things i’ve been reading

I’ve seriously had a bad case of A.D.D. lately and have been starting to read books and then never finishing them. Unless they are of the completely and totally third-grade level reading material. I have no idea what is wrong with me. I pick up a book and then I instantly fall asleep.

Things that I’ve read recently…

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Great book written from the perspective of a 15 year old kid with slight autism who goes on an adventure of trying to figure out who killed his neighbour’s dog. Sounds odd, but really is an interesting read.

A Long Way Down – Nick Hornby
Read this last week in Spain. Story about 4 suicidal people that meet on New Year’s eve and basically form a support group. Easy read as most Hornby books are. Despite the depressing subject matter it is actually quite an amusing tale.

Perks of Being a Wallflower – Stephen Chobsky
Another coming of age tale written by someone that is slightly disturbed. I seem to be drawn to books about spastics. What’s up with that?

The Evolution of Useful Things – Henry Petroski
OK, didn’t finish this one yet – have it packed in my bag for the upcoming week in Tallinn.

The Giro Playboy – Michael Smith
Absolutely loved it. Shorts that are poetic and pictures to go with it. An easy, dreamy book.

Vernon God Little – DBC Pierre
Winner of the Booker Prize. Another one that I have yet to finish.

Killing Yourself to Live – Chuck Klosterman
Chuck travels across the US in a Ford visiting sites of dead rock musicians and has an entire conversation disecting every past relationship he has ever had. Entertaining and light.

Christie Malry’s Own Double Entry – B.S. Johnson
Another one that I am halfway through that I need to finish…

Great Gatsby (for about the millionth time) & This Side of Paradise

There are another few that I have purchased, but still need to find time to get through. Maybe I’ll have to drink some coffee and really focus.