Weekly Reading Roundup
May 5, 2014 18 Comments
The last two weeks
I was on holiday the first week, and I read A LOT! Hurray! I loved being back in the swing of things. After that, it was back to work, but that’s fine, too! 🙂
So, where did I go? I went to Alicante, Spain with my husband and our two boys. We had a great time and good weather. Not extremely warm, but just right. Even in the evenings it was possible to sit outside in a T-shirt.
This last week I did a lot of work… to get 10,000 steps each day on my fitbit, just as I’d done during the holidays. I did realise it IS a lot of work and I’m not sure I can keep it going. Well, I had to break the new habit already when I had some (mild, but nasty enough) kind of food poisoning!
Books I finished in the last TWO weeks: 9
Arms Wide Open by Tom Winter. An easy-read family drama that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. 5 stars.
De tuinen van Alcázar [The Gardens of Alcázar] by Stephanie Erkens [Review in Dutch] A young Dutch woman spends some time in Spain and finds love. 3.5 stars
Echo City by Tim Lebbon. Fantasy and dystopia. A really nice read about the far future in which the city is ruled by dictators. 4 stars
Evenbeeld [Likeness] door Marianne en Theo Hoogstraten [Review in Dutch] A historical and a modern story come together in a thriller. 4 stars
The Third by Abel Keogh. Dystopia in which everything is being recycled and no one has enough food. Two children max. But what if your wife is pregnant with your third child? 5 stars
Saboteur [Saboteur] door Marte Kaan [Review in Dutch] Short stories about strange women. 2.5 stars
Gone: Light by Michael Grant. Final installment in the Gone series. Phew, glad that’s over! I enjoyed this one better than some of the previous books. 4 stars
The Book of You by Claire Kendall. Thriller. Scary from the start. A stalker is following the main character around and he’s not going away. 5 stars
All the Birds, Singing by Evie Wyld. Another great read. 5 stars
Books I reviewed
The Word Exchange by Alena Graedon. Words are removed from the dictionary and people are suffering from word flu! Anana’s father, who works for the dictionary, has disappeared and she tries to find him.
Het gym [The Grammar School] by Karin Amatmoekrim. A black girl is the only one from her neighborhood to go to the posh grammar school. She doesn’t belong anywhere anymore. 5 stars
Planning to read next
What are YOU reading this week?