Wednesday, 24 August 2011

'Whatcha Reading?' Wednesdays

It's that time again!! I hope you've had a great week reading. I spent most of last week reading "Before I Go To Sleep" by S.J Watson. I'll be reviewing that book tomorrow so I'll leave you in a teeny bit of suspense.

This morning I started "Madame Tussaud" by one of my favourite historical fiction authors, Michelle Moran. She has an incredible way of describing France (and it's revolution) in the late 1700's. It's like I can picture being there! I love her style of writing and she has a great ability to always keep me wanting more! If you haven't read her other books (ie Nefertiti or The Heretic Queen) I encourage you to pick them up!!

Next book for me? I have "Mockingjay" (the third book in The Hunger Games) that my oldest son just finished. I loved the first book in the series, wasn't impressed by the second so it'll be interesting to see what I think of the third. "Boy 1" said that he liked the third book more than the second. How cool is it that I can 'talk books' with my 11 year old son?!?!

After that, I plan to read either an ebook or "The Kitchen Daughter" by Jael McHenry. Has anyone read this book? I think it was recommended by another book blogger on Twitter.

Soooo, what did you read last week? What are you planning on reading this week?


Christina @ This Woman Cooks! said...

I'm reading The Summer I Turned Pretty, recommendation from a friend. I've never read anything by Michelle Moran. I'm intrigued!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Christina -- word of mouth book recommendations are always the best!! Ohhhh, definitely give Michelle Moran a try!!!! I read "Nefertiti" first and loved it!! Her books can be firmly put in the 'hard to put down and get anything remotely done around the house' pile. ;)

Megan (Best of Fates) said...

I've been wanting to try The Hunger Games - my young cousin devoured them when I was visiting a few months ago and she said I should really give them a try!

Kym said...

I am reading "The Passage" by Justin Cronin. I wish I could explain what it is is set in the not so distant future and a virus which turns people into vampire-like creatures has been covertly given to death row inmates. I must say I am completely compelled and hooked! I have this feeling by time time I get it done it won't be about what I have described at all!

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour said...

I love that you recommend books too! I'm glad I found you!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Megan -- I loved "The Hunger Games". I still have to read the third book in the series (Mockingjay) but my 11 year old read it and liked it.

Kym -- your book sounds intriguing. Viruses, vampires and death row inmates lol!! Love a book that totally captivates you from the start! I'll check it out for sure!

Lisa -- welcome to my blog! I hope you find lots of inspiration in the kitchen and for your daily reading. :)

Maria said...

Last week I read "The Clairvoyant Countess" by Dorothy Gilman. Excellent!

This week, I think I'm going to be on an urban fantasy kick!

Johanna said...

Reading Benioff's City of Thieves. Such a gem! Have you read it?

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Maria -- I've never read any books by Dorothy Gilman. I'm always on the lookout for new mystery writers. Thanks!

Johanna -- I've never heard of "City of Thieves" before but it has a very interesting premise! Not to mention very high ratings!! I'm very drawn to that era in history. Thanks for bringing this book to my attention!

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