Peter the Great: His Life and World, by Robert K. Massie.
For my Imperial Russia class, but it's not a bad read.
Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts. I'm about three quarters of the way through, and it's pretty interesting. For some reason the pacing just annoys me though, which is really the only thing putting me off it.
Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber. I adore it, it's made up of stories with the concepts of popular fairy tales adapted more maturely and in a darker way.
Stephen King's On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. Never really been into Stephen King before, but this is definitely an enjoyable read - informative, entertaining, and essentially everything a book on writing should be.
"The Girl Who Played With Fire" by Stieg Larsson.
Also, GMAT study guides.
The Burning Land by Bernard Cornwell
"To the Lighthouse" by Virginia Woolf for the umpteenth million time.
“And as to you life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.”
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. We're doing it at school... I didn't like it very much, it was too dramatic for me. I guess it was pretty well written, though. My advice is don't read it unless you have to for school like me. :P
Meant to finish The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin and Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver for my book club, but I didn't in time. But I still want to finish them.
Will probably prioritize the former. I don't know if this is just me but Kingsolver's pacing always leaves me out to dry. Her middle-ends are good, but her beginnings can be such long slogs.
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1356 by Bernard Cornwell
Star Wars: Choices of One by Timothy Zahn
Choke by Chuck Palahniuk.
The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Micheal Duffy. Interesting but long.
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