Reader recommendation: The Girl Who Played with Fire Monitor readers share their favorite books. By Lorena Hamilton, Waldport, Ore. August 11, 2010 About video ads View Caption of I'm reading The Girl Who Played with Fire, the second in the trilogy by Steig Larsson, the late Swedish author. To get most enjoyment from this book it must follow "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo." The characters continue to develop. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?