October has gone by so ridiculously fast I can hardly believe it.
Time to finish up your costumes (or start them (or not dress up at all, which is my general mode of operation)) and also suggest a book for me to read. You know the drill:
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 November.
5. I’ll write a review of it here. Even if I hate the book, I will not hate you.
Prince of Foxes
Going with last month's suggestion, because it's the best book I've read in so long – "I Am the Messenger" by Marcus Zusak. Crossing my fingers here!
Keira of LoveRomancePassion says
Just finished reading the most amazing book. I still need to write a review on it but essentially it's a book that I want tons of sequels to… lol. The book is: The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman.
Hmmmm…. I'm going to break with tradition and suggest something new. I'm copying Chrissie here.
"I Am the Messenger" WAS very good, so I suggest that.
The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese
The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer. For something a little different.
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks. Not sure if this is your type of book since I haven't seen a Sparks review on here yet, so it would be interesting to see your opinion!
An Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations. Ha ha ha!! I'm still chuckling about Casey last month. Just kidding. Hey, once again I'm going to put in a plug for "The Magicians" by Lev Grossman, although it's now been so long since I read it I don't remember why I was so in love with it.
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
I'm still going to go with Life of Pi by Yann Martel.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
East of Eden, by John Steinbeck.
I am worried that I misspell his name every time. Hmmm.
Wish You Well by David Baldacchi
Okay, I'm just going to suggest the same book until you read it (for this purpose or otherwise) by dint of my bludgeoning you with this title because there is no other book I want you to read more than this one:
Two-Part Invention, by Madeleine L'Engle
Do you love (or even like) poetry? I do. My sister just gave me a lovely edition of "A Child's Garden of Verses" by Robert Luis Stevenson (illustrated by Gyo Fugikawa). I love it. You should read it aloud to Ella.
I recently enjoyed Shannon Hale's Forest Born.
have a little faith
Gregor the Overlander Series, by Suzanne Collins (the whole series since they're such easy, short reads)
Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood.
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese.
The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton
Because who doesn't love a good mystery that spans four generations set in England and Australia
Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas. I just finished it and loved it.
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. Such a powerful story.
This was really cute, and it's a quick, fun graphic novel!
Smile by Raina Telgemeier
Schooled by Gordan Korman. I found this one completely charming and quite funny at times.
And we're back with The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver. One of these days it will happen!
I have a great children's book for you this month! "Odd and the Frost Giants" by Neil Gaiman.
The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans…easy short read (easily read in one afternoon)!
I'm suggesting Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day by Winifred Watson. I think it's better not to be picked, because I would be heartbroken if you didn't like it.
So I was trying to think of what was the most awesome book I've read lately, and it was (hands down) Finnikin of the Rock. I was going to suggest that, till I remembered I read it because of your review. 😀 So I'll suggest The Island by Elin Hilderbrand. I've been hating all the adult books I've read lately, but I loved this one.
I'm going with a nostalgic pick this month – The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare.
It's YA! And really good! (And perhaps you've read it already but I'm still suggesting it.)
Most recently I finished Jennifer Donnelly's "Revolution" – very well done.