May 28, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

"It's Monday! What Are You Reading?" is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journey. For this meme, we list the books we finished last week and the books we are currently reading.

Last week I managed to finish off "Earth Is Room Enough" by Isaac Asimov. It was a book of Asimov's various short stories as well as one novella. I liked most of the stories but couldn't find time to review the book yet. I hopefully will do it this week.

I started this book with two nice books. The first book is "The Evening News" by Arthur Hailey. It is the story of the kidnap of a newscaster's family by terrorists. I'm only half way through and the story follows the news crew doing their own investigation, their interaction with the FBI, and the wheels that turn within a news organization.

The Turkish version of "The Evening News" is over 600 pages but it is a pretty quick read so here I promise myself to finish off and review this book before the end of the week.

The second book I'm reading right now is "Starters" by Lissa Price. I learned about the Turkish version of this book thanks to a Turkish book blogger. I really liked the cover. Then, I learned about what the book was actually about and liked that as well.

I was so surprised to discover the fact that the original copy was first published in March 2012 and as of May 2012 Turkish copy was on the shelves thanks to DEX Publishing.

It is another YA dystopian novel (this has become one of my most frequently read genre lately). In a dystopian society where "Spore Wars" wiped out all of the people aged between 20 and 60, the main character, Callie is forced to turn to Prime Destinations, a facility in which teen bodies are rented out to the elderly. With no living Enders (those aged above 60) to claim for her and her sick brother Tyler, Callie makes a brave decision in an attempt to depart the life of squatting and scavenging. Leaving Tyler in the care of her friend Michael, she prepares for the unbearable – shutting down for a month while an Ender takes full control of her body. But, Callie isn’t prepared for a glitch in the system. She wakes up to find her body living a rich and alien life and having no idea of what went wrong at Prime Destinations. She soon finds herself in the middle of something much greater and more significant than she had planned for.

Well, that's all from me for this week. What has been going around your bookish world lately?

1 comment :

  1. The Evening News sounds like an interesting read. I'm going to be reading a thriller this week as well. I'm starting The Dispatcher, which is about a man who gets a phone call from a daughter who everyone thought was dead.
    Have a great week!