I didnt take part last week as i was away on holiday so this week is a combination of the two.
Over the past two weeks ive read two books. The first one was The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling. I was looking forward to reading this book for a long time when it was annocunced and i was finally able to pick up a copy. I really enjoyed this book and although its as far away from her normal style of writing as you can get i loved it!
The second book i finished was The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. This book was the choice for the November reading circle and i really enjoyed it. Although the ending was very sad i am a sucker for animal books and this one was very good.
At the minute I’m reading Trixie Trader by Helen Dunne. Back in 2010 i went through a chick lit stage and brought loads and loads of this genre of book. I’ve read most of them now but this is one of the last remaining. I’m only a few pages in so i havent really got much to say on it yet!
Next up is a book on my kindle, The Marlow Conspiracy by M. G. Scarsbrook. I downloaded this book back in January when it was free so I’ll have to see if i like it 🙂
Synopsis – Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare team-up to expose a high-level government conspiracy…
1593, Elizabethan England: In a turbulent time of wars, famine, and religious persecution, Christopher Marlowe struggles to balance his life as England’s most popular playwright with his duties as a government spy.
Suddenly, when he falls under suspicion of atheism, a capital crime, Marlowe fears his many powerful enemies have launched a conspiracy to have him executed.
With only a few days to clear his name, he quickly enlists the aid of a young William Shakespeare – one of the few friends he can still trust. Together, they race through Marlowe’s tangled life of crime, espionage, and noble connections to expose the conspiracy and save him from the hangman’s noose.
But will anything save a man as troubled as Marlowe?
None this week!