Monday, January 4, 2010

After two votes.. the winner for January's Group Read is..

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is written by Stieg Larsson and is the first in a triology. I know my local library has at least one copy in our recent releases section and it should not be hard to come by this either thru amazon or other used and/or new bookstores!

Amazon has Publishers Weekly review which states:

Starred Review. Cases rarely come much colder than the decades-old disappearance of teen heiress Harriet Vanger from her family's remote island retreat north of Stockholm, nor do fiction debuts hotter than this European bestseller by muckraking Swedish journalist Larsson. At once a strikingly original thriller and a vivisection of Sweden's dirty not-so-little secrets (as suggested by its original title, Men Who Hate Women), this first of a trilogy introduces a provocatively odd couple: disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist, freshly sentenced to jail for libeling a shady businessman, and the multipierced and tattooed Lisbeth Salander, a feral but vulnerable superhacker. Hired by octogenarian industrialist Henrik Vanger, who wants to find out what happened to his beloved great-niece before he dies, the duo gradually uncover a festering morass of familial corruption—at the same time, Larsson skillfully bares some of the similar horrors that have left Salander such a marked woman. Larsson died in 2004, shortly after handing in the manuscripts for what will be his legacy. 100,000 first printing. (Sept.) Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

The other two in the series are The Girl Who Played with Fire and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest.

Thank you for all of your votes and patience as we had a lot of new interest this month. And thank you to those who have twittered or spotlighted me on your blog. I appreciate it! If anyone would be interested in guest posting about this month's book, be it insight, questions or a review email me at pinkflipflops44 at gmail dot com !

Later tonight I will post the 10 books I will be reading from my TBR list determined by you the readers and the winner of the Bananagrams game!

Happy Reading!


Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

I just put this on hold at the library and I'm #9... might have to pick up a used copy if I want to read this in January! :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Ooo, fun! I read it this fall & loved it! Can't wait to hear what everyone thinks of it! I'll do a post plugging the book later this week!

Kelly said...

I'm so excited- I just started this book on Sunday and I am loving it already! I do want to read the other books listed but I think this is going to be the best one :)

PS. If you don't have a copy, ask around to your friends and family. My Dad randomly had a copy of this book he let me borrow- it's really popular right now!

Anais said...

Yes!!!!! I have to say, I've already read the book, but i'm currently reading the 3rd one and I can't wait to chime in :D