Just Read: State of Wonder and Full Dark House

State of Wonder by Ann Patchett[State of Wonder by Ann Patchett]

Beautifully written story of a medical researcher who goes in search of her dead colleague in the Amazon forest. Her former medical professor heads up a deep-in-the forest fertility research project, where Marina is traveling to, and has given scant information on the details surrounding the jungle fever that overtook her friend. What Marina finds in her harrowing travels soothes her past and uncovers a new-found strength that takes hold within herself. Very readable and even though I thought I knew how this story would end, it surprised me.

Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler[Full Dark House by Christopher Fowler]

Crime novel set both during World War I in London, England and present day. A detective duo in their 80’s (how cool is that) from the Peculiar Crimes Division are stopped in their tracks by a murder suspect who has risen from the past and is intent on killing the pair. The story flips back and forth between current day and the early 1900s when the duo first meet, during an investigation into a series of murders at a theater. First book in a series.

I’m not one for overly grisly murder mysteries and this is one that I could handle. Just the right amount of tension, eeriness and British humor for me. Will definitely read another one from the series.

If you’re looking for your next book, I love to read, so maybe you’ll find something you like here:

Also, in the name of being accountable, I’ve read 9 books this year on my way to a goal of 30. Not sweating it yet.

2012 Reading Challenge

2012 Reading Challenge
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What are you reading right now? I have SO many friends reading 50 Shades of Grey. Are you too?
xLaura

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5 responses to “Just Read: State of Wonder and Full Dark House

  1. I love murder mystery…I might check out Full Dark House. I just finished the Hunger games series, and just started on Steven King 11/22/63. I just wish I had more time to read…

    • Wasn’t the Hunger Games great?! She’s such a strong lead character. If you can read Stephan King, you have a strong tolerance for creepy, so the book I rec’d will be a cake walk for you.

  2. I’m with Jeannie, I love a good mystery! I’m going look for the Fowler series next time I’m in B&N!

    elisa

    • There are several in the series, so I hope you find one that appeals to you. Which are your favorite mysteries (or maybe an author)? I’m always looking for a good read.
      xLaura

  3. 9 out of 30 is pretty impressive. I am reading Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami – it’s very interesting! :)

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