What’s Everyone Reading?

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We're all looking for a good book to read, right? So I thought we could share what we're reading and maybe get some great ideas of what to put in our to be read piles. If yours is anything like mine, it's already too long, but what can I say? I love books and am always looking for something new. Something to thrill me, to keep me up past my bedtime turning pages.

Tell us in the comments what's grabbed your imagination lately. Let's keep it positive and only list the books we really liked. Give the title, the author, and maybe a quick blurb about the book.

I'll start.

I'm reading The Dogs of Babel by Carolyn Parkhurst. It's a bittersweet tale of a man whose wife died with only his dog as a witness. He becomes obsessed with trying to understand why she died and to do that, he needs to communicate with his dog. It's a tissue read, meaning you'll shed a few tears, but they are cathartic tears.

Now it's your turn! What are you reading or just finished reading that you'd recommend?

47 thoughts on “What’s Everyone Reading?”

  1. Natalie HartfordNatalie Hartford

    AWWWWW sounds sweet!
    I recently finished Ted Dekker’s Circle Series and LOVED it! Fantasy. http://www.amazon.com/Circle-Series-4-The-ebook/dp/B0052FTNJ2/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1344949245&sr=1-1
    I also just finished Wedlocked by BonnieTrachtenberg – kind of chick flick/women’s fiction. It was a bit stronger read than true chick lit but still a light, fun summer read! I really enjoyed it! http://www.amazon.com/Wedlocked-A-Novel-Bonnie-Trachtenberg/dp/1462022677
    I am now reading Diane Capri’s Carly’s Conspiracy. Mystery. Although I am only about 40% through, I am really enjoying it. I don’t usually read mysteries so it’s a real change for me and I like it. http://www.amazon.com/Carlys-Conspiracy-Wilhelmina-Carson-ebook/dp/B005E8YSB0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344949325&sr=1-1&keywords=Carly%27s+conspiracy
    Can’t wait to see what other delicious reads people suggest. Great idea Tameri!

  2. Myndi Shafer...one stray sock away from insanity.Myndi Shafer...one stray sock away from insanity.

    I just finished Stephen King’s DARK TOWER series. It’s a really great read (although the first book is a tiny bit tedious) – not really horror, more like a western-fantasy. It’s a long series, but worth the time investment. I also just finished WATER FOR ELEPHANTS which I loved (and am happy to say the film adaptation was lovely), and LET’S PRETEND THIS NEVER HAPPENED and laughed my ass off the whole way through. Also read ‘SALEM’S LOT for the first time this summer *shiver* as well as ABE LINCOLN, VAMPIRE HUNTER, INSURGENT, BEASTLY, and ZOMBIES vs. UNICORNS. All good stuff.

    • patriciasandspatriciasands

      I’m reading Let’s Pretend … too – OMG SO funny!

  3. Samantha WarrenSamantha Warren

    I recently read two books that I really liked. The first was Poison Study by Marie Snyder. A young woman is convicted of murder and sentenced to hang, but relief comes in the way of a job as a food taster. Dangerous, but she’d be alive. She didn’t realize food wouldn’t be the only danger.

    The second was Artemis Fowl (I’m sure many have read this, but I just discovered it). A 12-year-old criminal mastermind takes on the fairy world. Entertaining and hilarious.

    Next on my list to read is Iron King.

  4. Angela WallaceAngela Wallace

    I’m reading The Golden Lily, Book Two of the Bloodlines series by Richelle Mead. It’s YA and a spinoff from her Vampire Academy series. I loved the first book, and even though I’m not that far into this one, I’ve already laughed a few times. I love the main character. She’s brilliant and capable, but doesn’t have the self-confidence yet. It’s fun to watch her grow.

  5. Elena AitkenElena Aitken

    I’ve read so much this summer. But a few of my favorites are…The Slammed Books from Colleen Hoover. http://www.amazon.com/Slammed-ebook/dp/B008TRUDAS/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1344957953&sr=1-1&keywords=slammed+colleen+hoover She’s an indie that recently signed…

    And I Really liked Mourning Becomes Cassandra by Christina Dudley. http://www.amazon.com/Mourning-Becomes-Cassandra-ebook/dp/B0029F2HJQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8qid=1344957998&sr=1-1&keywords=mourning+becomes+cassandra

    I’m looking forward to reading the sequel too!

  6. taristhreadtaristhread

    I’m between books right now…although the pile of books we got at RWA12 is calling to me! But, I recently read DeAnna Cameron’s, The Belly Dancer. Absolutely loved the book. It’s the story of Belly Dancer’s at the Chicago World’s Fair turn of the last century. Beautifully written, and since I already read DeAnna’s 2nd book, Dancing at the Chance….I’m waiting very impatiently for her to write another!

    by the way, I think I’m saying your name right in my head!

  7. Brian B BakerBrian B Baker

    I just finished Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card, and I’m reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald right now.

