Hi everyone! A new series on the blog with my current readings!
I decided to tell you about my last readings every two months.
I never took a resolution about my readings. There are months when I won’t read at all and months when I will be constantly seen with a book in my hands. I think there are moments for reading and other times when it’s absolutely not favorable. For example, I wrote my thesis this summer and I was reading so many scientific articles that I didn’t want to look at a book in the evening. But as soon as I finished, I wanted to take some time to read again.
It might seem weird but I like to go to bed early in the evening, not waising time on the sofa watching Netflix, and take the time to read. And the best time for me is the weekend! I like getting up earlier than my boyfriend and start reading my book with a cup of tea.
And you, what’s your favorite time to read?
As I mentioned in my article on things I have not bought since I was a minimalist, is the paper version is another change in my reading routine. Why this decision? I read a lot but I don’t have a lot of room for books in my apartment. I have already sorted out the books I wanted to keep and the ones I was willing to give. It made me feel good not to be burdened by books that I did not intend to read again. Now, I buy all my books on my Kindle. Furthermore, most of the time they are cheaper than the paper version so that’s another good point. I’ve had my Kindle for 3 or 4 years now and it still works perfectly. I was biased at first because I like to hold a physical book but I quickly changed my mind and now I love it!
From B. A. Paris
Synopsis : Everyone knows a couple like Jack and Grace. He has looks and wealth, she has charm and elegance. You might not want to like them, but you do. You’d like to get to know Grace better. But it’s difficult, because you realise Jack and Grace are never apart.
Some might call this true love. Others might ask why Grace never answers the phone. Or how she can never meet for coffee, even though she doesn’t work. How she can cook such elaborate meals but remain so slim. And why there are bars on one of the bedroom windows.
My opinion : Big big big crush !! I’ve totally eaten through it !! I read the 300 and some pages in 3 evenings. You completely immerse yourself in this chilling story and stay in apnea until the end of the book. The story is told by Grace, Jack’s wife. I can’t tell you more to keep the suspense but the story is really crazy. There might be a small shortcoming with the conclusion that seems a little fast. In any case, if you really want to read a very good thriller, I highly recommend this one.
From Jenny T Colgan
Synopsis : Connie’s smart. She’s funny. But when it comes to love, she’s only human.
As a brilliant mathematician with bright red hair – Connie’s used to being considered a little unusual. But when she’s recruited for a top-secret code-breaking project, nothing can prepare her for working with someone quite as peculiar as Luke.
My opinion : I don’t know what to think about it. I didn’t hate it but I wasn’t stuck to my book either. Of course I wanted to know the end but it’s not a book that will leave a big impression on me. The mix between a love story, aliens and end of the world is a little too much for a single book. Especially since each subject is adressed a bit quickly. For me it’s a little too superficial and you don’t really dive in the story. I must say that I read this book just after “Behind the doors”, so of course it was a bit harder to dive in! Honestly speaking, I had to go search my Amazon orders to remind me of the book title.
However I really like the author who also wrote “Little Beach Street Bakery” that I recommend for holidays or daily commute. It’s very cool and you dive into the skin of the main character righyt away.
From Micheal Connelly
Synopsis : The apparent suicide of his policeman brother sets Denver crime reporter Jack McEvoy on edge. Surprise at the circumstances of his brother’s death prompts Jack to look into a whole series of police suicides, and puts him on the trail of a cop killer whose victims are selected all too carefully. Not only that, but they all leave suicide notes drawn from the poems of writer Edgar Allan Poe in their wake.
More frightening still, the killer appears to know that Jack is getting nearer and nearer. An investigation that looks like the story of a lifetime might also be Jack’s ticket to a lonely end.
My opinion : This book was advised by a colleague and I don’t regret reading it. This is Micheal Connelly’s first big success and you can understand why. The narrator, Jack, takes us to investigate the murder of his brother. Despite a book quite thick, you don’t get bored! Nowadays I crave thrillers and frankly, I wasn’t disappointed!And what a plot twist! I was a little disappointed that the psychological profiles are not pushed further because I love it (yes I love Criminal Minds). But it’s a very good thriller with a great story and just the right amount of suspens to keep you reading until the end.