This meme is currently hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words
To take part all you need to do is answer the following questions:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
So here’s my 3 W’s for the week.
Part of the Silence by Debbie Howells
When they find Evie Sherman, battered and left for dead in a maize field, the young woman has no recollection of who she is. After three days in a hospital bed, the fog in her head begins to lift, and she remembers two names: her own, and that of her three-year-old daughter, Angel. Evie is convinced that Angel is in grave danger. But the police can find no evidence of the girl’s existence.
It’s clear that Evie is having some kind of mental breakdown—or is it? Even in the depths of her amnesiac darkness, Evie knows her daughter’s voice, her chameleon eyes, every precious hair on her head. So how can she be losing her mind?
As Evie’s grasp on reality slips away, she finds herself haunted by the same three-word warning, which she hears over and over: Trust no one. But whom is she being warned against? The police? The doctors and nurses? Or the mysterious figure who’s been watching her, who knows all her secrets, has a hidden agenda—and perhaps their own twisted version of reality.
I didn’t like this book as much I thought I would. Here is my full review.
Justice Delayed by Marti Green
The brutal murder of sixteen-year-old Kelly Braden sends shock waves through a community—and an intellectually disabled man to jail. The only witness to Kelly’s murder is the five-year-old cousin she was babysitting. The young girl names their neighbor, Jack Osgood, as the bat-wielding criminal. Two decades later, Osgood faces execution.
Defense Attorney Dani Trumball and her partner, investigator Tommy Noorland, are summoned to the Georgia prison where Osgood is on death row. With no friends or family of his own, there is no one left to believe Jack didn’t kill Kelly but Dani and her Help Innocent Prisoners Project. With a mentally disabled son of her own, defending Osgood could be her most heartrending case yet.
While fighting a system that blocks her attempts to overturn his conviction, Dani must race to identify the real killer before Osgood’s time runs out—and the murderer strikes again.
It has been a while since I read a legal thriller. I really enjoyed this one. You can read my review here.
Two Sisters by Kerry Wilkinson
They told us he had been missing for nearly two days that he probably drowned. They told us a lie.
Megan was ten years old when her older brother, Zac, went missing among the cliffs, caves and beaches that surround the small seaside town of Whitecliff.
A decade later and a car crash has claimed the lives of her parents.
Megan and her younger sister Chloe return to Whitecliff one summer for the first time since their brother’s disappearance. Megan says it’s to get her parents’ affairs in order. There are boxes to pack, junk to clear, a rundown cottage to sell. But that’s not the real reason.
Megan has come to confront her family’s past after receiving a postcard on the day of her parents’ funeral. It had a photograph of Whitecliff on the front and a single letter on the back.‘Z’ is all it read.Z for Zac.
It is still too early to say whether I will like this or not though it does look quite promising.
Under The Udala Trees by Chinelo Okparanta
Ijeoma comes of age as her nation does; born before independence, she is eleven when civil war breaks out in the young republic of Nigeria. Sent away to safety, she meets another displaced child and they, star-crossed, fall in love. They are from different ethnic communities. They are also both girls. When their love is discovered, Ijeoma learns that she will have to hide this part of herself. But there is a cost to living inside a lie.
This is my Book Club’s book of the month. The review is in early July so I was planning to read it closer to the date. However, most members of the book club have already finished reading it and they really want to discuss it. They have already started dropping hints and since I am terrified of spoilers, I HAVE to read this sooner than planned. I am really excited about it though since it covers themes that are not very common in African Literature. I can’t wait to read it and also find out what others think about the book.
So what are you reading? Let me know in the comments section.
21 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday #June 21st”
I missed your review of a legal thriller??? Silly me!! I had trouble connecting with the characters in Two Sisters, but overall I enjoyed it 🙂
Happy reading! x
I get what you mean. I feel like I hardly know Chloe so far and I am still figuring out Megan but the story is interesting so far. I can’t wait to see how it goes. Thank you and happy reading too 🙂
I really enjoyed your review of Justice Delayed. I hope you enjoy Under the Udala Trees, that blurb really hints at several deep themes here!
Thank you and Under the Udala Trees is different. I really like the fact that the author decided to tackle the themes. Already a few chapters in and its great so far.
Under The Udala Trees sounds like some very heavy reading, but I wouldn’t want to end up spoiled for it either! I hope your book club friends can keep quiet enough until you finish it.
I hope so too. No spoilers yet so hopefully there will be none. Its such an interesting read so far though 🙂
Just finished ‘Questions for Ada’ is a collection of poems and it’s AWESOME Diana. You should read it! I highly recommend it. I’ll be grabbing ,Some Kind of Black’ by Diran Adebayo (finally) this evening. And yes Under the Udala Tree later on. Happy reading
I have never read a poetry collection since school but that does sound really good. I thought that you had read Under the Udala Trees already because of the last TBC review meeting. I started reading it pole pole. It is so good though the themes ula la la. I can’t wait for you guys to read it so that we can discuss it.
I actually went for the meet up to buy the book after reading its review on the TBC blog but unfortunately they were out of stock. From the discussion I got really intrigued it sounded like a really great read
I’m halfway through so I can confirm that its great so far 🙂
I’ll definitely have to check these books out! Thanks for introducing them to me. I rarely read thrillers because they creep me out, but Two Sisters sounds really intriguing.
I’m new to blogging and book reviewing, and I was wondering if you had any tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.
If you have the time, please check out my blog @breenysbooks. I’d love any feedback. Have a wonderful day.
Hey,thanks for stopping by.I’ll definitely check out your blog soon.Perhaps tomorow since its late here.Welcome to blogosphere and I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂
Great list! These all sound really good, especially Two Sisters!
Thank you 🙂
What a great selection of books! 🙂 I hope that you have a great week of reading!
Thank you.Have a great week too 🙂
Never heard of Under The Udala Trees, love that you read such different books!
Its set in Nigeria. I just finished reading it yesterday and it was really good. Thank you 🙂
I do hope you will enjoy Two Sisters! I really enjoyed that one. Happy reading! ❤
I am already done with it. My review will be up today. It was good though I had a few issues with. Thank you 🙂