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Tell Me What to Read: Round 6

December 1, 2009

A day late here on this, because I just couldn’t wait any extra moment to tell you how much I loved New York. And also relive that waffle at Max Brenner. Regardless, time to tell me what to read in December. This will surely be the book I take home with me and read on the plane flights between Boston and the west coast.   

It can be any genre, any age level, and have been published last week or three hundred years ago. You can pick it because it’s a book that everyone should read or because it changed your life or because it is great literature or just because it entertained you. You can DEFINITELY suggest the same book you suggested last month.

Here’s how it goes:

  1. Comment with the title of one book you think I should read (any book you want). One title only, please, lest my brain explode.
  2. I’ll select one comment at random and announce it on the blog later this week
  3. On the off-chance that I’ve already read the book you select, I’ll contact you and ask for a follow-up suggestion (make sure there is a way to contact you either by blog or email).
  4. I’ll get a copy of the book and read it by the end of December.
  5. I’ll write a review of it here. Even if I hate the book, I will not hate you.

And. . .go!

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  • Reply Tina's Blog December 1, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    I am going to suggest The Help by Kathryn Stockett again….same as last month. I really think it wins my own person "book of the year" award.

  • Reply Zillah December 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    I'm going to go out on a limb and propose…Angle of Repose, yet again. 🙂

  • Reply missshortskirt December 1, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Stay! Keeper's Story by Lois Lowry because I thought it was unbearably cute

  • Reply RA December 1, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    I will go with A Girl Named Zippy, by Haven Kimmel. It was just so darn amusing.

  • Reply Lexilooo December 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    I just read The Invisible Wall by Harry Bernstein. He was born in England around WWI and it is the story of his Jewish family and his older sister falling in love with a Christian boy.

    Turns out, there is a sequel!

  • Reply Melinda December 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I'd like to nominate 'We Are All The Same' by Jim Wooten.
    True story.

  • Reply Stacy December 1, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    My epic fantasy suggestion this month: The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan.

  • Reply smalldog December 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by
    Seth Grahame-Smith. FUNNIEST book I've read in a long time!

  • Reply Carly Jane December 1, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Housekeeping by Marilyn Robinson. This is not my usual YA lit… byt I love love love this book.

  • Reply Merry December 1, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    All Creatures Great and Small, by James Herriot.

  • Reply Norby Family December 1, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Forrest Born by Shannon Hale

  • Reply Kelly J. December 1, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    hey, how about "the magician's assistant" by ann patchett? Maybe it's my turn to win….

  • Reply Sherry December 1, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Pick me!

  • Reply craftyashley December 1, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I'm going to suggest The Winter Prince by Elizabeth Wein. Because I was so into this book during middle school… and that probably made me the biggest dork ever. lol

  • Reply Jenny December 1, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    The Lacuna
    by Barbara Kingsolver
    It's her newest. I'd love to hear your review–turns out it's not quite what I expected. I kind of like it when that happens.
    (Lexiloo–I'm reading that book! Glad to hear there's a sequel!)

  • Reply TheMoncurs December 1, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    I think I'll just keep suggesting What Dreams May Come again and again until you actually read it.

  • Reply Ang December 1, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    The Kite Runner – definitely worth reading at some point.

  • Reply Janelle December 1, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    One of my childhood favorites that I've recommended before: Amy's Eyes by Richard Kennedy. It's out of print, but worth finding!

  • Reply Shelly December 1, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    So, I'll suggest The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo one last time, because now I know you have it. : )

  • Reply Melanie December 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Someone suggested Cry the Beloved Country last time, and I loved that book, so I'm going to suggest it this time.

  • Reply Elisa December 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Someday, Angeline by Louis Sachar. If you haven't read this, you must!

  • Reply Heather December 1, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Charlotte's Rose, by A.E. Cannon

    Don't know if you've read it, probably have.

  • Reply Miri December 1, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    The Poisonwood Bible! by Barbara Kingsolver

  • Reply Emily Anne December 1, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Gone in a Heartbeat: Our Daughters Died . . . Our Faith Endures by David & Marie Works.

    So sad, so sweet and so inspiring. I promise you won't be able to put it down! 🙂

    Cute blog! Love to read too.

  • Reply Angiegirl December 1, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

  • Reply Emily December 1, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Three Cups of Tea – One man's mission to promote peace one school at a time

    by Greg Mortenson

    Fantastic true story!

  • Reply Katie December 2, 2009 at 12:23 am

    How about Tangerine by Edward Bloor? It has always been a favorite.

  • Reply Kathleen December 2, 2009 at 2:32 am

    I'll put in a vote for The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Really enjoyed that one.

  • Reply Carole December 2, 2009 at 3:06 am

    Total Money Make Over by Dave Ramsey 🙂

  • Reply Leslie December 2, 2009 at 3:21 am

    I just finished reading "The Magician's Elephant" by Kate DiCamillo. She wrote "The Tale of Despereaux". It's a quick read – perfect for December. Although a little predictable, I still liked it. You've probably already read it though because you're cool like that…

  • Reply Saskia Tielens December 2, 2009 at 10:14 am

    gods in Alabama by Joshilyn Jackson. It's one of my favorite books of all times, so if you don't like it I may have to cry and stop reading your blog for a week. But no worries.

  • Reply megan December 2, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey


  • Reply Yankee Girl December 2, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Impossible Things by Connie Willis. It is collection of Science Fiction short stories. A bit of a mixed bag but I thought a few of them were exceptional.

  • Reply Julia December 3, 2009 at 5:17 am

    The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

  • Reply Angela Noelle December 3, 2009 at 9:24 am

    The Rag and Bone Shop, by Robert Cormier

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