|The books I read last week.|
Despite the hectic weeks at school, I did manage to read a couple of very good books. The week before I read the new Nicci French with the amazing Frieda Klein, I thought this was a pleasure to read as always, but last week I also finished three very good books.
First I read Manderley forever by Tatiana de Rosnay, a fictional biography of Daphne Du Maurier. I really enjoyed it and I will review it next week. This book also made me want to read more books by Daphne Du Maurier (I only read Rebecca), so I ordered a few. Some have arrived and others will arrive in the days to come, but prepare yourself for some more Daphne Du Maurier in the coming weeks! (or months, you know how this goes)
In the bus to school I read Adieu Parijs, a Dutch translation of a French novel by Leon Wérth. The French title is 33 jours, and it is his account of the days just after the Nazi's occupied France and 8 million people tried to leave Paris and tried to find safety in the south.
Very moving and very, very good. I do not know if there is an English translation.
And on Saturday I read the amazing thriller by Swedish author Jens Lapidus, Stockholm delete. I love his style, once you pick up his book, you cannot put them down. It is filled with action and believable characters. I really enjoyed myself with that on Saturday. I do not know if there are translations in English, but I think there must be!
Right now I am reading two books. One is the new novel by French author Muriel Barbery. I really loved her The elegance of the hedgehog and her new novel was a birthdaypresent.
So far, it is something completely different, but I like it.
And in the bus to school I will start in Deep South by Paul Theroux. I am a little fascinated by the Southern states of America, so I think I'll love this book.
I could buy a Dutch translation for 34 euro's or an English copy for just 16 euro's. So guess what, I bought the English version. I do think that is a ridiculous difference in price though. Very strange.
Yesterday (Sunday) I visited Utrecht, for a lecture about Saint Francis, and to visit an exhibition about this popular saint. Both were amazing, and I will tell more about this coming Friday and share some photographs of Utrecht.
Coming week there will be a lot of things to do at school, so not much time for other things I am afraid! But I am glad I have the commute to Amsterdam and time to read on the bus.
I hope you will have a great week and you are able to read some amazing books!