So, what books are people reading right now? What are they about? What do you think of them? Would you recommend them?
I tend to read two or three books at a time. Currently, I'm making my way through the following:
I only just started Ishmael, but The Omnivore's Dilemma is very good.
Why Didn't They Ask Evans? by Agatha Christie
Murder for Christmas by Agatha Christie
Dog On It by Spencer Quinn
The Frightened Man by Kenneth Cameron
We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families by Philip Gourevitch
A Study in Scarlet by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
As you might be able to tell from all but Gourevitch's book, I've recently stumbled upon the mystery genre, and I'm loving it. Dog On It isn't exactly the type of book I'd normally read, since it's narrated from a dog's point of view and I usually only go for books with talking animals (though this isn't a talking dog, but you still get to know his opinion on everything and his personality, so it's the same effect) if they're very humorous, like in The Keeper's Chronicles by Tanya Huff.
Anyway, I'm definitely enjoying all of them so far.
Ooh, and after a good three or four months of waiting I'm finally first on the hold list at my library for House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski, so hopefully I'll be working on that in a week or two. I'm so excited!
And Then There Were None was my first Agatha Christie book. It was delightful. Definitely kept you on your toes the whole time. Loved the ending. :)
the Bradburry was excellent! on the audio copy of Will Grayson will grayson John's comment has proven right so far, it is great hearing both characters interpretations of each other and the songs
I finished The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini yesterday. Excellent, thrilling fantasy series that's imbued with intense action and absolutely beautiful imagery. Even though the conclusion of the series left many readers ambivalent and chock-full of unanswered questions and curiosities, I found it fitting for the encompassing theme that permeates throughout the epic. I also like leaving the debatable topics to the devices of my own imagination (at least until Paolini launches the speculated prequels and other stand-alone books that derive from the series). Nevertheless, if you're a fan of elves, dwarfs, magic, and above all, dragons, I definitely recommend this work of art.
Catching Fire and Baby Be-Bop. I'm happy it's summer - have more time for reading.
I finally started reading The Lies Of Locke Lamora. It's been on my shelf for way too long.
i'm exactly 3 pages into Death Masks
also...i'm rereading/listening to the audiobook of Paper Towns
I'm about to start Fahrenheit 451 :) Thought I'd join in the Nerdfighter reading, and it's not a very long book either.
Sherlock Holmes Stories, because the TV series was fantastic.
I should read Fahrenheit 451, but I recently bought 4 books and can't get more without finishing these. (They closed the library in my town ): )
Boo for library closings!
I am reading Dune, the local store had a deal on a hard cover book I could not resist.
I just kinda finished re-reading LOTR, and The Hobbit - in an attempt of not being overly obsessed with the fact that The Hobbit is coming out as a movie. Didn't work very well.
Now I'm just working my way through the A Song of Ice and Fire series (better known as Game of Thrones).
I'm assuming we all know what LOTR and The Hobbit's about - and most of you all are familiar with Game of Thrones due to the TV-series.
So uhm. If you haven't read the book-series (either of them). Do it. Do it now.