This Week In Books is a great meme hosted by Lipsyy Lost & Found where you sum-up what you’ve been reading during the week.
(clicking on the title of each book will take you to the Goodreads page)
I decided to make this last week of March a great one, at least for reading. Also, reviews and tags are on their way!
∧ Then ∧ Rebecca, Daphné du Maurier
“Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again…”
So the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembered the chilling events that led her down the turning drive past the beeches, white and naked, to the isolated gray stone manse on the windswept Cornish coast. With a husband she barely knew, the young bride arrived at this immense estate, only to be inexorably drawn into the life of the first Mrs. de Winter, the beautiful Rebecca, dead but never forgotten… her suite of rooms never touched, her clothes ready to be worn, her servant–the sinister Mrs. Danvers–still loyal. And as an eerie presentiment of evil tightened around her heart, the second Mrs. de Winter began her search for the real fate of Rebecca… for the secrets of Manderley.
I am glad I gave Rebecca another try after a couple of days. It made it to the “Classics I enjoyed reading” list, and if you know me, you know how hard it is to win the title. I really wanted to know what would happen to the second Mrs. de Winter. Naive and shy, she didn’t fit in the great Manderley picture, and I’m a sucker for things that don’t fit. I kept wondering about the big twist I had heard about and it did not let me down.
Rating: 3/5 I liked this book
≈ Now ≈ The Laptev Virus, Christy Esmahan
Winner of the 2015 National Indie Excellence Award in the Medical Thriller genre. This techno thriller, hard scifi novel, begins in the Arctic where an oil company is drilling and unwittingly discovers a megavirus which had been frozen in the permafrost for 30,000 years. It is a thousand times larger than any viruses known before and is a human pathogen. Now investigators in Houston must race against the ticking clock of the short Arctic summer to discover a way to protect workers from the virus before competitors drain the basin of its rich resources…and before anyone else dies from the hemorrhagic fever that the Laptev virus causes.
I am late on schedule again so I’m only halfway through it but I appreciate how different it is from my usual readings. I had feared technical descriptions would bore me but the writing style makes it okay.
(Little) Blurb for The Ex:
In this breakout standalone novel of suspense in the vein of Gone Girl and The Girl on a Train, a woman agrees to help an old boyfriend who has been framed for murder—but begins to suspect that she is the one being manipulated.
Last week of March means I must really start reading the Book of the Month! I really hope Me Before You will keep its promises.
Also, I am utterly excited about finally reading The Ex. I have been dying to read it since Cleo from cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com published her great review (find it here). As an extra motivation to find more time to read, I decided to treat myself with one of the books I have been absolutely looking forward to.
Have you read any of those books? What’s next on your reading list?
I wish you a good bookish week!