What book are you currently reading? Or plan on Reading?

 So I'm not super into reading books since I often don't have the time but I just got an english assignment in school to read a book so I've decided to start reading as much as I can
 
The book I'm reading for school is called The Hunger Games, I'm on like page 7 and it started off well


Another book I'm reading is Män som hatar kvinnor(The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) in swedish, pretty good so far, haven't seen the movies
 


And lastly I really want to read the new Mass Effect book, read the previous ones and the comics so I want as much fiction as possible, gonna order that soon
 


So are you an avid reader? Are you reading something right now and wanna recommend it? 
 
Thanks for reading and sorry for the huge images
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Posted by Venatio

 So I'm not super into reading books since I often don't have the time but I just got an english assignment in school to read a book so I've decided to start reading as much as I can
 
The book I'm reading for school is called The Hunger Games, I'm on like page 7 and it started off well


Another book I'm reading is Män som hatar kvinnor(The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) in swedish, pretty good so far, haven't seen the movies
 


And lastly I really want to read the new Mass Effect book, read the previous ones and the comics so I want as much fiction as possible, gonna order that soon
 


So are you an avid reader? Are you reading something right now and wanna recommend it? 
 
Thanks for reading and sorry for the huge images
Posted by melcene

I plan on getting to the final Wheel of Time book, but that means I have to reread the series because its been at least a few years.

Posted by Mrskidders

Ludmilla's Broken English by DBC Pierre.  Good shit, good author.  Also, try Vernon God Little, another great book of his.

Posted by hinderk

I'm currently reading The Cost of Betrayal by David Dalglish. I'm enjoying what I've read so far.

Posted by KaosAngel

Some book about british people. 
 
I'm planning on hooking up with Karen Gillan over the holiday in London.

Posted by InfiniteGeass

I just finished reading the Hunger Games series and really enjoyed the whole series. I hope you do as well. As for what I'm reading, I'm reading Gears of War: Anvil Gate. It's OK I guess. I wanted to pick up The Road, but they were all sold out. The dialogue in the gears books is probably their greatest strength.

Posted by Arbie

I have about 15 books to read for my Mythology class by Tuesday, damn I need a miracle...and to get off this forum!
 
As for pleasure I still need to get round to finishing, well properly starting, Heartstone - C.J.Sansom.

Posted by MoonlightMoth

The Drunkard's Walk - Leonard Mlodinow

Posted by ViciousReiven

Still have a copy of House of Leaves I really need to read....

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I'm right near the end of Life, the Universe and Everything, the third book in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. And after I finish it, I'm moving onto the fourth book in the trilogy, So Long and Thanks for All the Fish.
 
They're really enjoyable. The humour is brilliant. But having read nearly 3 books in the series in relatively quick succession, I'm starting to notice a certain repetetiveness in Douglas Adam's writing style which is a bit of a let down. I'm being able to predict exactly what he says before I've read it. Nothing major like plot points, but some of the gags are so predictable when you're used to his writing. Jokes along the lines of "It looked as if it had been knocked up in somebody's backyard... and this was in fact precisely where it had been knocked up." are becoming very predictable. It's still thoroughly enjoyable and I'm greatly anticipating the next plot points, but I'm just a little disappointed at the repetitive nature of some of the writing.

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Posted by wubb

Currently almost finished The Passage by Justin Cronin and enjoying it.  If you like post-apocalyptic stuff, give it a look. 
 
Next up is The Girl Who Played With Fire.  Highly recommend the first in the series (Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) haven't seen any of the movies.
 
I've also started reading some of the Jack Reacher novels by Lee Child.  Probably work my way through most of them in between other books.

Posted by nintendoeats

I have a big book of Orwell essays that I'm working on, but I haven't touched it ina  while. Too many other things ont he go. I will finish it one day though.

Posted by Parabole

Cat getting out of a bag. It's about a cat getting out of a bag. And a Halo book. It was free.

Posted by regularassmilk

I'm a chapter into 4 different books, deciding which one I want to read for this MP in English.
So i'm between,

  • Rant, by Chuck Palahniuk.
  • Fight Club, also Palahniuk.
  • Pygmy, more fucking Palahniuk.
  • and America Psycho, by Bret Easton Ellis.
And in class we're reading of Mice and Men.
Posted by XenoNick

Gears of War: Anvil Gate. I really enjoy video game novels. Got two Dragon Age novels and Mogworld by Yahtzee.

Posted by tydigame
@Venatio: I'm reading the Year's Best Science Fiction anthology from this year, edited by Gardner Dozois.  It's extremely good if you like short-form genre fiction.
Posted by Foghorn6

I'm about halfway through The Day of the Triffids.

