March 2, 2013 6 Comments
Another month in which I gave up on two books. I don’t do this lightly, but if a book bores me, and I read another 30 pages, and it still bores me, I give up! I read 150 pages in both books, and they just didn’t grab me. What’s a reader to do?
In happier news, I read some good books this month. And I organised the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop, which was happily hopped by all.
Books that stood out:
I really enjoyed Lost and Found by Tom Winter, a story that feels a bit like The Pilgrimage of Harold Fry as well as A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash, a small-community, southern-USA read. I was also impressed by the Dutch book Hotel Linda about an old man who start to confuse past and present.
This is what I read
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Lost & Found by Tom Winter. 5 stars.
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash. 5 stars
The Truth About Love & Lightning by Susan McBride. 4.5 stars
The House Girl by Tara Conklin. 4.5 stars
Norse Greenland by Jared Diamond. 4.5 stars
Untold Story by Monica Ali. 4 stars
Still by Roelof Bakker. 4 stars
Stay Close to Me by Helen Warner. 4 stars
A Perfect Proposal by Katie Fforde. 4 stars
Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell (DNF)
Hotel Linda by Arjan Visser. 4.5 stars
Ik was Amerika by Gustaaf Peek. 4 stars
Kruisverhoor by Peter Delpeut. 4 stars
Gone: Plague by Michael Grant. 4 stars
De scheidingsclub [The Divorce Club] by Sophie King (DNF)
Reviews of books I read before January
Vanity Fare by Megan Caldwell. Chick-lit, chick-lit, 4 stars
The Mad Scientist’s Daughter by Cassandra Rose Clarke. Science fiction, did not finish
De zoetheid van perziken / Peaches for Monsieur le Curé by Joanne Harris. Contemporary fiction, 4 stars
What was YOUR favorite book in February?