A fun meme for a Friday courtesy of the lovely Simon at Stuck in a Book (check out his blog; he’s really good fun):
The book I am currently reading:
The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht. This seems to be taking me an age to read but I am enjoying it. A little slower than I would have liked but sometimes it’s a good thing to savour a book rather than race through it. And of course it features a tiger (and you know how much I love tigers – à la Richard Parker from Life of Pi).
The last book I finished:
Now You See Me by S J Bolton. I am lucky enough to have a copy of this already as it hasn’t quite reached the shops yet (although look out for it as it will be on those shelves in a matter of days). I have discovered this author this year and have just loved her books. Now You See Me is no exception. Women are being killed in London and they have all the hallmarks of Jack The Ripper….
The next book I want to read:
This is a really difficult one as I am incredibly fickle and can be easily swayed by something shiny and new, but at the moment I want to read The Attack by Yasmina Khadra. I reserve the right to change my mind entirely on a whim, however.
The last book I bought:
Battle Royale by Kaushun Takami . This was recommended to me as being sort of Hunger Games-ish only set in Japan and a lot more brutal. I found this copy yesterday, brand new, in my local garden centre for one pound!!!
The last book I was given:
Hmmmm, this is a difficult one as I hardly EVER get any books given to me (people seem to think I have too many already. Tsk!). Apart from lovely publishers who regularly send me parcels (I love it – and them!) then probably the last book I was given was I’d Know You Anywhere by Laura Lippman (known as Don’t Look Back in the UK) by lovely friend Stacie from the USA who I know from a group on Goodreads (there are 14 of us and we do a Secret Santa every year).
What would your five be?