Weekly Reading Roundup
August 12, 2013 19 Comments
Nothing happened… more or less! On with the books….
Books I finished in the last week: 6
Tulipomania by MIke Dash. Non-fiction. Very readable history book about the tulip fever in 17th Century Netherlands. 4.5 stars
Het reservaat [The Reservation] by Liselotte Stavorinus. Thriller, Dutch. A woman moves with her family to a rich neighborhood, where one of the ladies befriends her. But is she really a good friend? 4 stars
Tongue by Kyung-Ran Jo. Contemporary fiction. South-Korea, when the boyfriend of the main character finds someone else, she gives up her cooking school and goes back to working in a restaurant’s kitchen, all the while considering how to get her man back. 5 stars.
Het huis met de schaduw [The Hired Man] by Aminatta Forna. Contemporary fiction. An English family moves into a dilapidated house in a small town in Kroatia. A neighbour helps her with the refurbishments and a lot of old sores are uncovered. 4.5 stars
The infinite Within by Michael Drakich. Science fiction. A woman astronaut is sent to Mars. When she comes back she poses a problem for the authorities. 3.4 stars
Vals Alarm [False Alarm] by Marellle Boersma. Thriller. A woman’s life is turned upside down when her husband divorces her and tries to take her daughter away from her. 4 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
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 [Review in Dutch] 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
I’m joining the Bout of Books 8.0 Read-a-thon. How about you?
What are you reading this week?