  8. EmmaEmma

    I haven’t read a tearjerker in awhile so The Dogs of Babel sounds like a good fit for me right now.
    I’m re-reading Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire. The current humidity we’re experiencing here in Cork reminded me of New Orleans and I plucked this book from the shelf and am happily getting reacquainted with Louis and Lestat.

  9. Coleen PatrickColeen Patrick

    I just started Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson (The Bloggess). I have to admit I’ve never really read her blog, but I’m finding her book crazy funny. I have to keep stopping to read passages to my husband. 🙂

  10. Kate MacNicolKate MacNicol

    I just finished reading Big Stone Gap by Adriana Trigiani because I read an interview with her in Writer’s Digest that resonated with me… she’s who I want to be when I grow up. LOL. Big Stone Gap was excellent— about a Italian girl growing up in Virginia— hilarious and touching and I just heard it’s soon to be a movie. The book I’m reading now is Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches and I’m reading it because her new book, a time travel( Shadow of Night) is climbing up the bestseller list. I write time travels so I want to see how the remarkable writers do it. LOL Great post Tameri. I have a whole new list to read now!

  11. Mr. August Aka Natalie Hartford's Hubby.Mr. August Aka Natalie Hartford's Hubby.

    Mr. August only reads Ted Dekker….currently reading “SKIN”….get yo mind out da gutta Tameri!

  12. Debra KristiDebra Kristi

    Oh, I have Jenny Lawson’s book on my TBR list. As you know from one of my recent posts, I just finished Abandon by Meg Cabot. I’m currently skipping between books as I study their writing style and technique. In so doing I have read large portions of “Divergent” by Veronica Roth and “The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer” by Michelle Hodkin. I’ll have to give in and read them through to the end. But I’ll tell you, that pretty cover on “Embrace” that we got at RWA has been calling to me as well. :O

  13. Louise BehielLouise Behiel

    I love my kindle – I have a number of books on the go. Blood orchids by toby Neal and Time’s Fugitive by Jennette Marie Powell. both are excellent but my reading time determines which I can read. And of course I’m reading a linguistics text book, and several papers about medical interpretation.

  14. Angela Orlowski-PeartAngela Orlowski-Peart

    Oh, I hear you, Tameri. My TBR list is insanely long But although it would last me for years, I keep adding more books to it every week.

    Right now I’m reading Darkfever by KM Moning and Tomorrow’s Promise by Sandra Brown.

    • Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

      OMG, Karen Marie Moning’s Fever books are insanely fabulous. Every one of ’em. Also, her Highlander series is sexy as hell…

  15. August McLaughlinAugust McLaughlin

    How beautiful is that doggy cover! Adding that to my to-read list. 🙂 You can’t beat book chatter. Love this post!

    I’m reading Doing Time–a compilation of award-winning stories written by prisoners. It’s powerful and heart-wrenching, and well worth the read.

  16. Jenny HansenJenny Hansen

    Ever since Kait Nolan turned me on to her, I’ve been reading Jill Shalvis’ Lucky Harbor series. It’s light and fun. Plus I’ll read anything by Barbara (Samuel) O’Neal. 🙂

  17. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.

    Highly recommend The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D by Nichole Bernier. It’s the story of best friends and one is killed in a plane crash the summer after 9/ll. The friend that’s killed, leaves her journals to her best friend, although she’s married. I’ll be reviewing the book in a future blog – but it will be awhile. Another book I haven’t blogged about, but will because it’s too good to pass up is Elizabeth Berg’s collection of short stories titled, The Day I Ate Whatever I Wanted. I’ve never been a fan of short stories but pulled this book out of my TBR pile one day and couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed it so much, I’m now considering other collections.

  18. Lissa ClouserLissa Clouser

    I’m reading the Night Angel trilogy by Brent Weeks. Clay has been after me to read it ever since he picked it up last fall I think? It’s an assassin story, great fantasy, very gritty, astounding characters… I’m loving it so far. I read over 60 pages last night and didn’t even notice time was passing! I don’t think I’ll have any trouble finishing this series. =)

  19. patriciasandspatriciasands

    I just finished La Seduction: How The French Play The Game Of Life by Elaine Sciolino. I was reading partly as research for my MS but truly enjoyed the book. I’m also partway through Hilary Mantel’s Bring Up The Bodies which requires a bit more focus but I love it. For comedic relief I pick up Jenny Lawson’s hilarious Let’s Pretend This Never Happened for non-stop laugh-out-loud moments. She’s The Bloggess, so you get my drift. My Kindle TBR list is in danger of toppling with a stack of WANA author books and I’m diving into them next. Ah … the joy of reading!

  20. Tracey LivesayTracey Livesay

    So my reading is all over the place right now! LOL! I just finished Live From New York, a history of Saturday Night Live and In Need of Therapy, great chick lit from my friend Tracie Banister. I haven’t even opened up my box of books from RWA. *shakes head sadly*

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