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?