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, 9 February 2015

It's Monday! What are you reading?




It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. 

This week I finished reading - Inflicted by Ria Frances - a very moving read, two people, one old, one young, both troubled, finding friendship and kindness. Hope to review it soon. 



I also finished reading Murder on the Links by Agatha Christie - I enjoyed it a lot and will carry on reading the Poirot series.



This week I am currently reading -

Disclaimer by Renee Knight - About a quarter of the way through and the story and tension are building up nicely at the moment.

Here's the synopsis:
Finding a mysterious novel at her bedside plunges documentary filmmaker Catherine Ravenscroft into a living nightmare. Though ostensibly fiction, The Perfect Stranger recreates in vivid, unmistakable detail the terrible day she became hostage to a dark secret, a secret that only one other person knew—and that person is dead.
Now that the past is catching up with her, Catherine’s world is falling apart. Her only hope is to confront what really happened on that awful day . . . even if the shocking truth might destroy her.






Whatever You Love by Louise Doughty - This is one that has been on my tbr ages and it's an interesting read so far, very sad subject matter, about a third of the way through this one. 

Here's the synopsis:
Two police officers knock on Laura's door and her life changes forever. They tell her that her nine-year old daughter Betty has been hit by a car and killed. When justice is slow to arrive, Laura decides to take her own revenge and begins to track down the man responsible.




Next up to read - 

Disgrace by Jussi Adler-Olsen
and
The Leipzig Affair by Fiona Rintoul


Here's the synopsis:
The year is 1985. East Germany is in the grip of communism. Magda, a brilliant but disillusioned young linguist, is desperate to flee to the West. When a black market deal brings her into contact with Robert, a young Scot studying at Leipzig University, she sees a way to realise her escape plans. But as Robert falls in love with her, he stumbles into a complex world of shifting half-truths – one that will undo them both.
Many years later, long after the Berlin Wall has been torn down, Robert returns to Leipzig in search of answers. Can he track down the elusive Magda? And will the past give up its secrets?

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What are you reading? 

I hope you have a great week of wonderful reading, and thank you for visiting.

20 comments:

  1. Wow! Both of the books you are reading sound so intense. I hope you enjoy them. You can see my week here. Happy reading!

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    1. They are rather, Kathy! I ought to have something lighter lined up! Thanks :)

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  2. A good reading week for you...hope this week is the same.

    My post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2015/02/weekly-book-recap-97.html

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  3. Looks like you've got some great books going! I'm curious about The Disclaimer and while Whatever You Love looks great I'll probably skip that one. I don't do well with book involving children. Enjoy your next Poirot!

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    1. Thanks Katherine :) WYL is well written, it is upsetting though.

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  4. Disclaimer sounds pretty captivating! I'll look forward to your review.

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    1. Thanks Sarah. BTW I keep trying to comment on your blog but the comment seems to disappear.

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  5. Haven't heard of most of these. Hope you enjoy them.
    Check out my Monday post

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  6. I really enjoyed Whatever You Love....have a great week, and thanks for visiting my blog.

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    1. Great to hear that Laurel-Rain! Thanks very much.

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  7. My old book group read Whatever You Love and it generated one of our best discussions. It was quite a few years ago so the details of the novel have slipped away, but I'll be interested to hear what you make of it once you've finished. Enjoy your week of reading, Lindsay. x

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  8. I've just finished a Poirot novel too - Peril at End House. I still have Murder on the Links to read, so I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed it!

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  9. Have a feeling I'm headed for a reading slump, but Agatha Christie might be the cure. Have a good week!

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  10. I am looking forward to your review of Inflicted. I've seen the book around and am curious to know what you think. Both Disclaimer and Whatever You Love sound good. I hope you continue to enjoy them.

    I am reading Under a Silent Moon at the moment and enjoying it.

    Have a great week!

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  11. Disclaimer sounds pretty intense! Enjoy your week!

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  12. I am glad that you enjoyed Murder on the Links. I think that my wife will soon be starting Poirot series. Someday I too will likely give Agatha Christie a try.

    I am looking forward to your review of Inflicted.

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  13. Can you believe that I've gone my whole life without ever reading a Christie?? Crazy, I know! ;)

    Have a great week!

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