It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?
August 4, 2014 24 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 three weeks
Three weeks since my last update! Oh, I’ve been busy with other things. I haven’t spent all that much time outside when the weather was good (I loved being inside when we had some days of very, very heavy rain, though!). Another of my online friends bought a fitbit, so I have to be more conscientious and do my 10,000 steps a day myself!
Books I finished in the last THREE weeks: 7
The 4-Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss. Some great business ideas, although the 4-hour work week seems not my kind of way to do business. Even so, I got some nice ideas from it. No review.
Mambo in Chinatown by Jean Kwok. A really good story about a young Chinese woman who gets the chance to become a dancer. 4.5 stars
Dark Eden by Chris Beckett. A group of humans on planet Eden is waiting for the time when they can go back to Earth. One young man wants to explore the planet and causes a big uproar with his plans. 5 stars
Tantric Conconuts by Greg Kincaid. A single man and a single woman are traveling by themselves, until they meet and she teaches him spirituality. 4 stars.
Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour Book Store by Robin Sloan [Review in Dutch] A man starts working in a strange book store where buyers borrow books. 4.5 stars
Thuis in Portugal [Home in Portugal] by Marieke Woudstra. A Dutch woman and her boyfriend are looking for a home in Portugal. A sunny and fun book. 4 stars
Alles hiervoor [Everything Before] by André Platteel. A Dutch man with a history travels through California and deals with his demons along the way. 3.5 stars
Other book I reviewed
The Home Place by Carrie La Seur. A woman’s never-do-well sister has died. Was it really an accident? A book full of family secrets. 4 stars
Planning to read next
What are YOU reading this week?