Thursday, September 8, 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.
You know, I've tried this before a few times and had such fun with it, but then in May, I asked, you voted and I didn't follow up!  Then in the summer, my life got crazy  (crazy good, with grandkids and vacations, but crazy all the same), and I haven't participated since. I am again.
But this time you don't have a week to vote... you have 2 days, that's right, two days.
I'm slow getting back into things since summer has ended--sorry, but what can I say?
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  on which one you choose for me and I'll let you know on Saturday what I'm reading next....the majority wins!
Here are 3 that have been in my TBR pile for awhile now:
The story of your life never starts at the beginning. Don't they teach you anything at school?

So says 104-year-old Ona to the 11-year-old boy who's been sent to help her out every Saturday morning. As he refills the bird feeders and tidies the garden shed, Ona tells him about her long life, from first love to second chances. Soon she's confessing secrets she has kept hidden for decades.

One Saturday, he doesn't show up. Ona starts to think he's not so special after all, but then his father Quinn arrives on her doorstep, determined to finish his son's good deed. The boy's mother is not so far behind. Ona is set to discover that even at her age the world can surprise you, and that sometimes sharing a loss is the only way to find yourself again.
In this funny, frank, tender memoir and New York Times bestseller, the author of A Homemade Life and the blog Orangette recounts how opening a restaurant sparked the first crisis of her young marriage.

When Molly Wizenberg married Brandon Pettit, he was a trained composer with a handful of offbeat interests: espresso machines, wooden boats, violin-building, and ice cream–making. So when Brandon decided to open a pizza restaurant, Molly was supportive—not because she wanted him to do it, but because the idea was so far-fetched that she didn’t think he would. Before she knew it, he’d signed a lease on a space. The restaurant, Delancey, was going to be a reality, and all of Molly’s assumptions about her marriage were about to change.

Together they built Delancey: gutting and renovating the space on a cobbled-together budget, developing a menu, hiring staff, and passing inspections. Delancey became a success, and Molly tried to convince herself that she was happy in their new life until—in the heat and pressure of the restaurant kitchen—she realized that she hadn’t been honest with herself or Brandon.

With evocative photos by Molly and twenty new recipes for the kind of simple, delicious food that chefs eat at home, Delancey is a moving and honest account of two young people learning to give in and let go in order to grow together.
Kera Watson never expected to face death behind a Los Angeles coffee shop. Not after surviving two tours lugging an M16 around the Middle East. If it wasn’t for her hot Viking customer showing up too late to help, nobody would even see her die.

In uncountable years of service to the Allfather Odin, Ludvig “Vig” Rundstöm has never seen anyone kick ass with quite as much style as Kera. He knows one way to save her life—but she might not like it. Signing up with the Crows will get Kera a new set of battle buddies: cackling, gossiping, squabbling, party-hearty women. With wings. So not the Marines.

But Vig can’t give up on someone as special as Kera. With a storm of oh-crap magic speeding straight for L.A., survival will depend on combining their strengths: Kera’s discipline, Vig’s loyalty… and the Crows’ sheer love of battle. Boy, are they in trouble
I'll be back on Saturday.




bermudaonion said...

I vote for Delancey!

Literary Feline said...

These all sound good, Debbie! I'm going with Unleashing though because that is the one I would pick up read first of your three. Haha I hope you enjoy whichever wins!

Katherine P said...

This is tough! I absolutely love Delancey but I'm dying to read The One in a Million Boy. I think I'll go with that one but you do have to read Delancey soon after!

Stefanie Ng said...

I vote for The Unleashing. I've read a few of Shelly's books; she keeps it real and is funny. I'm on Goodreads and have a bookshelf labeled 2016 New Authors to Try. I specifically moved up authors and noted them since I have heard so many good things about their work.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Debbie,
It's been a while since I last dropped by!
I'll pick The One In A Million Boy! Sounds interesting!

JoAnn said...

Delancey gets my vote! My book club read A Homemade Life a few years ago and we all made a recipe to bring to the meeting - delicious.

Lola R said...

I vote for the Unleashing as it sounds interesting based on the blurb! I hope you'll enjoy the book that wins!

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