- Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See - this book was recommended by Amy a long time ago and I finally remembered and got around to reading it. It's a very cute and heart-wrenching story about two lifelong friends growing up in China. The story covers the painful process of foot-binding and the roles of women in ancient Chinese families. It's a fairly quick read and I had a hard time putting it down. Reminded me a bit of Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden which is probably in my top 5. Which reminds me... I should re-read that...
- Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut - I'm not actually finished this book because I keep getting caught up in something else that I'm trying to finish (see: magazines). I really enjoyed Cat's Cradle and never had the opportunity to read this one in highschool as many did. It's a bit odd, which is to be expected, I'm not sure I have an opinion, I need to finish it first! (The title is after all 'What I've been reading' and not 'What I've read'!)
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern - did I tell you about this already? Probably because you. must. read. this. The circus... the characters... I can't even describe it. It's all very magical and twisty and crazy and colourful. If you like those kinds of things you'll like this. Even if you don't like those kinds of things you'll probably like this. Without spoiling anything I'd like to add that you PAY ATTENTION when reading. There are many small clues throughout that become important later.
- At First Sight by Nicholas Sparks - I didn't finish this one, I probably won't. A friend lent it to me and I just can't get into it. I've never read anything else by Sparks and I haven't even seen The Notebook (which is actually on my Life List). I think it's a bit too much perfect romance and less messy drama and magic than I'd like. Basically what I'm saying is I like magic. Give me books with magic.
As always, I'm looking for suggestions of what to read next! I like fantasy and popular fiction. I originally spelled that 'fantasty' which is almost more appropriate...
I'm also on Goodreads.
SO - what are you reading? What do you love? Have you read much this summer? Any books that you haven't been able to put down lately? Tell me about them!! Or just tell me about how we're going to go on a summer-long vacation next year to try out all the restaurants on BA's Top 10 Best New Restaurants... just me?
**If you say '50 Shades of Grey' I'm going to... well, nothing. If you like that kind of thing then more power to you - I'm just not interested.