[the reading list…]

[the reading list…]

I got more books today.

Four more books.

One Dean Koontz – from Frankenstein series that I’ve been following since they came out (this fifth book is the last one) – and other three – the Hunger Games series (everyone has been talking about the movie so I figured that I want to read the books first… and they were at the bookstore today when I came. I love that little bookstore that has English books…)

The problem?

I’m already reading 7 books – and I really need to finish them before starting anything new. So, I figured that I am going to write a list of the books that I am reading and write them off as soon as I finish them… and only done with these I will start a new one.

Massive – by Ian Sample

A book on Higgs boson – sometimes called the “God Particle” because according to the standard theories, it’s the particle that makes this world possible. The book is about the ongoing journey to discover it (that’s one of the main reasons Large Hadron Collider – LHC – has been built.)

How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog – by Chad Orzel

An amazing book on quantum physics which is not a “for dummies” kind, yet it describes quantum ideas in a way that can be understood by someone like me (who got interested in this field only a year ago.)

Inkspell – by Cornelia Funke

I’ve been reading this book for a long time – keep getting interrupted. It is the sequel to Inkheart – a book that became a movie. I also have the Inkdeath – the last installment of the series.

One Door Away from Heaven – by Dean Koontz

Couldn’t resist reading it – because it’s Dean Koontz. The book talks about aliens, dogs, wise and sassy 9-year-olds, and tough moral choices that have to be made. This book has been the one I’m reading the most these days.

A Short History of Nearly Everything – by Bill Bryson

Really need to finish this book but I keep getting distracted by the illustrations (it’s a special illustrated edition). Just like the title says, it’s a history of nearly everything – from geology, astronomy, and zoology to chemistry and properties of an atom. I like Bryson’s style of writing – humorous and light – but it’s still takes time to process everything that the book talks about, so it’s a slow process.

Mere Christianity – by C.S. Lewis

Got mostly done with it, but got stuck on marriage part for some reason. Also, Lewis writes amazingly well, but just like with Bryson – it’s not a book that you can read in one sitting – it needs processing.

The Chamber – by John Grisham

This book has been in the back for some time mainly because I got distracted by other things. But I do want to finish it. I like Grisham, but I guess his law things sometimes get too overwhelming. I got this book because I work at “the Chamber” – the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine. Thankfully, the Chamber I work at and the Chamber Grisham is talking about are two completely different things.

I think that’s it…

What are you reading right now?

  • Mary

    I read a lot, both fiction and non-fiction, but have been a bit disorganised lately. I am currently reading Stella Rimington’s autobiography “Open Secret”. Stella was Director General of MI5 for a number of years. Since her retirement Stella has become a novelist, writing very good spy fiction with a female protagonist, Liz Carlisle. I have read all her novels except the most recent “Rip Tide.” Stella was at the recent Sydney Writers’ Festival so I now have a signed copy of “Rip Tide” which I am almost saving up. I don’t want to read it too quickly. Her first novel “At Risk” is a cracker. I recommended it to several people at the Festival.
    I usually finish books I read. Have been a while on James Joyce’s “Ulysses”. Have left it for a while, but will get back to it. I have a pile of unread books including “America Alone” by Mark Steyn which I am looking forward to.

    • Hmm, interesting – about the MI5 gal. I like that kind of fiction every once in a while. 

      Good to know that I’m not the only one who reads several books at a time 😀

  • Soul Detox by Groeschel.  I Am Changes Who I Am by Matte.  Have several on deck.  🙂  Just finished rereading two fantasy/fiction by Brian Litfin in prep for #3 being released in June.

    • Were you the one who read “Christian Atheist” by Groeschel or was it someone else? 

      What are the series by Brian Litfin called? 

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