I’m always asked whether I still read for pleasure and the answer is yes . . . and no. I do still love to read, but almost everything I read now, even if it’s for pleasure, is also research. I’m always trying to keep an eye on what’s out there and put into perspective what I’m looking for. So to keep you updated on what I’m reading outside of work, and to keep tabs on my New Year’s resolution to read more published books, here’s the list of some of the most recent books I’ve read:
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
Jacky has raved about this book and finally I got the chance to read it. (By the way, I hate when the movie comes out before I’ve read the book. It make me look like a follower.) I don’t think I enjoyed it nearly as much as Jacky did, but it certainly is a fascinating read.
In the Thrill of the Night by Candice Hern
I actually took the recommendation to read this book from a blog reader, and want to thank you. I do need to get in the habit of reading more historical romance and I love her hook and thought this was fun.
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barak Obama
I’ve been interested in this book for quite some time, and now that Barak Obama is in the news so much I thought it was time to check it out. This was a really interesting look at race and his writing is beautiful.
Rain Fall by Barry Eisler
Another recommendation from a blog reader and another great hook. A hit man who is also the hero. A quick, fast-paced thriller.
So, what are you reading these days and what would you recommend?