Having loaded up my birthday Kindle with masses of words, I thoroughly enjoyed catching up on reading while on hols. I read the second and third books in Stieg Larsson’s Lisbeth Salander trilogy, and the first of the Temeraire books, plus revisiting Jane Austen and discovering some new SF anthologies (the short story is still my favourite form in SF). I’ll probably download the latest Sookie Stackhouse novel for my next reading session.
Speaking to my sister this week, she’s not long finished reading about Lisbeth Salander also, and is now finding herself at somewhat of a loss as to what to read next. She’s worried that the next novel she starts won’t quite stack up to Larsson’s efforts, and she’s not especially into SFF (although I believe she could like Temeraire). I’m not sure where to point her with respect to new mystery/thriller fiction, although I’ve just realised that I don’t know whether she’s tried Val McDiarmid yet.
So what’s everybody else been reading? What have you found especially well written, or at least well plotted? What’s particularly Bechdel-Wallacious? What, if anything, has been both?