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WWW Wednesday | Books I’m Reading during the Second Week of July 2020

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on 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?

I have three wonderful reads, this week, in a wide variety of genres. Maybe you will see something you have read or want to read. Let me know in the comments or tell me about a book you are reading now (or your WWW post, if you have one).


Currently Reading


There are two sides to every story: yours and mine, ours and theirs, His & Hers. Which means someone is always lying.

Anna Andrews finally has what she wants. Almost. She’s worked hard to become the main TV presenter of the BBC’s lunchtime news, putting work before friends, family, and her now ex-husband. So, when someone threatens to take her dream job away, she’ll do almost anything to keep it.

When asked to cover a murder in Blackdown―the sleepy countryside village where she grew up―Anna is reluctant to go. But when the victim turns out to be one of her childhood friends, she can’t leave. It soon becomes clear that Anna isn’t just covering the story, she’s at the heart of it.

DCI Jack Harper left London for a reason, but never thought he’d end up working in a place like Blackdown. When the body of a young woman is discovered, Jack decides not to tell anyone that he knew the victim, until he begins to realise he is a suspect in his own murder investigation.

One of them knows more than they are letting on. Someone isn’t telling the truth. Alternating between Anna’s and Jack’s points of view, His & Hers is a fast-paced, complex, and dark puzzle that will keep readers guessing until the very end.

Genre: Mystery/Thriller (Psychological Thriller)

Book Description

  • Print Length: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Flatiron Books (July 28, 2020)
  • Publication Date: July 28, 2020
  • Sold by: Macmillan

My Thoughts

This book has already released in the UK (from what I’ve seen) and I’ve heard amazing things about it. I can’t wait to start it later today since I will be surprised if I don’t think it’s absolutely wonderful!


Just Finished


An outsider who can travel between worlds discovers a secret that threatens her new home and her fragile place in it, in a stunning sci-fi debut that’s both a cross-dimensional adventure and a powerful examination of identity, privilege, and belonging.

Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total.

On this Earth, however, Cara has survived. Identified as an outlier and therefore a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the dirt of the wastelands. Now she has a nice apartment on the lower levels of the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. She works—and shamelessly flirts—with her enticing yet aloof handler, Dell, as the two women collect off-world data for the Eldridge Institute. She even occasionally leaves the city to visit her family in the wastes, though she struggles to feel at home in either place. So long as she can keep her head down and avoid trouble, Cara is on a sure path to citizenship and security.

But trouble finds Cara when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, plunging her into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and her future in ways she could have never imagined—and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.

Genre: Science Fiction

Book Details

  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Del Rey (August 4, 2020)
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2020
  • Sold by: Random House LLC

My Thoughts

This is a very powerful book. The coolness of a multiverse, a darkness and grit reflective of the world, and a deep look at identity, privilege, and belonging (as the description mentioned). I’m still collecting my thoughts around this story because there is a lot to unpack. But I can say that it is a pretty spectacular read.


Reading Next


Meet Hannah Thompson: wife, mother, teacher and… secret erotica author?

My Guilt List:

1. If we have a date night then I’m always asleep before it’s halfway through and honestly, if I had to choose, I’d rather have a hot bath and read my book than engage in any other nocturnal activity.

2. If we do actually have you-know-what then it’s not unheard of for my mind to wander… and I’m not talking about sexy things – I’m talking about what food there is in the fridge and when the car is due for its next service.

3. I am struggling to write about anything that could be classed as even a little bit sexually adventurous which is a problem when I’m supposed to be an erotica writer and I am speaking at Sex Con in exactly one month.

With a book to publicize, Hannah has no choice but trade her M&S cardis for S&M parties, and become her writing alter-ego. What could possibly go wrong… 

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Book Details

  • Publisher: One More Chapter (August 7, 2020)
  • Publication Date: August 7, 2020
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Print Length: 400 pages

My Thoughts

This book just sounded too funny to pass up. One reviewer said, “’I haven’t full on belly-laughed like this for a long time’ Reader review⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐” and I’m really hoping I have the same reading experience with it.

What are you reading this week?

Categories: WWW Wednesdays

Tessa

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