by Jeff Kinney
The most recent of the Wimpy Kid novels, it continues with more humorous stories of a middle school nerdy kid. I found this book enjoyable and fresh, even after reading the previous two books last month.
by Orson Scott Card
I saw this book in the New Books section at the library and, being a fan of the author, I thought I would give it a shot. It is an 800-page series of short stories (between 5 and 50 pages each) divided by category (fantasy, science fiction, etc.). While some of the stories were less than memorable, I thought it was worth reading overall. Interesting concepts behind the stories (such as Santa Claus being a spirit in a purgatory-like existence or God and Satan's Job-like bet that has brought about the world's views on socialism vs. capitalism) form the foundation for good storytelling. There is even a Mormon Stories section, where I found the author's introductory explanation of Mormon culture particularly interesting.
by Terry Brooks
The culmination of the 5 Terry Brooks books that I read last month. The books follows the same somewhat predictable path as those preceding it, and weaves everything into a fitting conclusion to the series.
I have also starting reading Joseph Smith: Rough Stone Rolling. I have been reading it for about three weeks and am only around page 200 (out of about 700). It's definitely more dense than most of the fiction books I have recently read.
Also on the docket for next month:
- The Stand - Steven King
- Seventh Son - Orson Scott Card
- Dune - Frank Herbert
As always, I am open to further suggestions for future books to read.