I just started reading The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larsson. This is the 3rd book in the so-called Millennium trilogy that began with The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, followed by The Girl Who Played with Fire. I read the first 2 books in the series quite awhile ago but the latest one does a great job of recapping what went on previously so I didn't feel lost. I think this one could probably be read without reading the first 2 but I recommend reading them all in order. I actually haven't gotten that far (I'm on page 50) but I hope to get some reading done soon.
They have already made movies of the first 2 books in Sweden but I haven't had a chance to see them yet. Soon Hollywood will be making their versions. Right now they are considering a bunch of actors (I've heard Brad Pitt's name mentioned) and I'm curious to see who will end up with the coveted parts of Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomquist.
More on this book later once I get into it some more! I like it so far...:)