It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
July 9, 2012 30 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.
Books I finished this week: 4
Beloved by Toni Morrison. The ghost of a girl who dies as a toddler, and then haunts the house where her mother, a former slave, and younger sister live. 3.5 stars
One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf. A man with a gun occupies a school. We follow some of the people involved. 3.5 stars
Into the Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes. A woman suffers from Obsessive-Compulse Disorder after her scary boyfriend attacked her a few years ago. Now he’s released from prison. 4.5 stars
Taal is zeg maar echt mijn ding [English translation: discussed HERE] by Paulien Cornelisse. A fun book with clever observations about the Dutch language. 4 stars
Books I’m reading
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt. Two criminal brothers travel in the American Wild West in order to capture and kill a man. They have a lot of adventures on the way and second thoughts about their mission. 4.5 stars
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. A girl who is terminally ill with cancer meets a boy who has recently recovered from the illness. Together they plan to travel to Amsterdam to meet the author of a book they both love. 4 stars
The Turnaround by George Pelecanos. Some white boys travel into a black neighbourhood and one of them gets killed. Years later, the people involved contact each other. 3.5 stars
Blindgangers [Unexploded shells/Blinded people] by Joke Hermsen [Dutch]. A group of 40-somethings meet for a nice weekend away but all kind of issues surface during the stay. 5 stars
- Check out my New Arrivals. Seriously, these are ALL good!
What are you reading this week?