Maybe you've seen these three books around...
The Millennium Series by Stieg Larson is probably the most read series of 2010 (not verified). So I'll just join the millions (the masses!) and recommend them to you for what, I'm sure, is the trillionth time (or something like that). Michelle, a lovely fellow Torontonian and reader recommended the first book, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Well, once you get into the series, it's hard to stop. So, I will blame Mr. Larson for my tardy Summer Reads write-ups.
The Millennium Series consists of three books: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire and The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. There are also three wonderful Swedish movies to go with them (the third to be released in North America Oct.15). So wildy popular is this series, that the Globe and Mail (a large newspaper in Canada) did a two page article titled, The Summer of Stieg.
The trilogy follows Lisbeth Salander, "The Girl", who takes her revenge on the "men who hate women" (in fact, this was the original Swedish title) with the assistance of a reporter Michael Blomkvist. They're juicy, intriguing, full of suspense and just fun to read.