I recently read the Davinci Code too, and was sorely dissapointed. Read Angels and Demons a while back, and it was amazing! I was expecting great things from the sequel, but I didn't think it was nearly as good. I'd recomend Angels & Demons over Davinci Code any day.
I only read fantasy. The more dragons and wizards and knights the better, i may never grow out of this!
I'm currently rereading the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind and am on Stone of Tears.
Looks like a lot of people are discovering the Chronicles of Narnia. These were my faves when i was young and i still read the series in it's entirety once a year. Those of you reading em now/soon that haven't before, I think you're in for a treat with Voyage of the Dawntreader, hands down my favorite (and probably most epic) in the series.
What do you think about The Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan? I read the first one at the end of last year and really enjoyed it. But I needed a break before I start the next one. Those fuckers are long!!!!
I am mid way through a Michael Crichton book called "Airframe." Its pretty good. It's about an quality assurance investigation over an airplane after a suspicious mid air flight incident which killed a few people, and injured a bunch more. Meanwhile, this airplane company is trying to seal a deal with China for some airplanes. It's getting pretty suspenseful.
Anyhow, I want to finish it so I can start reading my next book; "Scar Tissue" by Anthony Kiedis.
What book are you reading?
im reading "What to expect when expecting"....a really good book for us first time mamas
AWWWWWW...that's the cutest thing!! That totally made my day!
Haha, Wheel of Time might be my all time favorite series. I've read the majority of the series 6-7 times each. The first three books are flat out amazing. While reading the fifth book, i became so incensed at the actions of one of the Aes Sedai, that i threw the book at my bedroom wall(that's a really really thick book, too!). The last 150 pages of Lord Chaos (book 6) i read standing up, pacing in my room. In fact, that ending still gives me goosebumps when i think about it.
Here are my problems with WoT. It's almost going on for too long. It doesn't seem that a lot happens in each book anymore. There are too many characters spread out in too many different directions of the world. You get 2-3 chapters for each hero/heroine, and then it's onto the next, almost never revisiting that character in the same novel. Hell, my favorite (Mat) was basically left out of one book, altogether.
We learn in the first book how the story 'ends'. It's been 17 years of real life(with new books only every 2-3 years now)...take us there, already, Mr. Jordan!
Conversely(if i may)...As the WoT seems to slow it's pace, The Sword of Truth picks up more and more steam as it progresses. I didn't think the first book was anything super special(still good, though), and it seemed to steal a lot of ideas from WoT and LOTR(almost blatently). But dammit, these novels get more and more gripping as they go and i think Terry Goodkind has been off his ass with this series. I put down the last 300 pages(!) of Faith of the Fallen in one sitting on a New Years Eve a few years ago. Hands down the most inspirational and moving work of fiction i have ever come across.
These two series are the only novels i'll buy in hardcover...no way i can wait 8-12 months for their paperback versions anymore.
Game of Shadows- Barry Bonds steroid book.
I wanna read that too!!
i've noticed that for most people, whichever of those two they read first is their favorite. i think it's becos in many ways, they're almost identical. i prefer the da vinci code, but mainly becos the ending of the other seemed a little too farfetched to me.
I am reading a book called: I hate you, dont leave me.
Its about personality disorders.