Nathan Bransford, Author


Wednesday, September 14, 2011

What Are You Reading?


Every now and then I like to check in to see what people out there are reading.

So what about you? What are you reading?

I just finished China Mieville's Embassytown, and will be starting The Invisible Bridge soon.






185 comments:

Jessie Andersen said...

Just finished THE BEGINNING OF AFTER By Jennifer Castle. WONDERFUL!!! Loved it.

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Stacy said...

William Gibson's ZERO HISTORY.

lizhellebuyck said...

Wildfire by Karsten Knight. So far s'okay.

CourtLoveLeigh said...

Currently reading Uglies by Scott Westerfield.
Yesterday I purchased The Night Circus by Emily Morgenstern and Record Collecting for Girls by Courtney E. Smith.
And I am eagerly awaiting Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi and Inheritance by Christopher Paolini (it's gonna be a YA-heavy fall, I am foreseeing).

Mr. D said...

The Washing of the Spears by Donald R. Morris. It's about the rise and fall of Zululand and a great source of information if you want to know anything about the Zulus.

brainvsbook said...

I'm depressing myself non-fiction style with Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine. It's an amazing takedown of the supposed science behind gender differences. It's only depressing in that she presents over and over how a lot of people really believe that women are inherently incapable of a lot of things.

CJ said...

Solo By Alyssa Brugman and Once Was Lost by Sara Zarr. Both are YA Contemporary and excellent so far.

Richard Gibson said...

Your Inner Fish, by Neil Shubin, and re-reading Kiln People by David Brin.

Megan Floyd said...

I'm totally behind the times, so I just finished Capote's In Cold Blood and just started Cormac Macarthy's No Country for Old Men. And no, I have not seen the movie :)

Valerie Rieker said...

I'm reading the 2nd book in Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins.
And I just started the Harry Potter series for my second time around.
And a few books on sewing and patterns...

Amanda C. Davis said...

I'm reading EVOLVE 2, a collection of vampire stories.

Matthew J. Beier said...

Finally got myself into "A Game of Thrones." I'm not big into fantasy of this sort, and it took about 80 pages for me to care about any of it, but it became worth the effort. I'm hoping the series will last me through to Christmas!

Kristy Stewart said...

I just finished BLACKDOG by K.V. Johansen, and I'm torn over starting UNDER HEAVEN by Guy Gavriel Kay, ZOO CITY by Lauren Beukes, or EMBASSYTOWN. I'm leaning toward UNDER HEAVEN.

Jim Hamilton said...

Radical in Chief

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law

Ulysses

Stuart Gilbert's interpretation of the same

Robinson Crusoe

Jeremiah (in Hebrew)

Lisa Aldin said...

Finishing up Nicholas Evan's THE DIVIDE. And just started ZAZEN and THE NIGHT CIRCUS.

(Rarely can I read 1 book at a time...)

Ben Jolivet said...

Reading "Miss Peregrine's School for Peculiar Children." Very fun ride.

Laurel said...

ONE SALT SEA by Seanan McGuire and a beta read. Both are fantastic.

Mhnea said...

'Tales of Salt and Sorrow" - an anthology of short stories edited by Dorothy Davies. It's a nice mix of genres and themes.

KarolynSherwood said...

The most amazing aspect of The Invisible Bridge is the amazing lack of adverbs! About half way through, I noticed Orringer used fewer adverbs in her novel than most people use in one chapter. Count them; you could probably do it on your fingers and toes.

I'm about to start The Patron Saint of Liars, my 4th Ann Patchett novel in 2 months. I love her writing.

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said...

Well, it's been a toughy. The company my husband worked for shut down and I got to go through all of the books. I now own 74 new books and I'm making my way through them. I have started with the Luanne Rice!

magpiewrites said...

I just finished reading THE REAPERS ARE THE ANGELS by Alden Bell. It was the most luminous zombie story I'd ever read. I've just started THE ABSOLUTE TRUE DIARY OF A PART TIME INDIAN. I'm on a role with awesome reads.

Griffin Asher said...

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson.

Ezzy Guerrero-Languzzi said...

