Apr 30, 2018

New Books for Summer

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

My Year of Rest and Relaxation by 

July 10, 2018; Penguin Press
Genre: contemporary literature...a young woman’s efforts to duck the ills of the world by embarking on an extended hibernation with the help of one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature and the battery of medicines she prescribes. (publisher)
 The Secrets Between Us
The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
June 26, 2018; Harper
Genre: contemporary international fiction
...the former servant struggles against the circumstances of class and misfortune to forge a new path for herself and her granddaughter in modern India. (publisher)

The Word Is Murder
The Word Is Murder by Anthony Horowitz
June 5, 2018; Harper
Genre: mystery, thriller

Books finished last week and reviewed on goodreads:
t was amazing

Chemistry by Weike Wang, 5 stars
The Chinese family in juxtaposition with Western culture, as well as family dynamics in general and how these affect children, their careers and their marriage choices.
An unusual "literary mystery" with emphasis on poetic writing and lots of psychoanalysis through the voice of the narrator. Surprises and "plot twists" at the end. Worth reading.
 Still Waters (Sandhamn, #1)
it was amazing
Still Waters (Sandhamn, #1)  by Viveca Sten, October 2015; Amazon Crossing
Rating: 5 stars
The first in the Sandhamn mystery series, the novel is set in the Swedish archipelago with its hundreds of islands, including Sandhamn. The main characters are a police officer and his childhood friend, a lawyer, who try to solve the mystery of a man found dead, tangled in a fishing net off the island. Atmospheric and suspenseful, the novel has a good plot, interesting characters, and a splendid description of the picturesque islands in this part of Sweden.
My current read was a free download from amazon:
The Question of Red
The Question of Red by 
, published 2013
...the story of two lovers, Amba and Bhisma, driven apart by one of the bloodiest Communist purges in the 20th century—the massacres that took place in Indonesia between 1965 and 1968, during which nearly one million people were killed. (publisher)

What books are you reading this week?
The Sunday Post  hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer,  It's Monday, What Are You Reading? by Book Date., and Mailbox Monday.What books are you reading this week?


  1. Thank you for sharing these. I’m always on the lookout for new, good books.


    1. I wish I could read more.There are so many good books around...

  2. I'm really excited about The Secrets Between Us - I love Umrigar's writing. I almost picked up Chemistry to read but went with something else. It sounds like I need to get to it soon.

    1. I could relate to many things in Chemistry. Looking forward to Umrigar's book too.

  3. Great looking books! Still Waters caught my eye. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    1. I want to read the others in the series, too.

  4. Such a nice variety of books and all new to me! Come see my week here. Happy reading!

  5. What a lovely selection of genres, you will have something to read, no matter what your mood!

    I liked the sound of your first two features 'My Year Of Rest And Relaxation' and 'The Secrets Between Us' - but the one which is definitely heading for my 'Want To Read' shelf is 'Still Waters', which I hope is the first of a long and successful new series!

    Thanks for sharing and have a good week :)

    Yvonne xx

  6. They all look interesting so I hope you love them!

  7. The Secrets Between Us and Still Waters look good to me, I hope you enjoy them!!

  8. I've enjoyed previous books from Umrigar!

  9. Lots of good books here. I've seen a couple on other blogs. Hope you enjoy them. Happy Reading!

  10. So many interesting books! The Word Is Murder is definitely on my wishlist. Happy reading!


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