It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
August 15, 2011 32 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 4 books in the last week
Click on the orange links to go to a review or blog post.
One Day by David Nicholls. Over a period of twenty years, the book describes one day in July for every year. The lives of the two main characters Emma and Dexter are thus followed through two decades. 5 stars
The Sandalwood Tree by Elle Newmark. A wonderful, atmospheric story about an American woman moving to India in 1947 with her family who finds some old letters of the previous occupants of her house. 5 stars
Robopocalypse by Daniel Wilson. Robots are taking over the world and a group of humans try to stop them in their tracks. 4 stars
Het graf van de voddenraper by Bart Vercautere [Dutch]. A grave digger who is going to retire soon thinks back on his life. 5 stars
Duma Key by Stephen King. A man who was badly wounded in a car accident moves to Florida to start a new life. Knowing Stephen King, scary things are about to happen.
Hamlet’s Blackberry by William Powers. Non fiction. In this digital age, we’re connected all the time and we’re almost afraid of downtime in case we miss something. Powers compares our time to the of several old philosophers (from ancient Greek to more modern) who were dealing with similar problems. What can we learn from them?
I wrote a review of
The Lantern by Deborah Lawrenson. English Eve moves in with her much older and wealthy boyfriend to live in a run-down farm in Provence. He’s been there before, but won’t tell her about it. And there are secrets hidden in the old house too. Great read. 4.5 stars.
This Beautiful Life by Helen Schulman. Upheaval in the life of a family when the teenage son forwards an email with a porn video that was meant for his eyes only. 5 stars
After the read-a-thon the week before last, I joined a review-a-thon last week, to help me get my reviews done. I managed loads of reviews!
Have you got a book with a particularly ugly cover? Send it in for the Ugly Covers Competition. It’s going to be great fun!
Here are my 5 Best Books… about Real People in Fiction.
Before you move on, check out my guest post on Stiletto Storytime’s Blog!
That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?