Last week I discovered the Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka Sookie Stackhouse series) after overhearing some friends talking about Beth Fish Reads’ new Sookie Stackhouse reading challenge (which I AM going to sign up for, Beth). It starts July 1 and ends June 30, 2010. Apparently you can start anywhere in the series, which is wonderful for me because at the rate I’m reading these babies now I’ll have completed the challenge before it even starts!
Oh yes, dear readers, I’ve become a Charlaine Harris convert. I’m on book six already, Definitely Dead, and I’m expecting to catch up to the newest book (#9, Dead and Gone) sometime next week. I’ve also picked up another book of hers from Borders today, Grave Sight. It’s the first book in another mystery/dark fantasy series, and it looks fab!
Meanwhile, I’ve also finally managed to make it about a third into Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries. I have no idea why I had such a hard time reading this book before, but I’m finally enjoying myself and that means I won’t have to put the other Princess Diary books back on BookMooch. Whew!
And I’m super excited that some of my library holds have finally appeared, including The Hunger Games! Now I can finally figure out what’s making everyone so giddy about it. Drood showed up, too, but the others (The Strain, Glen David Gold’s new book, plus some others) are taking a while.
As summer encroaches further into my brain (sun out here is COOKING) I feel the need for more chick lit and lighter contemporary fiction. Also books about vampires and ghosts, for some reason. I’ve racked up some points at PaperbackSwap and BookMooch, so if anyone maybe has any recommendations for me…? I’m thinking along the lines of Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella/Madeleine Wickham, Charlaine Harris, Meg Cabot, etc.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve read this past week:
121. Monster – Walter Dean Myers [rating: 4.5/5]
122. Where I’d Like to Be – Frances O’Roark Dowell [rating: 3.5/5]
123. The Buried Pyramid – Jane Lindskold [rating: 4/5]
124. Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks #1) – Jennifer Rardin [rating: 4/5]
125. Dead Until Dark (Southern Vampire Mysteries #1) – Charlaine Harris [rating: 4/5]
126. Living Dead in Dallas (Southern Vampire Mysteries #2) – Charlaine Harris [rating: 4.5/5]
127. Club Dead (Southern Vampire Mysteries #3) – Charlaine Harris [rating: 3.5/5]
128. Dead to the World (Southern Vampire Mysteries #4) – Charlaine Harris [rating: 4.5/5]
129. Dead as a Doornail (Southern Vampire Mysteries #5) – Charlain Harris [rating: 4/5]
Behind the Curtain (Echo Falls #2) – Peter Abrahams [rating: 4.5/5]
Curse of the Bane (The Last Apprentice #2) – Joseph Delaney [rating: 4/5]
Fire and Hemlock – Diana Wynne Jones [rating: 4/5]
The Ink Drinker – Eric Sanvoisin [rating: 3/5]
Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice #1) – Joseph Delaney [rating: 4.5/5]
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