Finished THE CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR by Jean M. Auel this a.m. LOVED. IT. Picked up the next three installments at Borders this week. : )

Kaitlin said...

I'm reading the RANGER'S APPRENTICE series. Just got the last book.

I'm also reading STORY by Robert McKee and ANATOMY of FILM by Dick Block and several other film texbooks. I'm in film school. :)

magpiewrites said...

Whoops. Meant to say 'roll', not 'role'. That's what happens when you type with a 3 year old sitting on you.

Deb said...

STATE OF WONDER by Ann Patchett. Fantastic!!!

Mark said...

I'm reading John Locke's "Don't Poke the Bear" on Kindle and "The First Five Pages" on dead trees. Rafael Sabatini's "The Black Swan" is on deck.

Anita Saxena said...

Just finished Red Glove by Holly Black. Loved it!

Sarah McCabe said...

The Wood Beyond the World by William Morris. Part of my effort to become better acquainted with the history of my genre.

Anonymous said...

"Jacob Wonderbar." Seriously. It's good, too.

I've actually been reading a slew of YA and MG that I think cross over into the mainstream. And I'm getting an education while I'm at it.

Cathy Yardley said...

Moon Called by Patricia Briggs. Also knocked out a lot of Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark series. And I've been reading some phenomenal ARCs: TOUCH by Jus Accardo, THE FALLEN QUEEN by Jane Kindred.

Rick Daley said...

I just finished MONARCH by Michelle Argye.

Currently reading CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese.

The Sasquatch said...

What I'm reading: Advanced .NET 4.0 Programming

What I tell my wife I'm reading: Sense and Sensibility

What I wish I were reading: Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

What I'd like people to think I'm reading: Something by Shakespeare. Or maybe James Joyce, even though I've never read anything by James Joyce because it makes my head hurt.

Heather Hawke said...

I'm about to crack THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern. Otherwise, CUTTING FOR STONE by Verghese, finally reading ANGELA'S ASHES by McCourt, still getting through A DANCE WITH DRAGONS by Martin, REBEL ANGELS by Bray, others on my nightstand...

D.G. Hudson said...

Diana Gabaldon's Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade and David McCullough's The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris.

There's something about Paris (like Woody Allen said...) and this book tells about American artists and writers who have been going there since Lafayette's time for art, education,and enlightenment.

Diana's books are pure enjoyment. She spins a great tale and does her research. This book I picked up on discount, but now I'll buy more of her series.

This is one of the best questions, Nathan, since we all get to update our list of books (just discovered) that we want to read.

Thanks for asking.

Heidi said...

Picked up LIFE OF PI at the library's used bookstore for $1. Am loving it.
Some guy at the car wash yesterday asked me what I was reading and when I told him he said, "Life's a Pie?"
I thought that was funny. ;)
Ezzy - Enjoy that series! One of my favorites.

Jaimie said...

I'm reading Rilke. Lots and lots of Rilke.

Abby said...

I just finished CAMERON'S ROAD by Michael Wojciechowski. It was fabulous! And I'm currently reading WILDFIRE by Karsten Knight.

Stephen said...

Almost done with If Sons Then Heirs. I like the current story, love the back story, cringe at the dialog.

Raychelle Muhammad said...

I just finished Iyanla Vanzant's PEACE FROM BROKEN PIECES and now I am finishing BLINK by Malcom Gladwell. Both are FABULOUS!

Tim said...

I will finish THE DEVIL ALL THE TIME by Donald Ray Pollack this evening and plan to start BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP by S.J. Watson next. This is my explore new authors week.

Elisabeth Grace Foley said...

Just finished Agatha Christie's autobiography, which was great. Last night I started Letters of a Woman Homesteader by Elinore Pruitt Stewart, which is wonderful so far, and have Parnassus On Wheels by Christopher Morley up next.

Marc said...

I just finished reading DRIVE BY SAVIOURS by Chris Benjamin. It is a debut novel by a great author out of Nova Scotia, Canada. Incredible book. Definitely highly recommended.

Amy said...

Trudging through A Feast for Crows. And really looking forward to my break in this series.

Jesse said...

