What We’re Reading

Or, In Which New Colleague Sywert Makes His First Appearance, And In Which We Are Also Unaccountably Brief (But We’re Pretty Sure The Former Did Not Cause The Latter)

Courtroom 302 - Steve BogiraBarren Cove - Ariel S. WinterAll the Birds in the Sky - Charlie Jane AndersEva Luna - Isabel Allende

De laatste roker - W. F. HermansMeteorite: Nature and Culture - Maria GoliaBehind Closed Doors - B. A. ParisThe Kind Worth Killing - Peter Swanson

The Wicked Girls - Alex MarwoodStarter for Ten - David NichollsThe Understudy - David NichollsThe Woman in Cabin 10 - Ruth Ware

The Swerve - Stephen GreenblattThe Master and Margarita - Mikhail BulgakovAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe - Benjamin Alire SáenzThe Argonauts - Maggie NelsonKrabat - Otfried Preussler

Ester: Courtroom 302: A Year Behind the Scenes in an American Criminal Courthouse by Steve Bogira.

Renate: Barren Cove by Ariel S. Winter.

Jesse: Just finished All the Birds in the Sky by Charlie Jane Anders. Now reading Eva Luna by Isabel Allende.

Maarten: Reading De laatste roker, a collection of stories by dutch master W.F. Hermans, but then – of course – in a no-longer-in-print edition.  Also reading Meteorite: Nature and Culture by Maria Golia.  A very interesting book about meteorites. Not only a small history of the scientific research of space rocks, but also the meteorite in myth/religion, literature and popular culture, and a chapter on the whole business of hunting, trading and collecting of space debris. And littered with beautiful photos. Very nice indeed!

Pleun: Behind Closed Doors by B. A. Paris and The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson and The Wicked Girls by Alex Marwood.

Simone: Starter for Ten and The Understudy, both by David Nicholls.

PeterL: The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.  It’s an ARC, the book is expected in July 2016, it’s pretty good read.

Sywert:  The Swerve: How The World Became Modern by Stephen Greenblatt, and The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. Bought years ago mostly for the cover. Cats and Russian literature, always a good combination.

Iris: Currently reading Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz, which is Tiemen’s YA book club read for this month! 🙂

Sophie: The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson.  Difficult, too often caught up in an “academics only” bubble, too intellectual for the likes of me… And yet it is also an ode to love, to becoming, to the messiness that is living. I am in awe of Nelson’s fierceness and honesty.  I’m also finally reading Krabat, finally, for the first time ever.  Very creepy.

There are ebooks available for All The Birds In The Sky, Meteorite: Nature and Culture, Behind Closed Doors, The Kind Worth Killing, The Wicked Girls, Starter for Ten, The Understudy, The Swerve, The Master and Margarita, and Krabat.