- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
- A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
- Snow Angels by James Thompson
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling.
I plan on finishing at least one more:
- Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott.
I’m reading that last one for a book club with Tribal Blogs that meets tomorrow night to conclude discussion of the book. Folks from the blog community have been meeting every Thursday all month at 8:30 p.m. ET to discuss the book, but this will be my first time that I’ll be able to join them, which is a good thing because until yesterday, I hadn’t cracked open the book.
Out of the four others, the one I liked the least, and not because it was bad, but because the other three were just so amazingly good, was Snow Angels by James Thompson, which is the first of a series about a Finnish detective named Inspector Vaara. I already have the second one, Lucifer’s Tears, out from the library and look forward to reading that in the next couple of weeks…if not this weekend.
The four I’ve read this month (sadly) keeps me on target for about four books a month as I’ve read 16 books in total this year, not counting the Lamott book. To see a list of the other 12 I’ve read, see my list on listography. I also keep a list there on the movies I’ve watched this year (one of the next movies I’ll be watching, Friday at 10 p.m. ET, will be Suspicion with Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine as part of a Hitchcock festival #hitchfest on Twitter).
Still my favorite book that I’ve read this year is Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, and my favorite movie that I’ve watched this year so far is 127 Hours.
So what’s your favorite book read and favorite movie seen so far this year?