Posted by Arbie
@regularassmilk:  Of Mice and Men to American Psycho? Interesting worlds you're flitting between should make for interesting dreams!
 
I'm looking for more good murder mysteries set in historical times, much like C.J.Sansom's books. I wonder if there are any...
Posted by regularassmilk
@Erzs said:
" @regularassmilk:  Of Mice and Men to American Psycho? Interesting worlds you're flitting between should make for interesting dreams!  I'm looking for more good murder mysteries set in historical times, much like C.J.Sansom's books. I wonder if there are any... "
Meaning, Of Mice and Men is our curriculum book and I need another to read in downtime so I can do a report and the end of the MP.
And well, try "From Hell". Its about Jack the Ripper. Its a graphic novel, but have some faith. Alan Moore wrote it if i'm not wrong. 
Although i'm not too keen on murder mysteries, sorry charlie. 
And as soon as you made that "Interesting worlds" comments I immediately imagined Lennie and Patrick trying to kill Patrick Bateman or vice versa. 
Really, really weird image.
Posted by Arbie
@regularassmilk said:
" And well, try "From Hell". Its about Jack the Ripper. Its a graphic novel, but have some faith. Alan Moore wrote it if i'm not wrong.  "
I'm quite the fan of Jack the Ripper so I will be hunting this one down rather quickly! Thanks for notifying me of its existence! ^ ^
Posted by regularassmilk
@Erzs said:
" @regularassmilk said:
" And well, try "From Hell". Its about Jack the Ripper. Its a graphic novel, but have some faith. Alan Moore wrote it if i'm not wrong.  "
I'm quite the fan of Jack the Ripper so I will be hunting this one down rather quickly! Thanks for notifying me of its existence! ^ ^ "
Anything for a fellow Giant Bomber! 
Get back to me once you start, or make some headway or whatever and tell me how it turns out. I was meaning to read but got caught up reading "Preacher" and a bunch of stuff by Hunter S. Thompson.
Posted by excido

Im a huge reader, couldn't live without it. Right now im finishing a cavern of black ice.

Posted by BabyChooChoo

Yay for Girl With The Dragon Tatoo! I'm actually planning on picking up the whole series since there's a hardcover pack with all of them for a reasonable price. By the way, the movies so far are pretty damn good. Just finished watching The Girl Who Played With Fire this afternoon and it was amazing.

Posted by Romination

Game Over, which delves into the history of Nintendo up until 1993. I know it seems like a short time (8 yearsin America, about 10 with their game business in Japan) but it's a great read, and about 400 pages long. 
It's also out of print, which is a shame because I can't recommend it enough.

Posted by Steve_C

Started The Great Gatsby about a week or so ago. One chapter in. I haven't found time to get back to it yet.

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Posted by Rawrnosaurous
@regularassmilk: There is also a movie based off of that graphic novel in which Johnny Depp plays the lead detective. I like that movie. 
 
Anyways, I'm currently reading Fahrenheit 451 again and i'm going to go back and read through 1984 just because I love that book.
Posted by regularassmilk
@Rawrnosaurous said:
" @regularassmilk: There is also a movie based off of that graphic novel in which Johnny Depp plays the lead detective. I like that movie.  Anyways, I'm currently reading Fahrenheit 451 again and i'm going to go back and read through 1984 just because I love that book. "
I own the movie--strangely enough, i've never watched it.
And yeah, Bradbury and Orwelle?
You have literary taste, ol' buddy ol' pal.
Posted by ___pocalypse

I just finished reading Bloodhound by Tamora Pierce. I liked it! I may have liked Terrier more, though. I'd like to read Cherie Priest's Clementine and the third Mass Effect book as well.

Posted by mikeeegeee

Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

Posted by chmod

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell

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@melcene: 
 
I'm currently reading #14 of Wheel of Time (Towers of Midnight). One more to go and I'll be done (but I have to wait a year)!
Posted by DragonBloodthirsty

I'm currently reading two books.

One is "The history of Pi" which I got for Christmas last year from this really pretty girl I know.  One of the nice lines from it's introduction is "As neither a historian nor a mathematician, I feel eminently qualified to write this book."  He seems to hate Aristotle like I do (i.e. Aristotle was a poser).

The other is "Trailblazing Mars:  NASA's next 'Giant Leap'".  It looks at NASA's history and stuff some.

Somehow, I fell off "fun loving nerdy geek" and suddenly became "The guy who reads those boring books I can barely believe anyone could stand to write."

