It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
March 24, 2014 13 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
I was a bit stuck at home with a reluctant teenager who had to be pushed (sometimes literally) out of the house to go to school. He has a special 2-3 hour-a-day schedule so he can slowly get back to full-time school. It seems it’s getting easier for him. So maybe sometime soon, I can leave the house myself!
My other son had a week in England with school. They went to London and Oxford and visited all the sorts of things you might expect people to visit when they go to London and Oxford. 🙂 He had a great time. Only one bone was broken (not his).
Last Wednesday it was my volunteer morning in the school library, which I enjoyed. Then later I cast my vote in the local elections. I should keep better track of politics, I didn’t have a clue, so I voted for the party I always vote for.
We had a fun book group meeting, discussing Stoner. We all enjoyed the book and tried to figure out why this was the case. Not a great deal happens in the book, but it’s very engaging.
This week is quiet but next week I’m meeting up with some other publishing/editing people. After we did a short editing course, we decided to keep meeting up every now and then.
Books I finished in the last TWO weeks: 5
The Visionist by Rachel Urquhart. After a shocking event, a girl and her brother are left with the Shakers, a religious community. An investigator is looking into the events. Historical fiction. 3.5 stars
Bred in the Bone by Christopher Brookmyre. A private investigator and a police officer are both researching different cases, that turn out to be related. Thriller. 4 stars
Amberwoede [The Amber Fury] by Natalie Haynes [review in Dutch]. A bereaved young woman moves from London to Edinburgh to work at a school for difficult children. Thriller. 4 stars
Bezoedeld [Smudged] by Linda Fontijn [review in Dutch]. A rich businessman is arrested for tax fraud but he believes he did nothing wrong. Contemporary fiction. 4 stars
Wat ik weet [The Truth That’s in Me] by Julie Berry. A girl returns to her village after she’s been missing for a few years. Her tongue has been removed. Historical YA fiction. 4.5 stars
Books I’m reading & planning to read
Lexicon by Max Barry. A group of young people are trained to persuade people using special words. Then a word is stolen and causes great harm. 4 stars
Stoner by John Williams. A man grows up very poor but becomes a university lecturer. Not much happens, great book. 🙂 5 stars
What are you reading this week?