It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
November 5, 2012 52 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and planning to read next.
Last week I started NaNoWriMo! I’m writing a novel in one month (or so I think). The idea is to write 50,000 words in November. I managed that last year but it wasn’t a very good story. This year I prepared the plot(s) in advance so I know more or less what I’m writing. I’m a little behind with the word count but hopefully it will pick up again this week. Wish me luck!
Sunday, I had a fun evening tweeting away about Before I Go To Sleep (by S. J. Watson) with the Dutch Twitter book club. With about 40 other participants we discussed the book for two hours. The author himself had provided some discussion questions. A fun (if hectic) way to discuss a book.
Books I finished in the last week: 5
Click on the blue links to go to the reviews
Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace. A man meets a woman in the street and is left holding her disposable camera. He develops the film in order to try and find her back. Contemporary fiction. 4.5 stars
The Mystery of Mercy Close [Review on my Dutch blog] by Marian Keyes. A female private detective, suffering from depression, is looking for a missing rock singer. Chick-lit, mystery. 4 stars
Swimming Home by Deborah Levy. A family’s quiet holiday is interrupted when a strange young woman comes to stay with them. Contemporary literary fiction. 4 stars.
Before I Go to Sleep by S. L. Watson. A woman wakes up every morning not remembering who she is and who the man next to her in bed is. Thriller. 5 stars
The Red House by Mark Haddon. Almost didn’t finish this one. A family on holiday, all with their own issues. Contemporary fiction. 3 stars
Books I’m reading and planning to read
Click on the blue links to see the review
The Treatment by Mo Hayder. A good thriller about a man kidnapping a whole family. A police investigator gets confronted with issues from his past relating to the disappearance of his own brother. A very good read. 5 stars
The Tall Tale of Tommy Twice by Nathan Leslie.After the death of his parents, a boy is sent to several different family members who all are strange in their own way. 4.5 stars
Also check out
October Overview: What I read and did in October.
Winners of the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop.
The R. I. P. VII Event – Finished!
What are you reading this week?