Books I’m Reading

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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown – This is the second book in the Robert Langdon series.  While I have not read the first book, Angels and Demons, I enjoyed reading The Da Vinci Code.  The thriller is packed with art history, secret religions, and a hefty dose of intrigue.

Sense & Sensibility by Joanna Trollope – This novel is part of a series for The Austen Project, which asks an author to re-imagine an Austen novel in a modern setting.  This new version of Sense & Sensibility will not take the place of the original, but it is a fun read for anyone who enjoys chick lit.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I devoured this book.  Part of me wants to live in this book, but that would mean going back to school, and to that I say, “No, thank you.”  I think a book about writing is always the best type of book, and a book about writing with a sweet romance is even better.

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn – Disturbing is the best way to summarize this psychological thriller. Really disturbing. But, also, a fascinating story.  Did he or didn’t he?  And, what about her?  Oh, my.

Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple – You know you are reading a great book when you get so angry with some of the characters that you have to stop reading.  The epistolary format works brilliantly and allows you to spy on the action as well as get inside the characters’ heads.  There is a lot going on in this story, but it ties together beautifully, and in the end, it makes you want to go to Antarctica.

Have you read any good books lately?

18 comments

  1. I liked Fangirl okay- it was a relief to figure out it wasn’t going to send the message of “be more social” that I thought it was at the beginning (or, it did but more naunced). I flat out loved Where’d You Go, Bernadette? though.
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  2. Great picks! I’ve not read any of them but was interested in some of them until I read your review! For the better! I had no idea what Gone Girl was about..just saw it everywhere and it sounds frightening…so I will pass. I’m totally going to read Fangirl! Where’d You Go Bernadette and Sense and Sensibility sound great too! I’m in the middle of 3 right now. Oh Joy (blog book), Allegent and Night Circus. I’d recommend the first and third and the Divergent series is good but not comparable to the other big YA series (HG, Twilight.)
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  3. I am behind on my reading. I have A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg sitting on my nightstand, untouched for a couple of months. However, I must state that it is well written and I have enjoyed reading it. I will definitely finish it once I get caught up on a bunch of stuff.

    Be sure to read Angels and Demons. It’s a good book, too.