Just finished 33 A.D. (Bachiyr Book One) by David McAfee (incredible book) and Believe by Shelly Hickman. Currently reading Vanquished (Victorian Romance). And coming up from my TBR "shelf" will be The Emerald Talisman by Brenda Pandos, Bitten by Merrill Gemus, and Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey.

Catherine Stine said...

I'm readiing Chekhov's The Seagull. It's all about art and how there are many approaches to the creative life. Love Chekhov and love this play.

Joanne Sher said...

GMC by Debra Dixon :)

Munk said...

Interstellar Pig by William Sleator

Julie Nilson said...

I just started "Good Omen" by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. Somehow, it managed to slip by me until now. I feel like I will have to turn in my geek card soon if I don't read it.

Dave said...

The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon

Stephanie Barr said...

Manga. "Tokyo Crazy Paradise" for like the eleventh time. When I'm done, I'll probably reread "Dengeki Daisy"

L.G.Smith said...

I'm reading Sword Song by Bernard Cornwell and as soon as my son give me back Ship Breaker I'll finish that.

reader said...

I'm currently reading a slim thriller, THE SILVER BEAR, by Derek Haas.

Up next, RED HOOK ROAD, by Ayelet Waldman.


(I've picked up eight other books at the 90 percent off prices at Borders. I'm going to miss them terribly. RIP BORDERS!! On the other hand I'll probably break down and buy a Nook or Kindle now.)

Megan said...

I just finished Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (which made me laugh out loud) and next I'm diving into Forever by Maggie Stiefvater.

Henri said...

Just purchased and started How To Live Safely In a Science Fiction Universe by Charles Yu.

abc said...

Bossypants by Tina Fey and 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

Emily said...

I'm concurrently reading Mudbound, The Fist and the Heart, The Good Son, and Three Junes. Excellence all around!

Mark Terry said...

The Secret Servant by Daniel Silva, and The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris, and, off and on, Bag of Bones by Stephen King

CMR Prindle said...

I'm in the midst of reading Mary Barton by Elizabeth Gaskell and just started Spook Country by William Gibson. As much as I enjoy Victorian literature, there's a lot of book in Mary Barton, so I've been slogging through it (enjoyably) for quite a while. On the other hand, it's hard to put Spook Country. Love William Gibson.

Courtney Cantrell said...

Just finished CONAN #1 by Howard, de Camp, and Carter. New genre for me -- totally fun romp. Guess I'll have to see the movie now. ;o)

Ulysses said...

Funny how often people forget that this is an important question. You can't sing if you don't listen to music, you can't swim if you never go near the water, and you can't write unless you read.

I'm just starting China Mieville's The City & The City.

I keep a list of what I've read and my thoughts on each book here.

Steven said...

I made up a list back in April out of lots of other "100 Best Novels" lists. Mostly it's a tool to catch up on those classics I haven't read yet. The full list and reasoning behind it are on my blog:

http://csgstories.wordpress.com/2011/04/20/100-great-novels-in-english/

Currently I'm on Gulliver's Travels...and reading Star Trek novels to relax between those books. :)

Here's a couple reviews of non-fiction books I've read recently:

http://csgstories.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/review-the-cello-suites-by-eric-siblin/

http://csgstories.wordpress.com/2011/08/31/review-berlin-at-war-by-roger-moorhouse/ (This one was actually Tweeted by the author of the book!)

Matthew MacNish said...

I just finished A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin. Loved it in spite of how frustrating reading Martin can be.

I just started Solstice, by PJ Hoover. It's the first self-pubbed e-book I've ever read, and so far I'm pleasantly impressed.

Karen Peterson said...

I'm reading THE GUNSLINGER by Stephen King. It's my first time through the Dark Tower series. So far, I'm really not sure what all the fuss is about.

Katherine Hyde said...

"The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss. Absolutely amazing, beautiful book.

Heather said...
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Anonymous said...

Just finished On Writing, a Memoir on the Craft by Stephen King.
Reading The Wisdom of Father Brown by G. K. Chesterton.
Also, WIRED, Analog, and Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine.
NMC

M.A. Leslie said...

I just finished THE DEVIL'S PUNCHBOWL by Greg Iles. Not a normal read for me but it was amazing!!!

Melanie said...

