WWW Wednesday | 8th July 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 –

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 an ever so slow starter for me, however I am now reading it in small sections at a time and finding I am getting into it much better; and the story is only getting juicier as I am currently viewing the downfall of Cardinal Wolsey and the rise of Anne Boleyn… and we all know how that works out! 😅

Kim by Rudyard Kipling (1901) & How To Pray by Pete Greig (2019) – I have also just started reading these two: the first a classic adventure, off of my Classics Club list and my 10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2020 list, and the second a Christian non-fiction, which is our July book choice for my church’s book club. Only being a chapter into each, I can’t say anymore, for now… watch this space!

Holy Bible – I have continued working my way through the gospel of John in the New Testament,  but I have missed all of my church’s Morning Prayer livestreams, as they are on while I am now getting ready for work.

– Recently Finished –

Wholeness: Changing How We Think About Healing by Christy Wimber, with Katherine Welby-Roberts (2019) ** – The Christian non-fiction, that is an interesting look into the tricky areas of mental ill health, addiction, long-term illness and healing in the Church. This was a helpful read for many of our group’s members who suffer with one or more of these things, which in turn led to a challenging and honest discussion in our Zoom meeting, two weeks ago.

In the last two weeks, I have also shared my monthly round-up posts: What I Read In June 2020 and What I Watched In June 2020. Please check them out if you haven’t already. Thank you! 😊

– Reading Next –

If I am honest, I really don’t know what I will read next – It is completely dependent upon which of my currents reads I finish first. If I finish either Wolf Hall or Kim first, then I will be heading over to pick my next read from my 10 Books of Summer Reading Challenge 2020 list. However if I finish How To Pray next then I am feeling in the mood for some more history after a lot of Christian works.

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!

35 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday | 8th July 2020

  1. Sometimes not knowing what to read next is just perfectly fine. Honestly, half the time what I choose never ends up happening because I’m such a mood reader!! Also, it just depends on how my baby’s temperament is that week and if we get naps in. I think this week, I’ve had a book that I plan on reading for the 3rd week in a row. haha!! Happy Reading! ❤

  2. I love when bloggers put that they don’t know what they are going to read next both because I frequently am only guessing with my future reads and because it makes it all the more fun to check back next week and see what was pick up! Happy reading!

    1. Haha I know what you mean about books not living up to their hype, which is probably why I have left this book for so many years and I watched the TV adaptations first, so I know I’ll enjoy the story. 😉

  3. Wholeness sounds like it’s a really helpful read – and a nice one to discuss with others as well. It sounds like it led to good conversations! Happy reading!

    1. Thank you, Julie Anna and yes, Wholeness was a helpful read and made for a great conversation starter. Here’s hoping our next book for the club is as good. 🙂

    1. Hello Colleen, thank you for stopping by and commenting. It is always nice to hear from a new face. 😊 I also like picking out books, but at the end of the day it is my mood that has the final deciding factor.

  4. I still haven’t read Wolf Hall, though it’s been idling on my shelves for many a year. I really enjoyed her book, A Place of Greater Safety, which is set in the french revolution though!

    1. To be honest, Proxy, Wolf Hall sat idling on my shelves for many a year too. Putting it on my list for the 10 Books of Summer finally gave me the push I needed to pick it up! 😀

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