Pale Blue Dot by Carl Sagan. That man was so brilliant - so sad he's no longer with us. And oddly enough, just the other day I heard this story on NPR about how he and Anne Druyan (his wife) met and fell in love. Such an amazing story.
Chainfire by Terry Goodkind. I read the first several of the series years ago and just now picked it back up... had a little bit of a hard time getting into it, but now I'm hooked... the weather is nice here but too muddy to ride. So I may go sit in the sun and read a bit later..
I too did not enjoy the Time Traveler's Wife. Much ado about nothing, IMHO.
Currently reading The Lacuna by B. Kingsolver. Enjoying it, but it's not blowing my skirt up so far. Not even close to The Poisonwood Bible, one of my all-time favs. Not even as good as Prodigal Summer. But still a good read.
On deck I've got Ambrose's Undaunted Courage and the new Jeff Shaara WWII book.
finished out stealing horses a few weeks ago. i can't say that i loved it but i finished it,
also just finished the reliable wife. it was entertaining but i do not see what all the fuss is about.
reading the girl with the dragon tatoo but not that far into it to have an opinion. in waiting is the elegance of the hedgehog (still), dancing on the precipice, cutting for stone and the zookeepers wife.
i also just finished when things changed by gail collins. every woman should read the book especially if you are under 40. i bought both my daughters copies to remind them that they are eating from a table set by others. wonderful chronicle of the women's movement whether you count yourself a feminist or not.
I'm currently reading a HYSTERICAL book by Matt Labash called "Fly Fishing with Darth Vader." I don't normally enjoy nonfiction but this book is fantastic -- laugh out loud fantastic. It's about a journalist's funny encounters with a variety of people and things, including Dick Cheney, Facebook, and sleazeball politicos.
Reading Carl Hiassen's "Basket Case," as my current fiction book. Love his style--dark, mean-spirited purely Floridian humor!
The non-fiction I'm also currently reading is Stephen Kizner's "All the Shah's Men," which is about the 1953 CIA-run coup which overthrew the democratically elected Prime Minister, Mohammad Mossadeq, of Iran--reinstalling the Shah into power. Excellent book!
I read A LOT (no TV). Currently reading "A Good, Good Pig" by Sy Montgomery. Very sweet. It was an emergency book when I was stranded at a friend's house because of snow. This week alone I have finished "Loving Frank" (very good, and even though I knew how the story ended I was totally freaked! I am an FLW geek) and "Snow Falling on Cedars" (also very good, but not the fastest book to get into. Once I was into it, though, I was hooked). I have also recently read "The Reader" (wow.) and "The Book Thief" (double wow.). Have also recently read some of my two favorites, Augusten Burroughs and David Sedaris (I LOVE both). Love, love, love to read.
However, I have "Eat, Pray, Love" in my pile and I am loathed to pick it up. My sister (who I share very, very similar tastes in reading with) HATED it, and the way she describes it, I am fairly certain I'll hate it, too. I know lots of people RAVE about it, but I'm just can't get into the right place for it! I have heard the author interviewed a few times, and have loved listening to her....just not so sure I'll love reading her.