WWW Wednesday, September Ninth

I’ve decided to “take the challenge” by other book bloggers and start WWW Wednesday. This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and brought back by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?

1. What I’m currently reading:

I’m reading Waiting For Tom Hanks #2, Not Like the Movies. I enjoyed Waiting for Tom Hanks(review here) immensely for the side characters more so than the main character. I’m so happy to say that this book will be about Chloe, the kick-ass best friend of Annie, and the coffee shop owner, Nick.

I’m also listening to the audio book of The Lost and Found Bookshop, which just came out in July 2020.

Natalie is reeling from the sudden death of her mother and boyfriend of one year in a plane crash. She returns home to the bookshop her mother ran, a place where she grew up in the upstairs apartment. Not only does she have to deal with the mounting debt of the bookshop, she has to take care of her Grandy, her 79-year old grandfather who is in the early stages of dementia.

Of course, there’s a love interest, actually two, so a triangle of sorts. There’s a lot going on with this book! I can’t wait to write about it.

2. What did you recently finish reading?

The Woman on the Orient Express. I mentioned this book a few weeks ago because of the great Kindle and Audio Deal, (still going on!). Will Agatha reveal the secrets of her mysterious disappearance that left the public baffled for decades? You’ll have to read it to find out.

Hoping to make a clean break from a fractured marriage, Agatha Christie boards the Orient Express in disguise. But unlike her famous detective Hercule Poirot, she can’t neatly unravel the mysteries she encounters on this fateful journey.

Agatha isn’t the only passenger on board with secrets. Her cabinmate Katharine Keeling’s first marriage ended in tragedy, propelling her toward a second relationship mired in deceit. Nancy Nelson—newly married but carrying another man’s child—is desperate to conceal the pregnancy and teeters on the brink of utter despair. Each woman hides her past from the others, ferociously guarding her secrets. But as the train bound for the Middle East speeds down the track, the parallel courses of their lives shift to intersect—with lasting repercussions.

The Mystery of the Ivory Charm, Original Text (OT). I grew up on the Revised Text (RT) of Nancy Drew, so this was a completely new read. And it did not age well. An Indian boy escapes the circus and takes up with Nancy. Over the course of the book, so many coincidences happen, as they often do in children’s series books, that it defies logic. And since this book was written in the 1930’s, there’s racial stereotypes and prejudices to deal with, too. Hopefully when I read the RT, they will have improved upon the story. If you liked Nancy Drew as much as I did growing up, be sure to check out the blog on Fridays, when I post my reviews of Nancy Drew books, old and new.

3. What do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve still got to finish Beach Read, which still counts as a summer read during these waning days of summer, even though I never made it to the beach!

A romance writer who no longer believes in love and a literary writer stuck in a rut engage in a summer-long challenge that may just upend everything they believe about happily ever afters.

Also on tap is The Secret Wife of Aaron Burr: A Riveting Untold Story of the American Revolution. I love reading anything having to do with the American Revolution and the Founding Fathers. I owned Hamilton and similar books years before the musical made Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr famous again.

Inspired by a woman and events forgotten by history, bestselling author Susan Holloway Scott weaves together carefully researched fact and fiction to tell the story of Mary Emmons, and the place she held in the life–and the heart–of the notorious Aaron Burr.

As always, I plan on blogging my reviews in the next month, so keep an eye out for them! Working almost full time is killing my blogging time, but I was lucky enough to work ahead on some posts before being called back to work. So you’ll still see lots of reviews in the coming weeks.

What is your WWW this week? Let me know in the comments. I could use some ideas for my To Be Read pile.

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