November 2, 2010

Reading Summer 2010

When a bibliophile is thrown into long empty days*, they can easily be filled with crimes, detectives, the fanciful and the undead.

Bookshelf: Read

The Naming: The First Book of Pellinor
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Dead Until Dark
The Girl Who Played with Fire
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Bite Me
The Imperfectionists
Her Fearful Symmetry
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Burglars Can't Be Choosers
Under Orders
Juliet, Naked
Water for Elephants

Violetkey's favorite books »

*i've been unemployed since May

The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie was the best random choice from the library. I was perusing the aisle & this was on display at the end of one the shelves. The main character is an 11 year old chemist who solves the murder that takes place at her home. Its a light read but filled with interesting tidbits about poison, the little English country village she lives in and a wonderful cast of characters. Looking forward to reading more from this author. 

Her Fearful Symmetry is the second novel out by the author of The Time Traveler's Wife. I LOVED her first novel & read the second in about three days from enjoyment. The story offers a look into twin girls lives that move to London to stay a year in their deceased Aunt's flat, in accordance with her will. There life takes a intriguing twist! While i enjoyed the book greatly it didn't steal my heart like Time Traveler's Wife, it didn't make me cry at the end either.

I finally began & finished the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series.  The first was my favorite & i think the third was good but starts slow. These books were good but i found the sexual violence against Lisbeth disturbing, which i guess is appropriate & does cause empathy for the character. I enjoyed trying to figure out the mystery in the first book.

The other titles were either popular this year or from authors I've read in the past. Especially Dick Francis & Lawrence Block - I know i read more then 2 titles by those authors over the past few months but can't remember them at this time. Both excellent detective book series.

Over all a very successful summer of reading. What was your favorite book this summer?

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