Friday, January 01, 2010

What Should I Read Next?


Welcome to the special New Year's edition of "What Should I Read Next?" I am currently reading a few books. And it's likely that it is one of these that will be the very first book read in the new year. But. I want to know what you think I should read next...

A. From two thousand feet, where Claudette Sanders was taking a flying lesson, the town of Chester's Mill gleamed in the morning light like something freshly made and just set down.
B. When I was sixteen, I was given a cloak made entirely of feathers.
C. Hast thou found me, O mine enemy?
D. My name is Andrew Zansky.

All four would be by new-to-me authors: Stephen King (I never did make it through The Stand though I do want to one day), Betsy Tobin, Sam Taylor, and Allen Zadoff. (The titles: Under the Dome, Ice Land, The Island At The End of the World, and Food, Girls, And Other Things I Can't Have.)

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15 comments:

Tina's Blog 3:47 PM  

I just started the Allen Zadoff book last night...my first book of 2010. I also want to read the new Stephen King book - I think I have only read one other of his- The Green Mile which was fabulous. So, I vote for D. I'd love to hear your thoughts on Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have.

Lenore 4:21 PM  

I am going to vote A because I'd like to read this, but first I'd like to hear if it's worth the investment of more than 1000 pages!

Anonymous,  4:31 PM  

My mom has sort of gone off Stephen King, but "Under the Dome" is supposed to be good.

She 4:32 PM  

B ! ! ! It just sounds like a whimsical and fun start to the new year. Watch it be sad and depressing now that I've said that though ;p

Anonymous,  4:48 PM  

I've heard good things about D. However, if you don't mind a long, long book, I'd go for A. I am a longtime Stand lover and I'm looking forward to another really long SK book. Hope it's worth it.

Anonymous,  5:16 PM  

I'd go with Stephen King's book. Hear it's fantastic and it's on my wish list.

Happy New Year!! :)

Bluebird 6:57 PM  

My vote would be for "The Island At The End of the World." But mostly for selfish reasons because I've been considering it every time I see it on the shelf at my library, and I'd love to read a review on it.

Lisalit 10:39 PM  

I would say Under the Dome because King is almost always a good read. But the opening line of Ice Land sure sounds intriguing!

Robin of My Two Blessings 11:42 PM  

I would go with Under the Dome. I have it in my tbr pile and looking forward to reading it.

Elizabeth 11:56 PM  

HMM, I wouldn't go w/ Under the Dome, too long for a first read of the year. The first line from B totally intrigues me, as does the title of D. Looking forward to see what you pick and what you think of it.

mariel 4:50 AM  

The Island at the End of the World gets my vote. I read a review of it by Patrick Ness (Knife of Never Letting Go) in the guardian newspaper and was very intrigued!

Michelle 7:30 AM  

I enjoyed Food, Girls and Other Things I Can't Have a great deal. It's a nice fun light read.

Diane 10:51 AM  

I vote for Under the Dome (I have that too). Enjoy whatever you choose Becky!

Darren @ Bart's Bookshelf 2:21 PM  

I'm seriously tempted by Under the Dome myself, so I vote for that one!

Chris 4:36 PM  

Definitely Under the Dome because I want to know if it's worth buying and I trust your opinion :p

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