The Three Ws are:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next, and/or what are you eagerly awaiting?
What I’m Currently Reading
I’m reading The Sun Sister by Lucinda Riley and Magicians of the Gods by Graham Hancock.
The Sun Sister is the sixth book in The Seven Sisters series. The series is based on the legends of the Seven Sisters star constellation. I’ve read the the first book, so I already had an idea of the story of seven sisters who had been adopted from around the world by a mysterious billionaire called Pa Salt. Before Pa Salt died, he wrote a letter to each sister regarding their origins before he adopted them. The Sun Sister is essentially two stories in one: a modern day tale of Electra, a beautiful black supermodel based in New York, and her addictions and issues – and how she ultimately finds herself (in the real sense of the word) – and a story about a young white American woman called Cecily, set in 1930s Kenya during the British colonial days of the rich, white ‘Happy Valley’ set. Despite the fact that the book is about 800 pages long (!) it’s easily read and I’ve been really enjoying it. Cecily’s story, in particular, is an intriguing and unpredictable tale and I’m wondering how her story connects with Electra’s.
The second book I’m reading is Graham Hancock’s Magicians of the Gods. I’ve only heard of Graham Hancock recently, via YouTube. He writes about archeology, ancient history and the mysteries of those long-ago times. In Magicians of the Gods, he surmises that a comet brought about an end to a 2,000 year period of global warming (after a long ice age), causing glaciers to melt, leading to floods – and this could explain the various global stories at the time. I’m familiar with Noah’s Ark from the Old Testament but other beliefs have similar tales of colossal floods from yesteryear. He also looks at amazing ancient sites such as Gobekli Tepe in Turkey. A fascinating read which raises curious questions and maybe even curiouser possible answers …
What did you finish reading?
The last book I read was 127 Hours by Aron Ralston, which I heartily recommend. It’s a true survival story that’s well written and engrossing. I’ve written about it here: https://cosycottageandthequestforthegoodlife.wordpress.com/2021/12/22/books-127-hours-by-aron-ralston/
What will I read next?
Traveller by Richard Adams is next on my list, as is a Graham Hancock follow-up, America Before, and The Night Hawks, a Dr Ruth Galloway novel, by Elly Griffiths. I like to have a non-fiction book (which can take months to read depending on the subject matter, the length of the book and accessibility of the writing), a classic (I’ve dropped Traveller in this category) and an escapist novel on the go.