Hosted by Sheila at One Person's Journey Through a World of Books.
Books completed since my last It's Monday post:
35. The Golden Mean***** by Annabel Lyon Canada
36.The Butterfly Chair**** by Marion Quednau Canada
37.Little Face**** by Sophie Hannah UK
38.When Will There be Good News****+ by Kate Atkinson UK
39.The Carnivore**** by Mark Sinnett Canada
40.Breaking Lorca***** by Giles Blunt Canada
41.Benny and Shrimp*** by Katarina Mazetti Sweden
42.The Heart of Buddha**** by Elsie Sze Canada
43.Notes From an Exibition**** by Patrick Gale US
44.Even the Dogs***** by Jon Mcgregor UK
45.Beatrice and Virgil***** by Yann Martel Canada
46.The Solitude of Prime Numbers**** by Giordano Paolo Italy
47.Tinkers***** by Paul Harding US
Loved them all. Benny and Shrimp was the only weak one in the bunch, only because romances are not my thing. I was looking for something Scandinavian to read that was not a mystery ( I love them but consider them light reading). So many peple liked this one. Glad I read it, just could have done without the goofy sex scenes.
I highly recommend all of the others. I will write brief reviews on any titles that may interest you, just ask.
Currently reading and why:
The Halfway House by Guillermo Rosales Cuba/US (121 pages)
Reviewed and recommended by Marie at The Boston Bibliophile and I love all things Cuban.
Ransom by David Malouf Australia
Historical fiction set during the Trojan war. It's up for major awards in Australia, as his novels often are. I regularly read from all major literary awards longlists. I'm one chapter in- male, so very male. But I will stick with it.
Next up and why:
The Secrets of Eden by Chris Bohjalian US
I've read Double Bind*****, Skeletons at the Feast*****, and Before You Know Kindness****. I really enjoy this man's writing.
A Summons to Memphis by Peter Hillsman Taylor US
Marisa Silver's (The God of War and others) answer to "What is the best book we’ve never heard of?".
Our Horses in Egypt by Rosalind Belben
Reviewed and recommended by Lynne at dovegreyreader scribbles.
Please leave comments or links if you've read or reviewed any of these books. I'd love to read them. I will happily write brief reviews on any titles that may interest you, please just ask.
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