Saturday, October 1, 2016

What should I read next? (from my TBR List)


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!

** sorry, sorry, sorry--- I usually play by the rules, but ??  Life?
Before I start the month off with my new list, please  rest assured that I am almost done with the one from last month.  Forgive me for falling behind. I'll post the review next week.
It's good tho---thanks for choosing it!

And now... on to
What should I read next?
These are 3 very different books, so...what do you think?

William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known.

And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude.

John Williams's luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world.

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend's brother for...well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret...and fears she doesn't know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone's preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can't seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph. But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same -- especially Penelope Featherington! The girl haunting his dreams. But when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must she his biggest threat -- or his promise of a happy ending?

Like everyone else, precocious high school senior Quentin Coldwater assumes that magic isn't real, until he finds himself admitted to a very secretive and exclusive college of magic in upstate New York. There he indulges in joys of college-friendship, love, sex, and booze- and receives a rigorous education in modern sorcery. But magic doesn't bring the happiness and adventure Quentin thought it would. After graduation, he and his friends stumble upon a secret that sets them on a remarkable journey that may just fulfill Quentin's yearning. But their journey turns out to be darker and more dangerous than they'd imagined.

Just make a comment in the comments. 

I'm so well versed! Ha!
Yes please comment on which one  you think I should read please.


Stefanie Ng said...

The Magicians.

bermudaonion said...

Um, none of them? If I had to vote for one, I'd say STONER.

Literary Feline said...

I vote for The Magician's too. I have been wanting to read that one! There's a television show based on the book. I've seen one episode and enjoyed it.

JoAnn said...

Stoner is amazing! It's a very quiet novel, really a character study... and heartbreakingly good. If you're looking for action, this may not be the book to choose.

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

I vote for The Magicians, as I have that one to read too!

Michelle P said...

The Magicians :) I hope you enjoy whichever one wins!

Stormi Johnson said...

Romancing Mr. Brigerton

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