It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

itsmonday“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.


It seems this post didn’t publish on Monday. Did I forget to press the button? Well, any day is a good day to talk about books! 


The last week I read…

The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant by Pablo TussetThe Green Pen by Eloy Moreno& Sons by David GilbertDit kan niet waar zijn by Joris LuyendijkThe Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer

I finished The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant by Pablo Tusset. How about that for a title? It’s Spanish Month on one of the Dutch blogs and this is my first book. Click on the title for my review.

I also finished  The Green Pen by Eloy Moreno, another book by a Spanish author, which I read together with Isi of FromIsi.

At the moment I’m trying to get &Sons by David Gilbert finished for our book group meeting on Friday. It’s sometimes slow, sometimes a fast read. I think I’ll make it!

I also started The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer. A thriller. I’ve enjoyed every book I’ve read by this author, and it starts really interesting!

And this book, I just need to sit down and finish. But now that I’m reading &Sons in somewhat of a hurry, it’s just lying there. Dit kan niet waar zijn [This Can’t be True] by Joris Luyendijk, about banks and how no one really seems to know what they’re doing (including the banks themselves).

Next up it’s


Bal Masqué by Elia Barcelo. My final Spanish author for this month. I have run out of books by Spanish authors, but not out of books. 🙂

There are also the three books above that I started but not finished yet. I think that will keep me busy this week!



The Book of Strange New Things by Michel FaberThe Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant by Pablo TussetWeerwater by Renate Dorrestein

The Book of Strange New Things by Michel Faber.

The Best Thing That Can Happen to a Croissant by Pablo Tusset

Weerwater (Dutch) by renate Dorrestein


My challenges


#Fitreaders is a challenge for all readers (and everyone else, really) who want to get more active. My goal is 3 x 7,000  and 3 x 5,000 per week, and one day off. This week, I’ve done spectacularly badly with one day under 2,000 – that’s like sitting on the couch most of the day. And a few 3,000s and one 8,000. Let’s talk about something else!


The Cut out Processed Food in 14 Weeks challenge for last week, I didn’t do. It was No refined or hydrogenated oils. Since the week before I had been very careful not to eat anything with sugar, I didn’t feel like another week taking extreme care of what I ate. But this week, the challenge is to Eat local; at least one meal per day should contain something locally grown. I’m going to the farm shop tomorrow!

What are YOU reading this week?


About Leeswammes
I'm owner and editor at In my free time, I read and review books on my two blogs, Leeswammes' Blog and De Boekblogger.

One Response to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. LOL I was curious about your post, I started to think about the time difference between you and I 🙂

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