WWW Wednesday | 3rd June 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 –

More Than A Carpenter by Josh McDowell and Sean McDowell (2011) – This updated version of Josh McDowell’s 1977 inspirational Christian classic, which, with the help of his son, Sean McDowell, helps address commonly raised questions and objections, and explores the evidence about Jesus for a new generation. This is the upcoming read for my church’s book club’s next Zoom meeting.

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (2009) – The award-winning, historical-fiction about the dramatic rise of Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell. Having only popped this on my bedside table on Monday and literally, just being a couple of pages in I can’t say much more about this, yet! Except that this is my first choice off my list for Cathy’s 10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2020.

The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field (2002) – Still bubbling on the backburner is 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 Joshua, Luke and the Psalms, as part of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams.

– Recently Finished –

Calysta and the Beast by Joanna Alonzo (2016) ** – This young-adult fantasy, the first book in new-to-me author, Alonzo’s The Sacred Scarred series, which is a modern-day, Christian retelling of Beauty and the Beast. That sees the young, insecure Calysta accepting a very odd proposal from a stranger to save her sick and bankrupt father from prison. I was really swept along by this refreshing take on a classic fairy tale, with it’s Christian basis, hence why I read it so fast!

In the last week, I shared my review of the Gothic modern-classic, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, my second read for Ali’s Daphne du Maurier Reading Week 2020; and my monthly reading round-up post: What I Read In May 2020.

– Reading Next –

After finally finishing my result for The Classic Club’s most recent Spin event: The Professor by Charlotte Brontë, it is high-time I head back to my Classics Club II list for my next read. I think it will be between the two classic adventures, Kim by Rudyard Kipling and The Black Corsair by Emilio Salgari. I have previously enjoyed books by both authors, so choices, choices! 🤔

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!

11 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 3rd June 2020

    1. Glad to hear you enjoyed More Than a Carpenter too, Matt – Having not read the original, I am not sure how much new material has been added, but the author did say his son helped him write the chapter on new atheism so I presume that bit is all new.

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