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Smiling_Sara
05-01-2011, 11:52 AM
Happy May everyone. Please share with us what you are reading?


I'm about 3/4 through Columbine by Dave Cullen.


Chubbykins
05-01-2011, 12:11 PM
"The rise of Endymion" by Dan Simmons. It is the third part of the Sci-fi Hyperion series.
It is very good if you like the genre :D

CanadianCutie
05-01-2011, 12:40 PM
Just back from Vacation, and still reading Diana Gabaldon's Voyager. It seems a little better paced than Dragonfly in Amber.


Gogirl008
05-01-2011, 12:56 PM
Just starting The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I really like it so far. Love when a book hooks me right from the get go......

alinnell
05-01-2011, 01:00 PM
I think I have a new favorite author: Lisa Gardner. I read her latest book in March (Love You More) (http://www.amazon.com/Love-You-More-Lisa-Gardner/dp/0553807250/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1304265604&sr=8-4) and am now reading Hide. (http://www.amazon.com/Hide-Detective-D-Warren-Novel/dp/0553588087/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1304265547&sr=8-5)

Sparkly Blonde
05-01-2011, 01:17 PM
Superfreakonomics. I love any sort of book that studies human behavior, trends and society.

queenofthehouse
05-01-2011, 01:35 PM
I just started reading "These Things Hidden" by Heather Gudenkauf. This is her second novel and is just as fantastic as her first, which is "The Weight of Silence". I highly recommend both. :)

Nola Celeste
05-01-2011, 10:18 PM
I'm currently re-reading George R. R. Martin's "A Game of Thrones" (and the rest of the series) thanks to the HBO mini-series and the phenomenal good news that the next book in the series is finished and will be on bookstore shelves in July of this year! Hooray! :)

I'm also reading "Salt: A World History" by Mark Kurlansky and "The Great Influenza" by John Barry. I like non-fiction to balance out my fiction as much as I used to like chocolate to balance out my salty potato chips. :D

I do like SF, Chubbykins, so I'm going to check out those Dan Simmons novels; thanks for the tip! :)

konfyoozed
05-01-2011, 10:34 PM
i just finished "a kiss of shadows" by laurell k hamilton. the first book in the merry gentry series. i've read most of her anita blake novels, and was curious about this one. it's about faeries... but in a dark way. kinda the same way anita blake is about vampires and that ilk.

Ciao
05-03-2011, 12:33 AM
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I've currently started Midnight by Dean Koontz.

I like it so far. I can't put it down! :)

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TrishG
05-03-2011, 01:05 AM
I just finnished Terry Goodkinds Sword of Truth Series (absoluty amazing!) And just started Game of Thrones! =) I'm already hooked!

MrsMomOrtiz
05-03-2011, 01:42 AM
I just got done reading, "The Lost Symbol". So good! I haven't heard of any movie out for it yet, but can't wait to watch it all the same! haha Not sure what my next bookventure will be. I usually read whatever my husband brings home from the airport. haha

SweetScrumptious
05-03-2011, 04:44 AM
I'm currently "listening" to the audiobook of Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. I also went out and bought the book to accompany it as this is my first time listening to an audiobook and didn't know if I would enjoy a book read to me (I got the idea from here that I could only listen to the book when I'm working out, and if you get to a good part and want to keep listening... well you gotta keep exercising :D). So far - I'm liking the audiobook, it's keeping me motivated to step on the treadmills!

zoodoo613
05-03-2011, 10:27 AM
Superfreakonomics. I love any sort of book that studies human behavior, trends and society.

I really enjoyed that book until a certain point. A read it a few years ago so I don't remember the specifics, but there was a chapter that was basically saying (as I remember it) that the best predictor of a child's academic success was the number of books his parents owned. He made some arguments in that chapter that I just didn't agree with, or thought weren't well thought through, or something. And it colored my perception of everything else I'd read up to that point.

MiZTaCCen
05-03-2011, 01:24 PM
Currently reading
Unlimited by - Jillian Michaels and Something Blue by Emily Giffin sooo good!

