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The questions are:
- What are you currently reading?
- What did you recently finish reading?
- What do you think you’ll read next?
As always, clicking on the cover image will take you to the book’s Goodreads page.
1. What I’m reading at the moment
When She Was Bad by Tammy Cohen
The blurb: You see the people you work with every day. But what can’t you see?
Amira, Sarah, Paula, Ewan and Charlie have worked together for years – they know how each one likes their coffee, whose love life is a mess, whose children keep them up at night. But their comfortable routine life is suddenly shattered when an aggressive new boss walks in…
Now, there’s something chilling in the air. Who secretly hates everyone? Who is tortured by their past? Who is capable of murder?
2. The last books I read
The Reader on the 6.27 by Jean-Paul Didierlaurent
This is a lovely short read for all book lovers 🙂 The perfect thing if you’ve just read something long and hard-going. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: Guylain Vignolles lives on the edge of existence. Working at a book pulping factory in a job he hates, he has but one pleasure in life …Sitting on the 6.27 train each day, Guylain recites aloud from pages he has saved from the jaws of his monstrous pulping machine. And it’s this release of words into the world that starts our hero on a journey that will finally bring meaning into his life. For one morning, Guylain discovers the diary of a lonely young woman: Julie. A woman who feels as lost in the world as he does. As he reads from these pages to a rapt audience, Guylain finds himself falling hopelessly in love with their enchanting author…
Career of Evil by Robert Galbraith
I’m pleased to report that I found this better in some important ways than the previous two books in the series. Unfortunately, like its predecessors, it’s still unnecessarily long. Here’s my full review.
The blurb: When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman’s severed leg.
Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible – and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.
With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them…
3. What I’ll read next
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle, #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
The blurb: Told in Kvothe’s own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen. The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature. A high-action story written with a poet’s hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard.
Have you read/are reading any of these? What are you reading? Let me know! 🙂
And elsewhere on the blog…
Last week I made ice cream cone cakes. Vanilla cake baked into flat-bottomed ice cream cones, topped with a swirl of buttercream, sugar sprinkles and a chocolate flake.
Claire Huston / Art and Soul