WWW Wednesday | 20th November 2019

Good morning, fellow bookworms. It is ‘Hump Day’ Wednesday which means we are halfway through the working week (if you’re at work) and it is time for WWW Wednesday! A weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words, which simply involves answering the following Three Ws:

What are you currently reading?

What did you recently finish reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?


Currently Reading: The mystery-thriller The Virgin of the Wind Rose by Glen Craney, which has a dual-narrative plot, separated by half a millennium, that both revolve around an uncracked Templar cryptogram. It says this is for lovers of Dan Brown, well I love Brown’s cryptic thrillers. Having made good progress into it now, I wouldn’t say it is on Brown’s level, but it has been a fun, light read to dip into when I have had time.

I have also started reading historical non-fiction, Margaret Tudor by Melanie Clegg and the science-fiction classic, War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells.


Recently Finished: The unfinished classic, Sanditon by Jane Austen, that set up the scene for young Charlotte Heywood’s visit to the new, bathing resort of Sanditon. A good if teasingly cut-short read, which had the potential for more of Austen’s trademark wit and romance, but also perhaps a glimpse into the more decadent and potentially seedier side to Georgian England’s pleasure towns.

The political history, Stalin: A Very Brief History by Mark Black, an interesting, quick, easy read, which I polished off one Sunday morning and taught me the basics of the life and rise to power of the notorious leader of the Soviet Union.


Reading Next: The science-fiction, thriller Cold Fire by Dean Koontz, which will tick off another category for my What’s in a Name 2019 challenge.


So that’s what I’ve been reading recently – Come back next week to see what I read next. Bye for now!

Now over to you: Have you read any of these? What have you been reading?

18 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 20th November 2019

    1. Hello Nikki, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face. 🙂 I highly recommend reading Dan Brown – My favourites are Angels & Demons and Inferno. And thank you, I hope you have a great week too! 😀

        1. Ooo to be honest they are all great, but my absolutely favourites are Sense and Sensibility and Persuasion. Also a lot of other people’s favourite is Pride and Prejudice. The only ones I’d avoid reading first are Northanger Abbey and Mansfield Park, as they’re a bit different.

    1. Aw don’t feel bad! However I do highly recommend reading more of Austen soon – Although I love some more than others, they are actually all so wonderful. 🙂

      Thank you and I hope you have a great week too! 😀

  1. Currently reading Throne of Glass by Sarah Moss and loving it! Have you read her series? Before that I finished The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, #3 in the his Lost Cemetery of Books series that started with The Shadow of the Wind. Next I am going to try a translated novel, Fox by Croatian author Dubravka Ugresic. I am on a roll of excellent books!

  2. I also read a book that was likened to Dan Brown’s books not long ago. (The Third Secret by Steve Berry) I’ve only read the Da Vinci Code, which I really enjoyed, but I might have liked Berry’s book even more!

    I just finished reading A Year of Biblical Womanhood by Rachel Held Evans. I definitely think you should consider reading it, Jessica.

    1. Kelly, if you enjoyed reading Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code, I highly recommend you read more. My favourites are Angels & Demons and Inferno. I am also really pleased to hear you enjoyed reading Evans’ A Year of Biblical Womanhood – It is already on my wish list never fear. 🙂

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