26th August to 2nd September
I mentioned in my previous book log post that I was reading Win Your Inner Battles by Darius Foroux. Well, I finished reading the book and I still stick to the decision I made last week. It is an okay-ish book. Better than some of the mind, body and spirit books out there, which claim to have answers to all your questions but as you read, you realize that it was just a marketing gimmick! I gave the book a rating of 4 on Goodreads. I wouldn’t comment much on the quality of content, but on the whole, it was a pretty good read.
Death in Paris is a story about a man who died in his soup. Yes, soup, not sleep! The book was recommended to me by the publisher, or should I say gifted, instead of recommended? So, not straying away from the point, the book was an interesting read. Since it was an ARC, there were a couple of sentence formation mistakes in the first few chapters but that’s okay. Death in Paris is a series debut by Emilia Bernhard and I am looking forward to reading more of Rachel and Magda’s crime-solving stories.
An Act of Villainy by Ashley Weaver is the new Tommy-Tuppence mystery. The husband-wife duo are excellent detectives. I absolutely loved the story. British mysteries are special – you feel like you are transported back to the 1930’s (or whichever era the story was set in). The lady’s maid, the galas, the afternoon tea or the post-dinner coffee, though small details, they make the story interesting.
My latest addition to the reading list is the new set of Sherlock Holmes stories. This includes the famous patische series written by M.J.Trow. I read Murder in Keswick by Todd William yesterday. It is a short but wonderful read. It has been a long time since I read Sherlock Holmes mysteries and this book was a pleasant surprise. I am yet to write a review of this book. I will be doing it sometime in the coming week.
Meanwhile, I have a Digital Reads Blog Tour scheduled tomorrow. The book review of In Servitude by Heleen Kist. A must read psychological thriller of the year! I absolutely loved the book. The ending still sends shivers down my spine!
I am currently reading Wool by Hugh Howey. There are a lot of praises for this science-fiction. So far, the story seems interesting, although I admit that I was lost as I started reading. I just didn’t know what on Earth was happening!!! (In the story, I mean!) I am also reading Weird War 2, again, a recommendation by Thistle Publishing. It is an interesting and a fun read. I am planning to write a detailed review of this one in the coming week.