I've been reading A LOT lately. In fact, I've read two books already this week and I'll probably finish a third today. I think I'm just trying to make up for all the books I didn't read while I was attempting to get through Anna Karenina
(I haven't finished it yet, but I only have like 200 pages left and I really really really needed a break from 19th century Russian society).
The books I've read this week I would recommend to anyone. First I read Dan Brown's Angels and Demons, which is sort of, but not really, a prequel to The Da Vinci Code. I mean, it has the same protagonist, but you're not gonna read it and all of a sudden understand something that you didn't get from Da Vinci, you know? Anyway, I read that in like 2 1/2 days, which is quite a feat considering the book is like over 600 pages long.
Next I read this book by Jodi Piccoult called My Sister's Keeper. This was was about a 13 year old girl who was conceived essentially for the purpose of being a bone marrow donor for her sister, who was dying of cancer. The story starts with her suing for medical emancipation from her parents so she doesn't have to donate a kidney to her sister when she gets renal failure. It was a really interesting book. That one took me about 2 1/2 days also.
And now I'm reading a book by Plum Sykes called Bergdorf Blondes. It's weird, its kind of like the Nanny Diaries in that over-exaggerated kind of way, but seeing as the author is a society editor at Vogue or something, you gotta figure there's an ounce or two of truth in there somewhere.
Anyway, I have to figure out what to read next since I'm almost done with the book I'm reading now. I'm not quite ready to pick up Tolstoy again yet. Any suggestions?