WWW Wednesday | 27th May 2020

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 –

Calysta and the Beast by Joanna Alonzo (2016) – Last night, I started reading this, the first book in new-to-me author, Alonzo’s The Sacred Scarred series: a modern-day, Christian retelling of Beauty and the Beast. So far we have been introduced to the young, insecure Calysta, who is to take up a very odd request from a stranger to save her bankrupt father from prison. However being only a chapter or two in at the moment, I can’t really say more!

The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field (2002) – On the backburner I also have this fascinating history of the life of this controversial favourite of Queen Anne,  due to my du Maurier binge-reading-fest. However I am back on it now and been dipping in and out: finding out more of the real history behind the recent, critically-acclaimed film, The Favourite (2018); where Sarah was played by the brilliant Rachel Weisz.

Holy Bible – Finally, I have been working my way through 2 Kings in the Old Testament, as well as dipping in and out of Numbers, Luke and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

– Recently Finished –

The Professor by Charlotte Brontë (1857) * – This classic novel, that tells the story of the young professor William Crimsworth at an all-girl’s school. Unfortunately, while I sympathised with his situation, I did find it hard to  particularly like William! So it was a bit hard going at times, but I persevered as it was relatively short and it was my result for The Classics Club recent Spin event, and actually, by the end, William was a little easier to like.

Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier (1938) *** – My re-read of this Gothic modern-classic – where my passion for this author all began – was a wonderful reminiscent journey for me and our heroine, as I re-lost myself in this stunning, twisting tale of the new, young, naïve Mrs de Winter, as she battles with the undying memory of her dominating predecessor, Rebecca. This was my second read for Ali’s Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2020.

– Reading Next –

I will soon start reading the inspirational Christian classic, More Than A Carpenter by Josh & Sean McDowell, that addresses commonly raised questions and the evidence about Jesus; which is the upcoming read for my church’s book club’s next Zoom meeting.

Now over to you: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next?

Also please leave a link to your WWW posts in the comments, so I can come check them out, too!

22 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 27th May 2020

  1. You are definitely inspiring me to read more classics! I have a whole bunch I’ve been reading but at the same time I’m definitely interested in going out and picking up some of these too.

  2. I last finished The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich. I am currently reading The Labyrinth of the Spirits by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I have not decided what I will read next but I have time because Labyrinth is very long!

    1. To be fair, I need to get on with reading The Favourite, too – It has been in my ‘Currently’ Reading’ section a long time! 😅And thank you, Molly – I hope you have a great week, too! 🙂

    1. Hey Teri, thank you for stopping by and commenting! 😀Great to hear from a new face, especially a Rebecca fan! I hope you’re able to enjoy a re-read of it, in the not too distant future!

    1. Hey Matt, thank you for stopping by and commenting! 😀Great to hear you enjoyed More Than a Carpenter a lot – I am looking forward to starting it even more now.

  3. More than a Carpenter sounds intrigueing, I’ll be interested in reading your thoughts about it. I’m glad you kind of warmed to the Professor eventually, I’m still in two minds as to whether I should read it myself.

    1. Thank you, Alyson, you don’t how relieved I was that I warmed up to The Professor eventually. but I still wouldn’t call it a great read, so I can’t recommend you rush out to read it! 😆 Hopefully going to enjoy my read of More Than a Carpenter much more! 🤞

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