Tuesday, 7 June 2011

What Are You Reading?

I have another growing tower of books on my bedside table, thanks to a birthday book token from my FiL.
The Philip Pullman's are books 2 & 3 in the Dark Materials saga ~ book 1 was in our book box.  They are technically aimed at teenagers, but I'm finding them interesting and an easy read.  Bill Bryson was recommended by Mel; laugh out loud, she said.  Kate Morton I'm finding hard going, although I've enjoyed her earlier books.
What are you reading this month?  Would you like to try something new, maybe something you wouldn't normally choose?
(I wanted these images side-by-side, but Blogger is not playing ball.)  Leave a comment if you'd like to receive one of these titles, preferences welcome, as are overseas readers.  I'll do the draw on Sunday, 12 June.

 

11 comments:

Alison said...

As 'One Day' is the only one I haven't read, I'd like to be in the draw for it, please.I too really enjoyed the Phillip Pullman trilogy..and I didn't realise Kate Morton had a new book out...TFS!
Alison xx

furrypig said...

I read One Day earlier this year and I liked it, read 'the dog book' several years ago and also liked it so I would love to be put in the mix to win the kate Atkinson book thank you xxx

♥♥ Liz ♥♥ said...

I've not read any of them but you could put me in the draw for The Dog book!!! I nearly picked it up in the library last month but already had two so put it back.

humel said...

Oh good, you got the Bill Bryson :) I got it that day too - haven't started it yet though because I'm still re-reading a couple of his travel titles. I have Room and Eat Pray Love waiting on my shelf, and a very kind and lovely person has offered to send me Toast so I'm well off for reading matter for now, thank you :) (I've never even heard of One Day though! Was it any good?)

Lynn said...

Looks like you will be busy. I'm currently reading Kate Atkinsons latest - Started Early, Took my Dog - I've read Case Histories. One day is my next too read so put me in the draw for curious incident.

Kirsty.a said...

haven't read 'One Day'. Would like to be in the draw. I haven't read that Bill Bryson, either, but i love his writing so will have to look out for it. Can I recommend one to add to your Must Read list: the fabulously titled 'Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society'. I loved it - fascinating history, gentle love story, beautifully written. I plan to blog a review of it soon

Lizzie said...

Your reading pile looks interesting! I read all three of the Philip Pullman books - they are an excellent set, with some very clever writing and quite a sensitive portrayal of the children's point of view. The final book actually made me cry, even though it's a "children's book".
Haven't read your other books (yet)!
As for the three on offer, I've read "Curious Incident" - it's a very good book; I have the Kate Atkinson already - courtesy of Mel's Book Box; that just leaves "One Day", which I hadn't heard of before. Would like to try that one, thanks!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Love Bill Bryson! I've heard a lot about the Curious Incident & would love to read it but our library does not have it

Jo.C said...

Loved the Philip Pullman books and didn't care that I wasn't a teenager - reading Vampire diaries at the mo and they are the same. Haven't read the Kate Atkinson book so that would be my choice and will have to wrestle the OH as he has just got the Bill Bryson one :0)

Amy said...

I am re-reading Death of a River Guide by Richard Flanagan, an Australian author, it, and all his books, are the sort you need to concentrate on ... I might give up, the brain is not engaged fully at present!
You have reminded me, to my horror, that I have the Kate Atkinson book here courtesy of Mel and I need to pass it on ... I forgot, it was a good read though!

Kirsty.a said...

I've just bought the Bill Bryson. P is away this week so lookng forward to soe peace to read it in

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