It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
July 4, 2011 17 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.
Today, I won’t link up with Sheila as I don’t expect to have time to visit other blogs. But the Monday posts keep me organised so I did one anyway!
(Click on the orange links for reviews and other posts.)
I finished 4 books in the last week
The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulish. This was a read-a-long organised by Irisonbooks. I’m glad to say I finally finished it. It wasn’t bad, but it took so long! And there was too much philosophical and religious bla-bla for my liking. (3.5 stars)
Scoonmaaktips van een huurmoordenaar [The Hitman’s Guide to House Cleaning] by Hallgrímur Helgason. This fun book hasn’t been published in English. It’s about a hitman with 66 killings on his name who has to hide from the FBI and ends up in Iceland (one of the worst places to remain hidden from view).
We All Ran Into the Sunlight (Dutch translation) by Natalie Young. About a couple from London who travel through a French village where the woman becomes fascinated with the local castle and ends up trying to find out its history.
Changeless by Gail Carriger. The second episode in the Parasol Protectorate series, in which Alexia is left to her own devices and ends up travelling to Scotland.
Instructions for an Inexperienced Lover by Amanda Leduc (Ebook). Rosa wants to be a writer but she is being distracted by the unpredictable Aylish who one day appears at her door.
The Lake of Dreams (Dutch translation) by Kim Edwards. Lucy has recently returned home from Japan and at her old family home, finds some objects that are related to her family’s past, a past that she never knew about.
I wrote a review of
When the Killing’s Done by T. C. Boyle. About a National Park Service officer who is opposed by an animal rights activist when the officer takes measures to control the wildlife of some islands off the Santa Barbara coast. (4 stars)
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Enter this week’s Back of the Book Competition (anyone can enter!).
Check out my 5 Best Books in 2011 so far HERE.
That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?