Weekly Reading Roundup
August 19, 2013 8 Comments
I had a good reading week with a fantastic book, a not-so-good book, and two in between. Also, I bought two bicycles and dropped two old ones at the recycling shop, I worked on my business website, made home-made pizza, found out that the hotel I was planning to go to in the autumn holidays with the family is fully booked, I lost a kilogram (2 pounds) (my son asked “where?”). On with the books!
Books I finished in the last week: 4
Fondly by Colin Winnette. Short stories/novella about family relations. 4 stars.
The Orchard of Lost Souls by Nadifa Mohamed. Contemporary fiction about three women in Somalia who experience the war there in very different ways. 5 stars
Doelwit in de nacht [Target in the Night] by Ricardo Piglia [Read in Dutch] Mystery in Argentina where a visitor to a small town is killed. 2.5 stars
Spanning & Retourtje Hato [Excitement & Return Ticket to Hato] by René Appel [Dutch]. Two thriller novellas. 4.5 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
As part of the Bout of Books read-a-thon I’m planning to read 5 books this week….
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
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’Nan. Contemporary fiction about a family of which the oldest daughter goes missing. 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
De verdwijners [The Disappearers] by Niels ‘t Hooft [Dutch]. Science fiction. 2018, Google employs street interviewers to find out what people’s thoughts are. Three interviewers do more than that. 4 stars
What are you reading this week?