What are you reading now?
Would you recommend it?
And what’s next?
Right now, I’m in the midst of a couple things.
The first is Mile 81, the new novella by Stephen King. I’m resisting the urge to read it all in one sitting because I am such a fan of King’s.
Next up, I’m continuing my end of the world as we know it reading thread with Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfieffer. Asteroid slams into the moon, devastation results. It’s good but I’m having a hard time getting into it having just finished another end of the world type of book with Directive 51 .
Also reading Twenty Boy Summer because it came under attack a few weeks ago by the guy who got a school district to ban Slaughterhouse 5. Note to all would-be-book-banning persons–if you want to get me curious about a book, ban it. I’ll naturally want to see why it was banned, no matter if it’s my usual choice of reading material or not. In this case, it’s not my usual choice of material, but darn if I’m not enjoying it.
And the biggest reason I’m not making the progress I’d like on those three books is that the new Laura Lippman book The Most Dangerous Thing arrived at my house. I found Lippman on a recommendation from Stephen King a few years ago and have consumed her books since. She’d be classified as a mystery writer, but that’s really a disservice. Her books do have the elements of a mystery but they generally tend to examine the impact of a crime or criminal act on her characters. Bless you Amazon Vine for giving me the hook-up!
Needless to say, I recommend all the books I’m currently reading and for a variety of reasons.
Next up, I’ve got a good stack on the Kindle to choose from, though part of me is leaning toward Slaughterhouse Five because of the whole banning issue. I’ve also got the latest Harry Dresden novel sitting on my shelf, just begging to be read. Of course, what I plan to read next could easily change between now and the time I finish the books I’m in the midst of reading!