Weekly Reading Roundup
June 3, 2012 21 Comments
My Monday post is a day early this week, because the coming week I’m taking part in Armchair BEA, a book blogger’s event to connect together. It’s meant for those that can’t attend the real thing, Book Expo America, which happens this week in New York.
So, you can expect an Armchair BEA post from me every day from Monday to Friday. It will be about other things than book reviews: introducing myself to those that don’t know me so well, a giveaway on Tuesday, a post on meeting book people in real life, etc.
- I’m planning to read a book a day starting today for seven days. I’ve started a new book this morning and won’t go to sleep at night until the book is finished. Then I’ll start with a new book the next day. I’m planning to read books of 200-350 pages. Will I be able to do it?
- If that’s not enough of a challenge, I’ll also be reading my way around the USA in the next 3 months.
- Last Friday, my book group discussed State of Wonder by Ann Patchett, which turned out to be a great book to discuss in a book group!
- Also Friday, earlier in the day, I signed up at the gym for a 3-month summer membership. My first session is Monday and I’m reaaally looking forward to it.
If you haven’t signed up yet… there is still time: The 5th Literary Giveaway Blog Hop will be taking place in a few weeks’ time. Over 50 participants signed up already; this is one not to miss, sign up now.
Books I finished this week: 5
The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino. A woman kills her ex-husband and her neighbour helps her to cover up the case. But the police are on their tails. Will they discover what happened? 4.5 stars
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett. A researcher goes to the Amazon to find out what happened to her colleague, who died while out there. A great re-read. I think it’s worth 5 stars! Last year, I read it and gave it 4 stars.
The Unnamed by Joshua Ferris. A man has episodes in which he has to walk. He gets up and starts walking and when he’s tired he drops down on the ground and sleeps where ever he is. His wife tries to help him but is having a hard time with it. 4 stars
BEA Buzz Books. A collection of extracts from books that will be presented at BEA. I’ve discovered several books that I’d love to read when I get the chance!
De ooggetuige [The Eye Witness] by Simone van der Vlugt. A visually impaired woman is the sole eye witness of a robbery at a jeweller’s . The robbers think she is blind but when it becomes known the woman can see a little bit, she worries for her safety. 2.5 stars
Books I’m reading
The Unseen by Katherine Webb. It’s 1911 and the wife of a vicar becomes worried when a young man, believing in faeries, convinces her husband to accept him in their household to investigate faerie sightings further. A maid, who has recently arrived from London, sees through him straight away. 4 stars
I’ve Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella. A chick-lit about a woman who finds a phone in a bin and starts using it, as she’s just lost her own phone. The man who it belongs to allows her to use it for a while, and they get more and more involved. 3.5 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
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What are you reading this week?