Recent Reading

To put it mildly, I tend to read like a fiend. For example, after seeing The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in theaters I immediately re-read the trilogy because there is nothing better than a great book. Mind you, I’d read the trilogy before. I just felt like re-reading them after seeing the first movie. That said, trying to keep track of every book I’ve read over the year is probably next to impossible, so I plan to use this page as a sort of “best of” page. I’ll highlight the best books I’ve read over the year, and I’ll do my best to keep you updated on the newest book(s) I’m reading. Here’s a list of some of the best reads I’ve had in 2011 (in no particular order):

  1. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins. Absolutely amazing story and trilogy. While geared towards a “young adult” crowd, just about any adult can pick this up and enjoy it. I’ll be interested to see if the movies do it justice…
  2. Anarchy Evolution by Greg Graffin. For those who don’t know, Graffin is the lead singer of Bad Religion (my favorite band since I was in 6th grade) and also teaches at UCLA. If you’re a fan of Graffin, Bad Religion, or both, you’ll enjoy this book.
  3. Pariah by Bob Fingerman. Not your common variety zombie thriller by any means, which is actually what makes this book work so well. The “pariah” character is especially intriguing, and you become attached to certain characters and silently cheer the demise of some of the other characters.
  4. Fair Game: My Life as a Spy, My Betrayal by the White House by Valerie Plame-Wilson. If you want to know what happened during the lead-up to the war in Iraq as well as how a covert CIA officer’s name was leaked to the press, this is the book to read.

Full listing of books I’ve been reading found here:

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