Monday, November 1, 2010

Reading Update

It dawns on me that I haven't shared my reading list with you recently!  These are the books I read the past two months:

Sarah's Key, Tatiana de Rosnay
Liked it.  I thought the first half was better than the second, but it's definitely thought-provoking and reminds us that there has been/is much suffering in the world.

Spellmans Strike Again, Lisa Lutz
Loved all four books in this series!

The Millenium Trilogy, Stieg Larsson
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Loved all three books in this series!

The Art of Racing in the Rain, Garth Stein
Good, not great.  I found myself skimming it, and it was pretty sad.
Comanche Moon, Larry McMurty
I love all of his books, although nothing will ever top Lonesome Dove.
Pigs in Heaven, Barbara Kingsolver
I'm having a love affair with this author.  She's amazing.
Books on reserve at the library:
Ape House, Sara Gruen
Choosing to See, Mary Beth Chapman
Dirty Sexy Politics, Meghan McCain
(this woman intrigues strong gay woman with a powerful father, both of whom are Republicans.  I'd like to get inside her head for a moment and find out why she supports a political party that )
Freedom, Jonathan Franzen
The Good Daughters, Joyce Maynard
The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
At home I have:
Streets of Laredo, Larry McMurty
I, Elizabeth, Rosalind Miles (love me some good historical fiction!)
How about you?  Read anything good lately?  I love recommendations!


Chrissy said...

Just read Fall of Giants by Ken Follett, similar to his other historical fiction sagas except its set in WWI era. Good read, loved that it was a little more modern than Pillars and World Without End. The best news is that its the first of a trilogy. The bad news is it's a new release so I have to wait for the next one...

Leanne said...

Oh, thanks, Chrissy!

Julie said...

I always love your reading updates! It gives me good ideas. :) I'm looking forward to the Stieg Larsson Trilogy. And now that Chrissy mentioned it, the new Ken Follett book! I was wondering how it is.

Tara said...

Sarah Palin's 'Going Rogue'. :-)

Leanne said...

Tara - I have no interest in reading it. To be fair, I have read excerpts and a couple analyses of the book. Nothing I read inspired me to pick it up. And if I found her interesting, I *would* read it, she's had a magnetic personality for a lot of people and I'm always interested in that kind of power. However, I think she's entirely predictible...among other things, which aren't relevant to this conversation. Thanks for the recommendation though! :D

Anonymous said...

Leanne-The Hunger Games trilogy is excellent. I just read all three books this past week. You will not be able to put them down. Well, the first half of the first one sets up the whole series, so it does get a little slow at the beginning. Well worth the read.