Wednesday, October 13, 2010

What to read??

I have a dilemma: too many books and too little time.

Or maybe just a bad case of indecisiveness.

One thing on my list is to read 50 books and 15 “classics.” And I just can’t choose which one to commit to!

I checked out Great Expectations after a friend told me there were some amazing parallels to Harry Potter (big H Potter fan here!) Currently, I’m on page 5.


And I’ve had the book for 2 weeks. Hmmm… Slow reader?

What about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo?? I’ve just finished the prologue.


I’ve also heard good things about it too. Well, except that all the character’s names sound similar and it takes about 100 pages to get interesting.

Then another friend told me to read the Twilight series. I’ve been refusing to jump on the Twi-hard bandwagon and thought the movie was ehhhh, okay. But her whole family has read it, including her dad! She’s convinced me that the movie is bad bad bad, and the books are actually an easy and interesting read.


So, what’s a girl to do? Er, read?

All these books are sitting on my nightstand, just dying to be read. I'm excited to read all of them, but one first? Or do I have the awesome mental capacity to read  multiple books at the same time?

Have you read any of them? 
Do you read book simultaneously or concentrate on just one?


  1. Out of the books you listed, I've only read the Twilight series. I only read it to see what the hype was about (and after way too many people got on my case about not having read them yet). I didn't think they were that great, and by the last book, I was bored. The writing isn't that great. Sorry Stephenie Meyer, you're not that awesome.

  2. Thanks for letting me know what you think! I think I've been avoiding the series for so long because of those very reasons :)

  3. I just read the prologue and a bit of chapter 1 of Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and I must admit that I was not at all hooked and will be returning it to the library today.

    As for the Twilight series, I thought the first one was a fun read, and after that I kept reading to find out what happened, but the quality drastically decreased.

    As for recommendations, I love too many books to list! (You can check out my GoodReads here for some: Recent great reads include The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, anything by Neil Gaiman or Audrey Niffennegger, and Sarah's Key. Amazing!

    Btw, thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm so happy to have discovered yours! :)

  4. I will definitely check out your book list! I just finished reading Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffennegger, so must have similar tastes in books :)