Welcome back to another WWW Wednesday!
WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and the three Ws to be answered are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
What are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading How to Kill Your Family by Bella Mackie. This has had a lot of hype around it’s recent release, and I was very much looking forward to it. It tells the story of Grace, who is writing from prison, jailed for a crime she didn’t commit. The twist is that she has actually killed 6 family members.
Despite really looking forward to this, I’ve been finding it very slow, one-note and overall disappointing. You’re told the conceit about her having killed 6 family members in the blurb and in the prologue, and then what follows is a really long and quite tedious recounting of how she did it. It’s not particularly fun, or funny, or interesting. I’m almost at the end and I don’t foresee my opinion changing on this one, unfortunately. It’s just not for me and I’m struggling to see what others are seeing and loving in this one.
What did you recently finish reading?
Since my last check in, I finished Scenes of a Graphic Nature by Caroline O’Donoghue (2.5 stars), Conversations on Love by Natasha Lunn (4 stars), The Mountain Sings by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai (rtc, 5 stars) and Summerwater by Sarah Moss (rtc, 5 stars). I was blown away by both The Mountain Sings and Summerwater, and I heartily recommend them both!
What do you think you’ll read next?
I think once I’ve finished How To Kill Your Family, I’d like to pick up either Cecily by Annie Garthwaite (a historical fiction that follows Cecily, mother to two future kings of England) or Plain Bad Heroines (a gothic horror following a secret society in a girl’s boarding school in 1902, and then also set 100 years later when a book is written about the events at the school and then adapted into a film). Have you read either of these? What did you think?