While I was sick, I finished up both books: The Girl With The Dragon Tatoo & The Girl Who Played With Fire! I am looking forward to reading the third book in the series, The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest.
Both books were really good, the second one (Played With Fire) is more engaging and addictive. A lot of people told me they were a little challenging to get into at the beginning, and I would totally agree. Especially in the first one, there is a lot of history & character introductions, making it tough to follow -- but once you pass the first few chapters... it really gets fun to read.
The books take place in Sweden and the characters all have Swedish names (the last name of the main character is Blomkvist) but I got used to it as I kept reading!
The books do get a little graphic at times and can be somewhat scary, but if you can watch scary movies with out being offended, you should be okay with these!
I really enjoyed reading something a little different than what I am used to. Stieg Larsson is truly a captivating author with brilliant ideas to base a novel off of. I think the first two are definitely worth a read if you are looking for something. I can't wait to read the third one, but am waiting for it to come out in paperback.
Have you read the books? What did you think?
Right now, I am reading Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls (It's the sequel to The Glass Castle, which was really good).
The weather in Northern California is finally cooling down and fall is making its approach! Yay :)