It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

itsmonday“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.

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I finished 3 books in the last week

The Radleys by Matt Haig. A really fun book about a vampire family living a middle class village life in England.

The White Devil by Justin Evans. An American teenager spends his last school year at Harrow, an elite school in England, where he discovers a criminal ghost.

Levi Andreas by David Pefko (Dutch). Rosa works at a dry cleaners and finds a note in the pocket of a shirt. She travels around the world in an attempt to find the owner of the shirt.

I gave up on 3 books

You can read HERE how much I read in each book and why I gave up!

Little Brother by Cory Doctorov

Further Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin

Agaat by Marlene van Niekerk

The Radleys by Matt HaigThe White Devil by Justin EvansLevi Andreas by David Pefko
Little Brother by Cory DoctorowFurther Tales of the City by Armistead MaupinAgaat by Marlene van Niekerk

Reading Now

Moord op Huilwater (Murder on Huilwater) by Karin Brynard. A South African murder mystery (not translated into English).

Neverisms by Dr Mardy Grothe. A quotation lover’s guide!

2666 by Roberto Bolaño. This is a 12-week readalong that I’m organising. Every section of this book has different people, but it is all about the killings of women in a Mexican town.

Neverisms by Dr. Mardy Grothe2666 by Roberto Bolano
Measuring the World by Daniel KehlmannThe Girl on the Landing by Paul TordayTwijfels over Belgie / Doubts About Belgium by Petra Kruijt

I wrote a review of:

Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann. At the end of the 18th Century, two men are measuring the world. One braves jungles and deserts while the other never leaves his town of birth.

The Girl on the Landing by Paul Torday. A man changes after he sees a picture in which a girl on a landing is  depicted. No one else can see the girl, though. His wife worries about him.

Twijfels over België (Doubts about Belgium) by Petra Kruijt (Dutch). Two women decide to move to a commune in Belgium.

Other news:

Check out my 5 Best Books about nature or the environment.

Enter this week’s Back of the Book Competition (anyone can enter!).

Check how I’m getting on reducing my TBR!

Here are some of the books I will be reading for the Indie Lit Awards.

Some giveaway blog hops coming soon!

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That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?

About Leeswammes
I'm owner and editor at bookhelpline.com. In my free time, I read and review books on my two blogs, Leeswammes' Blog and De Boekblogger.

31 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. Cindy says:

    Went back to reading Anthony Bourdain’s ‘No Reservations’ this morning. Also reading a back issue of Vanity Fair, article about the Maddie McCann mystery.

  2. Mystica says:

    I read quite a bit though I am behind on my reviews. Was out of Colombo from friday and just got back. Today is a holiday in lieu of May Day falling on a Sunday. Yippeee!!!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Lucky you, Mystica! Here in the Netherlands, if a holiday is on a weekend, well, tough luck. We never get an extra day in the week. Have fun today!

  3. The White Devil sounds intriguing. I have been in a slump lately but think I may be getting better .I need to reduce my TBR shelf too. Have a great week!

  4. Ellie says:

    I should have the Radleys to read soon! Though I’m a bit concerned that I’m not getting any parcel post at the moment…I hope it’s not gone missing.

    • Leeswammes says:

      Ellie, I hope the books shows up. I loved it, a really great read. I’ve been waiting for some books for a while too, not too worried yet.

  5. parrish says:

    Am reading Shuichi Yoshida’s Villain

    • Leeswammes says:

      I haven’t heard of that one, Parrish! I must say, not reading anything Japanese at the moment and nothing on the horizon either. Although I would like to…

  6. diane says:

    WOW….so many great books last week. ENJOY

  7. Young1 says:

    What a great week you have had! I have added The Girl on the Landing to my PIE list and look forward to getting into it!

    Another great week ahead for you i am sure! 😀

  8. I’m curious to read your review for the Levi book. It sounds interesting (or it could be terrible depending on the journey). 🙂

    Have a great week!

    • Leeswammes says:

      Unfortunately, it’s in Dutch, Mari. The book is not translated to English so I posted the review on my Dutch book blog. Click on the link (title) and ask Google translate to help you…?

  9. Julie P says:

    Sometimes you just need to give up on a book. There are too many good books out there to waste time reading something you don’t enjoy!

  10. Kristen says:

    I am half way through A Witch in Time by Madelyn Alt. Plan to read Home for a Spell, Chains of Ice and Chains of Fire after that.

  11. The cover on The Radleys looks fascinating….hope you enjoy your books.

    Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  12. Suzanne says:

    I’m interested in the Levi book, though based on your comment above it’s not (yet) available in English. Alas, my Dutch is a bit rusty (ok, nonexistent) so I’ll have to wait and hope someone takes on the translation.

    Have a great week!

  13. Hilde says:

    I’ve had my eye on The Radleys for a while, it sounds like a lot of fun. Measuring the World is also on my wishlist, but I’m afraid it’s one of those books that will be staying on that list for a while (as you said in your review, there is always a new book that looks more appealing).

  14. The White Devil sounds really good…

    Happy reading hon..

    🙂

  15. Pussreboots says:

    The Girl on the Landing sounds interesting. Last week was all about finishing textbooks and relaxing with manga. Come see what I read.

  16. Shan says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today! The Dawn French book I just finished isn’t her biography, it’s fiction. I did read her biography (Dear Fatty) and loved it, especially because she wrote it in the form of letters to important people in her life, remembering their moments together, rather than a standard biography. A Tiny Bit Marvellous was okay, I was a bit disappointed but I think I may have built it up a lot in my mind.

  17. I have The White Devil in my review pile scheduled to read this week; looks so creepy and gothic … my cup of tea!
    I’m trying to figure out when is a good point to abandon a book .. I’ve been making myself get to page 75 first, but that’s more than an hour of reading time I could have spent reading something better! LOL! But getting to page 75 means that I’ve at least given it a decent go!

    • Leeswammes says:

      *The White Devil * was my other good read this week (besides *The Radleys*). I think 75 pages is good, I normally keep to 50 but with these books I had nothing that suggested they may be fun (cover: nah, blurb at back: nah, etc.) so I thought 30 pages was enough in these cases.

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