Summer reading

In the last 9 days, I was lucky to indulge with no worries, and lots of books. I packed too many books, 9 in total and extras on Kindle, just in case I’d ran out of them during the holidays. The statistics says I read 3556 pages or 8 books, averaging 445 pages per book or almost 1 book per day. Standing out were Peter James’s Perfect People and Simon Toyne’s Sanctus trilogy.

Perfect People by Peter James

I’ve read James before, and I like his style, yet I was still surprised with the Perfect People. It reads really nicely, there’s enough developments throughout the book to keep you going, and then there’s the end. The main subject of the story are ”designer babies”, a controversial topic in medicine and research, and reaching the end, it really gives you something to think about. There’s a short review of the books on Fossicker Books.

The Sanctus trilogy by Simon Toyne

Sanctus trilogy wasn’t on my reading list for this holidays, but as my boyfriend brought them along, and enjoyed the first book of the trilogy, it was soon my turn to give it a try. Sanctus, the first book, can be read as a single book, as it has a sufficient ending, yet leaves you to imagination of how the story might continue. The second book, The Key, and the third book, The Tower are continuing the plot from the Sanctus, and have a bit more of wider story, yet they’re still good reads. Overall, as a trilogy, this was somenthing I enjoyed reading, and would recommend it to anyone interested in this genre.

Ken Follett

I’ve read his Pillars of the Earth few years ago, and at the end of last year started his Century trilogy (only the first Fall of Giants and the second Winter of the World – the third, and last Edge of Eternity is coming out in mid September), and was very much impressed. I had his Code to Zero sitting on a bookshelf for a while, and after reading it (it’s more of a thriller, but situated back in the late 50’s).


Next in line is The Key to Rebecca, hopefully as enjoyable as the rest of his books on my read list.