It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
May 7, 2012 35 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.
The in-laws from England visited for a long weekend, which was nice. The boys hadn’t seen their grandparents for too long! Less nice was my visit to the dentist for a root canal treatment, but I was brave and all is well now.
Books I finished this week: 4
The Four Fingers of Death by Rick Moody. It’s 2025 and a trip to Mars ends in one arm coming back to Earth. A moving arm full of deadly bacteria. A crazy fun read. 4 stars
Vader [A Death in the Family] by Karl Ove Knausgard (DNF). Memoir by this Norwegian writer. I loved the first part of the book, about his teenage years, but his adult years I didn’t find interesting and I abandoned the book at 225 pages.
Arranged by Catherine McKenzie. Anne has been having trouble with boyfriends and decides to call a dating agency. Except they turn out to be an arranged marriage service. So she gets herself hooked in a non-traditional way. 4.5 stars
The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen. Several women are found dead while their surroundings have been marked with satanic symbols. The Mephisto Club researches evil, but maybe this time they are the target. 4 stars
Books I’m reading now
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More Like Her by Liza Palmer. Frances is a speech therapist at a secondary school and looks up to the new headmistress who has it all. But when things go wrong, she realises that perfect families aren’t always that perfect. She’s having boyfriend troubles, too. 4 stars
A Tiny Bit Marvellous by Dawn French. I read this for my book group, last Friday we had our meeting. The book was fun, boring and cliché, all of that. It made for a good discussion, though. 3.5 stars
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Access to a lot of money is hidden within a large computer system. An 18-year old boy who spends most of his time online tries to find clues to where the money is. 5 stars
172 Hours on the Moon by Johan Harstad. Three teenagers join a team of astronauts on a trip to the moon. But NASA has kept quiet about something dangerous that still may be present on the moon. 4.5 stars
And here’s my April overview!
For Dutch readers: Three books that I didn’t finish HERE.
What are you reading this week?