Etc Tell Me What to Read

Tell Me What to Read: Round 15

Today was the first day the air has felt cool! (By which I mean 75 degrees, of course. Oh Texas, you make it so easy to love you).

Which means October is nearly here and thus I need reading material for next month. You know, for the moments when I’m not reading Janette Rallison as fast as I can.

Eat some soup or a pumpkin baked good and also, suggest something for me to read in October:

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 within the next 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 October.
5. I’ll write a review of it here. Even if I hate the book, I will not hate you.

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  • Reply GeogJen September 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    When we were bad by Charlotte Mendelson (I think its been published in the US)

  • Reply Elizabeth September 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Two for the Road, by Jane and Michael Stern

  • Reply Katie September 27, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Olive Kitteridge by Elizabeth Strout

  • Reply Mary September 27, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson.

  • Reply TheMoncurs September 27, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Someone Knows My Name…by someone whose name I can't remember.

  • Reply Carly September 27, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Really and truly is it time for this? Gracious.

    How about The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carmen again.

  • Reply Corbett Family September 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I've missed commenting on this one for many months. How about The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I know it is a popular one, but it is pretty good and I would be curious to read your review.

  • Reply Merry September 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    East of Eden, John Steinbeck. Statistically, if I keep suggesting this, eventually I'll get chosen!

  • Reply Sherry September 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

  • Reply Norby Family September 27, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Fablehave, it surely has to win at some point.

  • Reply NGS September 27, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    The Magicians by Lev Grossman. It will win one of these months.

  • Reply Melinda September 27, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The Element
    by Ken Robinson

  • Reply Jenae September 27, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Modoc by Ralph Helpher.

  • Reply stuffedeskimo September 27, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    For the Win by Cory Doctorow

  • Reply Miri September 27, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    The Perks of Being a Wallflower, by Stephen Chbosky.

  • Reply heidikins September 27, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    The Geography of Bliss by Eric Weiner.


  • Reply Keira of LoveRomancePassion September 27, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Knightley Academy – It's Harry Potter without the magic. Book 1 in a trilogy. I think the author finished writing book 2 recently so the sequel is coming. It's long, awesome Steampunk Victorian Britain adventure. I read it randomly a few months ago and I want to get the word out how great it is. šŸ™‚

  • Reply Betty Books September 28, 2010 at 12:12 am

    The Ladies Auxiliary by Tova Mirvis

  • Reply Kelly September 28, 2010 at 12:25 am

    The Red Tent by Anita Diamant

  • Reply ACQ September 28, 2010 at 2:00 am

    I'll try again with The Story Sisters by Alice Hoffman!

  • Reply Melissa September 28, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Paranormalcy by Kiersten White

  • Reply Angiegirl September 28, 2010 at 2:43 am

    The Road Home by Ellen Emerson White

  • Reply Lisa September 28, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Hattie Big Sky bu Kirby Larson

  • Reply Becca September 28, 2010 at 5:15 am

    Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese.

  • Reply McKinley September 28, 2010 at 6:11 am

    "Embraced by the Light" by Betty J. Eadie

    There is so much I want to tell you about this book. My email is

  • Reply Jenny September 28, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Curse of the Narrows
    by Laura M. MacDonald
    The bit of Boston in you in sure to be intrigued by this book…

  • Reply Saskia September 28, 2010 at 10:33 am

    I'll go for The Help, as well. It was one of my bookclub books for this month and I haven't read it yet, so I'd be interested to see what you thought of it.

  • Reply Jenn September 28, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife September 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    I have been in a huge reading rut lately (just reading series – the Tana French series, Sophie Hannah's books, Kate Atkinson) so I have nothing really to suggest.

    Although oh! I just bought The Anthologist (which I mistook for "The Anthropologist" for some reason) and it's sitting on my nightstand. So that's my suggestion: The Anthologist.

  • Reply Sammy September 28, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    John Adams by David McCoullugh (sp)

  • Reply Katie September 28, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Prince of Foxes

  • Reply Laurie September 28, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    "Book of Negros"!! In the U.S, it's called "Somebody Knows My Name". It is an outstanding book by a Canadian author Lawrence Hill. If you loved reading "Roots" by Alex Haley this is a great book to pick up. It's from the viewpoint of a female slave and all that she endures. It will definitely stay with you.

  • Reply Chrissie September 28, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    My pick is "I Am the Messenger" by Markus Zusak. Just listened to the audiobook and loved it!

  • Reply Kimberly September 28, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Just for kicks I'll say East of Eden, too. Merry seems pretty determined and maybe this will help her out. It's one I read in college and haven't forgotten yet. I still don't know what I think of it.

    I love this point every month because it gives me something to read by association.

  • Reply onecraftylibrarian September 28, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    The Vintage Caper by Peter Mayle

  • Reply Bart September 29, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins.

  • Reply Mia September 29, 2010 at 4:09 am

    The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

  • Reply mainhoonemily September 29, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Writing Jane Austen by Elizabeth Aston

  • Reply pcb September 29, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini – about a slave woman's trevails and how she puts hidden directions in her quilt patterns for others to learn the way to freedom should they get the chance to run away.

  • Reply Mary September 30, 2010 at 1:10 am

    Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns. I'm reading this, again, for a book club and would love to read another take on it.

  • Reply casey! October 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

  • Reply Jessica October 3, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Heard her speak yesterday and she blew me away: you should read Megan Whalen Turner's The Thief. I want to read it even though I don't typically touch high fantasy with a 10 foot pole.

  • Reply Trish October 7, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Not sure if you've read this, but I'm about halfway through and really enjoying it:

    Alice, I Have Been
    by Melanie Benjamin

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