Posted by Rawrnosaurous
@regularassmilk:  So many good authors that few people read. Asimov, Heinlein, Orwell, and Anderson sadly not enough people read the greats anymore.
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@Romination said:

" Game Over, which delves into the history of Nintendo up until 1993. I know it seems like a short time (8 yearsin America, about 10 with their game business in Japan) but it's a great read, and about 400 pages long. It's also out of print, which is a shame because I can't recommend it enough. "

Interesting title considering Nintendo is still running strong 17 years later.   
 
@Rawrnosaurous said:

" @regularassmilk:  So many good authors that few people read. Asimov, Heinlein, Orwell, and Anderson sadly not enough people read the greats anymore. "

If you love great scifi, check out A Canticle for Liebowitz.
Posted by fini_fly

Sovereign by C.J. Sansom, third book in the Matthew Shardlake series.

Posted by Romination
@wubb: I hate the title. Full title is actually "Game Over: How Nintendo ZAPPED An American Industry, Captured Your Dollars and Enslaved Your Children". 
 
The book is actually much more fair and reverent than that lets on.
Posted by wubb
@Romination said:

" @wubb: I hate the title. Full title is actually "Game Over: How Nintendo ZAPPED An American Industry, Captured Your Dollars and Enslaved Your Children".  The book is actually much more fair and reverent than that lets on. "

Ah, makes much more sense in that context.  Just checked and my library carries that title so I put in a hold for it.  Why not?
 
I think the last non-fiction books I read were A.J. Jacobs The Know-It-All and The Year of Living Biblically.  Really enjoyed them both, but I'd most recommend ...Biblically.
Posted by HandsomeDead

I'm in the middle of reading Pronto by Elmore Leonard, which is good but I was expecting a lot more Raylan Givens than what I've had so far. After that, I'll probably get back into The Dark Tower with part two, The Drawing of the Three. I didn't really like the end of the first book but I enjoyed the rest and I'e been promised this is worth reading so, I may as well.

Posted by D0tti

 Reading this for the moment, thick ass book 900 and something pages and i'm only on 72...
Posted by johe0

I'm kind of between books, so I'm mostly reading short story collections.  A complete collection of Kafka's work is the one that's been taking up most of my time, and I may just have read one of his novels as my next full book.

Posted by BulletproofMonk

Just yesterday I finished reading Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life. I plan to read the rest of them.

Posted by bartok

Earth: The Book and I have to say it is about as good as The Daily Show's first book America: The Book.

Posted by Romination
@wubb: Not a bad choice. There's some weird things in it (like calling Shigeru Miyamoto "Sigeru") and it feels like it was written in the early 90s by someone who'd never played a lot of the games, but since it's about the industry more than the games (it even delves into Atari and the market crash), it does a lot better with that. 
 
I've been wanting to read the Year of Living Biblically. I just keep forgetting that I do.
Posted by ICryCauseImEmo

I'm actually about half way through Mockingjay in the hunger games series. I'll say this without spoling much, first book was amazing, the next two books were like watching a teenage soap opera. 

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I ordered Atlas Shrugged a few days ago.
Posted by CastroCasper

Next up for me is "Hell's Angels" by Hunter S. Thompson.

Posted by GUTBOMB

Trickle up poverty by Micheal Savage
Posted by ch3burashka

My constant go-to recommendation is "The Dream of Perpetual Motion" by Dexter Palmer. It's his first, and it's fucking mindblowing. The story is terrific, and not only that, but the narrative devices are amazing - he plays with time and tenses expertly, and you'll have a hard time putting the book down.

Posted by Jack268

I read a book called "Skjut Apelsinen" (Shoot the orange). Finished it yesterday. It was about a quirky dude who didn't want to work at school and got the support of the emos and his nerd friend somehow convinces him to go shoot up the school with a "K-pist" and a revolver but he pistol whips the guy when they are prepping up. I hope the stuff the writer is saying in the book isn't his personal opinion because he's calling everyone else shitheads and says they suck at writing poems when his own poems are so riddicolous. He also calls other writers shit and says people who actually work for their grades are uncreative shitheads and that he wants to be able to get grades by sitting in a corner and talking shit about the teacher. This book wants you feel bad for this typical emo douche who's trying so hard to be unique instead of just being himself while everyone else has to live with his shittyness. 
 
Oh, and he masturbates using a fucking banana skin. I threw up a little when I read it. Especially when it said "It was the best sex he had with himself in a long time". Fuck me, this book has offended me. 
 
 Also reading Lord of the Flies. It's pretty good even though the old and wierd english words are quite frustrating.

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