What Have I Been Reading Lately? | Kylie Purtell - Capturing Life

Thursday, 14 January 2010

What Have I Been Reading Lately?

As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I was waiting on a few books that I had ordered from Booktopia.

Well, those books finally arrived!

Catching Fire, the second book in the Hunger Games trilogy arrived first, on Tuesday morning. Needless to say I couldn't wait to get home to read it. And read it I did. I finished it at 2am this morning! I just couldn't put it down. While the first half is not as fast-paced as the first book it was still just as good and I really, really enjoyed it. Even despite the fact it basically ended with a cliffhanger. Wher the first book had mostly a conclusive ending, this one just leaves you hanging for the final book. From what I've been able to find on the web the third book is due later this year, some time in the Northern autumn. I'll post a review soon.

The other books I was waitin on were You or Someone Like You and Only in New York: How I Took Manhattan (with the Kids). I'm excited to read both of them, but I think I will start with Only in New York, purely because it's non-fiction and I just finished a fiction book. As soon as I finish that I will jump straight into You or Someone Like You as I'm really keen to read this one.

So what have you been reading lately? Have you finished anything that was really good and you think I should add to the old wish list?

2 comments:

  1. I just finished reading Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel and I really enjoyed it though it is over 600 pages long.

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  2. I've just finished People of the Book (Geraldine Brooks). I enjoy how she is able to create a world around the history of a book. At times I would forget it was a work of fiction and I would wonder about the true lives of the charactors she created.
    I've started reading The Elegance of the Hedgehog (Muriel Barbery). I'm not sure about this one yet. Too soon.

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