A VISIT FROM THE GOOD SQUAD by Jennifer Egan. It's a really fantastic book. Which is probably why it won the Pulitzer.

kathrynleighaz said...

HECK: WHERE THE BAD KIDS GO... It's my first intentional attempt at reading my genre :)

Alwyn said...

FURY by Elizabeth Miles. And as soon as I can return to Civilization and get my hands on it I will be reading THE NIGHT CIRCUS by Erin Morgenstern

jesse said...

I'm crawling through Homage to Catalonia by Orwell. It is interesting but I have a hard time motivating myself to read such dense material after a few hours editing.

Michael Runyan said...

Story by Robert Mckee.
I'm learning so much about writing from that book. I highly recommend this if you're looking for something to read.

Melissa Haworth said...

Interpreter of Maladies--liked her novel and this is a book of short stories. I like it.

Suzie F. said...

THE WAR OF THE WORLDS by H.G. Wells and GOING BOVINE by Libba Bray

E.Maree said...

Laini Taylor's "Daughter of Smoke and Bone". It's amazing.

Michelle said...

I'm reading The American Jobs Act. You didn't say this had to be fiction.

Michael Runyan said...

Where did you find a copy of that?

Marilyn Peake said...

I just finished reading THE SILENCE OF MEDAIR by Andrea K. Host, and have started reading THE WINDUP GIRL by Paolo Bacigalupi.

Bill Greer said...

Just finished: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett - awesome!

Just started: Luminarium by Alex Shakar

Anonymous said...

This post reminded me I still need to finish The City and the City!

Currently about to start on The Isle of Blood by Rick Yancey, v excited.

-Salom

Myne Whitman said...

Signed, Hopelessly in Love by Lauri Kabutsile.

salima said...

Bill Bryson's "Short History of Nearly Everything" and Brian Selznick's "Wonderstruck."

Jan Priddy, Oregon said...
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Ted said...

TENDER IS THE NIGHT by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Almost every page has a sentence or two that I want to re-read three or four times in awe.

Jan Priddy, Oregon said...

I am currently reading The Best American Short Stories of 2010, but I recently read China Mieville's Embassytown--fabulous! I post brief reviews on the right sidebar of my blog: http://janpriddyoregon.blogspot.com

Hiroko said...

I'm reading _The Kite Runner_ by Khaled Hosseini.
It's mesmirizing, sad, heartwarming, and chilling all at once. I'm really enjoying it.

Len Lambert said...

Just finished Jessica Bell's String Bridge which I enjoyed very much. Now reading Sweetie by Kathryn Magendie :)

Amanda P. said...

Actually, Jacob Wonderbar. lol It's been a while and I wanted to read it to my 3rd grade class in the coming weeks, so I'm refreshing. I also have the last Succubus novel from Rachelle Mead I'm about to start. :-)

Kate said...

MOTHERLESS BROOKLYN by Jonathan Lethem.

Sharon Vaknin said...

Currently addicted to the Millennium series! Slow at times, but well worth the wait.

Wendy said...

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, The Search for Wondla by Tony Diterlizzi and The Wind Singer by William Nicholson.

~Sia McKye~ said...

I finished an excellent literary suspense/thriller, by new to me author, Reverb, Jeri Cafesin. It was one of those books hard to put down. Getting ready to start Freethy's Garden of Secrets and Watching Willow Watts, by English author, Talli Roland.

Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

Genevieve Graham-Sawchyn said...

"Heartbreak Creek" by Kaki Warner. She's an awesome new historical (19th century) adventure/romance writer with Berkley. This is her second series - her first book won the Rita for Best First Book in 2010.

Barbara said...

Finished Nemesis by Jo Nesbo. Currently reading Redbreast by Nesbo.Next up Devil's Starby Nesbo. And then anything else he's written. I'm so glad I found this author -- Norwegian Noir.

Kathryn Magendie said...

Jenny Gardiner's "Slim to None" is next on my reading list.

(and thank you Len! Just as when I board a plane I was thinking, "wouldn't it be cool if someone was reading one of my books?" . . . but I didn't expect it at all, so what a nice surprise!)

katdish said...

