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?