WWW Wednesday (07-26-17)

Hi friends! WWW Wednesday is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words. Game plan is simple – answer the three questions and leave a link on Sam’s post. Kind of like Goodreads but more intentional.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


What did you recently finish reading?

 With my book club meeting tomorrow, at the time of writing I have a hundred pages left in The Things We Wish Were True by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen. A book about a suburban community and all the secrets hidden between the families I was apprehensive going into it. While the book has been a step outside of my comfort zone, I was surprised by how readable it is. I don’t think it will ever make it to one of my Top Ten lists, but it has been a pleasant break from the heavy classics and dark themes I gravitate towards.
From my ARC stack I have been reading The Wardrobe Mistress by Meghan Masterson. Set to be published in mid-August, the historical fiction is about Gisselle Aubry, one of Marie Antoinette’s undertirewomen. The book is light, and I have really enjoyed the different perspective it places on the infamous queen. Giselle’s intimate perspective of the woman shows glimpses of a softer, kinder humanity. Hopefully I can find more time to wrap it up after I finish reading for book club.
Running errands around town I have been listening to The King’s General by Daphne du Maurier. I read her 1938 classic Rebecca a few weeks ago, and loved it so much I wanted to read more of her work (review here). While there is no comparison to Rebecca, The King’s General  has been a strong book in its own right. Set during the English Civil War in the 17th century, the book is told from the point of view of Honor Harris, who at eighteen was crippled in a riding accident. There is romance and intrigue, and I can’t wait to see how the story ends. I suspect I will have the book finished in a day or so.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I got sent a copy of Dinah Jefferies’ The Tea Planter’s Wife at the beginning of the month. Set in the 1920’s, Gwendolyn marries a wealthy tea plantation owner and widower with secrets. Having read a number of books about wealthy widowers this summer, I am starting to wonder if this has become my niche. What is it about these books? I have a lovely cocoa mint matte tea reserved for the occasion, and the book is all set to go on my nightstand.

With my daughter will be starting Kindergarten in two weeks and me returning to substitute teaching in the secondary schools, I will definitely be cracking the spine on my copy of Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most by Teri Lynne Underwood. Celebrating a book birthday last week, the book is a guide on how to pray for girls utilizing scripture-based prayer. The chapters reflect on the stumbling blocks that all girls face, and how we can ask God to help them navigate those challenging passages. Lord knows this mama needs all the help she can get!


Question of the Day:

Is there a particular trope you have been drawn to in your reading lately? I almost never read anything with a widower, so reading four books in which the man is a central figure has been quite the switch up.

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3 Comments

  1. Some great-looking books here! I enjoyed The Tea Planter’s Wife so hopefully you’ll like it 🙂 thanks for visiting my WWW post earlier (https://snazzybooks.com/2017/07/26/www-wednesday-26-july-2017/) and happy reading!

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  2. I have The Wardrobe Mistress to read too. Looking forward to it coming to the top of my reading list – can’t operate without my reading list lol!

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  3. Oh, too bad Freedom disappointed…I liked The Things We Wish Were True…and, of course, LOVED Rebecca, which I hope to re-read someday. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog. Enjoy your settling into your routines.

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