Saturday, February 3, 2018

What Book 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.


So It's February and I'm still here!!
(this is more thrilling than it sounds, for me anyway, as I have a bad habit of not following thru---BUT ONLY ON BLOG STUFF! In my life, my work, my marriage, my friendships (not so much letter writing recently tho) I am steadfast and loyal and a big follow-thru-er 😉!  Plus I was being sarcastic--because it's only February. But my percentage this year is great!

you know how it goes--I'll choose 3 books from my TBR list and you guys vote on which one I should read next and then I'll read it and report on it at the end of the month.
a word of warning...I've never been able, or taken the time really, do insert a poll in the body of this blog post, so...SORRY, but you are just going to have to vote with a comment.

I'll let you know next week, which one wins!

Here are 3 newer ones that are on my TBR pile. I can't wait to read them all, so help me decide which one first:

In Catherine Lowell’s smart and original debut novel—“an enjoyable academic romp that successfully combines romance and intrigue” (Publishers Weekly)—the only remaining descendant of the Brontë family embarks on a modern-day literary treasure hunt to find the family’s long-rumored secret estate, using only the clues her father left behind and the Brontës’ own novels.

Samantha Whipple is used to stirring up speculation wherever she goes. Since her eccentric father’s untimely death, she is the presumed heir to a long-rumored trove of diaries, paintings, letters, and early novel drafts passed down from the Brontë family—a hidden fortune never revealed to anyone outside of the family, but endlessly speculated about by Brontë scholars and fanatics. Samantha, however, has never seen this alleged estate and for all she knows, it’s just as fictional as Jane Eyre or Wuthering Heights.

But everything changes when Samantha enrolls at Oxford University and long lost objects from the past begin rematerializing in her life, beginning with an old novel annotated in her father’s handwriting. With the help of a handsome but inscrutable professor, Samantha plunges into a vast literary mystery and an untold family legacy, one that can only be solved by decoding the clues hidden within the Brontës’ own works.

A fast-paced adventure from start to finish, The Madwoman Upstairs is a smart and original novel and a moving exploration of what happens when the greatest truth is, in fact, fiction.

Blending strange kindnesses, casual violence and buried secrets: an unforgettable debut from a dark new voice in Irish fiction

When Mahony returns to Mulderrig, a speck of a place on Ireland’s west coast, he brings only a photograph of his long-lost mother and a determination to do battle with the village’s lies.

His arrival causes cheeks to flush and arms to fold in disapproval. No one in the village - living or dead - will tell what happened to the teenage mother who abandoned him as a baby, despite Mahony's certainty that more than one of them has answers.

Between Mulderrig’s sly priest, its pitiless nurse and the caustic elderly actress throwing herself into her final village play, this beautiful and darkly comic debut novel creates an unforgettable world of mystery, bloody violence and buried secrets.

From the bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten comes a thriller about two missing sisters, a twisted family, and what happens when one girl comes back...

One night three years ago, the Tanner sisters disappeared: fifteen-year-old Cass and seventeen-year-old Emma. Three years later, Cass returns, without her sister Emma. Her story is one of kidnapping and betrayal, of a mysterious island where the two were held. But to forensic psychiatrist Dr. Abby Winter, something doesn't add up. Looking deep within this dysfunctional family Dr. Winter uncovers a life where boundaries were violated and a narcissistic parent held sway. And where one sister's return might just be the beginning of the crime.


I'll be back next Saturday.

vote in the comments please.


Rachael said...

Emma in the Night is what I would vote for.

Michelle P said...

I like the sound of Emma in the Night so I am voting for that one! :)

Tina said...

I voted for Emma In The Night! It sounds so good, I actually ended up requesting at the library. I hope you enjoy it when you get to it!

Tina @ As Told By Tina

Sherrie said...

Great list of books. I vote for Madwoman Upstairs, sounds very intriguing. Have a great day!

Katherine P said...

This is a tough choice for me! I'm really torn between Emma in the Night and Madwoman Upstairs. I' think I'm going to vote for Madwoman Upstairs because I really like the Bronte angle.

Lillian McCurry said...

I would vote for Emma in the Night. Hope you enjoy whichever book wins!

Literary Feline said...

I don't know how anyone can choose! These all sound good. I think I'll go with Emma in the Night as that's one I am more familiar with. I hope you enjoy whichever wins! Have a great weekend.

Friday Friend Recipe #220 - Celery Seed Dressing

My Friday Friend Cookbook Countdown #220 (#willreallyfinishthissomeday) ...