Here’s my WWW Wednesday hosted by Sam on 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?
Currently Reading: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harris
I picked Sapiens because I saw it on a shelf during a Facetime call. Barack Obama called it ‘interesting and provocative’, he’s not wrong! This is very different to my normal books (I’ve been on a bit of an easy-read binge recently) so I’m taking this one slowly.
Recently Finished: A Bit Of A Stretch by Chris Atkins
I was a massive fan of Adam Kay’s writing and wanted a book similar to This Is Going To Hurt. A Bit Of A Stretch popped up on my Google search and I was not disappointed. A thought provoking book on the UK prison system and a non-fiction must read.
I’ve always been interested in aspects of social reform, mainly housing, poverty prevention and homelessness, so A Bit Of A Stretch was a great way to better understand the impact of a brutal system on the disadvantaged. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in ‘serving your time’, but I strongly believe that prisons should be places of rehabilitation and change, something that Atkins shows is not the case with 23 hour ‘bang-ups’ and a serious lack of mental health services.
Atkins writing is brutally honest and incredibly eye-opening.
My full review can be found here and for other amazing non-fiction books check out my Friday Five…Best Thought-Provoking Non-Fiction Books To Read Now.