WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading?

What have I been reading this week?

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer these three questions:

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

Currently Reading

At the moment, I’m reading Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway… and how is this book nearly 100 years old? The writing style is fresh, engaging and considers topics very much mainstream… 98 years later. Virginia Woolf is truly incredible.

The stream of consciousness style took a while for me to get into (I’ve tried James Joyce before and – three and a half pages spent describing cows? I don’t think so). However, it makes for an incredibly ageless book.

As with a Room Of One’s Own, Woolf’s female heroines shine and we have a vibrant snapshot into life in England near the start of the 20th century. Mrs Dalloway reminds me of Esther in The Bell Jar – check out a teen girl’s take on that classic in my review here.

Recently Finished Reading

Did you know that AQA are making their GCSE text offers more diverse? I’ve been reading the two new plays and book so you don’t have to!

I found all three to be beautifully crafted celebrations of Black British heritage and culture; My Name Is Leon focuses on Black British history (I’d never heard of the Bristol bus boycotts, and found the book very educational). Leave Taking displays poignant mother, daughter bonds whilst The Princess and The Hustler is a heartwarming story about a young girl and her family – with a serious undercurrent.

My Next Read

I loved Adiba Jaigirdar’s Hani and Ishu’s Guide To Fake Dating (check out my review here!), so couldn’t resist A Million To One. An all-female historical heist set on the Titanic paired with romance and tragedy? Count me in.

Have you read any of these books? What are you reading at the moment? What are you about to start? Let me know in the comments!

Published by Hundreds&Thousands

I’m a teenager (and a Hufflepuff) from Manchester. I like oversized jumpers, music that isn't on the radio anymore and books. Pretty much any book I can get my hands on but my favourites are Young Adult, fantasy and science fiction. One day, I decided to share some of my opinions on some great - and not so great - books to people around the world. And here it is! I really enjoy it and I hope you do too. The aim is hundreds and thousands of book reviews (see what I did there?) but I’m not quite up to that. Yet.

8 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: What Am I Reading?

  1. Omg A Million to One sounds amazing! I have never heard of this book before. I was very intrigued by the cover and the summary sounds amazing. I’m going to have to check this one out.


  2. I don’t think I have heard of any of these titles although I have heard of the author Virginia Woolf. Classics can just be hard for me to get into lol.


  3. I haven’t read Woolf yet, but I’m planning on reading Orlando this month. I’m curious to see how I’ll feel about her stream of consciousness style.


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