fall is here: what are you reading?

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After a one massive heat wave of a summer here on the East Coast, there’s finally a nip in the air and I for one am diving into our sudden autumn with wild abandon. One of my favorite fall past times? Burying my nose in a good read. I’m in a book club, and we’ve just finished Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Played With Fire, the second book in his page-turning trilogy, and we’re breaking before the third to read Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go, which has been adapted for the big screen. How about you readers? What is on your book list for fall? – Sarah C.

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Josh L.

Roth.

Josh L.

As in the new Philip.

October is scary Stephen King month for me! So far, I’ve read ‘Nightmares and Dreamscapes’, ‘Cujo’, and I’m on to ‘Pet Semetary’.

Ellie

Poker Nation by Andy Bellin, for work believe it or not.
Then I’ve got a stack I’ve been collecting from the used book stores around for vacation, think Terry Pratchett, Georgette Heyer…
Also I remember one that was on my list I don’t remember why and I can’t remember the title…The Something and The White?
All of this to say I’m still on the fence about Freedom. I think I’ll get the audiobook.

I’m currently on my second steampunk book, Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld. I’m reading nothing but steampunk for the month of October, so next up is probably Boneshaker.

Laura/Ellobie

I just started Dan Savage’s The Commitment and a book on Bargello quilting – planning on making three small quilts for Christmas for my MIL, mom and SIL.

Sarah L.

I’m reading “Eye of the Dragon” now and waiting for SK’s new one in November. Inbetween, “Never Look Away” by Linwood Barclay, “Number9Dream” by David Mitchell and “Lonesome Dove” by McMurtry.

polinium

I’m reading the new Ken Follet, Fall of Giants. I’m really loving it.

Beth Ellen

Just finished BLAME by Michelle Huneven, and I am saving FREEDOM for the beach and poolside in Hawaii in December

@Louise- can you explain what a steampunk novel is? does it have a typical literary format or is it just a new genre? i’ve heard a lot of people throwing around the term and haven’t read any (yet) myself.

I’m re-reading the Anne of Green Gables series. I love it!!
My sister also insists I read The Hunger Games series so those are next.

I just finished reading The Passage, which was enormously entertaining. Now I’m finally getting around to reading the latest Dan Brown, The Lost Symbol.

@Beth- I LOVED THE PASSAGE! I can’t wait until the next one comes out. I read that Ridley Scott bought the movie rights.

@Emily- I’ve heard awesome things about The Hunger Games series. I just put myself on the library wait list for the first one :)

Ellie

@Katie & @Louise, I too want to know what a steampunk novel is, did you mean you started with the Leviathan and just loved it and are now continuing? Are there other great steampunk novels? Diamond Age was kind of steampunk-y, i liked that…

Megan

@ Katie, @Ellie, etc… – Steampunk is a genre of art, literature, and film that encompasses an alternate reality, typically set in a Victorian-esque era, where there is technology similar to what we have today, but it is all highly mechanized (so instead of airplanes, dirigibles, and instead of digital night-goggles, they’ll have sprockets and gears, etc…). For a good example of steampunk in movies, watch “The City of Lost Children.” To get an idea of a Steampunk aesthetic, go to http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/boston/house-tours/bruce-melanies-steampunk-victorian-house-tour-128693

And I just finished “Never Let Me Go” which was beautifully written and, I hate to say, incredibly depressing. So now I’m reading “Peter Pan.”

I’m reading a new book by a high school friend of mine Wild Goose Moon: A Story of Love, Death, God, Sex and 1968 by Ben Shepperd

Oh…and The Design of Modern Design by George Nelson

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[…] 2) Steampunk literature is a genre worth exploring. When Louise mentioned she’s reading only steampunk for the month of October, many of you wanted to know more. Megan says: “Steampunk is a genre of art, literature, and film that encompasses an alternate reality, typically set in a Victorian-esque era, where there is technology similar to what we have today, but it is all highly mechanized (so instead of airplanes, dirigibles, and instead of digital night-goggles, they’ll have sprockets and gears, etc…). For a good example of steampunk in movies, watch “The City of Lost Children.” To get an idea of a Steampunk aesthetic, go here.” Interested? What are you reading? […]