Monday, 11 April 2011

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is my first time taking part in this meme from Bookjourney, so here goes!

I managed to finish two books over the weekend - the first was Gallows View by Peter Robinson

This is the first in the Inspector Banks series, which comes highly recommended to me by my mother, amongst many others. I was a little disappointed, to be honest, but I'll try a couple more as I think the series will improve as it goes on - this first one seemed a bit slow and very dated!

My second read of the weekend was Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach.

This is a book that has been sitting on my TBR pile for ages. I decided to get it read as it is on patchworkbunny's wishlist so I said I'd swap with her. I really enjoyed the more gruesome chapters in this book, but I'm afraid the rest I found a bit boring and was again disappointed.

A quick visit to the library today, as it's the beginning of the Easter holidays and I'm lucky enough to work term-time only, and this is what we came home with:

I've started this one first. I haven't read anything by David Mitchell before, though again, Cloud Atlas has been on my TBR shelf forever ... not sure why it hasn't appealed! We'll see how I get on with this one.

I love Dorothy Koomson's books - Ice Cream Girls was a great read, and I hope this one lives up to my expectations!

Natasha picked up these two:

... which I've just realised is the second in the series - luckily I have the first so she can read that first. And

And Freddie came home with two Football Academy books and

Some good reading to be done this week :)


  1. I read Cloud Atlas for book group and only 2 of us finished it. It's a bit hard going and jumps around all over the place so would be interested to hear what his other books are like. They always have such tempting covers!

    I will look forward to the gruesome bits of Stiff!

  2. wow. 7 new books for me. You got a great reading pile
    Is The Invisible Girl an MG book?
    The Resistance seems yummy.
    Happy reading.

    It's All About Books

  3. I always wanted to read Ice Cream Girls and sounds like I need to try this author!

  4. Well done on managing to finish two books in a weekend! Its been ages since I have done that. Dorothy Koomson is a new one for me - will look out for her books and give them a go!