Saturday, May 7, 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 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  on which one you choose for me and I'll let you know next Saturday what I'm reading next....the majority wins!
This is the 4th time for me to participate in the meme...You've chosen 3 first place and first rate winners, so I decided to  give you all the 2nd place books from the last three months and see what one you come up with this time.
Runners Up for the last 3 months are:
From Goodreads:
 A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.

From Goodreads:
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.

From Goodreads:
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.
So these are the 2nd place books from the last 3 months.  One of them will be a winner this time!
Please just vote in the comments and I'll let you know the winner next Saturday and then read it and write up a blog post for the last Saturday in the month.
I can't wait to see what you pick!


Michelle P said...

I am picking Brother Odd, I love Dean Koontz!

Laura Greenwood said...

I'm going to go for the Restaurant Critic's Wife. I love the cover!

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

Brother Odd, because I need to read that series! Good idea on a runners up theme, I may have to copy that one of these months!

A Voracious Reader said...

The Restaurant Critic's Wife :)

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

The first one. I know it's kind of a popular series. I'm curious about it.

Ani Cheung said...

I think I might have voted for the Restaurant Critic's Wife before, so I'm going to vote for that one again.

Vonnie R said...

Ah! Which to pick?!
Ummm...I'll go with Brother Odd because I like the colors on the cover.

Literary Feline said...

What a great idea! I should have done something like this. I still might at some point. :-) I vote for Brother Odd. Someday I may get around to reading the series.

Sarah said...

I vote for the Restaurant Critic's Wife. I really like the cover.

Tina said...

They all sound good but I can't decide! I have never read Dean Koonz but hear he's a good writer. Hmmm...I have to think on this before I vote. I'll be back......

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