What I’m Reading Wednesday – 10th August 2022

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Welcome back!

Welcome back to What I’m Reading Wednesday. The original meme is called ‘WWW Wednesday’ hosted by Sam over at Taking on a World of Words. However, to make my blog more accessible, I have renamed it ‘What I’m Reading Wednesday’.

Don’t forget to let me know in the comments what you’re currently reading. Take care of yourselves and keep reading.


What is ‘What I’m Reading Wednesday’?

For What I’m Reading Wednesday you answer the following questions:

  1. What are you currently reading?
  2. What have you recently finished reading?
  3. What do you think you’ll read next?

What are you currently reading?

I stumbled across The Secret in the Tower by Andrew Beattie on NetGalley. I absolutely love anything related to the Tudors, particularly Henry VII and I am thoroughly enjoying this adventure.


What have you recently finished reading?

I am a huge fan of Paul Holes and demolished Unmasked: Crime Scenes, Cold Cases & My Hunt for the Golden State Killer once I’d picked it up from the library. I appreciated Holes’ honesty in talking about all the difficulties he and his family have faced. Some of the book is a little repetitive if, like me, you’ve listened to Evil Has a Name repeatedly, but still an excellent read.

I am currently trying to request fewer new books and get through my extensive backlist – which includes The Last Days of Archie Maxwell by Annabel Pitcher. I don’t even want to admit how long I’ve had this on my TBR! It’s difficult to express what is so exceptional about this book. Pitcher really gets into the mind of her protagonist, Archie, and the way his mind works – the way all of our minds work. Archie has a lot of intrusive thoughts and often visualises things that he really doesn’t want to think about, which is what we all do but no-one ever really talks about. It tackles bullying, sexuality, and mental health in a no-holds-barred approach and would be a huge comfort to teenagers navigating the complexities of life, growing up, and understanding our own minds.


What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve actually already started The Value of a Whale by Adrienne Buller but it’s going to take me a while to read, so I think it can live under the “What do you think you’ll read next?” category! The Value of a Whale looks at the complex but fascinating subject of how the rich and powerful are capitalising on the environmental crisis for profit.


Comment below!

What’s on your TBR list? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to share a link to your own WWW Wednesday.

Wishing you a bookish week,

Laura

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