It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

Hi, everyone! There have been barely no updates this past months because I have been sick – nothing serious – but after a second round of antibiotics for quite a case of tonsillitis I’m hopefully back on the mend after a second round of antibiotics. This means I haven’t read much, although I managed to finish reading The Woman Who Ran by Sam Baker and I will reviewing it soon.

If you follow me on Twitter, you must have seen my doubts about my current read. Because of my PhD I decided to buy a few forensic crime fiction novels and give them a try. One that came highly recommended to me was Blindsighted by Karin Slaughter (Grant County #1). I bought it last October along with the first installment in the Rizzoli & Isles series by Tess Gerritsen and have only recently given it a try. I was disgusted, and scared and found it quite gritty. Okay, maybe not that disgusted or scared, but reading felt like one of those disturbing Criminal Minds episodes you’d rather not see when you’re home alone. I posted about my feelings on Twitter and two great fans of the series who know me quite well as a reader recommended I kept on reading. So, the moments I’m feeling better I’m giving the book a second try.


I also bought a second-hand edition of Déjà Dead (Temperance Brennan #1) by Kathy Reichs after binge-watching Bones while sick. If I was ranting about Slaughter being graphic in a disturbing way, turns out only forensic anthropology could comfort me. Talk about ironies!

I have also been thinking about joining Tiny Letter and write a weekly ‘column’ on themes that I’m passionate about but that would not necessarily fit the blog such as make-up, hair, growing-up, travelling, love, bags, and anything in between.  If I finally do, I will post about it here for anyone interested in reading my rants and proclamations of love for matte lipstick 🙂

That’s all for now. I will hopefully post a review this week, so keep an eye on the blog. I would also love to know what have you read this month, and if you’ve discovered any new authors. Twitter has been full of praise for Joanna Cannon’s The Trouble with Goats and Sheep, and Girls on Fire by Robin Wasserman.


10 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What are You Reading?

  1. Get well and stay well, Elena! I recently read The Gravity of Birds by Tracy Guzeman. It has a bit of a mystery so you might enjoy it. I loved it and couldn’t put it down. Good Night, Mr. Wodehouse by Faith Sullivan was wonderful. It’s one of those “quiet” novels that lingers long after the pages stop turning.

    1. Thank you, Ann. And thank you for the bookish recommendations as well. I usually read quite a lot of crime fiction, where lots of this happen, so it’s good to have a few slower, quiet titles to relax 🙂

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