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.


The last week I read…

& Sons by David GilbertDit kan niet waar zijn by Joris LuyendijkThe Shut Eye by Belinda Bauerbal

I finished three books. &Sons by David Gilbert (click on the title for my review), Dit kan niet waar zijn [This Can’t be True] by Joris Luyendijk, a non-fiction book about banks, and The Shut Eye by Belinda Bauer, a thriller with some supernatural elements.

I’ve just started in Bal Masqué by Elia Barcelo. My final Spanish author for this month. Not hugely interesting to start with, but I have great hopes.

Next up it’s

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander EssbaumGeachte Heer M [Dear Mr. M] by Herman Koch

Hausfrau by Jill Alexander Essbaum.

If I get round to it, the new Herman Koch, Geachte Heer M. [Dear Mr. M.].


The Green Pen by Eloy Moreno

The Green Pen by Eloy Moreno. I read together with Isi of FromIsi, but my review is in Dutch.


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. Last week, I was not far off this target, so I am happy with that.


The Cut out Processed Food in 14 Weeks challenge for last week, was Eat local; at least one meal per day should contain something locally grown. I did go to a farm shop but was not convinced all their stuff was local (bananas, nuts? Not in the Netherlands, for sure!). But it was nice not to buy from a big supermarket. I got some things, but not enough for seven days. I may make it a habit to visit them once a week or so. This week’s challenge is to cut out sweeteners, which I’ll skip. I’m concentrating on the local thing.

What are YOU reading this week?


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6 Responses to It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

  1. About to finish The Martian–it’s a departure from my usual taste, but so good!

  2. Shan says:

    Oh, I didn’t know there is a new Herman Koch. I still have the previous one on my shelf to read, I should get to it soon.

    • Leeswammes says:

      Shan, apparently this book is about another Dutch writer so I’m not sure whether it will be translated this time. Not sure people will have heard of them – on the other hand, maybe that doesn’t matter.

  3. Care says:

    After all the reviews and all the resisting, I am thinking I will soon have to read Hausfrau. I think they have a winner in the book cover art.

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