Book Reviews

‘The best moments in reading are when you come across something - a thought, a feeling, a way of looking at things - which you had thought special and particular to you. And now, here it is, set down by someone else, a person you have never met, someone even who is long dead. And it is as if a hand has come out, and taken yours.’ Alan Bennett

“Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.” ― Franz Kafka

Monday, 20 January 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



So I haven't joined in with this meme for quite a long time, but I used to enjoy it, and since I am aiming to enjoy book blogging more again, I thought, why not return to some of the things I used to like taking part in? “It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read over the past week and are planning to read next.


What I read during the past week:

The Engagements by J. Courtney Sullivan
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 


What I am currently reading:

Mrs Sinclair's Suitcase by Louise Walters


What I plan to read next:

Cold Hearts by Gunnar Staalesen
Sweet Dreams, Little one by Massimo Gramellini


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What are you reading at the moment, or what's next for you?


24 comments:

  1. I look forward to reading about what you have to say about The Fault in Our Stars. I have heard that it was very good and it looks to be a very thoughtful but perhaps sad book.

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    1. Thanks Brian. I've just finished it and I did find it good and very moving, though I think my expectations were perhaps just a bit too high because of what i'd heard about it, and about the author. Somehow it just wasn't quite what I though it would be.

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  2. I hope you enjoy your books this week. I havent heard some of these titles so i will have to check them out but we have a book in common ;)

    This is what we are reading this week.

    Leydy @OUaT & RCE

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    1. Thanks for commenting, off to check out your post!

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  3. I loved Fault In The Stars so much - if you do audio you must try it. The narration was fantastic!

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    1. Thanks for the tip Sheila, I'll perhaps try the audio book one day. I do enjoy listening to audio books, though I don't have one on the go all the time.

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  4. I'm currently reading Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson, about the Great War and The Book of You by Claire Kendal - a creepy stalker thriller.

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    1. They both sound good Karen, I hadn't heard of either of them, off to investigate!

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  5. I've never read any of these books, but I hope you enjoyed them all! :)

    Here's our It's Monday! post

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    1. Thanks! Over to check out your reading now. :)

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  6. I'm reading The Dynamite Room by Jason Hewiit (a proof copy). It's one of those novels that keeps you reading because you just don't know what's going on and gradually it's being revealed. Intriguing stuff!

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    1. That sounds like a promising read Louise, thanks for visiting. I will have a look at that one, not heard about it before.

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  7. I am curious about The Fault in Our Stars....I also read and enjoyed The Engagements, but I didn't like it as much as her book Maine.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Maine is firmly on my wishlist now, having enjoyed TE so much. Thanks for visiting :)

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  8. Loved The Fault In Our Stars/ Have a great week.

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    1. Thanks for commenting Pat, you too.

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  9. Hi Lindsay,

    You have some great books on your list this week, however one stands out from the rest for me .... 'Mrs. Sinclair's Suitcase' has not only amazing cover art, but an intriguing and interesting storyline for anyone such as myself, who loves old postcards and letters, together with a great new to me author, who is definitely one to watch for the future.

    Reviews for this book have been very good so far, so I shall be interested to see what you think about the story.

    Thanks for sharing and have a great week,

    Yvonne

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    1. It's a gorgeous cover isnt it Yvonne, really attractive. I'm only a little way in so far so I'll reserve judgement. Thanks for commenting.

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  10. Welcome back! I am interested to see what you think of The Engagements. I'm off to read your review! :)

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    1. Thanks, Lindsey! As you've now seen, I loved that book. Thanks for commenting :)

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  11. Great reading choices, Lindsay! I have The Engagements in one of my book piles and The Fault in Our Stars was one of my favorite 2013 reads.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you get to read a Fannie Flagg novel soon--you won't be disappointed.

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    1. Thanks Catherine :) I hope you enjoy The Engagements too. I hope to try one of her books one day.

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  12. I'm planning on reading Mrs Sinclairs Suitcase soon, I hope you are enjoying it

    Shelleyrae @ Book'd OUt

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  13. I wasn't sure what to expect from The Fault in Our Stars either but I enjoyed it a lot. Hope you enjoy your reading week!

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