Who’s Reading What: May 2012 Part 2

6 June, 2012

So on to the second part in which I ask my schools friends about what’t they’ve been reading.

What they are reading now:
Omega Fellowship by Peter Croxton
Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan
The Taste of Sorrow by Jude Morgan
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Summer reading list:
Darkside by Belinda Bauer
The Passage by Justin Cronin
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

I’ve only read Talulla Rising and Wolf Hall both of which I loved (my thoughts are being penned as we speak – you may also want to listen to The Readers’ podcast discussing The Last Werewolf in which I participated, as well as my review). I’ve recently spied The Taste of Sorrow in my library and was itching to check it out as I’ve heard lots of good things about it, mainly from Ana , and I am a huge fan of the Bröntes. I also have a copy of The Passage on my shelf which I received from Polly. A nice mixture of books.

I’m hoping to tackle some big books this summer namely 1Q84 and War and Peace. Yes, yes, I know. I was supposed to have finished reading them ages ago, but you know what? Life gets in the way. Hopefully this summer will be nice and quiet with lots of reading time.

So what are your plans for summer? And have you made a summer reading list?

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10 Responses to “Who’s Reading What: May 2012 Part 2”

  1. Carl V. Says:

    I’ve started to put a summer reading list together. It is an all-too ambitious list, as it always is, and there is no way I’ll get through even half of what I would like to this summer. But that doesn’t take away the fun of creating the list!

    I’m hoping to get through some newer releases over the summer as well as revisiting Anne of Green Gables. I have several short story anthologies I’d like to make it through as well. Should be a very good summer, reading-choice wise.

    • sakura Says:

      Yay for lists! Anne of Green Gables is one of my favourite books and I always re-read it when I go home (where I have the whole set). Always takes me back to my childhood:)

  2. nymeth Says:

    Do read The Taste of Sorrow if you have the chance! The lovely writing alone makes it worth it.


  3. I’m reading Wolf Hall right now, and I know I’m going to have a hard time reviewing it, because I’ve rarely fallen so deeply in love with a book (who am I kidding, I always say that about every great book I read 🙂 )
    Do visit sakura! and if you like my book blog, please do follow.

  4. Mystica Says:

    I’ve only read Kite Runner which I found too difficult and Wolf Hall which I found tough as well. I know I am in the minority specially with Wolf Hall.

    • sakura Says:

      I’ve heard that many people found Wolf Hall to be difficult read because they couldn’t figure out who was talking and I heard in an interview that Mantel has made it easier to identify the characters in her new book.

  5. Violet Says:

    “The Taste of Sorrow” is brilliant, as is “Passion”, Morgan’s novel about the women involved with the second generation Romantic poets.

    I’ve started reading “Wolf Hall” three times, but never got past the first couple of chapters. I just kept thinking about what really happened to Thomas Cromwell and it seemed a bit odd to be reading a fictional treatment of his life.

    Good luck with “IQ84”. I did read it, but I won’t be rushing out to buy the next Murakami novel!

    And, well, I don’t have to say anything about “War and Peace”. I think I’ve covered that topic in previous conversations. 🙂

    • sakura Says:

      I know Violet! I always think of you whenever I see my copy of War & Peace. This year!

      Hmm, interesting about 1Q84. I think I’ve seen mixed reviews but nevertheless, I must read it.

      And I know how much you liked The Taste of Sorrow too (I don’t think I saw a review on your blog) so it’s an extra plus!

      I happen to like fictional biographies and fictional treatments of historical figures so Wolf Hall is the perfect book for me. I just didn’t expect to like it that much.

  6. winstonsdad Says:

    my plans for next month or so mainly spanish or latin american fiction ,all the best stu


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