What Are You Reading?

April 9, 2008 at 8:05 pm 25 comments

One of the hazards of editing other people’s books is that I get out of touch with the good published novels coming out all the time.  I keep falling back on my old stand-by favorites when I read for pleasure and its time for something new.

What are you reading right now?


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  • 1. damyanti  |  April 9, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    I am reading “Dona Flor and her two husbands” by Jorge Amado

  • 2. Dave (Delmonti)  |  April 9, 2008 at 8:37 pm

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  • 3. nessa  |  April 9, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I am racing through all of Sherrilyn Kenyon/Kinley MacGregor’s novels. So much wicked fun.

  • 4. Eamon  |  April 9, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    ‘Pie and Prejudice’ by Stuart Marconie. A really good, Bill-Bryson-like travel book about the north of England.

    Most countries have some sort of divide (north / south etc ..). This is an interesting look into that.

  • 5. stacy  |  April 9, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    I just finished another Jodi Picoult novel, “Songs of the Humpback Whale.” Now I’m starting a Lisa Jackson book, “Love Letters” to give my brain a rest. Picoult’s books are good, but sometimes the emotions are tough.

  • 6. LauraJ  |  April 9, 2008 at 10:33 pm

    I’m reading a Men and Woman/Mars and Venus book about starting over after divorce/breakup or losing a loved one. I found it in a bargain bin the other day. 5 bucks says I DON’T finish reading it. 😀

  • 7. Mr. Fabulous  |  April 9, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    I am reading Tin Roof Blowdown by James Lee Burke.

  • 8. katcampbell  |  April 10, 2008 at 1:20 am

    damyanti – Anything with two husbands in it is worth looking into.
    Dave – Hmmm…I already read this blog (it falls into the old stuff category) and I haven’t the faintest idea what that other thing is.
    Nessa – I could use some wicked fun!
    Eamon – Sounds very interesting. Thanks for stopping by!
    Stacy – I haven’t read anything by Jodi Picoult. I’ll add that to my list.
    Laura J – Hey, those kinds of books are meant to be read a little at a time.
    Mr. Fab – I read Heartwood by him, I’ll have to add this one too.

  • 9. anhinga  |  April 10, 2008 at 2:27 am

    Just finished “The Inn at the Edge of the World” by Alice Thomas Ellis. I had read her “Unexplained Laughter” a while back and love, love, love her writing. I see she has a long list for me to whittle away on and I can’t wait.

    Rhaim Ellis’ “After Life” was a great read. It’s her first and only novel so far. I am just waiting for the second.

    Steve Martin’s “Born Standing Up” is also great.

  • 10. Dr. John  |  April 10, 2008 at 3:09 am

    Right now I am waiting for four novels that are continuations of what I have already read.

  • 11. DeeDubya  |  April 10, 2008 at 3:11 am

    I tend to alternate pulp novels with ones that tax my brain a bit more.

    Following the great pulp trash of The Templar Legacy by Steve Berry (most enjoyable) I am now reading the brilliant “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini. HIghly recommended.

  • 12. zhadi  |  April 10, 2008 at 3:53 am

    I am re-reading WORLD WAR Z by Max Brooks and…
    oh dagnabbit…I can’t remember the name, but it’s a mysery by Cornelia Read and very good so far!

  • 13. QuillDancer  |  April 10, 2008 at 6:13 am

    Ilona Andrews! Magic Bites, Magic Burns — and be sure to read the acknowledgments in both novels because my name is there.

  • 14. katcampbell  |  April 10, 2008 at 7:09 am

    Anhinga – Lots of titles to check out, thank you!
    Dr. John – And what are the titles?
    DeeDubya – I do that too! The Kite Runner was very good.
    Dana – I love everything by Cornelia Read.
    Quilly – Already ordered both! I can’t wait until they come.

  • 15. DaveM  |  April 10, 2008 at 10:47 am

    William Boyd’s Restless. He’s a great story teller and one of my favourites of his is ” A good man in Africa”. Just finished Phillipa Gregorys ” A Wise Woman” thats well worth a read.

  • 16. Little old me  |  April 10, 2008 at 11:21 am

    Terry Practchett, The Last hero

  • 17. Janet  |  April 10, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    I’m reading “An Irish Country Village” by Patrick Taylor. I confess, the cover caught my eye in the bookstore. I’ve ordered the previous book “An Irish Country Doctor” at the library. It’s sort of a human version of “All Creatures Great and Small”.

  • 18. aine evans  |  April 10, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    I’m reading “The Mists of Avalon.” It’s taking quite awhile because I’m also reading a bunch of “clinical books” and “The Feminine Mystique” (it’s about time I read this iconic tome…) at the same time. But I’m enjoying “Mists” very much!

  • 19. Eamon  |  April 10, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    (Davd) William Boyd: I think he is just great. Any Human Heart, in particular. I think he is probably the best writer around today. What I like about him is that his use of language is just so good. He is sympathetic towards his characters. And serious-minded but always balanced with light houmour.

  • 20. guyana gyal  |  April 11, 2008 at 2:13 am

    I’m reading about women in history in Australia.

    And Don Quixote.

    Does anyone else read two or three books at the same time?

    Damyanti, I saw that movie, it was something else! I didn’t know the movie was based on a book, now I want to read it too.

  • 21. katcampbell  |  April 11, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Dave M – I love Philipa Gregory. I’ve read The Other Bolyn Sister and The Virgin’s Lover. I’ll definately add A Wise Woman to my list.
    LOM – The title is certainly interesting.
    Janet – Sounds like you picked a winner if you’ve already decided to read something else by this author.
    Aine – I loved The Mists of Avalon and I must admit I couldn’t get through The Feminine Mystique. Of course I was much younger when I tried to read it the first time…maybe I’ll give it another go.
    Eamon – I’ll definately add this author to my list, sounds very interesting.
    GG – I’m always reading several things at one time, but two of them will be work related, so that doesn’t really count. Damyanti’s book was a movie?!

  • 22. anhinga  |  April 11, 2008 at 4:33 am

    guyana gyal asked if anyone read three books at once. Oh yes, even more. Once in a while one grabs me by the throat and I must finish it, like Inn at the Edge of the World, but I have a stack by the bed. Many are re-reads. For the third time I am reading Silent Retreats by Phillip Deaver. It is a collection of short stories and won the Flanary O’Connor award. A great read and lesson in writing. Don’t even mention the literary magazines like The First Line that find their way int he pile……

  • 23. Mr. Fabulous  |  April 11, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Actually, if you haven’t read any of his Dave Robicheaux books, it’s best to start at the beginning of the series. They are the best detective series I have ever read. Burke’s prose is poetry.

  • 24. Hayden  |  April 15, 2008 at 8:36 pm

    for pleasure? Ugh, I’m obsessed. Re-reading, one at a time, all of my books on strawbale building. Catching the details I was too ignorant to understand the first time through.

  • 25. Charla  |  April 18, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I just read “Day of the Triffids” by John Wyndham. Loved it – precludes the “Day of the Comet” type movies and is amazing to think he wrote it in the 50’s.


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