A Dance With Dragone by George RR Martin The Gunslinger by Stephen King The Charnel Prince by Greg Keyes Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story by Chuck Klosterman
That brings me up to 38 for the year. Which is how many books I read last year (which was kind of a down year. I only finished one book between September and December). Though I'm a few thousand pages past last year's total. I'm actually on pace to surpass 2007 in terms of books and pages read.
I'm currently reading:
Path Into the Unknown (A Soviet Sci-Fi anthology from the 60s. The author of the foreword calls the translation of several stories disappointing, and I have to agree.) The Entire Predicament by Lucy Corin (also short stories) The Book of Sand & Shakespeare's Memory by Jorge Luis Borges (two short story collections in one.)
I'll be starting some new novels soon. The Gunslinger and The Charnel Prince are parts of completed series, and then the sequel to The Magicians by Lev Grossman comes out on Tuesday.
i've thought about reading those nicholas flamel books. good to know they're fun.
lately i have read... one hundred years of solitude by gabriel garcia marquez the handmaid's tale by margaret atwood
anyone have any thoughts on barbara kingsolver books? i've read the poisonwood bible and the bean trees and enjoyed both of those, but i feel like i've heard that some of her books are less good, so i've been hesitant about what to try next by her.
I have The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver on my reading list but probably won't get to it for awhile since I'm back to work and not reading too much. Although, now I get an actual 30 minute break at work so I think that will be spent in reading most days. I finished up a trilogy called "The Wayward Wind Series" for some light reading. Got "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand so I'll be reading that next.
The Help: Kathryn Stockett - liked it, despite some of the controversy, I think it directly addressed some of the issues w/in the book, specifically re: a white woman writing about the lives of black women.
Paranormalcy: Kiersten White (YA)- Fun paranormal action/romance that doesn't take itself seriously. There should be more YA market books like this!
Match Me If You Can: Susan Elizabeth Phillips - not my usual genre but a pretty fun mainstream contemporary romance didn't feel dumbed down.
Now reading White Cat by Holly Black (listening to the audio book narrated by Jesse Eisenberg and it's awesome) and FINALLY after 3 years of wanting to read it, I started Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link. It's a fantastic quirky book of short stories.
Just finished reading "Unbroken: a World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" about Louis Zamperini written by Laura Hillenbrand. Good story. Took a little while to really get into it then I had a hard time putting it down. Not sure what's next.
I picked up "The Lacuna" - Barbara Kingslover and also The Wonderful Wizard of Oz/The Marvelous Land of Oz by L. Frank Baum. My mom read some of the Oz books to us as a kid but not all of them so I thought I might go through most of the books he wrote. Especially since they're children's books and rather easy to read. And I never actually read "The Wizard of Oz".
_The Necromancer_ by Michael Scott (Nicholas Flamel #4)
There's a super-long reserve list for the next book in the series, _The Warlock_, and we don't have a copy at my school's library ... so I guess I'll take a break from that series to read _The Death Catchers_ by Jennifer Kogler next.
that's funny - my roommate just recently finished reading anne of green gables for the first time. hope you enjoy it, meghan.
i'm currently reading a star called henry by roddy doyle. i read a little teen fantasy trilogy recently, "the chanters of tremaris" trilogy, but i think i decided in the end that disappointment outweighed enjoyment. oh well.
My mom read my siblings and I the whole Ann of Green Gables series. I really like the other books too, especially the ones with her children in them. I reread them all in the past 5-6 years or so. My sister was asking me for book suggestions since she sped through the Hunger Games trilogy and loved them. I was trying to think of what I've read that I thought she might like. She does like sci-fi/fantasy type books. She also loves Jane Austen. Of course, she's in college now so I don't think she'll have much time for pleasure reading during the semester.
^ your sister might like Jane by April Lindner. It's a modern retelling of Jane Eyre (if she likes Jane Austen that was my connection). I haven't read it yet, but Divergent by Veronica Roth is a well-reviewed newer book, that while it's totally different than Hunger Games, has some similar themes. She also might like Beth Revis' Across the Universe
quote:Originally posted by breezygirl: and FINALLY after 3 years of wanting to read it, I started Pretty Monsters by Kelly Link. It's a fantastic quirky book of short stories.
Kelly Link is pretty fantastic. We read Stranger Things Happen in one of my writing classes, and I read Magic for Beginners a couple years ago. Imaginative and seriously well-written.
Pictures of the Mind: What the New Neuroscience Tells Us About Who We Are by Miriam Boleyn-Fitzgerald The Magician King by Lev Grossman The Unimaginable Mathematics of Borges' Library of Babel by William Goldbloom Bloch The Book of Sand and Shakespeare's Memory by Jorge Luis Borges Nothing: A Very Short Introduction by Frank Close About A Mountain by John D'Agata
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontė The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle The Blood Knight by Greg Keyes