It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
December 5, 2011 40 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, it’s Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, a celebration of St. Nicholas with presents and lots of sweets. It’s not a day off but most people are allowed to leave work early and celebrate in the early evening with their children.
I read 4 books in the past week
The Centenarian Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. In Dutch, about a 100-year old man who disappears from his nursing home just before the birthday celebrations. The most impossible things happen to him and it’s great fun to read. 5/5
Garden Spells by Sarah Allen. About two sisters and their catering company that uses magical flowers to change people’s moods or attitudes. Some male interest, too. Fun book. 4/5
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova. Great read about a career woman who has a car accident and gets a disability called Left Neglect. She tries to overcome her problems but it’s a struggle. Very good. 5/5
More Than You Can Say by Paul Torday. A man is abducted outside London and forced to marry a woman from Afghanistan. He tries to help her but becomes involved in terrorist activities. 5/5
The Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian. A family moves to a house in the countryside, with a basement that has a mysterious door locked with 39 bolts. And why do so many people in the area have greenhouses? Scary!
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Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua. Memoir about a woman bringing up her children the Chinese way. I didn’t like her much, but it’s an entertaining book. 4/5
Now you See Me by S. J. Bolton. A thriller involving a modern Jack the Ripper. Very good read. 5/5
I’m running the Wishlist Challenge for people who own so many unread books that they will never, ever get round to reading their wishlist (books they don’t own). Unless they do this challenge!
Another challenge, lasting just in December is the Get Read-y for 2012 Challenge which I joined.
New books in the house: check out my New Arrivals!
.I’ve reached a few milestones last week – or should that be millstones?
And here’s my November overview.
That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?