Just finished reading Wasteland by Lynn Rush. Re-reading Stephen King's It. Love that book.

Nancy Thompson said...

The Poet by Michael Connelly

Christine London said...

Dangerous Race by premiere author Dee J Adams.

Cyndy Aleo said...

Just finished Erin Morgenstern's THE NIGHT CIRCUS (lived up to every bit of the hype) and am flitting back and forth between MISS PEREGRINE and Elizabeth Scott's LOVE YOU, HATE YOU, MISS YOU. PEREGRINE is on the iPad and LYHYMY is dead tree. Sissy is now reading THE NIGHT CIRCUS, so when I can pry the iPad away I'm trying to finish PEREGRINE. *sigh* That's what I get for not getting the e-book on Kindle, but I'm waiting for the UK hardcover, which is gorgeous.

Jil said...

Loved WATER FOR ELEPHANTS {best ending ever} so got APEHOUSE and was disappointed

Becca said...

I am actually in the middle of the Harry Potter series. Goblet of Fire, to be exact.

I got stuck in Order of the Phoenix a few years ago and never got back to it, so I started over recently and am determined to finish the series.

Cheryll (Gabby) Ganzel said...

Am reading Chasing Amanda by Melissa Foster. Next will be Breathless by Scott Prussing.

Kristin Laughtin said...

Alma Katsu's THE TAKER. I'm not sure what I'll read next, but this one has some lovely prose!

Roslyn Rice said...

Jonah by Priscilla Shirer

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Just finished THE FAERIE RING and SET FAIR FOR ROANOKE. About to begin THE WICKED AND THE JUST.

Stacy Clark said...

I'm reading the auto-bio "Let me Finish" by Roger Angell about the author's life in NYC...his mother was the founding editor of The New Yorker and his step-dad was E.B. White.

Stacy Clark said...

Also reading Anne Lamott's "Blue Shoe."

seanrox said...

Derek Sivers' "Anything That You Want" via Seth Godin's Domino... slim, enlightening unbusiness mistakes and successes of CDBaby.com.

http://www.amazon.com/Anything-You-Want-Derek-Sivers/dp/1936719118

Simon Haynes said...

Agatha Christie - Death in the Clouds. (Or Death in the Air if you live in the US. Apparently you don't get clouds?)

Caleb said...

I just finished Brother Odd by Dean Koontz, 3rd in his Odd Thomas series. I'm almost finished with The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I'm about halfway through The Adventures of Kavalier and Klay by Michael Chabon. I'm just starting Ministry of Special Cases by Nathan Englander. Next on the list is A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan.

J. Anne Huss said...

I literally just finished Ready Player One like 5 minutes ago. GREAT book!

Sheila Cull said...

10 Best Books, NYT Book Review, Lit by Karr, I bought today! It cost $4.85 (for older books this sale price is consistent and great, select books are culled. Lakeview East, 3251 North Broadway, privately owned, been there awhile: Unabridged Bookstore.

But I've gotta finish first what I'm finishing now, ... Wicked by Chenoworth.

Does anybody else hurry to finish a book so they can get to another one?

Amy Armstrong, MS, NCC said...

A Long Long Sleep then it's on to The Night Circus

Laurie Boris said...

Alma Taksu's "The Taker." Haunting, sad, engrossing, excellent.

Classy Rebel said...

I finished Texas Gothic and am now reading Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey.

Shell said...

Jim Butcher's Ghost Story. Gotta love Harry.

Darlene Underdahl said...

I was given a batch of Clive Cussler novels from a friend (he knows I read more "male" than most females) and I'm enjoying them.

I think I understand engineering better than the average lady.

Caden O'Brien said...

"Please Look After Mom" by Kyung-Sook Shin. Awesome.

Mark said...

HANNIBAL RISING by Thomas Harris
CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION by Walter M. Miller
THREE MEN IN A BOAT by Jerome K. Jerome (am I really reading this to the end?)
TWISTED by Jeffery Deaver (Shorts)
FIRST THRILLS edited by Lee Child
THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES 2008

CG Blake, Author said...

I just finished, Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, and started, Northwest Corner, by John Burnham Schwartz. Sullivan and Schwartz are talented writers who capture the dynamics and inner tensions of family relationships. I recommend both books.

