It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
January 17, 2011 26 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what you’ve read the past week and planning to read next.
I finished 3 books in the last week and gave up on another book:
Life Support by Tess Gerritsen. A medical thriller which I enjoyed a lot. Review to come.
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern. A really nice book about a 16-year old girl and her mother who move in with her aunt and uncle in the countryside after her father dies and leaves her and her mother devastated. Review to come.
De tranen der Acacia’s [The Tears of the Acacia’s] by W. F. Hermans [Dutch] A book about two men in WWII and their friendship. Review to come.
Life Sentence by David Ellis. I didn’t actually finish this, only read 50 pages. It’s a legal thriller in which senators are doing anything to win votes. I don’t like political stories very much, so I gave up. No review forthcoming.
East is East by T. C. Boyle, about a Japanese-American sailor who grew up in Japan but when his ship nears America jumps ship (to start a life there? I’m not sure yet).
Sweetie by Kathryn Magendie (ebook), hillbilly fiction.
After that, I’m reading (more) from my unread books shelf – it could be any of these books from my TBR ….
I wrote reviews of:
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, a time travel book about a modern black woman accidentally ending up in the american South in the 1800s where she is treated as a slave. Very good! 4.5 stars
Dead Politician Society by Robin Spano (e-book), entertaining. About a young female police agent infiltrating a political group. 3.5 stars
Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding, nice and surprisingly not chick-lit. 4 stars
Publieke Werken by Thomas Rosenboom [Review in Dutch] Historical fiction about two cousins who want to do right, but cause a lot of havoc.
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That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?