Weekly Reading Roundup
July 29, 2013 15 Comments
Still summer holidays, still working, visited my mother (again) and not much more. Boring! We’re hoping to go on holiday in a week or so, as soon as my husband has his new driving license (of course, we discovered it ran out only when it was almost summer! His passport ran out around the same time, which we did notice, unfortunately too late, but early enough for this next holiday).
A Dutch blogger organises a Reading Marathon for the upcoming week that I’m taking part in – reading for a whole week – with breaks, not the whole time. 🙂 We all set a goal (in my case, 4 books) and work towards achieving it. As I’ve got to work, too, I will try to fit it in. (Last week’s 4 books (see below) are really 2 whole books plus the last few chapters of 2 other books).
Books I finished in the last week: 4
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan. After a young woman goes missing, her family and friends try to find her. 4 stars
Zomerhuis met zwembad [Dutch: Summer House with Swimming Pool] by Herman Koch. A doctor who doesn’t take his job too seriously holidays with his family at a patient’s summer house. 4.5 stars
The Returned by Jason Mott. Some dead return to their loved ones. What seems to be a miracle turns into a nightmare for all concerned. 4 stars
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Classic about a girl growing up in Alabama in the 1930s. 5 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
I am Max Lamm by Raphael Brous. A man accidentally kills a Pakistani boy in London, leading to city-wide riots. 3.5 stars
Euforie [Euphoria] by Christiaan Weijts. Dutch contemporary novel. I lost interest, DNF.
Children of the Fog by Cheryl Kaye Tardif. Mystery about a mother whose little son is abducted. 3.5 stars.
Poollicht [Polar Lights] by Jolanda Linschooten. Travel adventures in the Artic North. 4 stars
I’m taking part in the Mockingbird read-along. Check out my second post.
What are you reading this week?