these aren’t my favourite books; just those that are currently on my mind…
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Great finale to the epic series by J.K.Rowling. I bought my copy at Orly airport in France and patiently held onto it while I was on holidays waiting for the plane trip home! I ended up spending 2 days reading it by the pool in Singapore. I could barely tear myself away. It was awesome. Now I am reading it again in readiness for the film’s 2nd part ending coming out next month!
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Oprah recommended this book via Oprah’s Book Club and its really good. I’m currently about a quarter of the way through. Set in a 1960’s Mississippi small town it tells of three women’s unlikely bond and how their friendship tests the town’s unspoken rules and behavior. I just discovered it’s going to be released as a movie in August (starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer & Bryce Dallas Howard)!
- The Ice Princess by Camilla Läckberg. I recently finished this book and enjoyed it immensely. I’ve only really gotten into crime fiction in the past 6 months and Läckberg is a Swedish author with a similar writing style as Stieg Larsson (or it may come across that way in English as Läckberg shares the same literary translator and geographically they refer to alot of the same towns). I can’t wait to read the next one in the series, called The Preacher.
- Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. Mandy lent me this book about a month ago and it’s burning a hole in my bookcase waiting to be read! I purposely avoided the TV mini series of the same name which was on recently (that has a kickarse cast!) as Mandy strongly suggested I read it first (she also has the DVD so I can borrow that next)! I love English historical fiction. This looks epic!