Ekicna
05-03-2011, 01:40 PM
The only thing I'm reading right now is a Psychology book but I did just finish reading "I'll Walk Alone" by Mary Higgins Clark.

Ferumbras
05-03-2011, 03:31 PM
I just finished rereading Going Postal by Terry Pratchett, am almost done with Misquoting Jesus by Bart Ehrman, and then I am also reading multiple history books for my dissertation. I think my next book may be The Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley.

BrokenAnkle
05-03-2011, 09:52 PM
Just finished Water for Elephants. I liked it very much so went and saw the movie and I liked that too!

Kaonashi
05-05-2011, 01:59 AM
Currently reading "A Feast For Crows" (the fourth book in the Song of Ice and Fire series).

CrystalZ10
05-05-2011, 12:03 PM
Just starting The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I really like it so far. Love when a book hooks me right from the get go......

I REALLY wanna read that..I almost loaded that to my Nook but I got Something Borrowed instead. I liked it so I got Something Blue and thats what I am working on now.

alinnell
05-05-2011, 12:06 PM
In my latest More magazine there is an article about the author of The Help. She submitted the manuscript to FORTY publishers before it was accepted for print! Can you imagine? I guess I'll have to read it!

P H A T
05-05-2011, 12:26 PM
Happy Cinco De Mayo Chicas !!!

I'm reading 50 Political Ideas .. Nonfiction for me!

Gogirl008
05-05-2011, 01:10 PM
In my latest More magazine there is an article about the author of The Help. She submitted the manuscript to FORTY publishers before it was accepted for print! Can you imagine? I guess I'll have to read it!

It's fun to read. For certain characters the author writes the words so that it reads as the dialect (Mississippi) that they would be speaking. It's almost like you can hear them when you read it. Still only about 1/3 of the way through, but liking it!

ANOther
05-06-2011, 08:21 PM
Started Black Beans and Vice last night

FrouFrou
05-08-2011, 12:40 AM
James Patterson

alinnell
05-08-2011, 04:16 PM
Alone (http://www.amazon.com/Alone-Novel-Suspense-Lisa-Gardner/dp/0553584537/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&qid=1304882113&sr=8-22) bu Lisa Gardner. I'm really enjoying her books!

ILRPinkGirl
05-08-2011, 04:26 PM
Just finished Atonement by Ian McEwan, and am just now starting Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (hoping to finish it in time to still catch it in theaters!)

alinnell
05-08-2011, 10:58 PM
Gosh, just went to see Something Borrowed with my daughter. Loved the movie, hope you like the book!!!

krampus
05-08-2011, 11:00 PM
My mom sent me "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett in the mail. Only 2 chapters in but so far so good.

BrokenAnkle
05-08-2011, 11:57 PM
I am on a Regency romance kick right now - haven't read any beyond Georgette Heyer or Patricia Veryan for years. So I tried Julie Quinn and Suzanne Enoch and am liking them quite a lot, although not with the devotion I have for GH and PV!

FrouFrou
05-09-2011, 07:21 PM
Wench...Dolen Perkins-Valdez

MonteCristo
05-10-2011, 11:49 AM
I'm reading George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books. I've read A Game of Thrones and I'm about half way through A Clash of Kings.

Smiling_Sara
05-14-2011, 11:24 PM
about 30 pages into James Patterson's Sunday At Tiffany's (http://www.amazon.com/Sundays-at-Tiffanys-James-Patterson/dp/0446536318/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1305426170&sr=8-1)

It's really cute so far.

ANOther
05-15-2011, 01:24 PM
A Brisket, a Casket by Delia Rosen

aerogora
05-16-2011, 01:13 PM
The Birth House by Ami McKay

ChouKoe
05-16-2011, 07:10 PM
Game of Thrones

RiverWind
05-16-2011, 09:21 PM
Just starting The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I really like it so far. Love when a book hooks me right from the get go......

I read this a couple of months ago. Its great!! A very good story.

