Another week has passed and it’s time for WWW Wednesday again!
Hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words
(formerly hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading)
The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?
To join in this meme, just answer these three questions and post the link to your responses on Sam’s blog and in the comments below.
I am currently reading:
The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
Alaska, 1974. Untamed. Unpredictable. A story of a family in crisis struggling to survive at the edge of the world, it is also a story of young and enduring love.
Cora Allbright and her husband Ernt, a recently-returned Vietnam veteran scarred by the war, uproot their thirteen-year-old daughter Leni to start a new life in Alaska. Utterly unprepared for the weather and the isolation, but welcomed by the close-knit community, they fight to build a home in this harsh, beautiful wilderness.
At once an epic story of human survival and love, and an intimate portrait of a family tested beyond endurance, The Great Alone offers a glimpse into a vanishing way of life in America. With her trademark combination of elegant prose and deeply drawn characters, Kristin Hannah has delivered an enormously powerful story that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit and the remarkable and enduring strength of women. About the highest stakes a family can face and the bonds that can tear a community apart, this is a novel as spectacular and powerful as Alaska itself. It is the finest example of Kristin Hannah’s ability to weave together the deeply personal with the universal.
I haven’t actually started reading this yet, but I’m going to as soon as I finish this blog post. If you follow my blog, you’ll probably recognize this as the book I pulled excerpts from for my Friday’s Book Excerpts. It’s an ARC I received from NetGalley and I’m excited to see if it is as good as it looks. It’s my first Kristin Hannah book, but I’ve heard so many great things about her and have high expectations.
I just finished reading:
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.
Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?
I’m still putting my thoughts together into a full review, but wow. This was such a thrilling and suspenseful read, and a total mind trip! I won the ARC in a GoodReads giveaway and decided to pick it up last night before bed. Initially, I was planning on just reading a chapter or two. I ended up glued to the pages and couldn’t put it down until I finished – after 4 in the morning! There are so many twists and turns, it will make you question everything you thought you knew about the characters and storyline up to that point several times over. Watch for my full review to be posted shortly.
What I’m reading next:
For once, I’m not sure which book I’ll pick up next. I have read all of my current ARC’s and the books I had on loan from the library. I still have several requests pending on NetGalley so if one of those gets approved, my decision will be simple. Otherwise, I’m just going to look through my TBR bookshelves and pick whichever one “calls” to me the most.
That’s my WWW Wednesday for this week. What have YOU read this week?