WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Taking on a World Of Words that simply asks three questions.
What are you currently reading?
Mo, Lottie and the Junkers – Jennifer Killick Illustrated by Gareth Conway (Firefly Press)
I’ve wanted to read this Youthful mystery from Jennifer Killick for ages and to ensure no longer books I covet shall slip. So I’ve made myself a rule that even if there are books committed to read I will still try to intersperse books in my TBR too.
I’ve been sucked into this story of a newly blended family and a mystery regarding Mo’s old house, an ice cream van, strange boys in pictures, secret warning notes and Mo’s dad’s disappearance.
What did you recently finish reading?
Potkin & Stubbs– Sophie Green Illustrated by Karl Mountford (Piccadilly)
This is such a great book! Full of mystery and ennui and drizzly rain like all the best black and white film noir movies of cynical anti hero detectives and fiesty dangerous women against a smoky backdrop of rain and torment.
Lil Potkins is on the story, any story, but she just about comes up with the scoop of the decade when she comes across a ‘Have you seen my toy’ poster and a very cold mysterious boy that launches a thrilling investigation across a murky underworld of the city revealing a nefarious crime and a partnership I want to see much more from.
I Cosmo – Carly Sorosiak (Nosy Crow)
Oh this is such a sweet and tender novel that if you have any dogs will make you want to snuggle and cuddle them tightly and have a moment of shiny eyedness at how wonderful they are.
I adored this tale of a family falling apart narrated from the perspective of the family dog.
Review coming closer to date
Birthday– Meredith Russo (Usborne)
A dual narrative of two teens born the same day and how their lives are entangled in each other whilst their lives seem to shoot in different directions.
Told in a One Day style across the afternoon and evenings of their shared birthday, we see the story develop over the years.
Coming of age story? Check, but with a LBTQIA twist. One of the children Morgan is transgender and struggles with the revelation believing she will be spurned by those she craves the acceptance and love from.
What do you think you’ll read next?
A Good Girl’s Guide To Murder-Holly Jackson
I have an unripped copy of A Good Girls Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson and I intend to read it because I absolutely adore a good crime fiction thriller!