It's Monday! What are you reading? #7
The problem with Mondays.... Endless. I was actually looking forward to Monday, but then BAM - it just smacks you in the face with all its demands and oh-here's-another-problem at 08:00 on a Monday morning. But I don't hate Monday. I honestly don't. At least not the part where we can talk about books.
We took a mini-break last week and I spend it reading. The whole time. Came to the conclusion that reading really does solve everything and it's the best therapy. Monday should try reading. We as readers and bloggers should unite and force the world to spend Mondays reading. It will solve an endless amount of world problems. So nice to still believe in unicorns and the tooth fairy. Don't you think?
The Serial Killer's Daughter by Lesley Welsh You get serial killers. And then you get Don. Jeez... This was a good read. So sad that the author passed away earlier this year. I'm sure we could have expected a few more great reads from her. Review
Weeping Waters by Karin Brynard - I am binding myself to the promise to read more Afrikaans books. The Afrikaans title is "Plaasmoord" and it translates to Farm Murder. Something that is unfortunately very real and happening in South Africa. But don't judge the book only by it's title. This was a real page turner and it is available in English as well. Review to follow.
Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty - My favorite read for last week. This was a therapy session all wrapped into one book. Review to follow.
Dubbelspel deur Wilna Adriaanse - Another Afrikaans book. No English translation, yet. Hopefully. This book involves another sad reality in South Africa - organised crime syndicates.
Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult - Just started with it, can't really give an opinion yet. I tend to have a love/hate relationship with Jodi Picoult. But I believe this one will be one of the love ones.
Cross my heart, hope to read
My Cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier - I have a joint-review scheduled with Katherine from I wish I lived in a library on the 29th of June. I have a 1951 edition of this novel to read from and hope to start this week!
American Gods by Neil Gaiman - TBR list #522, need to read this before my husband discovers it on Netflix.
A Sky Full of Stars by Melissa Josias - South African author I stumbled on on Amazon.
Hushed by Joanne Macgregor - Cary over from May.
Will I get to all of them?Most probably not. But this shelf on Goodreads will be a constant reminder.
What have you been up to this week? Any new books I really should know about?
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Enjoy your week and happy reading!