Just finished these:
I didn’t manage to finish this book as it’s quite scientific(-ally) but will finish it and report!
I will report in my blog as I read it and I’ve also finished this:
which is a great series although reading it makes me think all detectives are the same!
This I had finished before the above:
forgot to mention this but have just finished this, well it didn’t take very long that’s why, it’s a series I really like Dr Alex Delaware (child psychologist who helps out the police) and Milo Sturgis (a gay detective)!
Mud, Muck and Dead things by Ann Granger, enjoyed it.. but no great literature!
Linda Fairstein’s Lethal Legacy which is a thriller based in a library in New York and the 3 characters who have developed over about 15 books was really good!:
Just finished this book by Nicci French (who I have met @ an event in our English bookshop… they are actually quite a cool couple!) and it’s called Complicit and it was very good!
Finished the book below and I thought it was good, can’t imagine it as a film with Sandra Bullock and Tom Hanks though, though no doubt will see it!
which is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer which is a story of a boy whose father has died in the 9/11 terrorist attack and the son has found a key belonging to his father and so the story is about how the boy tries to find the lock the key belongs to in New York, it’s been made into a film with Tom Hanks and Sandra Bullock and is due out soon, so although I have had it on my shelf for a while I thought I’d read it before I saw the film! I think it’s a good, entertaining story!
I read this in between too, it’s the last book in a series “A series of Unfortunate Events – The End” by Lemony Snicket, the book series is actually supposed to be for children but they are very good and have a huge element of writing that appeals to kids and their parents alike! But I was disappointed in the Ending…!
This Laurie R King book “A Monstrous Regiment of Women”
was REALLY GOOD, for those who don’t know it’s supposed to be a manuscript found in a trunk or posted to the author (I cannot remember!), and it tells the story of a young girl who meets Sherlock Holmes and they solve cases together!
I am way behind on reporting my books and since I finished Exit strategy which was ok, but nothing special, I wouldn’t exactly recommend it but it’s a little entertainment!
Since Exit Strategy I have read:
Living dead in Dallas by Charlaine Harris, which is the book on which the series True Blood is based, which I have never seen, but I like the books, they have a good pace and are real page turners, this is the second in the series
Chasing Harry Winston by the woman who wrote the Devil wears Prada (Lauren Weisberger), which is about 3 young girls in Manhattan or somewhere similar, and is again nothing special really just a book to chillax to before going to sleep, i.e. no world literature!
Exit strategy by Kelley Armstrong was the book before that and although it looked good it was not!
Fearless Fourteen by Janet Evanovich was hilarious!
Just started Mercy by Jussi Adler-Olsen was very good, only problem he has no other books that have been translated!
Finished One Day and was ok:
and also finished a very short book in a day:
The Chronicles of Narmo by Caitlin Moran but it wasn’t really that good!
Now not sure what I am going to read next, but will update on here as soon as I know!
Now that finished Shantaram am reading One Day by David Nicholls (check out Amazon for the book!)… it’s been made into a film and I want to read the book before I see the film with Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1563738/ here’s info about film if you are interested!). Shantaram was pretty good although so very long he had many adventures whilst on the run so very interesting too!
Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
Was really hard to get into but am enjoying it now…
I also have a ‘loo’ book for reading when visiting the loo…!
Then also a ‘loo’ book:
For non-Germans: 111 places in Munich you have to have seen!