It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
January 16, 2012 53 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 read 6 books in the last week
Some short ones (one very short one) and one I gave up on after 200 pages. I’m playing a game with one of the groups on Shelfari, and that started Saturday. I hope to keep reading a lot, I’m in a winning mood! 🙂
Vanished by Liza Marklund. Murders at Stockholm’s port, and one surviving woman. Journalist Annika Bengtzon investigates and gets into dangerous situations. 4.5/5
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson (Not finished). A man with Jewish friends considers becoming Jewish himself. 2/5
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. One of two laborers who travel together, always gets into trouble because of him limited intellectual capabilities. 5/5
The End of Alice by A. M. Homes. A paedophile in prison fantasises about a female paedophile that he corresponds with. 4/5
De camping [The Camping] by Karin Kuiper. At a camping in France, Dutch-owned with mainly Dutch guests, the owners are struggling more and more with keeping the camping and their marriage running. 3.5/5
Vette pech [Fat Luck] by Larissa Verhoeff. Memoir about a woman of size who tries to lose some kilos. 4/5
11/22/64 by Stephen King. A man goes back in time to try and prevent the Kennedy assassination. I’m reading this as a judge for the Indie Lit Awards
Life’s a Beach by Claire Cook. No idea yet, just started. I’m reading this for the game on Shelfari (3rd book since Saturday).
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Here is the shortlist for the Speculative Fiction genre (that I’ll be judging for) for the Indie Lit Awards.
The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley. A woman travels around the world dressed as a man, in the 1760s. She is the assistant of a botanist, who voyages by ship for two years trying to discover new plants in the many exotic countries they pass. 5/5 (giveaway)
The Starlite Drive-in by Marjorie Reynolds. 1950s USA, a 12-year old girl falls in love with a man that comes to work for her father. But he is more interested in her mother. 5/5
The Rise and Fall of a Domestic Diva by Sarah May. Several families in the same street in London all have similar issues to deal with: how to get their children into the top school in the neighbourhood, how to pretend to have more money than they really have (so they can buy the same brands as the neighbours) and how to keep their marriage together. 4/5
That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?