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.
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.
I'm a little more than halfway through with Stephen King's The Wind Through the Keyhole which is the eighth book of The Dark Tower series but chronologically set between volumes four (Wizard and Glass) and five (Wolves of the Calla) (thanks for this description, wikipedia). I highly recommend The Dark Tower series to any nerdfighter, as it is about adventure and friendship and life and death and destiny (and GUNSLINGERS!!!), as only Stephen King can bring it to you. If you're worried about it being scary, don't worry, it isn't scary. It has small moments of grossness and some scaryness though, but there aren't any clowns or zombie pets or anything. They have also been adapted into Marvel comics which are very very good. But I'd recommend starting with The Gunslinger first before reading the comics.
my brother read the series years ago, and i keep thinking about picking it up, but haven't gotten to it.