What We’re Reading

Intra-store Score This Post: Amsterdam 9 – The Hague 13

Planetfall - Emma NewmanNever Saw It Coming - Linwood BarclayThe Last Kingdom - Bernard CornwellCity on Fire - Garth Risk HallbergThe Bone Clocks - David Mitchell

De gekste plek van Nederland - Jeroen van der SpekUniversitaire collecties in Nederland - Waarom willen we alles weten?Het boek en het badwater - Lisa KuitertThe Crossing - Michael Connelly

Police - Jo NesbøJust Kids - Patti SmithLandline - Rainbow RowellThe Book of Night Women - Marlon JamesOnly to Die Again - Patrick Lee

Blood Rites - Jim ButcherApocalypse Now Now - Charlie HumanBusy - Tony CrabbeNorthanger Abbey - Jane AustenThe White Road - Edmund de Waal

After You'd Gone - Maggie O'FarrellHalf of a Yellow Sun - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Tiemen:  I’m reading the ARC of Planetfall by Emma Newman.  Kind of a crossing between Interstellar, Prometheus and Ursula le Guin’s scifi.  Really good.

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.

JeroenW: City on Fire by Garth Risk Hallberg.  I’m about 50 pages in, and I like it so far. Also, The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell.

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).

Jouke:  The Crossing (= the most recent Michael Connelly)(actually finished it already).  Police by Jo Nesbø.

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.

Jesse: I just finished Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen and just started The White Road by Edmund de Waal.

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.