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.

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

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...

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.

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.'

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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