Welcome to another episode of THIS WEEK IN BOOKS! I am back after many weeks; reason being suffering from a slow reading pace. Hosted by Lipsy (from LIPSYY LOST & FOUND), THIS WEEK IN BOOKS is a weekly roundup about our books. Thanks for hosting Lipsy! 🙂 I am also linking this post to WWW Wednesdays, now hosted by Sam of TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS. Anyways, here are my books this week – Currently reading –
I am currently reading THE MURDER OF SONIA RAIKKONEN by Salil Desai. It’s a review copy. I have read only a few pages till now, but reading a murder mystery after a long time makes me excited for this one. Anyways, here is the cover & blurb of the book (both taken from Goodreads)–
Late one November night, the mutilated corpse of a young Finnish tourist is found in a public garden in Pune. It looks like a case of brutal rape and murder, but Senior Inspector Saralkar and PSI Motkar find themselves probing further….delving deeper. Standing virtually clueless, except for a single white sandal found on the scene of the crime, the policemen duo start looking for suspects. Things get murkier when Saralkar’s old friend and colleague, Inspector Patange, seeks his help to establish the identity of another murder victim – an old man found by a wooded hillside on the outskirts of Pune. Not only do the old man’s injuries match the wounds inflicted on the Finnish girl, but he is also found wearing the other white sandal. As Saralkar and Motkar struggle to find the link that connects the two murders, nothing is what it seems….The emerging truth seems far more dangerous and the motive far more bizarre! Who murdered Sonia , and why? The truth will chill you to the bone!
Finished reading – I recently finished reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I took time to read this one but I am so glad I read this one. Thanks to everyone who recommended it! J My review is coming up soon. Here is the cover & blurb of the book (both taken from Goodreads)–
HERE IS A SMALL FACT – YOU ARE GOING TO DIE. 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier. Liesel, a nine-year-old girl, is living with a foster family on Himmel Street. Her parents have been taken away to a concentration camp. Liesel steals books. This is her story and the story of the inhabitants of her street when the bombs begin to fall. SOME IMPORTANT INFORMATION – THIS NOVEL IS NARRATED BY DEATH. It’s a small story, about: a girl, an accordionist, some fanatical Germans, a Jewish fist fighter, and quite a lot of thievery. ANOTHER THING YOU SHOULD KNOW – DEATH WILL VISIT THE BOOK THIEF THREE TIMES.
Reading next – For my next read I have, Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. This one has been in my TBR for quite some time now and I am really looking forward to reading it. Here is the cover & blurb of the book (both taken from Goodreads)–
WINNER OF THE COSTA NOVEL AWARD What if you had the chance to live your life again and again, until you finally got it right? During a snowstorm in England in 1910, a baby is born and dies before she can take her first breath. During a snowstorm in England in 1910, the same baby is born and lives to tell the tale. What if there were second chances? And third chances? In fact an infinite number of chances to live your life? Would you eventually be able to save the world from its own inevitable destiny? And would you even want to? Life After Life follows Ursula Todd as she lives through the turbulent events of the last century again and again. With wit and compassion, Kate Atkinson finds warmth even in life’s bleakest moments, and shows an extraordinary ability to evoke the past. Here she is at her most profound and inventive, in a novel that celebrates the best and worst of ourselves.
So, this is what I have been up to in my bookish world this week. Do share about your reading this week in the comments section below. 🙂