So another Sunday is here…where do the weeks go? This one can probably be described in one word – wet. It has, rather depressingly, rained every day – a typical British Summer. Other than that, it’s been a slow week bar drinks with a couple of friends mid-week, when most of the talk was still on the Brexit. I did manage to finish one book, The Fire Child by S. K. Tremayne, but stalled with The Little Red Chair by Edna O’Brien (see Tuesday’s post for an overview). I was too distracted by the TV, binge watching The Disappearance (a French crime drama).
I did a little better blogging wise, getting two reviews up: The Invoice by Jonas Karlsson, which I loved. The story of a seemingly average man who gets a huge bill for being happy. It’s a quirky look at materialism and what we really need to make us happy. A26 by Pascal Garnier was much darker, a story of a brother and sister, unhealthy relationships and murder. Despite all this I really enjoyed it.
Overall, it’s meant a slow reading month for June, with not that many books read or reviewed. Saying that, those I did read were really good.
In addition to The Invoice, I loved The Darkest Secret by Alex Marwood which was not what I expected – in a good way obviously – as a young woman tries to unravel what happened to her half sister who disappeared over ten years earlier (at the age of three).
The rest of my reads I liked a lot…
Closed Circles by Viveca Sten, set in a picturesque Swedish island, local police try to solve the murder of a wealthy resident, shot in the middle of a yacht race. Not easy when the rest of his elite circle close ranks.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, a young adult book I enjoyed more than I thought I would with it’s mix of monsters and time travel and thanks in part to the spooky pictures scattered throughout the pages.
The Girl in the Ice by Robert Bryndza which opens with scenes it’s hard to forget and continues with dectective Erika Foster trying to track down a serial killer her colleagues don’t want to admit exists.
The Last Lullaby by Carin Gerhardsen and the last in the Hammarby series I’ll be able to read for a while, this is another Swedish crime series that I have come to really enjoy. This time dectetives are looking for a brutal killer and one of their own officers. The question is are they the same man?
So, not many but all highly recommended. How about you – how was your week, your month?
This week, I’m linking in with Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and her Sunday Post and with (a little early) Katherine at Book Date for It’s Monday, What Are you Reading? Head over to see what other bloggers have read, written about or just added to their shelves.