This is the last week of term, I have been very lazy and enjoying not having to supervise any kids but all that will change for 6 weeks. Its ok though because my 8 year old pretty much looks after herself most of the time. I have finally had my application for Bookbridgr approved and I have got my first ever requested hardback ARC.
I seem to be consistent in finishing three books each week, and this week is no different.
Die Trying (Jack Reacher, #2) by Lee Child – This book as with all series was almost comfort reading as I knew at least one character so it was easy to get into. Reacher is kidnapped by being in the wrong place in the wrong time, along with an female FBI agent who was the intended target.
Furiously Happy: A Funny Book About Horrible Things by Jenny Lawson – I enjoyed this book but I am not sure it lived up to the piss yourself laughing hype.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman – I really loved this book, Eleanor Oliphant is a girl who is old before her time, she has no social graces but she is completely fine, except she isn’t. This is a totally character driven book and I highly recommend it. Review will be out next week I think.
A Month by the Sea: Encounters in Gaza by Dervla Murphy – It’s interesting but a little heavy going getting to grips with all the acronyms (IDF, OPT, UNRWA etc)
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë – I am listening to the audiobook whenever I drive anywhere, I can see why its a classic.
The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo by Amy Schumer – Haven’t read much of this this week, its funny but not as good as her standup I think.
The Sixteen Trees of the Somme Lars Mytting – My first requested hardback ARC from Bookbridgr and its great. Beautifully written and translated from the Norwegian with what seems to be quite a twisty plot.
A Man of Shadows (John Nyquist, #1) by Jeff Noon – Not convinced on this book yet it seems to be like a gumshoe detective novel in a place where it is always daytime.
Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith by Shaun Hume is still the bedtime story for my daughter, and we are making some progress.
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë is the audio-book that I am listening too in the car and other places.
Well this time last week I had 68 followers and now I have 100 so that is 32 more followers in a week! Personally I think it is mainly down to participating in a twitter chat run by @that_book_gal and the goodreads group that followed on from it, and we all seem to be following each other back.
Tuesday – Review – Waking Gods
Thursday – Review – Swimming Lessons
Saturday – Arc August
Well here’s my plan for next week.
- Monday –Review – Daring To Drive – A non fiction memoir of the woman who was imprisoned for driving in Saudi Arabia.
- Tuesday – I might do a old Top Ten Tuesday as I weirdly miss it.
- Wednesday – Discussion
- Thursday – Review – Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
- Friday – Friday Favourites – My favourite book set in India and/or written by an Indian citizen.