Her Fearful Symmetry

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Lately, i’ve had no time at all to do any leisure reading, what between working, studying and being so tired and lazy when i finish those two, i just end up watching tv!

On my bedside table is a pile of books waiting to be read, and although i’ve started 2 of them, i just havent got round to finishing them and starting the others.

The ones i’ve started are:

  • “The Junior Officer’s Reading Club”, by Patrick Hennessey – Its quite good so far, its interesting to read about life in the Army from a person within the Forces. The honesty of the narrator is like a breath of fresh air, and the book is amusing and well-written. I’ve mainly been reading this while waiting for trains on my commute to university, so i havent got very far with it, but i intend to get that trainticket moving which is holding my current page!
  • “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, by Stieg Larsson – I thought i’d see what the fuss is about with this series, and have to admit its not gripping me so far and i’m up to the beginning of chapter 6. I’m not normally a huge fan of crime fiction, but as my mum is into it, there are plenty of crime-related titles lying around at home. I think i will have to read a bit further into this book to give a better judgement on it.

The other books sitting waiting to be read are:

  • “Let The Right One In”, by John Ajvide Lindqvist – This is one book i’m dying to read, but i have to finish the others first! A supernatural thriller about vampires, i’m sure its better than Twilight! I love supernatural stuff, and i’m sure i will enjoy this!
  • “Her Fearful Symmetry”, by Audrey Niffenegger – This sounds like a good read, and quite dark and mysterious too.
  • “Corduroy Mansions”, by Alexander McCall Smith – I’ve read some of his books already, from his No1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series, although they started to grate on me after a bit. Not really sure if i will like this but my mum said it’s good and lent me it, so we will see.

So that’s the current list i own.

Looking at the book market, i’m intrigued by several other titles which i’ve heard about:

  • “Room”, by Emma Donoghue – sounds interesting, although, as its inspired by recent captivity news stories (think the Fritzl case), it may be a little heavy going.
  • “Hush Hush”, and “Crescendo”, by Becca Fitzpatrick – 2 supernatural books about fallen angels and love, they sound like my kind of books!
  • “The Historian”, by Elizabeth Kostova -another book which seems to be about Dracula, but sounds pretty good.
  • “The Distant Hours”, by Kate Morton – sounds like quite a gothic tale of mystery and secrets. I’ve read other books by Morton and they were pretty good, so i’m hoping this one carries on that trend!

So there you go, all the books rocking my world at the moment, or hoping to rock my world! If you’ve read any of them, i’d like to hear what you thought of them, or if you have any recommendations you think i should try, based on the above books.

Thanks for reading!

  1. huffygirl says:

    Of the books on your list, I’ve only read “Her Fearful Symmetry.” I thought I would like it because I enjoyed “The Time Traveler’s Wife” and I think Niffennegger is a terrific writer. The book started out nicely enough, but turned quite dark part way through. Of course I had to finnish it by then, but found the ending depressing and disapointing, to the point that I’ve sworn off reading any more Niffenegger. I don’t want to spoil the ending by saying anymore, except that if you’re looking for a cheery read, this is not it.

  2. bluecloverbelle says:

    Thanks for your comment! I havnt read any Audrey Niffenegger so i don’t know what she is like yet, but i will read and find out. Thanks for the warning, but i tend to like books which arent always cheery endings!

  3. alicely says:

    I can recommend The Historian if you can get a copy. About the Girl with the Dragon Tatoo, keep on persisting, it does get really good after a while (or at least it did for me). But the beginning was extremely boring!! Her Fearful Symmetry sounds good as well. Maybe I should add it to my to-read list. 🙂

  4. I’m a huge fan of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. I have to say I wasn’t at first — I almost returned Girl With The Dragon Tattoo because it was so slow and the writing style was odd to me. But a cashier at the bookstore convinced me to at least read till page 400, and that’s when the book hooked me. The series gets exponentially better with The Girl Who Played With Fire and the grand finale, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest. Give it a try!

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