Weekly Reading Roundup
July 1, 2013 30 Comments
Last week I’ve been really busy setting up my website for my editing business, Book Helpline. For now, the site is in Dutch, but I’ll be taking English books to appraise and edit, too.
I had a great lunch in Amsterdam with Care of Care’s Online Book Club, who was in The Netherlands for the week.
Some books we exchanged and a picture of Care and me in the restaurant where we had a delicious risotto and a lemon pie. For those who do not know, Care is a crazy pie lady and she’ll bake and eat any pie anywhere.🙂
Books I finished in the last week: 3 and a DNF
The Aftermath by Rhidian Brook. Germany after World War II, an English family settle in Hamburg. 4.5 stars
Nooit alleen [Never Alone] by Loes den Hollander. A short thriller about a woman with a mentally unstable neighbor. 4 stars
Delete by Juultje van den Nieuwenhof. YA about a group of teenagers who take action after their once popular teacher turns against them. 3.5 stars
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. Ursula is born in 1911 and dies again. Then is born again and lives a bit longer. Eventually we follow a lot of her life, but it didn’t interest me enough to finish the book. Abandoned around page 280.
Books I’m reading & planning to read
Het grijze gebied [The Grey Area] by Goran Tribuson. A mystery novel taking place in Croatia. 4 stars
The River by Tricia Wastvedt. Historical fiction, beautifully written, but told in fragments. DNF
The Tea Rose by Jennifer Donnelly. Historical fiction about a strong woman who travels from England to America and sets up her own business there. 5 stars
Check out the new books I received recently.
I also announced the winner of the Literary Giveaway Blog Hop.
What are you reading this week?