Reading updates

Saturday’s here and I am all for staying in bed and listening to Bryson Tiller’s Trap Soul, but that’s for another time.

I’ve been doing less writing and more reading.

On my to-read list today are:

  • The Liar in the Library by Simon Brett: Having been booked to give a talk at Fethering Library, successful author Burton St Clair invites his old friend Jude to come along. Although they haven’t met for twenty years, Jude is not surprised to find that St Clair hasn’t changed, with his towering ego and somewhat shaky relationship with the truth. What Jude hadn’t been suspecting however was that the evening would end in sudden, violent death. 
    More worrying, from Jude’s point of view, is the fact that the investigating police officers seem to be convinced that she herself was responsible for the crime. With the evidence stacking up against her, Jude enlists the help of her neighbour Carole not just to solve the murder but to prevent herself from being arrested for committing it.China Girl by Ho Lin: In its nine tales, China Girl documents the collisions between East and West, the power of myth and the burden of history, and loves lost and almost found. The stories in this collection encompass everything from contemporary vignettes about urban life to fable-like musings on memories and the art of storytelling. Wide-ranging and playful, China Girl is a journey into today’s Asia as well as an Asia of the imagination.They Know Not What They Do by Jussi Valtonen: Joe Chayefski has got what he always wanted: a reputation as one of America’s top neuroscientists, a beautiful wife and two perfect daughters. But his carefully created idyll is threatened when his Baltimore neuroscience lab is targeted by animal rights activists. The attack is followed by a phone call from Joe’s ex-wife in Finland. Two decades have passed since he abandoned Alina and their young son, Samuel, returning to America to advance his career. Now Samuel is somewhere in the States, and Alina fears he is looking for revenge. As Joe struggles to protect his new family from the increasing threat of violence – and to save his eldest daughter from the clutches of an unscrupulous tech company – he is forced to reconsider his priorities and take drastic action to save those he loves.

Which book/s are you looking forward to reading this weekend?

Have a lovely day 🙂

3 thoughts on “Reading updates

  1. Your weekend is packed! While I’m just here without any plan. I wish I had one of John Grisham’s books though.
    To be honest I’ve read not more than ten books all my life. To break it down, I’ve read only one novel since the year started. That is “The Broker by John Grisham.” which turned to be my best novel ever. I’ve wanted to develop a reading culture but I’m too lazy for nothing. Thing is, I keep reading the wrong books then I give up. I always borrow books from one friend. This is the main reason I don’t read regularly. I read the wrong genres. I’ve come to realize books are like movies. I love drama, action, conspiracy, thriller, biographies… sprinkled with some comedy. I wish I could get someone to suggest for me books of those genres. I love reading, well I want to cultivate, but as I’ve said, I get the wrong books.
    You’ve read a lot I know and I think you can help… Ha!

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    1. I’m sure I can come up with two names for you: Michael Connelly. If you love action, crime fiction and thrillers, you’ve gotta read his books. The pace is great and you’ll get psyched to read more of his books. Visit any Kenya National Library branch and see if they stock them, I reckon they’ll charge you 20/= to check out a book if you are a member.


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