CG Blake, Author said...

I just finished, Maine, by J. Courtney Sullivan, and started, Northwest Corner, by John Burnham Schwartz. Sullivan and Schwartz are talented writers who capture the dynamics and inner tensions of family relationships. I recommend both books.

Kevin Lynn Helmick said...

"Sutree" Cormac McCarthy-but I'm also polishing the final draft on my last novel, so, I'm a little distacted and not to interested McCarthys' at this point.
I did fing a first edition of "Giant" at a good will store and am looking forward to reading it, mostly cause it's my favorite James Dean movie.

Jenny said...

Back to Our Future: how the 1980s explains the world we live in now. Not that I actually lived in the 80s, I'm more of a late product, but I grew up on the re-runs.

Geoff said...

Reading Aaron Polson's Loathsome, Dark, and Deep on my Kindle and listening (finally) to Lev Grossman's The Magicians, which is comically and frightening like my own soon-to-be-released novel in a few ways... and both are like Narnia in a few ways, so whose keeping score.

Gretchen said...

Just finished ENDER'S GAME. Pretty excellent, although I have been looking for something to live up to The Hunger Games series, and this wasn't it.

Recently purchased for my Nook - OCTAVIAN NOTHING, JACOB WONDERBAR, and ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY.

Also, I just read the first few chapters of Maureen Johnson's new book online for free. She totally left me hanging and I immediately pre-ordered it. Damn! Great marketing, Maureen.

Robin Connelly said...

I'm reading: Thanks, But this isn't for us: A (sort of) compassionate guide to why your writing is being rejected by Jessica Page Morrell

Kristen Pelfrey Faulconer said...

GONE by Michael Grant. Just finished IN THE PATH OF FALLING OBJECTS by Andrew Smith.

Kristy Marie Feltenberger Gillespie said...

The Hunger Games- Suzanne Collins. I'm a middle school counselor and love reading YA and my 8th graders love this series.

Tess Cox said...

A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
Reaching Out: Three Spiritual Movements by
Henri J.M. Nouwen
Cutting for Stone by Abraham Vergese
GREEN by Ted Dekker

Right now I'm so far behind with the stack of books by my bed that I'll have to keep reading after I die. (and yes, Jacob Wonderbar is in the stack!)
That, and starting a NEW JOB (woo hoo!), working on my own book, and trying to find a place to live in Denver before the BIG SNOW comes!

dark mistress said...

I'm reading The Lonely Polygamist by Brady Udall and Verbal Behavior by BF Skinner.

Nadine said...

Just finished "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett. I'm starting the "Blood of Kings" series by Jill Williamson again (already read the first two once and I'm determined to read the last book. They're fabulous!!). Also, finished "Enclave" by Ann Aguirre a while back and loved it!

Dix said...

Just finished Arthur Hailey's DETECTIVE. Incredible research! About to read the very last book in the Jesse Stone series by Robert B. Parker -- RIP.

Kate Austin said...

Just finished - 10 minutes ago - ZERO HISTORY by William Gibson, one of my favorite writers. I've put it back on my TBR pile because he's one writer I always re-read right away - probably in the next month - because I learn so much from his books but I need to read it the second time to get it all.

Kate

Mira said...

I recently discovered the Prydrain Chronicles, a childhood favorite, just came out on e-book (finally), so I bought and am re-reading the whole series.

I also re-read Tamora Pierce's Terrier and Bloodhound last week, because her new one, and the third in the series, Mastiff, comes out in August. These are YA fantasy, women power books. Yay, YA women power.

I'm halfway through the Ranger's Apprentice series, but I think I'm losing interest, not sure why.

And I recently re-read Sense and Sensibility and thoroughly enjoyed it, although I do think Jane Austen totally gave Maryanne the shaft.

I also spent some time yesterday going onto Amazon, and clicking old favorites that are not yet out in e-book form, because I want to buy them, re-read them and have them in my e-book library.

Mira said...

Oh, I forgot. This weekend, I read Meg Cabot's adult chick lit, Boy Meets Girl. Cute.

Anonymous said...

