Weekly Reading Roundup
May 19, 2014 11 Comments
The last two weeks
The last two weeks were quiet weeks. I didn’t do much in particular and didn’t read as much as I would have liked. The two weeks before, which included a holiday, I read 9 books, these last two weeks, just 3. One was a fatty and a slow read. None of them were very engaging so it took a long time to read them.
Last weekend, I met up with two other dutch book bloggers to discuss some exciting plans we have for a series of blog articles. We also visited the book fair (with reduced-price books) that happened to be going on that same weekend. I bought four books. I also had the most delicious cake at a friend’s birthday party, went to a business course, and did a lot of other smaller things.
This week is also going to be quiet, with a book group meeting (Big Brother by Lionel Shriver) and some other arrangements, next week is Arm Chair BEA! Have you signed up yet?
Books I finished in the last TWO weeks: 3
The Painter by Peter Heller. A successful painter commits a crime. I hoped he didn’t get caught. 4 stars
Not the End by Kate Vane. The inheritance of an old lady should include a valuable painting. But where is it? 3.5 stars
Vrouw op 1000 graden [Woman at 1000 degrees] by Hallgrímur Helgason. An 80-year old Icelandic woman thinks back on her eventful life. 3.5 stars
Books I reviewed
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
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
Planning to read next
What are YOU reading this week?