Weekly Reading Roundup
August 5, 2013 12 Comments
I read a lot last week because there was a Dutch reading marathon (6 days) in which I read 4 books, plus half of another short book. It does mean I need to write a lot of reviews!
It’s been very hot here (it has been for weeks, which is really odd in the Netherlands, where the weather usually chances every few days). It was great for sitting in the shade, reading, when I wasn’t working or shopping, etc.
Books I finished in the last week: 5
Killer Queens by Rebecca Chance. Chicklit about two commoners who both marry royalty. 4.5 stars
De boer op [To the Farmer] by Irene van Aart [Dutch]. Memoir about a city girl falling in love with a farmer. 5 stars
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Chicklit about a young woman taking a job looking after a paraplegic man who has lost all will to live. 5 stars
Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton. Mystery about two women who are in a coma after they got caught in a school fire. 4.5 stars
De verdwijners [The Diasppearers] by Niels ‘t Hooft [Dutch]. Dystopian novel about a small group of street interviewers who offer people a way out of their boring existence. 4 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Classic about a girl growing up in Alabama in the 1930s. 5 stars
Boven is het stil [The Twin] by Gerbrand Bakker. Contemporary fiction about a farmer who lives with his old father on a farm that he never wanted to run. 5 stars
Here is my July overview.
What are you reading this week?