This Week in Books (November 15)


Hosted by Lipsy Lost and Found, my Wednesday post gives you a taste of what I’m reading this week. A similar meme is run by Taking on a World of Words.

Last book I finished reading :


A successful entrepreneur in the mushroom industry, Jaakko Kaunismaa is a man in his prime. At just 37 years of age, he is shocked when his doctor tells him that he’s dying. What is more, the cause is discovered to be prolonged exposure to toxins; in other words, someone has slowly but surely been poisoning him. Determined to find out who wants him dead, Jaakko embarks on a suspenseful rollercoaster journey full of unusual characters, bizarre situations and unexpected twists.

The book I’m currently reading :


Christopher would never hurt anyone. Not intentionally. Even after everything that’s happened I still believe that…

Christopher Harris is a lonely boy. A boy who has never fitted in to his family. Who has always felt something was missing from his life.

Until one day, when he discovers a suitcase in his family’s attic. And a secret about his mother that changes everything.

What price would you pay for the perfect family?

Christopher finally has a chance at happiness. A happiness that he will do anything to protect…

What I’m reading next :


Hendrik Groen may be old, but he is far from dead and isn’t planning to be buried any time soon. Granted, his daily strolls are getting shorter because his legs are no longer willing and he had to visit his doctor more than he’d like. Technically speaking he is … elderly. But surely there is more to life at his age than weak tea and potted geraniums?

Hendrik sets out to write an exposé: a year in the life of his care home in Amsterdam, revealing all its ups and downs – not least his new endeavour the anarchic Old-But-Not Dead Club. And when Eefje moves in – the woman Hendrik has always longed for – he polishes his shoes (and his teeth), grooms what’s left of his hair and attempts to make something of the life he has left, with hilarious, tender and devastating consequences.


The odds of sticking to the “what I’m reading next” are low. In case you were getting your hopes up or something. 😄

What are you reading this week? Whatever it is, I wish you lots of happy reading! xx

  10 comments for “This Week in Books (November 15)

  1. November 15, 2017 at 12:59 pm

    Happy reading to you too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. November 15, 2017 at 1:15 pm

    I heard they are going to make a tv series of Hendrik Groen! They all sound great but I’d go for Mother I think, the promise of secrets is very alluring 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 15, 2017 at 3:28 pm

      I’m at about 20% and don’t have a clue what’s going on. 😄

      The Hendrik Groen news doesn’t sound too surprising. It’s getting incredible attention. I’m on the blog tour for the second book in January so should probably read the first one before that. But I keep pushing it back as others catch my attention. 😒

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  3. November 15, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    Enjoy Hendrik Eva. I have book 2 here to read also. I passed on tour though. Too near xmas holidays for me!!! Will take few weeks away from blogging.

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  4. Jo
    November 15, 2017 at 8:36 pm

    LOVE the sound of The Man Who Died – adding it to my wish list x

    Liked by 1 person

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