I have recently read The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins, and I am hooked! They came highly recommended to me by a few friends, and I am so glad I finally gave them a try. These books have it all: action, romance, suspense. And I have to admit, I am much more Team Peeta than I've ever been Team Edward. If you haven't read them yet, I suggest you do. They are a fun and addicting read. If you have read them, feel free to attend a book group discussion at my house this Thursday at 7:00 pm.
I've also read A Thousand Splendid Suns in the past month and it was, in a word, amazing. This novel was heart wrenching and beautiful. I actually thought it was better than Khaled Housseini's first novel The Kite Runner. I related to the characters more, (probably because they are female), and I thought the political warfare was better explained, and thereby easier to understand in this book. The history of Afghanistan that shapes the plot of this tale is positively eye opening.