Saturday, May 15, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Steig Larsson)

When we picked this book for book club, none of us knew anything about it except that it was on the best seller list and was getting a lot of buzz. It was not at all what I expected. Set in Sweden, the novel centers on Mikael Blomkvist, an investigative journalist who is hired to solve a mysterious disappearance, and Lisbeth Salander, an misunderstood computer hacker. Although the beginning was slow and it took a while to get used to some of the Swedish names, the book quickly becomes a page turner as the two uncover the truth.

Just a warning: there are some pretty creepy things that happen, but I think the book was overall worth reading.

This is also the first book I read on the Kindle! I borrowed my mom's (and have yet to give it back).

Read: May 2010

Same Kind of Different As Me

This is the story of Ron Hall and Denver Moore - a wealthy Texas art dealer and a homeless man - who build an unlikely friendship. The book makes you think about our calling as Christians and about what it means to love and give. Although sad at times, the book is very moving and worth reading. But it is not preachy and it is not a devotional - just a true story that makes you think about how blessed we are.
Read: April 2010
Length: 200-ish pages
PS - Apparently they just wrote a second book called What Difference Do It Make. Has anyone read it?