WWW Wednesday | 24th 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 –

Wholeness: Changing How We Think About Healing by Christy Wimber, with Katherine Welby-Roberts (2019) – The Christian non-fiction, that looks into the difficult topic of mental health and how we should view it, treat it and pray for it. Hopefully this will be a helpful read for me as I suffer with anxiety. This is our June book choice for my church’s book club, so I need to get reading if I want to finish it for our Zoom meeting tomorrow!

Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel (2009) – The award-winning, historical-fiction about the dramatic rise of Henry VIII’s right-hand man, Thomas Cromwell, has been some what abandoned recently as I found myself more in the mood for my non-fiction reading. Fingers-crossed I will get back to this soon!

Holy Bible – I have continued working my way through the gospel of John in the New 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 –

The Favourite: Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough by Ophelia Field (2002) ** – A very long, but fascinating history of the life of this controversial favourite of Queen Anne. While it took me a long time to read it, I really enjoyed 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 – As part of my church’s Morning Prayer sessions, we finished dipping in and out of the book of Joshua, in the Old Testament – It was really good to read through this book as a group, with the vicar’s thoughts too.

In the last week, I have also shared my review of the unfinished classic, The Watsons by Jane Austen.

– Reading Next –

Soon I am hoping to start reading the classic adventure, Kim by Rudyard Kipling, off of my The Classics Club list and my 10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2020 list.

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!

32 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 24th June 2020

  1. I just finished reading Mexican Gothic which I loved, now reading The List which is a mystery and next up – not sure yet.
    Lynn 😀

  2. I haven’t read any of these… except the Bible!! I haven’t read the whole thing but a lot. I hope you are enjoying your reading! 🙂

    1. Nikki, I have to admit that since this post, I haven’t read that much either. Been so busy and tired! I hope we both get our reading mojo back soon! 🙂

  3. Wolf Hall sounds interesting, but I might do better with a TV series chronicling that history than reading it. Mental health is such a tricky issue. Hope Wholeness: Changing How We Think About Healing gives some helpful tips! 🙂

  4. That first book looks super interesting. Mental health from a Christian perspective- sounds like a neat book.

    I’ve never read Kim! Hope you enjoy it.

    1. Greg, Wholeness turned out to be an interesting and helpful read, which we all enjoyed in my church book club meeting. Hopefully won’t be too long till I get my review up for it. 🙂

  5. Although I liked Wolf Hall, it is quite a difficult book to get into and I think you do need to be in the right mood for it. I hope you enjoy Kim – I’ll be interested to hear what it’s like.

    1. Helen, it has been difficult to get into the style of Wolf Hall and I agree you definitely need to be in the mood for it, but I am not putting pressure on myself and instead dipping in and out of it when I feel like it. 🙂

  6. I’ve always been curious about Wolf Hall myself… I hope you will enjoy your books this week and happy reading. Here’s my WWW. xx

  7. I do hope you’ll get back to Wolf Hall because I’d like to know if, in the end, it was worth your time.

    I’m currently reading a Regency Romance by Georgette Heyer that I have to admit is disappointing me. I hope that’s not a sign of how I’ll feel about Persuasion next month, though my daughter assures me it won’t be.

    1. I whole heartedly have to agree with your daughter, Kelly! In fact I wouldn’t call Jane Austen’s novels romances at all (I mean no one even kisses in them!). Instead I think they are beautifully written and witty social commentaries on the lives of her and her heroines in Regency England. And Persuasion is one of my favourites: a heart-breaking tale of love, youth and beauty lost.

    1. Higgy, I hope you are enjoying working your way through the Psalms – I think they are perhaps tricky to read sometimes because they aren’t a linear story or series of events like many of the other books of the Bible. Which is why I have enjoyed dipping in and out of them with my church’s morning prayer livestreams. 🙂

    1. Thank you, Shivi – Sorry to hear you abandoned your fav history books recently, but sometimes a change is good and then you can come back to love them even more! 😃

  8. I was just thinking about picking up Wolf Hall to read. It’s on my 2020 TBR, but it is slightly intimidating!

    1. Hello Lola, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always lovely to hear from a new face 😊 Sadly Wolf Hall had sat on my TBR for far too long because the size intimidated me too! But finally picked it up and reading a bit at a time 😃

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