It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
February 13, 2012 19 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.
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I read 6 books in the last week
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I took part in a month-long competition on Shelfari, where participants had to read random books (decided by the roll of the dice) from their TBR and wishlist. Because of that, I read more than normal. The competition is now finished and I got third place! So I’m planning to take it a bit more easy the next few weeks. Phew!
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. Stories about people who all work for the same newspaper. The stories are connected, but not quite enough for me. 3.5 stars
5 Reasons to Leave a Lover by Carolyn Moncel. A novella and 2 short stories about leaving one’s partner. 3 stars
Every Last One by Anna Quindlen. Mary Beth is the mother of two sons and a daughter and together with her husband she leads a good life, until something devastating happens. 4.5 stars
Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen. A detective has been assigned to look into some old, unsolved cases. Together with the nosey (and clever) janitor of his department he investigates the case of a woman that was reported missing 5 years ago. Very good! 5 stars
Beste vriend [Dear Friend] by Robert Vuijsje. A book about a Dutch celebrity (no one, including himself, remembers what he is famous for). He is so busy getting more exposure on tv and in magazines that he hardly has any time for his little son. His wife wants to leave him. A quick and fun read. 4 stars
Agorafabulous by Sara Benincasa. Memoir about the writer who suffered from agoraphobia when she was in her early twenties. She would not leave her room and worse, was scared of her own bathroom! 4 stars
An Equal Music by Vikram Seth. A re-read for me. It’s the book of the month in my online book group, boekgrrls.
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo. A fun thriller featuring a killer who builds a snowman at the scenes of the crimes. 4/5
Vanished by Liza Marklund
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
That’s it! What are YOU reading this week?