It's Monday! What are you reading?

It's Monday, what are you reading? is now hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. It is a chance for us to share with other book bloggers what we have just finished reading, what we are currently reading and what we are reading next.

Just finished

Wow, it's been a big week with books I have just finished.

The books that I have recently finished and have also had a chance to review are:
1. By Night in Chile by Roberto Bolano (8 / 8 stars)
2. The Turn of the Screw by Henry James (7 / 8 stars)

The books that I have finished but haven't yet reviewed are:
1. The Boat by Nam Le (this will be reviewed early this week)
2. Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling (audiobook) 

Currently Reading

I am currently reading Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood, an Australian crime/mystery novel. In fact, there appears to be whole series of these books. Another blogger actually recommended this author to me, and then by coincidence I was going through a lady's books that she was giving away (more on that wonderful night later) and I found this one. I am enjoying it. It is a little bit like an Australian or British version of the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency series.

Up Next

That's tough. At this stage it's a toss up between We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver and another book I got from the same lady mentioned above called Infidel by Ayaan Hirsi Ali. A friend recommended it to me, and when I had the chance to grab a free copy, I was very excited. Then by coincidence the author was interviewed in the Sydney Morning Herald this weekend, which I think might be a sign that I should read this one next :-)


  1. You accomplished a lot of reading this past week. I am always amazed that there are so many books out there that I have not heard of. Seems like you had some great books.

  2. You had a lovely week and brilliant choices. Have a wonderful week reading. My Monday:

  3. You're right--you did have a great week!

  4. I want to hear all about Murder on a Midsummer Night by Kerry Greenwood once you've finished.

    I've heard so much about We Need to Talk About Kevin . One of my best friends read it last year and found it really confronting - and she's a med student, who's seen a lot. I'll be interested to hear what you think about this one, too.

  5. Wow great rating reads last week. I'll be interested to see what you think of Murder on a Midsummer Night. Have a wonderful week and happy reading :-)

  6. Oh! Oh! I want to hear about The Boat. It's on my tbr pile waiting to be read. If you liked it, I'll bump it up more to the top.

    happy reading!

  7. You had a great week this week! I've had We Need To Talk About Kevin for so long, I really should get around to reading it too!

  8. That is a hard choice...Loved both of books, We Need to Talk and Infidel. Enjoy whichever you choose!

  9. Murder on a Midsummer Night sounds really good! Can't wait to read your review. I have heard about Infidel, but haven't considered reading it. Maybe I will after I read your review.

    Have a great week!

  10. I love your eclectic reading tastes! I am adding Murder on a Midsummer Night to my TBR list. You had me on "a little bit like ... The No 1 Ladies Detective Agency" :-)

  11. A very productive week! Your new murder mystery sounds good...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  12. Cant wait to read your thoughts on We Need To Talk About Kevin - our book club went nuts with this one.... so many opinions!

  13. You had a great week! Congrats on finishing so many books.

    I'm intrigued by this Summer at Hogwarts readalong you mentioned on my blog. I just decided to reread the series over the summer on my own, but I now I'm going to look in to this readalong!

  14. Both Infidel and Kevin are disturbing reads. I actually had to put Infidel down about three quarters of the way through it and then took awhile to get back to. Kevin on the other hand I couldn't put down, despite how disturbing it was. My book group has chosen it for it's July read and I'm psyching myself up to read it again.

  15. I really liked The Boat when I read it last year, and thought that it thoroughly deserved the accolades that it got.

    You are brave jumping in part way through a series. I have to start at the beginning! I think I have read 10 or so of those books but it has been a while since I did read one. Time to get back to them I think.


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