Reader recommendation: The Girl Who Played with Fire Email More Monitor readers share their favorite books. By Lorena Hamilton, Waldport, Ore. August 11, 2010 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?