mandag 2. september 2013

It's Monday - What Are You Reading?

This monday I'm reading two books. Victoria Hislop's "The thread" has been a pleasant surprise so far, and I really enjoy reading it.

The ThreadTråden

Thessaloniki, 1917. As Dimitri Komninos is born, a fire sweeps through the thriving multicultural city, where Christians, Jews and Moslems live side by side. It is the first of many catastrophic events that will change for ever this city, as war, fear and persecution begin to divide its people. Five years later, young Katerina escapes to Greece when her home in Asia Minor is destroyed by the Turkish army. Losing her mother in the chaos, she finds herself on a boat to an unknown destination. From that day the lives of Dimitri and Katerina become entwined, with each other and with the story of the city itself.
Thessaloniki, 2007. A young Anglo-Greek hears the life story of his grandparents for the first time and realises he has a decision to make. For many decades, they have looked after the memories and treasures of people who have been forcibly driven from their beloved city. Should he become their new custodian? Should he stay or should he go?

The other book is on my iPad/iPhone and I found it using the app, Wattpad. "Murfey's Law" is fun and easy to read, exactly what i look for reading chick-lit :)

When Lori James’ father writes to her for the first time in years her life is literally turned upside down. Inheriting a rundown general store 17,000 kilometres away in Australia, her plan of getting in, selling up, and getting back out again seems simple enough. But accusing the local Police Sergeant, maddeningly sexy Zeb Turner, of shop lifting on her first day in Murfey’s Beach, Lori quickly discovers the implications of being on the wrong side of the law. Moving on isn’t going to be as easy a task as she first thought. Ironically, if Lori wants to get rid of the shop, she’s going to have to fight to keep it first. Desperate to win over the colourfully eccentric locals who hold the keys to her freedom, Lori sets about breathing new life into the sleepy old community. Temperatures rise and desire sizzles as the residents of the tiny seaside village experience their hottest summer scandal in decades.

Have your read any of these books?

5 kommentarer:

  1. Nå leser jeg Nicolai Houm sin "De håpefulle" men etter jeg har vært på biblioteket fylles stuen av lydbokversjonen av Amalie Skrams Professor Hieronimus. Jeg har lest Tråden men ikke Murfey`s law. Ha en fin mandag!

  2. Jeg leser Sankta psyko av Johan Theorin. Fått 2 nye bøker i posten i dag, så nå skynder jeg meg med å lese boken ferdig for disse to bøkene har jeg ventet lenge på. Ha en fin mandag.

  3. Denne septembermandagen leser jeg "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie", en spennende og velskrevet kriminalfortelling som foregår i 1950 og har en tøff elleveåring i hovedrollen. God underholdning!
    Ha en fin uke!

  4. Both books are new to me. The two books look different but both look very good.

  5. Jeg har ikke hørt om noen av disse, men spesielt Murfey´s Law hørse bra ut :)

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews