It’s Monday! What are you reading? (April 22 2013)

itsmonday“It’s Monday! What are you reading?” is a weekly event hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney to share with others what we’ve read the past week and planning to read next.

What I read last week:

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The Dark Lord of Derkholm – Diana Wynne Jones
Review to come

Have mother, will travel – Claire and Mia Fontaine
Review to come

Dreaming in Hindi – Katherine Russell Rich

The eye in the door – Pat Barker
This is book two in the trilogy, and for me, a very different read than the first one, probably because the focus is on non-historical figure (Billy Prior) as compared to those in Regeneration – poets Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves. Still, Prior is an interesting, damaged character whose work involves investigating anti-war pacifists.

Murder in Mesopotamia – Agatha Christie
Ok I didn’t see this ending coming! A fun read.

I’m currently reading:
Maya’s Notebook – Isabel Allende
For an upcoming book tour

A different sky – Meira Chand
I’m quite enjoying this book set in Singapore during WWII.

The Ghost Road – Pat Barker
Final book in this fascinating WWI trilogy!

The magic toyshop – Angela Carter
Why did I wait so long to read something by Angela Carter? She weaves her words, her story with such… magic. It’s glorious to behold.

What I reviewed last week:


What was lost – Catherine O’Flynn
Tithe – Holly Black
Dreaming in Hindi – Katherine Russell Rich
Alif the Unseen – G. Willow Wilson


  1. I’ve always enjoyed Allende’s work and I’ll definitely be looking forward to your thoughts on this one 🙂

    Have a fantastic week of reading 🙂


  2. Maya’s Notebook looks interesting. I tried one book by Allende, but I didn’t love it. I will have to see what you think of her newest novel.


  3. I borrowed A Different Sky one day and then return it back before I could read it. 😦 I’d like to read it again one day.


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