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What I’m Going to Read: Round 13

July 7, 2010

The winner this month (and happily on the shelves of several local libraries) is General Winston’s Daughter by Sharon Shinn, suggested by Nicole. I’ve never heard of it, but it looks quite good and I’m excited!

The other (very fine) suggestions:

  • A Whole New Mind by Daniel Pink (Melanie)
  • Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese (Shelah and Becca and Queen Elizabeth)
  • The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King (Lady Susan)
  • Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch culture by Ariel Levy (Miri)
  • Secret Ingredients: The New Yorker Book of Food and Drink edited by David Remnick (RA)
  • One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus (Kayla)
  • That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo (Shelly)
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (Carly)
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (Kate)
  • Radical Homemakers by Shannon Hayes (Holly)
  • The Big Sort by Bill Bishop (Kelly J)
  • Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived by Ralph Helfer (Jenae)
  • The Magicians by Lev Grossman (NGS)
  • Amy’s Eyes by Richard Kennedy (Janelle)
  • Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (Angiegirl)
  • Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger (Katie)
  • Precious Bane by Mary Webb (Melissa)
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (ACQ)
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck (Merry)
  • The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner (Mia)
  • Ruined by Paula Morris (Jenny)
  • My Fair Godmother by Janette Rallison (Yankee Girl)
  • Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns (G)
  • The Eight by Katherine Neville (Chris
  • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (Alison)
  • Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson (Saskia)
  • Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou (Katie)
  • Remember Isaac by Ben Behunin (Megan)
  • The Great Starvation Experiment by Todd Tucker (Poodle)
Of these, I’ve read:
  • The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King
  • The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
  • Ruined by Paula Morris
Also, I finally got an audio copy of Little Bee, so I’m working my way through that. Wish me luck!

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  • Reply Lady Susan July 7, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Oh, I didn't know that you had read "The Beekeeper's Apprentice." Will have to suggest something else next time.

    My favorite Sharon Shinn novel is "Summers at Castle Auburn." I think I might have read General Winston's daughter, but I don't remember it. That doesn't bode well, does it. 😉

  • Reply Nicole July 8, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Excellent! I loved it, so I hope you like it to!

  • Reply NGS July 9, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    I love these lists so much. I appreciate that you take the time to put them together.

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