Saturday, April 2, 2016

What Should I Read Next



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.

Okay people....help me out here!  I need a book to read and I need your help in choosing which one.
Below are three I want to read, but..... my decision making skills when I'm not at work are nil.
All you have to do is  just make a comment in on which one you choose for me and I'll let you know next Saturday what I'm reading next....the majority wins!



What's it all about?

Loop me in, odd one.

The words, spoken in the deep of night by a sleeping child, chill the young man watching over her. For this was a favorite phrase of Stormy Llewellyn, his lost love, and Stormy is dead, gone forever from this world. In the haunted halls of the isolated monastery where he had sought peace, Odd Thomas is stalking spirits of an infinitely darker nature.

Through two New York Times bestselling novels Odd Thomas has established himself as one of the most beloved and unique fictional heroes of our time. Now, wielding all the power and magic of a master storyteller at the pinnacle of his craft, Dean Koontz follows Odd into a singular new world where he hopes to make a fresh beginning—but where he will meet an adversary as old and inexorable as time itself.

St. Bartholomew’s Abbey sits in majestic solitude amid the wild peaks of California’s high Sierra, a haven for children otherwise abandoned, and a sanctuary for those seeking insight. Odd Thomas has come here to learn to live fully again, and among the eccentric monks, their other guests, and the nuns and young students of the attached convent school, he has begun to find his way. The silent spirits of the dead who visited him in his earlier life are mercifully absent, save for the bell-ringing Brother Constantine and Odd’s steady companion, the King of Rock 'n' Roll.

But trouble has a way of finding Odd Thomas, and it slinks back onto his path in the form of the sinister bodachs he has met previously, the black shades who herald death and disaster, and who come late one December night to hover above the abbey’s most precious charges. For Odd is about to face an enemy who eclipses any he has yet encountered, as he embarks on a journey of mystery, wonder, and sheer suspense that surpasses all that has come before.
  





What's it all about?

Joe O’Brien is a forty-four-year-old police officer from the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Charlestown, Massachusetts. A devoted husband, proud father of four children in their twenties, and respected officer, Joe begins experiencing bouts of disorganized thinking, uncharacteristic temper outbursts, and strange, involuntary movements. He initially attributes these episodes to the stress of his job, but as these symptoms worsen, he agrees to see a neurologist and is handed a diagnosis that will change his and his family’s lives forever: Huntington’s disease.

Huntington’s is a lethal neurodegenerative disease with no treatment and no cure. Each of Joe’s four children has a 50 percent chance of inheriting their father’s disease, and a simple blood test can reveal their genetic fate. While watching her potential future in her father’s escalating symptoms, twenty-one-year-old daughter Katie struggles with the questions this test imposes on her young adult life. Does she want to know? What if she’s gene positive? Can she live with the constant anxiety of not knowing?

As Joe’s symptoms worsen and he’s eventually stripped of his badge and more, Joe struggles to maintain hope and a sense of purpose, while Katie and her siblings must find the courage to either live a life “at risk” or learn their fate.

Praised for writing that “explores the resilience of the human spirit” (The San Francisco Chronicle), Lisa Genova has once again delivered a novel as powerful and unforgettable as the human insights at its core.




What's it all about?

Hig somehow survived the flu pandemic that killed everyone he knows. Now his wife is gone, his friends are dead, and he lives in the hangar of a small abandoned airport with his dog, Jasper, and a mercurial, gun-toting misanthrope named Bangley.

But when a random transmission beams through the radio of his 1956 Cessna, the voice ignites a hope deep inside him that a better life exists outside their tightly controlled perimeter. Risking everything, he flies past his point of no return and follows its static-broken trail, only to find something that is both better and worse than anything he could ever hope for.


10 comments:

Michelle P said...

I like the Sound of Dog Star so I am picking that one :)

Nise' said...

You cannot go wrong with either Inside the O'Briens or The Dog Stars. Have not read Koontz in years.

bermudaonion said...

I vote for Inside the O'Briens!

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

I'm going to vote for Brother Odd, because I need to get to that series! The Dog Stars also sounds interesting, but I'm sticking with Brother Odd!

Sarah said...

I vote for Inside the O'Brien's. We are reading Still Alice for book club and everyone is really liking it.

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

The first book or the second.

Ani Cheung said...

I think I will put my vote in for Brother Odd. I hear it's a really good series and despite having some quibbles about his writing, I don't think Dean Koontz has ever really failed me. Happy reading!

Literary Feline said...

This is a tough one. I've read books by two of the authors you mention, but not the books you list. And I've heard great things about The Dog Stars. Hmm.

I vote for The Dog Stars!

Rachael said...

Inside the obriens sounds good. I just put my link in the linky today, so it would be great if you could come vote.

Bunnita said...

Crap! O'Brien's and The Dog Stars both sound good. I think I'll vote for...The Dog Stars o_O man that was a tough one

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