Ten for 2010

For the New Year, I’ve compiled a list of ten books I’m looking forward too.  Here they are, along with the publication date:

Impact by Douglas Preston (January 5, 2010)

The Godfather of Kathmandu by John Burdett (January 12, 2010)

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova (January 12, 2010)

Point Omega by Don Delillo (February 1, 2010)

A Dark Matter by Peter Straub (February 9, 2010)

The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell (February 16, 2010)

Caught by Harlan Coben (March 23, 2010)

A Murderous Procession by Ariana Franklin (April 1, 2010)

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest by Steig Larsson (May 25, 2010)

Beautiful Malice by Rebecca James (August 31, 2010)

What books are you looking forward to in 2010?  Please leave a comment and let me know!

Book Review: The Girl Who Played With Fire

imagesThe Booklover’s Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

I just finished Stieg Larsson’s book The Girl Who Played With Fire and loved it!  I liked it so much that I immediately posted this review.

This book is the second in a series.  The first book in the series, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,  introduces Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist.  Lisbeth is a strange character and in the book we learn that she most likely has Asberger’s syndrome (a form of autism).  This makes her an especially interesting heroine!  Mikael Blomkvist is a journalist and friend of Lisbeth’s.  Although as the story opens, it seems that Lisbeth is not fully aware of Mikael’s high regard for her…

Stieg Larrson died in 2004 after delivering the manuscripts for The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest.  The final book is not in print yet in the United States.  If you can read Swedish, you are good to get a copy and enjoy, but you will have to wait awhile for the english version of the third book.

Update:  The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest is set to be released in May 2010 in the United States.

Book Details:   Published by Knopf, 512 pages, ISBN-10: 0307269981, ISBN-13: 978-0307269980