Intra-store Score This Post: Amsterdam 9 – The Hague 13
PeterL: Just finished Never Saw It Coming by Barclay Linwood. Short read, pulls you in, well written and exciting, sometimes funny. Great for people who don’t like reading. You’re done quickly and it keeps your attention.
Daniele: The Last Kingdom by Bernard Cornwell.
Maarten: Well, I’ve been reading a lot of Dutch books. Finished recently: De gekste plek van Nederland. Fun stuff, buildings, land-art, museums, etc; usually not too bizar, by the way. Nice for day trips. Now reading Universitaire collecties in Nederland, a good nerdy book, with beautiful illustrations of ‘neerlands academisch erfgoed’. Fun and interesting facts about all kinds of science (history). Surprising what the universities have collected over the years. Also reading, a chapter before bed every night: Waarom willen we alles weten? 25 ‘scientific questions’. Useless factoids, in other words. Oh yes, and another Dutch book. About books. Het boek en het badwater by Lisa Kuitert. About the importance of the paper book (vs. the ebook) and lots of other fun book facts (even if it can be a bit pamphlet-y).
Renate: Finally started Just Kids by Patti Smith. Just Kids, by Patti Smith. That’s what I’m reading.
Lilia: Landline by Rainbow Rowell. It’s not really a YA novel, more chick lit/fiction.
Nyjolene: The Book of Night Women by Marlon James.
Martijn: Only to Die Again by Patrick Lee. I liked his first book, Runner, which read like Lee Child meets Tony Scott (Enemy of the State-like) and this one will be more of the same I expect. Just finished: Blood Rites by Jim Butcher (still re-reading the Harry Dresden series, still best ever); Apocalypse Now Now by Charlie Human (this title didn’t do so well I think, but deserves a second chance. Number 2, Kill Baxter, is available now, and I’m gonna read it. Neil Gaiman meets Gritty High School Movie meets South Africa).
Simone: The Caller by Karin Fossum.
Jitse: Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much by Tony Crabbe. But I’m not getting very far into it because I’m way too busy.
Sophie: Recently finished After You’d Gone by Maggie O’Farrell. Oldie but oh-so-goodie. Currently reading Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, which is about a part of the world (Nigeria) and a period of history (the Biafran War) that I know little to nothing about. Enlightening. I expect to do a lot of weeping before I’ve reached the end.
There are ebooks available for Never Saw It Coming, The Last Kingdom, The Bone Clocks, The Crossing, Police, Just Kids, Landline, The Book of Night Women, Only to Die Again, Blood Rites, Apocalypse Now Now, Busy: How to Thrive in a World of Too Much, Northanger Abbey, The White Road, After You’d Gone, and Half of a Yellow Sun.