The Night Circus and Truman by David McCullough, which won the 1992 Pulitzer prize. (I like to read a fiction and nonficiton book simultaneously. Don't ask me why!) Both are excellent.

Julie said...

The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver...also The Lost Books of the Odyssey by Zachary Mason

and listening to on audible: The City & The City by China Mieville

Anonymous said...

Wild Abandon by Jor Dunthorne

Michele Shaw said...

Found a bargain bin with a few hardbacks (for 3$)I hadn't read. First one up, Slam, by Nick Hornby.

Jenna said...

A Feast of Crows by George RR Martin. Just finished Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother by Amy Chua.

Trish said...

I've started reading Dexter an Omnibus by Jeff Lindsey. (Darkly Dreaming Dexter, Dearly Devoted Dexter, Dexter In The Dark)

So far I'm loving it, great writing style, I just hope that it lives up to the TV series. On that, I'm halfway though series five. What a great show.

ginny martyn said...

for school: The Oresteia, Aeschylus

for church: Bonhoeffer, Metaxas

for me: The Magicians, Grossman

for fun: Thank You Notes, Fallon :)

chitrader said...

"Total Control" by David Baldacci. It's his second novel, following his blockbuster first, "Absolute Power."

I thought A.P. was terrific, and wanted to see how T.C. stacked up. Quite frankly, it's not nearly as good. He's an excellent plotter, but the pace is slower, I think he put in too many characters to easily keep track of, and the writing lapses into repetitiveness at times.

I've read a few of his later books, which are excellent, so my comparison of his first two is useful in that I understand better how hard it is to write a great book, especially when one eventually writes dozens of books. Not easy to maintain high quality from book to book.

ginny martyn said...

Oh, and for my 4yr old: Junie B. Jones

Hunter F. Goss said...

The only book I'm currently reading for pure pleasure is Tess Gerritsen's 'Body Double'.

Kerry O Cerra said...

THE BOOK OF TOMORROW by Cecelia Ahern. We're going to feature it in our next Whatcha' Reading Now? issue.

Emily Wenstrom said...

I just finished The Family Fang (highly recommend) and am flying through the Fables comic series. Just started Graveminder. It’s decent, a little slow.

Madeline said...

I'm reading The Magicians by Lev Grossman, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, and Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. (I really like to multitask...)

Karen Doniere said...

Hi Nate, I love your blog and your readers. Currently I'm reading The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano. So far it's quite interesting.

Robena Grant said...

Mai Tai One On, by Jill Marie Landis. Funny, quirky characters, murder, and mayhem set amidst the island life. I love JML's story telling skills.

Rivulus said...

"City of Thieves" by David Benioff. Just finished it: Brilliant. Do yourself a favor and pick up a copy.

jan said...

"State of Wonder" by Anne Patchett. I'm dying of envy.

E. VERNA TURNER said...

Finished reading THOSE IN PERIL by Wilbur Smith. Action-packed, mystery thriller coupled with romance. A novel full of surpriseS.

Nicole said...

Just read John Stephen's THE EMERALD ATLAS and K.A. Stewart's Jesse James Dawson series (A DEVIL IN THE DETAILS and A SHOT IN THE DARK). Loved them all!

Darley said...

The Dark Half by Stephen King.

Diana said...

I'm rereading the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey.

Crescent Dawn by Clive Cussler

The Ancient Celts by Barry Cunliffe (nonfiction)

Leanardo Da Vinci by Kenneth Clark (nonfiction)

And a guide to stuff you can find on the beaches in Florida which is really rather interesting...

Taylor Napolsky said...

Hey katdish, I LOVE Stephen King's It! I love that book more than anything!!

anyways, I'm reading Three Musketeers!

veela-valoom said...

Just finished the adorable "The Gorgon in the Gully" by Melina Marchetta - a MG book thats making its way around the world via my goodreads group.

Anonymous said...

Just finished LUCKY JIM by Kingsley Amis, going to start THE ISLE OF BLOOD by Rick Yancey.

-Salom

Krista V. said...

The funny thing about posts like this is that people are probably only going to comment if they love and/or are proud of what they're reading. It'd be much more interesting if you HAD to comment after reading the post:)

*scurries off without mentioning what I'm reading*

Taylor Napolsky said...

