Weekly Reading Roundup
May 14, 2012 12 Comments
The beginning of another week. This one’s short for us, as Thursday is a holiday and most people, including my husband and sons, also have the Friday off. A nice long weekend. Maybe we’ll take a trip to England or just have a nice weekend cycling around the local area and having a BBQ or two. Depends on the weather and our moods!
Tonight I’ll be going to the movies with my book group friends – we’ll be seeing Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close. Hope it’s good. In other news, my husband was second in a chess competition, making him the second best chess player in our town. 🙂
Books I finished this week: 5
Between a Rock and a Hot Place by Tracey Jackson. Fifty is not the new thirty and Tracey Jackson tells you why. 5 stars
Dinner at Mine by Chris Smyth. Come Dine with Me? Not a great idea, as four couples find out. 4.5 stars
The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones. Early 1900s and the impoverished occupants of a country manor aren’t happy to find a group of stranded rail travellers on their doorstep. 5 stars
The Rise and Fall of the Wonder Girls by Sarah May. Four teenage friends in a small town all become pregnant in the same summer. 4 stars
Ze komt nooit meer terug [She Will Never Come Back] by Hans Koppel. A woman, wife and mother, disappears. She is imprisoned in the basement of her neighbours’ house. The reader knows but the husband has no idea what happened to his wife. 4 stars
Books I’m reading
Reviews and other news
The Four Fingers of Death by Rick Moody. A weird but fun story about a trip to Mars and the return to Earth of a single arm. 4 stars
The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachman. The lives of a group of people connected to a newspaper. 3.5 stars
And I’ve got some new books!
What are you reading this week?