What are you reading?

(50 Posts)
akaemmafrost Tue 01-Jan-13 18:18:47

Me, Lord of the rings. Never read it before shock. Enjoying so far.

ProphetOfDoom Tue 01-Jan-13 18:28:40

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BloominMarvellous Tue 01-Jan-13 18:30:13

I've just bought Life of Pi as it was 20p on kindle. I'm not sure I'll like t though.

Is it any good? everyone is raving about it

StuntNun Tue 01-Jan-13 18:36:10

It's good Bloomin but for 20p who cares? As long as it entertains you it's worth it.

CanYouHearMe Tue 01-Jan-13 18:51:47

I'm reading trashy books at the moment, When I Fall In Love - Miranda Dickinson. Have read a lot of Catherine Alliot lately too.

DuchessofMalfi Tue 01-Jan-13 18:58:23

I'm half way through Miranda Hart's Is It Just Me? Very funny, loving it. Next is The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey.

I'm rereading the Wheel of Time series in preparation for the final book coming out. [excited]

I'm also dipping into a Steampunk anthology occasionally.

Mockingjay, the third book in the Hunger Games series. I thought it was all a load of teenage crap until I actually started the first book, then found I couldn't put it down. I've read the first two and half of the third one in just under 2 weeks. Excellent reading if you like that sort of thing.

I think I'll re-read LOTR this month now you've mentioned it - love it.

I'm currently reading 'Android Kerenina' and prior to that I read an excellent book called, 'Barrow's Boys' about exploration in the first half of the 19th century.

JustFabulous Tue 01-Jan-13 19:07:15

My first post on this topic smile.

I have just finished The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year. It was very good and for once, the ending wasn't a let down.

I plan to read Seizures by Kathy Reichs next.

lalalonglegs Tue 01-Jan-13 19:08:19

Life: An Exploded Diagram - I've only just started so can't tell you very much about it but reads well so far (although not nearly as oddly as it name suggests).

HousewifeFromHeaven Tue 01-Jan-13 19:10:56

I've just read Song of Achilles and loved it.

Now started Night Circus.

cookielove Tue 01-Jan-13 19:11:43

Dance with Dragons part 2, which is the 6th book in the game of thrones series, it is very good, and i recommend it smile

acsec Tue 01-Jan-13 19:15:01

I finished The Black Heart of Jamaica in the Cat Royal series by Julia Golding and am going to start How to be a Woman by Caitlin Moran on way home from DP's parents.

lala I thought that said Life: An Exploded Dragon! confused

Parisbanana Tue 01-Jan-13 19:20:40

I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird. Read it as a teenager many years ago but now dd is doing it for GCSE English and asked me so many questions I decided to reread as I was a bit vague on the detail.
I am loving it, far more than I did on first reading.

After this I have The Leftovers by Tom Perrotta and Phil Redmond's autobiography which I got for Christmas.

Bajas Tue 01-Jan-13 19:23:49

Dominion by C J Sansom- enjoying it so far but not as much as the Shardlake books.

Next- The Dinner by Hermann Koch after reading a recommendation on here and getting it for 20p in the kindle sale! grin

Joyful also can't wait for the final instalment in The Wheel of Time!

The very long Serrano series by Elizabeth Moon. I haven't read anything apart from Elizabeth Moon's books for several months now, I love her writing so much. Strong stories, even stronger female characters - fabulous! That being said, I did take a break to read the Hunger Games books (awesome!) and Riven's DH's books, Prince of Thorns and King of Thorns (even more awesome!!!).

Bajas sadly I've just discovered that although it's released next week the Kindle version won't be out until April! sad And as the only opportunity I have to read is on my smartphone while doing nightfeeds, I shall have to wait. <cries>

Bajas Tue 01-Jan-13 19:37:13

Discovered the same when I pre ordered it on kindle although I think I can hang on so as not to break my wrist with huge hardback while reading in bed!

I reckon the series improved when BS took over after a few dodgy books in the middle. Can't wait to see how it all works out!

By the way if you're looking for something new to take up another 20 years wink Brandon sanderson's new one The Way of Kings has potential and is supposed to last 10 books!

SilveryMoon Tue 01-Jan-13 19:37:39

I'm reading Gone For Good by Harlan Coben. My first Harlan Coben book. Is very good.
I've been reading a series that's knd of on par with twilight. Is aimed at teenagers, but is such easy reading and I've really enjoyed them. I have the final installment to read which is on my phone (kindle app) ready and waiting.
They are by Lauren Kate and the first boo is called Fallen. Would recommend if you're looking for a bit of light reading that's easy and doesn't use up any brain power wink

Mrsrudolphduvall Tue 01-Jan-13 19:39:06

Rod Stewart's autobiography (lets side down)

tigerdriverII Tue 01-Jan-13 19:39:20

Nine Tailors - Dorothy L Sayers. Started it yesterday morning and had forgotten that the first chapter was set on New Year's Eve, so it was a really cosy read. I love vintage crime novels, have also been reading Ngaio Marsh.

girliefriend Tue 01-Jan-13 19:42:44

I have just started 'before I go to sleep' as a few people have recommended it. Enjoying so far..........

UptoapointLordCopper Tue 01-Jan-13 19:45:31

Have just finished Watership Down. Not sure what to read next, but reading a short story collection by Dorothy Sayers while deciding. smile

hugoagogo Tue 01-Jan-13 19:48:34

Ysabel, by guy gavriel kay. I loved the fionavar tapestry books when I was a teenager, so I thought I would give it a go.

