March Pick

It's hard to choose one from so many great books. I have made a small list of my "want to reads" for this month.

I have not read them yet, but they are highly recommended!

Which one would you pick?


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium Trilogy Series #1)

by Stieg Larsson

Reg Keeland (Translator)

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues to seek the truth. He hires Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently trapped by a libel conviction, to investigate. He is aided by the pieced and tattooed punk prodigy Lisbeth Salander. Together they tap into a vein of unfathomable iniquity and astonishing corruption.


The Shadow of the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Lucia Graves (Translator)

"A secret's worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept," begins Carlos Ruiz Zafón's astounding novel of postwar Barcelona.


Child 44

by Tom Rob Smith

A gripping novel about one man's dogged pursuit of a serial killer against the opposition of Stalinist state security forces, Child 44 is at once suspenseful and provocative. Tom Rob Smith's remarkable debut thriller powerfully dramatizes the human cost of loyalty, integrity, and love in the face of totalitarian terror.


Kafka on the Shore

by Haruki Murakami,

Philip Gabriel (Translator)

Two remarkable characters: a teenage boy, Kafka Tamura, who runs away from home either to escape a gruesome oedipal prophecy; and an aging simpleton called Nakata, who never recovered from a wartime affliction.

Their odyssey, is enriched by vivid accomplices and mesmerizing events like cats and people carry on conversations.

There is a brutal murder, with the identity of both victim and perpetrator a riddle–yet this, along with everything else, is eventually answered, just as the entwined destinies of Kafka and Nakata are gradually revealed, with one escaping his fate entirely and the other given a fresh start on his own.

LordVoldemort LordVoldemort
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27 Responses Feb 17, 2010

@ mother 2009: Great choice, David Baldacci is a great writer, thank you for the recommendation.

@ Blue Haiku: I can't wait to read your recommendations

Kafka by the shore......and I do have several recommendations for April I can't wait to tell you about!!

@ wise owl: I agree, the cover is important<br />
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@ wilderness girl: LOL! nothing scares Lord Voldemort, because he is already dead!? thank you very much for the offer. I will ask for your help when I get scared.<br />
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@ mew old: I saw the movie and it was great, I have bought the books, it is great<br />
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@ Trgdy Ann: thanks for checking it out<br />
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@ Crissy girl: it does sound great, it is in the 1001 must reads before you die!<br />
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@ free: good luck, I hope I can find time to read them as well<br />
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@ lululee: yes, it sounds really interesting<br />
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@ albnative: it is one the highly recommended books, I have bought it<br />
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@ destry: lost symbol is a great book, have fun

@ all1rog: I saw the movie, it's good.<br />
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@ luvmc: it does sound fascinating<br />
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@ Blue Haiku: it's so good to see you again, I think I'll try Kafka on the shore as well

Hmmm....Kafka on the Shore, but I am happy to read anything!! :)

I think, "Kafka On The Shore' sounds fascinating. Thank You LV

@ Juan: I will, thanks<br />
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@ Frito: they do sound interesting, thanks for the comment<br />
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@ FB: I have heard so much about it, thank you very much for the recommendation<br />
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@ Cosmic Pete: I saw the movie and it was great, I have bought the book, all three of them,

I've read Shadow of the Wind and liked it. Good read. Lots of twists and turns.

no, never did, I would like to read it during the spring.

I would say the best of these is the 1st one you wrote about. "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" sounds very interesting.

OH dear, I don't think I could read any of those LV. I'm not really into murder and mysteries. But I guess, for you, I would probably choose the last one. If it gets too scary, pop into EP and I'll protect y ou!!

The shadow of the wind! I gotta get that one asap.. sounds wonderful. The title is interesting. I love titles and book covers.Naturally, the book may not be good but the covers can sway our decision to read a story.

I am a sucker for a Scandinavian novel translated and I am half way through The Girl with The Dragon Tatto...its a very good book and I am loving it. I would recommed it LV

LV most of what I read theses days is non fiction....although I haven't heard of these they all seem interesting.

I am not familiar with any of these, so if you end up reading one of them, and loving it, be sure to let us know.

@ elf: thank you for the comment,

Elf swims over and gets in the same boat with MusicMouse............<br />
I just don't have time to read these days.....I can only get in a few pages in a month.<br />
When I do read it is non fiction or something dealing with my belief system<br />
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Good Luck to all readers............ may every book you read be excellent

@ the red lady: I saw the movie of "the girl with dragon tattoo" it's a great movie, I really want to read the book<br />
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@ laurie: thanks for the recommendation,

Wow LV! Another great selection of books! I've not read Kafka by the Shore but have heard great things and would love to read it.<br />
Another I have recently been hearing about is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I think it would be a great suspense. I want to read it before I see the movie just made of this book. <br />
Child 44 puts me in mind of a true story of a serial killer in Russia a few decades back that they had made a movie of. This book intrigues me because it seems to cover the same problems. It will be interesting to read.

@Kristee: exactly what I was thinking, only if I had enough time<br />
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@ midlifemadness: I just got it, I might start it today<br />
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@ music mouse: my mom read the Clintons books, and she says they are great<br />
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@ Jo: it is a great book,<br />
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Thanks for the comment

There was only one name that spoke to me Kafka By The Shore. Turgenev is also worth a viewing.<br />
Thanks for ur selection LV;)

The Shadow of The Wind is watch catches my eye.. I will have to check it out!! :D

@ June: I like the first line as well, it's in the must read lists.

@ allenW: Child44 does sound interesting, thanks for the recommendations<br />
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@ Ernie: I haven't read anything from him yet, and his book is highly recommended, I think I'll try this one as well<br />
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@ free: Have you read it?

The Shadow of the Wind. Just for the intriguing first line :) I think Stephen Kind would agree with me.

I would like to select Kafka On the Shore for because it sounds entertaining with a combination of fantasy, mystery, and scifi, all in one.