Monday, 3 March 2014

New books, spring 2014

Last week I enjoyed Spring holiday (yes, I know, not really Spring yet) and this is always a good excuse to buy some new books.
This is what I brought home:
  • A possible life by Sebastian Faulks. I really enjoyed two other books by him, so I hope I will like this one as well.
  • Norwegian wood by Haruki Murakami. I haven't read anything by this Japanese author yet, but I read a lot about his books, so I am curious to see how I will like it. Love it or hate it, I think are the two options. (in Dutch translation)
  • Staal (steal) by Silvia Avallone, an Italian novel (in Dutch translation) about two girls who are friends and the things that happen in that friendship.
  • Luther, the calling by Neil Cross, I am a huge fan of the series Luther and now I found this book. I read it in one day and it was very, very good!
  • Goodbye to all that by Robert Graves (in Dutch translation). There will be many books about WWI coming out and I will read many of them, and this one seemed like a very interesting one.
  • Reizen zonder John (Travels without John) by Dutch author Geert Mak. He folowed in the footsteps of American author John Steinbeck who travelled around America with his dog. Geert Mak travelled around America and comments on what he saw. Geert Mak wrote many historical non-fiction books and he is a very good writer. I am looking forward to reading this one.

4 comments:

  1. Nice stack. I'm a big fan of Haruki Murakami, though Norwegian Wood is a bit different from his other works, but many people start from this book (myself included) because in a way it is more accessible than some of his other books. I hope you enjoy all your new spring books :)

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    1. Thanks, Riv. I am curious to see how I like Murakami, I think he is one of those writers you either love or hate! Good to know I have the more accessible book.

      Kind regards,

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  2. I attempted to read 1Q84 by Murakami not too long ago but I just couldn't get in to it. I have heard good things about him though so perhaps I just need to try another of his novels. I look forward to your thoughts on Norwegian Wood.
    :-)
    Bits & Bobs

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    1. I have no idea how I will like it, there is a change I really do not like it, but we will find out. I will post a review here, so we can compare notes!

      Kind regards,

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