Not sure about it though, I am more than halfway, so will probably finish it. hmm

Pure is lined up, as are the first two Tiffany aching Pratchetts. (if that even makes sense)

I really should be reading about the English civil war, but it is soo boring.

gingercat12 Tue 01-Jan-13 19:51:47

Just finished Casual Vacancy. Cried my eyes out. About to start The Buddenbrock House bx Thomas Mann.

I loved LOTR and the Hunger Games, too.

ikltownofboothlehem Tue 01-Jan-13 19:54:29

A Blink of the Screen by Terry Pratchett (collection of short stories). Next I'm starting the Inspector Morse collection - got the box set for Xmas from DH.

MikeLitorisHasChristmasLights Tue 01-Jan-13 19:56:24

I have just finished Moon over Soho, the 2nd rivers of London book. I will probably read the 3rd one (whispers underground) next.

I'm waiting for the next Stuart McBride book to be released. Iirc its some time this month.

Cherrypi Tue 01-Jan-13 20:07:43

I've just started Northanger Abbey for an alphabet challenge on Goodreads.

NicholasTeakozy Tue 01-Jan-13 20:15:58

Re-reading The Black Angel by John Connolly in preparation for re-reading The Wrath Of Angels.

JustFabulous Tue 01-Jan-13 20:16:08

<backs out of thread, blush at my easy reading compared to everyone elses>

Oh I've just read Pratchett's 'Dodger' too but didn't think much of it. Sadly, I think the fine, fine days of Sam Vines and Captain Carrot are over now. sad

I didn't like 'Life Of Pi.'
First Hunger Games book was good but the other two were dreadful.
Have read the first two of the Rivers of London series but don't know if I'll bother with the third. They are a bit Jasper Fffffffffjorde-ish and I can't be doing with him.
I enjoyed 'Dominion.'

hugoagogo Tue 01-Jan-13 20:27:48

I was looking forward to 'dodger' too, I gave up on pratchett for years, but have been making up for lost time lately. sad

Hi acsec grin that Caitlin Moran book is one of my faves!

I am reading a book DH got me fr crimbo called The Snow Child. Have just finished The Lighthouse by Alison Moore, bit depressing.

Best book read recently was El Narco, about Mexican Drug Wars was brill, true, and scary.

Ooh mike that is really really good that whispers underground book!

kikidee Tue 01-Jan-13 20:35:26

I'm reading Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann and really enjoying it.

Just finished Prague Fatale by Philip Kerr it is a Bernie Gunther crime novel this is the 8th and I have enjoyed them all. About to start The Song of Achilles by
Madeline Miller.

Takver Tue 01-Jan-13 21:11:47

Just finished The City and The City by China Mieville, very good, am going to look out for some others of his.

pointedlynoresolutions Tue 01-Jan-13 21:25:19

After a serious vampire porn binge I am now reading the Dove of Death by Peter Tremayen (murder mysteries set in the 7th century AD) - not demanding, but enjoyable.

Have got a book of homage stories written in honour of Jack Vance's Dying Earth series lined up next.

Please don't give up on Ysabel, it all ties up in the end!

hugoagogo Tue 01-Jan-13 21:34:03

Glad to hear it! grin

I really try not to give up on books, but I bailed on a couple this year (glares at the casual vacancy) so I don't want it to become a habit.

UptoapointLordCopper Tue 01-Jan-13 21:41:21

No thanks to whoever mentioned Northanger Abbey earlier on. It brought on a craving and I had to hunt high and low for the bloody book. Found it after going through the entire stock twice. grin Going to read that next. And then Un Lun Dun.

Make sure you read some 'proper' Gothic horror after Northanger Abbey. It's great fun. smile

borninastorm Tue 01-Jan-13 22:06:30

Have just finished "Before I Go to Sleep " it was an incredible read. But the ending disappointed me a little. I wanted to know more.

Wow have a massive 'wish list' now. Will be busy for ages!

CelticPromise Tue 01-Jan-13 22:47:58

Stuart- A Life Backwards by Alexander Masters. it's really good. I have a very promising stack of Christmas books lined up for after, also The Road which I might need to work up to!

highlandcoo Tue 01-Jan-13 23:52:30

Bitter Water by Gordon Ferris, the second in the Douglas Brodie crime series. I read The Hanging Shed (no 1) a few weeks ago and enjoyed it. Liked the setting of post-war Glasgow, and was interested initially because GF used to work with DH years ago .. he's a good writer.

Also reading Parade's End; it's excellent but it's heavy going, and 900 pages, so have decided to have a pause after each of the four separate sections, and intersperse with something a bit lighter.

SirBoobAlot Wed 02-Jan-13 00:02:08

Reading three at the moment, depending on what mood takes me. The Song Of Achilles, which is brilliant, and have read before, but wanted to read it on new kindle again. Is It Just Me, because Miranda Hart makes me giggle. And finally, Mad Bad and Sad, which is a history of women's psychiatric treatment from 1800 onwards, and is fascinating.

Debating buying Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for kindle as well...

beanandspud Wed 02-Jan-13 00:02:59

I am half-way through 'Home' by Manju Kapur which I am enjoying and I have a stack of C J Samson books to get through next.

I did get John Taylor's autobiography for Christmas though so I fear I may get distracted by my crush of the 80's blush

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