So I have a (maybe) great idea.
Yesterday, on my post about YA books, RA commented saying:
You know I am all about YA fiction, and that question to Sherman Alexie is horribly ignorant. But… sometimes I wish I could share my adult fiction (although I call it modern fiction so as to take away the squick feel) with you and see what you think! Would you be game?
I said, yes, I would be game. I told her to give me one title and I would read it by the end of the month and tell her what I thought. Her pick was Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
Cool, right? I think so.
So here’s what I’m suggesting. Every month, I’ll ask you to offer up one book title that I absolutely must read (old, new, adult, YA, romance, mystery, sci-fi, you name it) and I’ll draw one at random. Then I’ll read it that month and review it.
Is that completely lame or would you participate?
Woo hoo! I can't wait to see what you think of Never Let Me Go. I will try not to hype it up too much here, but just know that I am internally and externally squealing.
I can't wait to see what everyone else suggests! I plan to steal the recommendations, of course.
I would totally participate!!
Oh, I would definitely do that!
I'd totally participate!
I thought that book was really good. Looking forward to your review.
Ooooh! That sounds like tons of fun!
diana banana says
fantastic idea. I would totally participate but (much like my husband…at this point we can use his name right? right…its Ben.) I get all my suggestions of what to read from you. I'm excited to get a new variety of books to read though….
Science Teacher Mommy says
Peace Like A River
Lady Susan says
Oh, I totally second STM's suggestion of Peace Like A River. I adored that book. I am game! However, the problem might be coming up with a book that you haven't read before. 😉
Seems like a good idea, but mostly I'm hear to tell you that you should definitely read Never Let Me Go, and as other comments have said Peace Like a River is an incredible read.
Kimberly F. says
I'd participate! I love telling (ahem – "suggesting") people what to read. Never Let Me Go is a fantastic choice.
So many books, so little time – there better be books in the next life with lots of reading time!!! That would be heaven, right?
emily kate says
I think it's a great idea. I'll be interested to hear what you think of Never Let Me Go. My bookclub read that one a couple of months ago.
Jeff, Vicky and Kira says
Sounds like a great idea to me! do my comments/suggestions count even if I am a lurker who is just finally commenting? =)
Yankee Girl says
We totally need to talk about that book! Let me know when you are done!
Um, I'm going to participate on the back end of this. Books you like, you pass on to me. Deal?
I'm totally in.
I just typed in a giant list of "Janssen to Read's" but decided I'd wait until you at least called for favorites. :o)
It's a great idea! I'm in.
Kelly J says
As long as "the magician's assistant" is on it. My favorite book. Such an incredible read.
Sounds like a great idea! Not because I will have anything to suggest to you (I think I only read things these days that you have recommended), but because I will probably reap the benefits. 😉
What a fun idea! I love the "I'll read adult if you'll read YA" deal with RA too. 🙂
Amy Sorensen says
I would participate!
Hope you like Never Let Me Go. It is one of my favorites! (It is set in a boarding school, sorta, after all! 🙂 )
I think it's a great idea! It's always interesting to see what books people love.
This sounds like fun. I'm interested in seeing what people come up with!
Oh that sounds like a lot of fun! I can see a lot of bloggity interaction in the following months..
Great idea, Janssen. I'd love to see your thoughts on some "adult" novels.