RiverWind
05-16-2011, 09:27 PM
I'm currently reading Helen of Troy by Margaret George. Love this author. Her story of Cleopatra was also wonderful.

Rainy Day
05-17-2011, 06:26 PM
Reading Water for Elephants. I'm almost halfway done and I really like it so far.

LisaMarie71
05-17-2011, 08:36 PM
I just read Born to Run by Christopher McDougall, and it was incredibly interesting. If you're into running at all, you should read it.

Now I'm reading The Evolution of Bruno Littlemore by Benjamin Hale -- it's a novel with a chimp narrator!

FrouFrou
05-18-2011, 02:01 AM
Thin is the New Happy by Valerie Frankel

FrouFrou
05-22-2011, 02:30 PM
Must say I was not thrilled with Thin is The New Happy at all.

Now reading The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers

jules1216
05-22-2011, 03:54 PM
Tess Gerritsen-Ice Cold -Rizzoli & Isles series-loved the show on tv -this was the first book I read..

ShyHeather
05-22-2011, 09:29 PM
Happy May everyone. Please share with us what you are reading?


I'm about 3/4 through Columbine by Dave Cullen.


I just finished reading Star Wars: The Truce At Bakura. LOVED it. My boyfriend recommended I pick it up since I had no clue where to start when it came to reading the Star Wars books.

Not sure what to read now, hah...

ANOther
05-24-2011, 07:31 PM
Putting aside the foodie-cozies for the time being and starting The Mozart Conspiracy by Scott Mariani

SugarComa
05-24-2011, 07:49 PM
I just finished Belljar by Sylvia Plath for probably thr 10th time... now onto The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon.

LisaMarie71
05-24-2011, 08:13 PM
I just finished Bossypants by Tina Fey (funny!) and now I'm reading The Island by Elin Hilderbrand. Her books are always good summer reading.

Next I'm rereading A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini for my book group.

alinnell
05-24-2011, 09:17 PM
Finished Hide and am now reading Live to Tell. Both by Lisa Gardner. Very good author if you like mysteries and cop stories.

JackieP
05-24-2011, 09:23 PM
Just starting Jane Eyre by Bronte. In the mood for a good classic.

Smiling_Sara
05-24-2011, 10:43 PM
Must say I was not thrilled with Thin is The New Happy at all.

Now reading The Murderer's Daughters by Randy Susan Meyers

I read Thin is the New Happy some time back-I agree, just didn't keep my interest like most weight loss books.

FrouFrou
05-27-2011, 03:30 AM
Just started Worst Case by James Patterson

NiteNicole
05-27-2011, 09:23 AM
I just finished Belljar by Sylvia Plath for probably thr 10th time... now onto The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon.

LOVE! If you like DG, have you tried the series by Sara Donati? It was recommended in the Outlandish Companion and I read it exclusively because there's a one line shout out to C&J in the first book - but it turned out to be a GREAT series! And she's just finished the last one so you don't have to wait years in between.

There's a series by Suzanne Frank that was also recommended in the OC and it's great, too.

I am currently reading Queen Bees and Wanna-bes and it's making my stomach hurt. My daughter is only five and I'm already starting to see some of the social posturing with girls around her age on the playground. I feel totally out of my depth.

I am also reading The Endless Forest, the last book in the series I mentioned above by Sara Donati. I am probably going to have to go back and reread the series because I am LOST!

LOVE these threads, they always fill out my library hold list!

thinkfit
02-20-2012, 10:47 PM
Recently finished up The Hunger Games series (ahh so excited for the movie!) and now I'm rereading Jane Eyre.

ANOther
02-22-2012, 06:12 PM
missjean, with all due respect this is the May 2011 thread. If you haven't already been called on this, we do have one for Feb 2012?

thinkfit
02-22-2012, 06:19 PM
missjean, with all due respect this is the May 2011 thread. If you haven't already been called on this, we do have one for Feb 2012?

So sorry! I was reading the Feb one and when I was browsing through later on I decided to reply and I guess it completely went over my head that it was the wrong thread! :o