What I'm Reading
What I’m Reading
September 11, 2017
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I haven’t done a ‘What I’m Reading’ post for a long time so hopefully this might give you some ideas if you’re stuck for reading material.

I’m not a great lover of non-fiction but I am currently reading the Elon Musk biography by Ashlee Vance. So far I’m over a third of the way through and it is an excellent read. Musk is, simply put, a genius and his drive, determination and ingenuity are incredible.

When it comes to fiction, I’m on the second book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings. I loved the Game of Thrones TV series so much that I was worried that when I started reading the books I would find them tedious. I’m glad to announce that the pages pass by quickly and it is easily as captivating as the TV series, if not more so.

Erin Morgenstern’s The Night Circus is a book I have been stuck on for a while now though I can’t quite figure out why. Great reviews, a good book, I think I just keep getting distracted by other things to read and never get the chance to finish it.

Turning to a Crime Thriller next and Jo Nesbo’s The Snowman makes an appearance. I haven’t started it yet and neither have I read any of the other books in the series. The Snowman marks the seventh book in the Harry Hole Thrillers and has been made into a fajor film starring Michael Fassbender which is to be released next month.

Going back to 1896 I have The Island of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells lined up. I’ve only every read one book by Wells – The Time Machine – though found it wonderful and it left me with a lot of thoughts and questions. I recommend it highly.

I am doing my best to brush up on my fairy tales and am working my way through the complete collection by the Brothers Grimm. I’m also keen on starting the fairy tales of Hans Christian Anderson as well as The Blue Fairy Book by Andrew Lang.

As of right now I only have one children’s book on the go and that’s Say Cheese and Die!, the fourth book in the original Goosebumps series. I hope to read the full original series and even though the books are short, ranging from 111 to 139 pages, there are 62 of them which might take a bit of time to get through.

Recently I finished the newest James Bond book written by Anthony Horowitz, Trigger Mortis, A Game of Thrones – the first book in A Song of Ice and Fire – and Room by Emma Donoghue, which I hope to write a review for even though I’m about seven years too late!

 

More importantly, what are you reading? Do any of these books catch your eye and do you have any recommendations? I’m always eager to add to my reading list, no matter how big or full it gets! Thanks for reading. If you want to follow me and hear more about books and mythology and terrible jokes, you can do so on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Until next time,

Ian

 

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