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?



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.

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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