WWW Wednesday (08-09-17)

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?

Yesterday brought the close of A Bridge Across the Ocean by Susan Meissner. The story tells the history of the Queen Mary and the war brides she carried with her across the Atlantic in 1946. Three women will begin the journey, but only two of them will disembark when the ship lands in America. It is a split narrative told in the present and the past, and the book is a small but mighty package of surprises.
On the audio front I finished Susan Wilson’s The Dog Who Saved Me. I need to write up a review and get this giveaway rolling, but it was an incredibly sweet piece of literature that dog lovers can’t help but fall into. Cooper Harrison’s K9 partner Argos is killed in action, and trying to run from the grief and destruction it has caused in his life he ends up back in his hometown of Harmony. There he meets a stray: a tiny wisp of a pup that is halfway to feral and on death’s door thanks to a gunshot wound. As Animal Control officer he must figure out what has happened in this dog’s past, and maybe on the way find himself.
Today I cracked open the psychological novel The Goddesses, Swan Huntley’s book on a stay at home mom who after eighteen years of marriage finds that her husband has been having an affair. They move to Hawaii for a fresh start where she meets Ana, a charismatic yoga teacher. I am only four chapters into it so it is still slowly building up, but I have heard a ton of positive reviews on the book since it’s publication  a few weeks ago.
I am also chipping away at Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead on audio. I am about two thirds of the way through the 32 hour narration and have been chewing on this in my spare time (ha!). It has been the perfect companion for my half marathon training runs. There are some heavy themes in this book: progressiveness versus established conventions, the role the media plays in the views of the public, religion and sexuality all have a central place. From the reviews I have read the book tends to be a polarizing one, but I have been enjoying the story so far.

What do you think you’ll read next?

 I’m still hoping to get to Judy Blume’s Summer Sisters on audio. I underestimated how long it would take me to finish The Fountainhead, but I should be wrapping it up by the weekend. I mean the unofficial end to summer is Labor Day, so this is a great way to make the most of the remaining time left to the season.
I know I listed The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies in this meme before, but this time I’m serious guys! I never said I had this TBR under control, but it is time I think to see this one moving along. I received a review copy at the beginning of July and truly want to get to it, (Dang library books with their due dates keep rolling in!) I just need to exercise some self control and say yes to the book.

Question of the Day:

How do you manage your TBR pile??? Those library books and ARCs? Short of cloning myself so I can read two books at once I am stumped! Send along any and all advice please.

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8 Comments

  1. Emily Wrayburn

    My current TBR has kind of gone completely out the window. Oops. I thought I was onto something creating three-monthly TBRs instead of monthly ones; that worked really well for April – June. But July – September not so much.

    Good luck powering through the rest of Ayn Rand. That’s a solid effort! I think the longest audio book I’ve ever listened to was about 24 hours.

    Here’s my WWW

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  2. I loved Summer Sisters…read it years ago. I might even have a copy that survived the gigantic purges of 2015.

    I read The Fountainhead many years ago….I wonder how I would feel about it these days? Back then, I was in awe.

    I’ve been eyeing The Luster of Lost Things. Thanks for sharing, and here’s MY WWW POST

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    1. The Luster of Lost Things was so sweet! And I agree, I didn’t think I would enjoy The Fountainhead as much as I have… There are so many layers to it

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  3. I can only read one book at a time so I organise my reading around publication dates and then whatever I fancy in between – this changes depending on my whim – all my books are on a spreadsheet to make sure none get lost at the back of the cupboard! I’ve heard the trick is to stop buying new books but I haven’t got around to seeing if it works yet despite good intentions!

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    1. Haha! I agree that I don’t purchase *as* many new books, now someone just needs to pry my library card from me! I love the idea of a spreadsheet though, I’m a science major and use Excel in my everyday life, not sure why it didn’t dawn on me to apply it to my book life also!

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  4. French history and the revolution fascinate me. I’ve read a couple of books about Versailles but not about Mary Antoinette. The Wardrobe Mistress sounds really interesting! I love when books take the perspective of someone who isn’t so familiar but who is heavily involved in the history!

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    1. I agree that it helps to hear the story from another perspective! I think Marie Antoinette is one of my most favorite characters from history, I think it’s her dresses!

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  5. Yvo

    Looks like you had a great reading week! I’ve had The Tea Planter’s Wife on my TBR for too long as well; I hope you will be able to get to it soon. Happy reading!

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