I'm here again, with the Monday reads. I managed to finish both Nothing to Envy and Kindred last week, great reads and highly recommended both.
Station Eleven, Emily St. John Mandel - I'm about half way through and so far, hooray to hype monster for not ruining the reading experience. I'm especially smitten with Miranda.
Endymion, Dan Simmons - did I say I think Dan Simmons is a genius? I'm about 1/5 through and feel like I've arrived home. These books will be one of the highlights of this year for sure.
The Girl of Fire and Thorns, Rae Carson - a little while ago I bought a bunch of dollar-smt YA books for e-reader to be able to make my occasional YA-pick. The beginning of this was very promising, but now I've gotten a bit bored. Still I'm curious to see what will happen.
The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls - I decided to start this as my next non-fiction read, I haven't read a memoir in a while. I only checked first few pages and I suppose this lady's life is going to be VERY eventful.
Aside from that, I'm still reading the chunksters from last week, The Cider House Rules and Deadhouse Gates. Both are good, I just prefer not to make huge books my focus reads.
It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Book Journey, check out the blog to see other fantastic Monday reads.
It is great to see you back in business, with so many posts in one week! I've missed you, so I am glad to see you are doing well.ReplyDelete
Thank you Bettina! I definitely plan to be more active next year. All the best :)Delete
I recently picked up Station Eleven when I spotted a signed copy for sale at my local bookstore (for the same price as unsigned -- maybe there was some event I hadn't heard about?) I had already been thinking about reading it and thought if I was going to pick it up eventually anyway, I might as well get the signed copy! Glad to know the hype hasn't ruined it -- I still have high hopes for this one, though not sure exactly when I will get to it.ReplyDelete
Now that I've finished the book I can say I wouldn't mind a signed copy of Station Eleven. I think it's the sort of book that appeals to wide range of readers so chances are good you'd enjoy it too. :) It's not my new favourite but I enjoyed great deal.Delete
I was so psyched that the hype machine didn't ruin Station Eleven for me! I tried hard to keep my expectations low (failed at that), and it blew past them in every particular.ReplyDelete
I think Station Eleven is one of those books that appeals to wide audience - good writing, good plot, interesting setting. Probably explains the (well-earned) success :)Delete
Station Eleven is such an amazing book, I'm glad you are enjoying it (without hype ruining it)ReplyDelete
Thanks Michael, I finished it and enjoyed it. I would really REALLY like to take a loot at Station Eleven comics :)Delete
I'm so out of touch, I hadn't even heard of Station Eleven until now!ReplyDelete
I've been seeing it *everywhere* lately :)Delete
So many reads! I really really need to get my hands on some Dan Simmons.ReplyDelete
Please do. I think you might like his stuff as well.Delete