WWW Wednesday (01-10-18)

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?

This week I read a grand total of two books. A modest achievement, but I also made significant progress in several others so I suspect this coming week will show several more completed.

I finished The Vengeance of Mothers by Jim Fergus (review here), and ended up liking it more and more as it approached the end. The beginning was slow (I believe partly because I didn’t read the first book), but I enjoyed learning more about the American Indian war from the Native American perspective. The book is the journal of two women who are given to the Cheyenne in exchange for 300 horses and their experience among the tribes people.

Fitness Junkie by Lucy Sykes and Jo Piazza (review to come Monday) was a humorous read, poking fun at the health and fitness industry and all the crazy things people do to improve their body image. Janey’s business partner and life long best friend tells her she needs to lose thirty pounds in three months, or she is out of a job. What follows is a roller coaster ride that introduces the reader to things like Free the Nipple Yoga and dumpster diving for dinner. As a woman who works in the fitness industry and lived in New York for two years, this book rang so true for me.


What are you currently reading?

Still making my way through Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace on audio. The plot has straightened itself out from last week, and I no longer feel like I am floundering in plot confusion. I am halfway through, so I suspect I will be finished in another two weeks at this rate.

Greg Iles’ Dead Sleep is on the priority list right now, since book club is coming up for it this Sunday. I’ve read about a quarter of the thriller and was sucked right in from the beginning. Photojournalist Jordan Glass starts working with the FBI once she uncovers a series of paintings in which naked women look like they’re sleeping… Or dead. In one painting she recognizes her twin sister. A woman who went missing a year before. The book is set in New Orleans, so it has been a fun read for me since I was just there this past summer. It has a touch of nostalgia and several scenes have made me recall my own experiences in the city.

I am also reading The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall, an ARC I received from Net Galley. In the book a science teacher from what seems the perfect family is accused of attempted rape of four girls. The story explores what happens to the family in the midst of these accusations, and takes a hard look at rape culture in America. I am halfway through the book and find it to be a challenging and informative read.


What do you think you’ll read next?

Next up on my reading list is Strangers and Sojourners by Michael O’Brien. The book is the monthly pick for Well Read Mom, and with a local chapter meeting next week I really need to get to it. The book is a faith-filled family saga and the first of a series. At over 500 pages I think it will round out the week quite nicely. I am looking forward to the discussion, and having never read O’Brien before I am going into the story blind.

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How about you? Any books this week that spoke to you? How do you mix up your reading choices? As much as I love epic novels, I am looking forward to finishing these last few and turning my attention back to shorter reads in a week.

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12 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday (01-10-18)

  1. Wow, you’re reading a lot – and a lot of different types of books. Is that how you keep them straight? I normally read multiple books, but not quite as many as you are.
    Thanks for visiting my WWW post and happy reading!

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