Saturday, March 5, 2016

What should I read next?

It's the first Saturday of the month..... So......
Michelle says:
We sit for hours looking through our TBR lists wondering when we will ever get to that one book we were dying to read when we added it 3 months ago or maybe even a year. As our piles get bigger we realize there is just not enough time in a day to read all the books that we wanted to read. So I had a great idea, pick 3 books from my TBR Pile and have you all pick which one I should read next. This is a monthly MEME and you are more than welcome to join me.
There are of course some rules, but if you want to join in go here to check them all out.
This is always exciting for me because I have a hard time choosing for meself  (threw a little Irish in there--meself---it was on accident, but now in honor of St. Patrick's day!)   
Below are  3 books from my TBR Pile for YOU to choose which one I should read next:
One  foodie book,  one a YA and one a fantasy.  
Fantasy is not a genre I pick up easily, but this one is highly recommended by some friends and the  people from Book Riot.
So, with that in mind... I leave you to choose my book for the month!
(Just leave your answer in the comment section please)
Lila Soto has a master’s degree that’s gathering dust, a work-obsessed husband, two kids, and lots of questions about how exactly she ended up here.
In their new city of Philadelphia, Lila’s husband, Sam, takes his job as a restaurant critic a little too seriously. To protect his professional credibility, he’s determined to remain anonymous. Soon his preoccupation with anonymity takes over their lives as he tries to limit the family’s contact with anyone who might have ties to the foodie world. Meanwhile, Lila craves adult conversation and some relief from the constraints of her homemaker role. With her patience wearing thin, she begins to question everything: her decision to get pregnant again, her break from her career, her marriage—even if leaving her ex-boyfriend was the right thing to do. As Sam becomes more and more fixated on keeping his identity secret, Lila begins to wonder if her own identity has completely disappeared—and what it will take to get it back.

Two misfits.
One extraordinary love.

... Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough...Eleanor.

Park... He knows she'll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There's a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises...Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Told in Kvothe's own voice, this is the tale of the magically gifted young man who grows to be the most notorious wizard his world has ever seen.

The intimate narrative of his childhood in a troupe of traveling players, his years spent as a near-feral orphan in a crime-ridden city, his daringly brazen yet successful bid to enter a legendary school of magic, and his life as a fugitive after the murder of a king form a gripping coming-of-age story unrivaled in recent literature.

A high-action story written with a poet's hand, The Name of the Wind is a masterpiece that will transport readers into the body and mind of a wizard


Kay said...

I've heard good things about ELEANOR AND PARK. I'd vote for that one.

Rachael said...

Eleanor and Park because I love that book and I have loved Rainbow Rowell ever since.

Lola R said...

I vote for The Restaurant's Critic's Wife as the concept of a restaurant critic sounds interesting and the two characters sound like they get in some difficult situations before things get better and it sounds like a good book.

Stormi Johnson said...

The Restaurant Critic's Wife, sounds interesting. :)

TBR pile

anicheung said...

I'm going to vote for The Name of the Wind.

Michelle P said...

Eleanor and Park! I have heard great things about that book!

Sarah @ One Curvy Blogger said...

I too am voting for Eleanor & Park! It's been on my wishlist for a long time! :)

bermudaonion said...

Eleanor and Park! I loved it!

bermudaonion said...

I think I left a comment but I'm not sure so I'm commenting again. I loved Eleanor and Park so I vote for it.

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

Tough one! I keep hearing a lot about Rainbow Rowell, but I've read The Name of the Wind, and I think they are super different! I know what a doorstopper Name of the Wind is, so, my final answer is Eleanor & Park, because I have a Rainbow Rowell title on my TBR list for next month! :D

Literary Feline said...

I was reading your list, got to the second title, and thought I should definitely vote for that one. But then I saw your third choice and all bets are off. Which one . . . Which one . . . Okay. I think I know how I'll vote now. Whichever book wins, I hope you enjoy it!

Literary Feline said...

You want to know which one I am voting for, don't you? I forgot to list the title! Eleanor and Park because I've at least read that one. :-)

Tina said...

I would go for the Restaurant's Critic's Wife if those are the choices. I know the coming of age stories are popular but I got over saturated with teens in literature and need a big break. Right now I started on one of my favorite authors, Tana French. She is an excellent police procedural writer, if you like mysteries like that (set in Dublin)

Happy weekend!

JoAnn said...

Under normal circumstances I'd be all over the foodie choice, but the audio version of Eleanor & Park is really wonderful! And I'm not even much of a YA fan. My vote is for Eleanor & Park.

Stefanie said...

Name of the Wind is what I'm voting for. I read that and it's a unique story.

Sarah said...

I am going to vote for Eleanor and Park, because I have loved her other books and really want to read that one.

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