Weekly Reading Roundup
May 13, 2013 16 Comments
No troubles this week! We got a replacement car while our car is being repaired. It’s a very small car, though, but it will do for the moment.
My husband persuaded me to book a sunny holiday: in a few weeks’ time I’ll be going to the Canary Islands (Spain, but to the left of North-Africa) for a week of reading in the sun. I think it’s rather indulgent – and scary! I’ve never been on holiday on my own.
I’ll be taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon. Rather than reading the whole time, I set myself a goal: to read one book more than normal. That way, I will read more than normally, but not all the time. 🙂
Books I finished in the last week: 6
I finished off a lot of books that I started the week(s) before.
Click on the blue links to go to the review
NOS4A2 door Joe Hill. Horror about a man who abducts children to take them to his imaginary Christmasland. 5 stars
Important Artifacts and Personal Property from the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion, and Jewelry by Leanne Shapton. The story of a divorce told in the form of an auction catalog. 4 stars
The Guilty One by Lisa Ballantyne [Review in Dutch]. An eight year old boy is found dead in a playground. His eleven year old friend is accused of the murder. Mystery, 5 stars.
Wild Abandon by Joe Dunthorne. Contemporary fiction about a family living at a commune. 3.5 stars
The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year by Sue Townsend. Fun read about a woman who goes to bed when her twins leave for university. 4.5 stars
Digitale verleiding [Digital Seduction] by Maurits Kaptein. Non-fiction about ways in which websites may seduce us into buying their stuff in future. 4.5 stars
Books I’m reading
I’m taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon, and I hope to read these 5 books this week:
The Dinner by Herman Koch. A re-read because of the interest in other countries for this book. Loved it even more than last time. 5 stars
Amity & Sorrow by Peggy Riley. A mother and her two daughters escape from a cult and end up at the farm of a man who does not want them there. 5 stars
Stern by Thomas Heerma van Voss [Dutch]. A school teacher is made redundant and thinks back on his relationships with friends, family and his pupils. 4.5 stars
What are you reading this week?