What Have We Been Reading Lately?

I love to hear what you guys have been reading and your recommendations for things I should be reading, so let’s get a discussion going, shall we?

I’ve been all over the map lately. Here are the last three books I’ve read:

  • House of Many Ways, Diana Wynne Jones, YA fantasy
  • The Flight of the Falcon, Daphne du Maurier, gothic
  • Sourcery, Terry Pratchett, fantasy

We discussed House here. Sourcery I didn’t like, though in general I do like the Discworld books. It felt rambly, and half the characters never did anything. Falcon was interesting–and I do love a good gothic–but I felt like it was predictable.

And I’m currently reading March by Geraldine Brooks, which is historical fiction and a companion piece to Little Women, following the adventures of the absent father. Both of those reasons should have made me not pick it up, but I did, and I’m actually enjoying it. And then I learned it won the Pulitzer Prize, so yay?

Not sure what I’m going to move onto next. I feel like some science fiction, and I just got this lovely collection of Philip K. Dick shorts, but I also have a ton of other books sitting around, and a friend may start A Great and Terrible Beauty soon, and if so, I shall probably jump into that with her, because there’s nothing quite like having a friend to chat about things with.

How about you, Squiders? What have you read recently, and what are you reading/going to read? Anything you’d recommend?

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2 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve been ticking off a few classics – finally got round to Pride and Prejudice (about time!), but also War of the Worlds and now 20 000 leagues under the sea. I do love a bit of Jules Verne…

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  2. I recently finished Neil Gaiman’s new work, The Ocean at the End of the Lane, which I thought was beautiful. Currently though I’m in the middle of Abaddon’s Gate, the third in the “Expanse Series” by James S. A. Corey (pen name for a two writer team) that started with Leviathan Wakes. I’ve absolutely loved all the books in the series so far; it’s fast paced, wicked fun space opera with great characters and an interesting story. I highly recommend.

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