Saturday, November 5, 2016

HELP! 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!

The long-awaited and beguiling second novel from Alain de Botton that tracks the beautifully complicated arc of a romantic partnership, from the internationally bestselling author of On Love and How Proust Can Change Your Life.

We all know the headiness and excitement of the early days of love. But what comes after? In Edinburgh, a couple, Rabih and Kirsten, fall in love. They get married, they have children—but no long-term relationship is as simple as “happily ever after.” The Course of Love is a novel that explores what happens after the birth of love, what it takes to maintain love, and what happens to our original ideals under the pressures of an average existence. You experience, along with Rabih and Kirsten, the first flush of infatuation, the effortlessness of falling into romantic love, and the course of life thereafter. Interwoven with their story and its challenges is an overlay of philosophy—an annotation and a guide to what we are reading.

This is a romantic novel in the true sense, one interested in exploring how love can survive and thrive in the long term. The result is a sensory experience—fictional, philosophical, psychological—that urges us to identify deeply with these characters, and to reflect on his and her own experiences in love. Fresh, visceral, and utterly compelling, The Course of Love is a provocative and life-affirming novel for everyone who believes in love.

Nina Redmond is a literary matchmaker. Pairing a reader with that perfect book is her passion… and also her job. Or at least it was. Until yesterday, she was a librarian in the hectic city. But now the job she loved is no more.

Determined to make a new life for herself, Nina moves to a sleepy village many miles away. There she buys a van and transforms it into a bookmobile—a mobile bookshop that she drives from neighborhood to neighborhood, changing one life after another with the power of storytelling.

From helping her grumpy landlord deliver a lamb, to sharing picnics with a charming train conductor who serenades her with poetry, Nina discovers there’s plenty of adventure, magic, and soul in a place that’s beginning to feel like home… a place where she just might be able to write her own happy ending.

For over fifty years the Turners have lived on Yarrow Street. Their house has seen thirteen children get grown and gone—and some return; it has seen the arrival of grandchildren, the fall of Detroit’s East Side, and the loss of a father. But when their powerful mother falls ill, the Turners are called home to decide their house’s fate and to reckon with how their past haunts—and shapes—their future. The Turner House is a striking examination of the price we pay for our dreams, and the ways in which our families bring us home.

Please leave your vote in the comments.
Thanks so much.
Happy Reading!


Stefanie Ng said...

I read The Bookshop on the Corner. It is a light and fast read if you're in the mood for such a book.

Katherine P said...

I vote The Bookshop on the Corner because I LOVED it but The Turner House sounds great too! Can't wait to see what you pick!

Ani Cheung said...

I'm putting my vote in for The Bookshop on the Corner. It sounds interesting and more like something I would read myself. Enjoy!

Michelle P said...

The bookshop on the Corner, I had that promo on my blog and have been wanting to read it. :)

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

The Bookshop on the corner! I love that story line. :)

bermudaonion said...

The Turner House.

Literary Feline said...

This is tough! I was just eyeing The Turner House thinking it sounds good. But I've been hearing such good things about The Bookshop on the Corner. And The Course of Love sounds good too. Hmm. I'll go with The Bookshop on the Corner. I can't resist a book about bookshops. I hope you enjoy whichever wins, Debbie!

Care said...

The Love one. Just to be ornery.

JoAnn said...

I haven't read any of these, but vote for Turner House... it's on my kindle and I'd love your opinion!

Julie @ Smiling Shelves said...

The Bookshop on the Corner looks like the perfect cozy read for this time of year! :)

Reading With Jade said...

The Bookshop on the Corner for sure!

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