Following the Herd

I have one more book to read in order to finish the Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins, and I'm half way through A Game of Thrones (yes, I'm still on the first book) of A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin. But I'm already thinking about the next popular/trending books to read:

I'm a little late on this one. Oh well.
*European Reading Challenge 2012 - Sweden*

and probably...

My reasons for wanting to read this book: (1) A friend recommended it (2) My only hang-up about the Hunger Games so far, is the lack of violence and according to one review, this is Hunger Games for the "big-boys".... and (3) With this book, I hope to get all things related to survival/fighting to the death/last man standing of teenagers out of my system for awhile.


  1. So I love the Girl with Dragon Tattoo and I highly suggest it. IQ84 is on my list of books to read as well, so when you read it let me know how it is! I also own and read Battle Royale last year, and if you are starved for violence it is definitely the book to read. In terms of violence, in comparison to Battle Royale, the Hunger Games is a cozy little picnic. I actually had to stop reading for a little while after I was a few pages in in an effort to come to terms with the violence.

    1. I am indeed starved for violence, even though I shouldn't be because of all the crime/noir fiction I've read lately. But I'm definitely looking forward to Battle Royale...I'm wondering, is there a movie too?

      I'll be sure to let you know how 1Q84 is...although I'm not sure when I'll be reading it. Perhaps next month. I'm behind on this month's reading, thanks to a certain novel by George R.R. Martin.

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