^^^
oh come on just tell us what you're reading. How bad can it be? Is it some crappy erotica novel?

Miss Daisy said...

Just finished PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS series by Rick Riordan.

Robert Michael said...

Just finished THE ROAD by McCormack and started THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE by Follet. KITE RUNNER by Hoesseini on deck. Thinking about picking up Anne Rand to read in the meantime. Also reading 2 Corinthians.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Just finished a bunch of chapter books last weekend: JUDY MOODY, CLEMENTINE, RALPH S. MOUSE, IVY AND BEAN. My next book for youngish readers will be PURE DEAD TROUBLE, by Debi Gliori.

I also read SOLD, by Patricia McCormick, and it was amazing. I love books like that.

I'm currently reading ERAGON by Christopher Paolini, and will read ROT AND RUIN when I finish that.

Krista V. said...

Taylor, ha! No, DEFINITELY not some crappy erotica romance.

It's a YA dystopian (probably not giving too much away there), and I haven't so thoroughly NOT connected with a book in a long time. I keep thinking it will get better, but it hasn't. And since I don't want to quasi-endorse a book I haven't liked (or straight-up slam another writer's work, especially since this writer happens to be published and I'm not), I'll just stick with not mentioning it:)

Sean Thomas Fisher said...

Just finished Brian Keene's Dark Hollow and about to begin Nicholas Spark's The Notebook.

Sommer Leigh said...

I just finished Angelfall by Susan Ee. My new favorite of all time.

Cynthia said...

I'm reading Suzanne Collins' Mockingjay and Tina Fey's Bossypants.

Taylor Napolsky said...

Krista, is it hunger games? Is it Ender's Game? Is it self published or indie published or epublished or whatever the correct term is nowadays?

MT Nickerson said...

Busy Monsters by William Giraldi. Nice style, well-crafted, interesting and unlike other books I've read lately.

K. M. Walton said...

Just finished POSSESS by debut author and fellow Apocalypsie Gretchen McNeil. Loved it.

I'm about to dive into THE NIGHT CIRCUS....

Anonymous said...

"The Best American Mystery Stories," sandwiched between dozens of "How To Find An Agent" and "What Publishers Really Want" articles.

Jamie said...

Reading a old classic - To Kill a Mocking Bird

dcamardo said...

The funny thing about you asking this question right now is that I'm actually just finishing up JACOB WONDERBAR AND THE COSMIC SPACE KAPOW.

Rebecca Kiel said...

Ram Dass and Shreve's THE PILOT'S WIFE (again!).

Meghan Ward said...

Jo Ann Beard's In Zanesville, and I love it.

Susie said...

Divergence! Finished it in a day. Wished book two was ready now.

Susie said...

Beginning The Night Circus tonight.

Nicole said...

*Just* finished Queen of the Dead by Stacey Kade and First Grave on the Right by Darynda Jones.

Currently reading Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress for my book club.

Lamb by Christopher Moore and Ripple by Mandy Hubbard are on deck.

Edwin Arnaudin said...

Recently finished THE FAMILY FANG by Kevin Wilson and about to start Tom Perrotta's THE LEFTOVERS.

Ann M said...

It's actually quite fun to answer this at the moment since I'm reading such a variety of books:

NOVELS
*Little House in the Big Woods, by Laura Ingalls Wilder

*A Brief History of Montmaray, by Michelle Cooper

*The Demigod Files, by Rick Riordan

*The Edge, by Rudy Josephs (Starfleet Academy)

and

*Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (for the third time!)

AUDIO BOOK
*Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident, by Eoin Colfer (narrated by the wonderful Nathaniel Parker)

NON-FICTION
*Hope for Animals and Their World, by Jane Goodall

and

*Uncle Eric Talks About Personal, Career, and Financial Security, by Richard J. Maybury

Phew... perhaps I shouldn't read *quite* so many all at once....

Anonymous said...

Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut. Written in the 1950's there are a few passages that are almost prophetic. An excellent read more than fifty years after its first publishing.

JustSarah said...

Currently I am reading Frank Huberts Dune.

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