It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
January 13, 2014 14 Comments
“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and are planning to read next.
The last two weeks
From now on, I’ll post every two weeks. I’ve realized you can use time only once, and I’ve not got enough of it these days. So, I don’t read that much, I don’t post that much, ergo, I don’t need a weekly update. (Everyone commenting, “Wow, you read a lot the last week,” won’t have read my post properly, ha ha! Actually, 7 books in two weeks isn’t that low anyway).
I walked a lot, with my new fitbit. Generally over 7,000 steps per day (my target) and sometimes even a lot more than that). I had a fun impromptu shopping trip with a friend, while I was supposed to be working (the advantage of working for myself is that I did the supposing and gave myself time off). Did I buy another Emma Bridgewater mug? I certainly did
not! After some discussion we wisely left the book shop for what it was.
Books I finished in the last TWO weeks: 7
Dead Scared by Sharon Bolton. A female detective goes undercover in Cambridge, UK, where several female students have committed suicide. 4.5 stars
A Highly Unlikely Scenario, or a Neetsa Pizza Employee’s Guide to Saving the World by Rachel Cantor. In a near future, a Neetsa Pizza employee with agoraphobia discovers there is a whole world outside his converted garage/office. 4 stars
The Sugar Detox by Brooke Alpert and Patricia Farris. A diet plan to rid yourself of your sugar addiction. 3.5 stars
Een man die Ove heet [A Man Called Ove] by Fredrik Backman. A funny story abut man who tries to kill himself but just cannot find the opportunity to do so. 5 stars.
De drie levens van Tomomi Ishikawa [The Three Lives of Tomomi Ishikawa] by Benjamin Constable. A woman who killed herself leaves behind clues for her friend to go on an adventure. 3.5 stars
Het geheim van de schrijver [The Writer’s Secret] by Renate Dorrestein. A book about writing by one of my favorite writers. 5 stars
Wat nooit is verteld [The Street Sweeper] by Elliot Perlman. A lot of history. Sometimes boring, eventually a very good read. 4 stars.
Books I’m reading & planning to read
Queen Sugar by Nathalie Baszile. A Californian woman inherits a sugar cane plantation in Louisiana. She starts the struggle to resurrect it. 4.5 stars
The Kept by James Scott. Historical fiction about a boy and his mother who are looking for the killers of the rest of their family. 5 stars
De zonderlinge avonturen van het geniale bommenmeisje [The Weird Adventures of the Genius Bomb Girl] by Jonas Jonasson. The story of how a South African human waste cleaner ends up hiding an atomic bomb in Sweden. By the writer of The 100-year old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared. 4.5 stars
The next Literary Giveaway Blog Hop is coming soon! February 8-12. Join in as a giver of a nice book (literary or not).
The Street Sweeper by Elliot Perlman was my first read for 2014.
And here is my December overview. I haven’t really done a book overview for 2013 but someone twisted my arm to make at least a top-10 list. So that’s coming up.
I answered some questions about 2013 – if you want to know a little bit more about me, check it out.
What are you reading this week?