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.
Looking for Alaska. Been a longtime follower of vlogbrothers but was never interested "teen fiction" so I never bothered to read any of John's books. Long story short: I picked up this book, and I'm only about 75 pages in, but I know understand why people love his work!
From what I've read so far, I'd highly recommend it. Not sure if the book is right for everyone, but I'm going to be a junior in high school next year so I'm reading this book at the perfect time.
Right now I am reading Interworld by Neil Gaiman and Micheal...Reaves perhaps? It's pretty good and for younger readers so I can blow right through it. And, much to my chagrin, I am also reading Master of the Universe. It's awful but I can't stop I'm too much of a lolfan.
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Burr by Gore Vidal
I'm reading a lot right now, especially since my book count took a severe hit this past month. My 2012 reading goal is to read a book per week (52 books total) but I'm a few books behind schedule.
Right now I'm reading:
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson
A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
Hit Lit: Cracking the Code of the Twentieth Century's Biggest Bestsellers by James W. Hall
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
Supernatural: Witch's Canyon by Jeff Mariotte
I'm also re-reading
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
I loved reading Running with scissors, Kite Runner, Perks ... loved those books so much!
I am reading Looking for Alaska by the great John Green . well you all know that book , it took me a long time to get the book since we really get the books soo late in my country so I have to order them -.- I ordered '' TFIOS'' also .
I was reading Interview With A Vampire by Anne Rice but I was interrupted by starting to read A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin. Damn you Game of Thrones.
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.