This meme is hosted by Sam at 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?
To join in on WWW Wednesday, 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 Museum of Us by Tara Wilson Redd
Secrets are con artists: they trick you into letting them out.
Sadie loves her rocker boyfriend Henry and her running partner and best friend Lucie, but no one can measure up to her truest love and hero, the dazzling and passionate George. George, her secret.
When something goes wrong and Sadie is taken to the hospital calling out for George, her hidden life may be exposed. Now she must confront the truth of the past, and protect a world she is terrified to lose.
This is an ARC that I received through NetGalley. I want to point out that the synopsis is a bit misleading, but the book itself has been really good so far! I’m really enjoying it.
I just finished reading:
White Oleander by Janet Fitch
Everywhere hailed as a novel of rare beauty and power, White Oleander tells the unforgettable story of Ingrid, a brilliant poet imprisoned for murder, and her daughter, Astrid, whose odyssey through a series of Los Angeles foster homes–each its own universe, with its own laws, its own dangers, its own hard lessons to be learned–becomes a redeeming and surprising journey of self-discovery.
As soon as I finished reading this book, I had an inexplicable urge to pick it back up and re-read it again from the beginning. Beautiful, poetic, thought provoking, profound, inspiring… I can’t say enough good things about this wonderful book!! It is now a top favorite of mine. And to think, I had never even heard of it before I stumbled across a copy at my library’s used book sale…
What I’m reading next:
The Language of Kindness by Christie Watson
A moving, lyrical, beautifully-written portrait of a nurse and the lives she has touched
Christie Watson spent twenty years as a nurse, and in this intimate, poignant, and remarkably powerful book, she opens the doors of the hospital and shares its secrets. She takes us by her side down hospital corridors to visit the wards and meet her most unforgettable patients.
In the neonatal unit, premature babies fight for their lives, hovering at the very edge of survival, like tiny Emmanuel, wrapped up in a sandwich bag. On the cancer wards, the nurses administer chemotherapy and, long after the medicine stops working, something more important–which Watson learns to recognize when her own father is dying of cancer. In the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, the nurses wash the hair of a little girl to remove the smell of smoke from the house fire. The emergency room is overcrowded as ever, with waves of alcohol and drug addicted patients as well as patients like Betty, a widow suffering chest pain, frail and alone. And the stories of the geriatric ward–Gladys and older patients like her–show the plight of the most vulnerable members of our society.
Through the smallest of actions, nursing provides vital care and kindness. All of us will experience illness in our lifetime, and we will all depend on the support and dignity that nurses offer us; yet the women and men who form the vanguard of our health care remain unsung. In this age of fear, hate, and division, Christie Watson has written a book that reminds us of all that we share, and of the urgency of compassion.
The funny thing about this book is it just kind of showed up one day! It’s an ARC that’s being published on May 8th, but I don’t even remember requesting it (although I’m sure I must have at some point because how else would they have gotten my mailing address?). It definitely looks like a book I would enjoy, so I’m looking forward to reading it.
That’s all for my WWW Wednesday for this week. What have YOU read this week?