I know I should not do it, but I can't help myself. I have a lot of books around but I still buy new ones. What is my excuse? It could be one of several reasons; it got splendid reviews; it would be suitable for a challenge of mine; I would like to read it before seeing the movie. I am sure I could come up with a lot of other reasons as well. But...here are my newest purchases from Kobo books for my iPad mini.
Historical Fiction Challenge hosted by Historical Tapestry
Since I just skipped one book (Sacred Hearts by Sarah Dunant) which I didn't like, and I have to read 10 books from the Renaissance this year I added a book from my to read list:
A Divided Inheritance by Deborah Swift and here a short summary from Goodreads:
A family divided by fortune. A country divided by faith.
Elspet Leviston’s greatest ambition is to continue the success of her father Nathaniel’s lace business. But her dreams are thrown into turmoil with the arrival of her mysterious cousin Zachary Deane – who has his own designs on Leviston’s Lace.
It promises to be a trip over Europe so let's see what it will bring.
2014 Monthly Motif Challenge hosted by Bookmark to Blog
For August the book should be about an "Alternate Reality
Read a book that's set in the future, on another planet, in another dimension, or in an unknown world. A Dystopian book will count this month as well. "
That gave me the chance to read The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I saw the trailer for the movie and it looks good. Better take no chances and read the book first!
Thriller and Mystery
To be honest I can't fit this one into any of my Challenges! However, I read a review from somewhere, saying, that if you are going to read one thriller this year THIS IS THE ONE! The book is I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes. Let's hope!
Austen in August hosted by Lost Generation Reader
For this August challenge I am reading Emma by Jane Austen.
My Brussels Book Club
My Brussels book club will meet in mid-September and for this one I will read Beloved by Toni Morrison and One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marques.
Brussels Brontë Reading Group
This is a group reading 19th century British novels. The next one is New Grub Street by George Gissing. I have never heard either of the book or him before, so a new acquaintance.