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 Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani
When Myriam, a mother and brilliant French-Moroccan lawyer, decides to return to work, she and her husband are forced to look for a caretaker for their two young children. They are thrilled to find Louise: the perfect nanny right from the start. Louise sings to the children, cleans the family’s beautiful apartment in Paris’s upscale tenth arrondissement, stays late whenever asked, and hosts enviable kiddie parties. But as the couple and the nanny become more dependent on each other, jealousy, resentment, and frustrations mount, shattering the idyllic tableau.
I picked up a copy of this book at a local library sale a couple months ago, but haven’t gotten around to reading it until now. Right from the beginning, I knew it was going to be a good one. The first chapter was so intense and really drew me in! I’m about halfway through it so far, and actually having a hard time putting it aside even long enough to type up this post. I have a feeling I’m not going to sleep tonight until I finish it… (Fortunately, it’s a relatively short book, but that would be the case regardless.)
I finished reading:
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
- Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris
I enjoyed all 3 of these books. However, the last one (Sold on a Monday) really stands out as an absolutely incredible book. I received an advanced copy through NetGalley so I will be posting a full review later, but I’ll tell you right now, it’s a definite recommendation for historical fiction fans. This book will be hitting stores at the end of August, so make sure you add it to your fall reading schedule.
What I’m reading next:
All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin
In the riveting new novel from the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of First Comes Love and Something Borrowed, three very different people must choose between their family and their values.
Nina Browning is living the good life after marrying into Nashville’s elite. More recently, her husband made a fortune selling his tech business, and their adored son has been accepted to Princeton. Yet sometimes the middle-class small-town girl in Nina wonders if she’s strayed from the person she once was.
Tom Volpe is a single dad working multiple jobs while struggling to raise his headstrong daughter, Lyla. His road has been lonely, long, and hard, but he finally starts to relax after Lyla earns a scholarship to Windsor Academy, Nashville’s most prestigious private school.
Amid so much wealth and privilege, Lyla doesn’t always fit in—and her overprotective father doesn’t help—but in most ways, she’s a typical teenage girl, happy and thriving.
Then, one photograph, snapped in a drunken moment at a party, changes everything. As the image spreads like wildfire, the Windsor community is instantly polarized, buzzing with controversy and assigning blame.
At the heart of the lies and scandal, Tom, Nina, and Lyla are forced together—all questioning their closest relationships, asking themselves who they really are, and searching for the courage to live a life of true meaning.
That’s my WWW Wednesday for this week. What have YOU read this week?