.
  • For the Record by David Cameron – described in the blurb: ‘The referendum on Britain’s membership of the EU is one of the most controversial political events of our times. For the first time, the man who called that vote talks about the decision and its origins, as well as giving a candid account of his time at the top of British politics.‘ I’m not sure he’ll really be candid!
  • A Thousand Moons by Sebastian Barry – the sequel to Days Without End, which I loved. This is about Winona, a young Lakota orphan adopted by former soldiers Thomas McNulty and John Cole. I watched Barry’s talk on Sunday as part of the Borders Book Festival online. From what I’ve read so far I’m not hooked yet.
  • A Room Made of Leaves by Kate Grenville – inspired by the real life of a remarkable woman, Elizabeth Macarthur, who travelled to Australia with her husband and their infant son in 1790. I love her books.

Recently Finished: 

The last book I read was His and Hers by Alice Feeney and I posted my review on Saturday.

It’s a standalone psychological thriller. I was utterly gripped by it and compelled to read it, puzzled and amazed by the cleverness of the plot. But it’s not a comfortable read, dark and twisted with some gruesomely graphic scenes that I read very quickly!

7 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: 12 August 2020

  1. I do hope David Cameron ends up being candid; I am sure how the hell Brexit happened is something all of us want to know! Hope you enjoy. Happy reading!


  2. Those are some interesting books,Margaret. My personal vote would be for the Grenville, but that may be because I like the other work she’s done. Whichever you choose, I hope it’ll be good.


  3. A Room Made of Leaves appeals to me the most. And I must look up Days Without End and A Thousand Moons as they sound interesting.


  4. I’ll be interested to hear what you think of the David Cameron book – so far I’ve resisted temptation. I think the Brexit wounds are still too raw… 😉


  5. I absolutely loved When Christ and His Saints Slept, as well as the second book in the trilogy, oh drat! I forget the title now, though I’m currently reading the third and last in the series, Devil’s Brood. She is a top-notch historical fiction writer, to my mind.


  6. I do love Sharon Penman. I am hearing a lot about Kate Grenville’s new book because she has been a major name at Melbourne Writers Festival this week.


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