Another week gone! It is time to catch up on the what we have read this past week.
The three Ws stands for the following questions.
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
Currently Reading: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Genre: Historical fiction
Few pages in and I’m soaked in entirely. The plot is still building up but let us see what the story has for me.
In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another
Recently Finished: A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
It has been the most difficult farewell of my life as I parted my way from an old man whom I didn’t like at all in the beginning but ended up adoring the very same man. I am still overwhelmed with my thoughts but I will soon write a detailed review.
A grumpy yet loveable man finds his solitary world turned on its head when a boisterous young family moves in next door.
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?
Next Read: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Genre: Historical fiction, Contemporary
This book is being carry forwarded from the last week as I still want to squeeze it into my TBR. Hopefully I am able to read this by the end of this month.
Newlyweds Celestial and Roy are the embodiment of both the American Dream and the New South. He is a young executive, and she is an artist on the brink of an exciting career. But as they settle into the routine of their life together, they are ripped apart by circumstances neither could have imagined. In this deft exploration of love, loyalty, race, justice, and both Black masculinity and Black womanhood in 21st century America, Jones achieves that most-elusive of all literary goals: the Great American Novel.
Meme of the day
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and currently revived by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.
Have you read any of these books? Let me know in the comments below if you have any thoughts to share.