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Tell Me What to Read: Round 16

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.

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  • Reply Katie October 28, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    Prince of Foxes

  • Reply Chrissie October 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    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!

  • Reply Keira of LoveRomancePassion October 28, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    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.

  • Reply G October 28, 2010 at 2:31 pm

    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.

  • Reply Kristi October 28, 2010 at 2:39 pm

    The Wal-Mart Effect by Charles Fishman

  • Reply Melanie October 28, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese

  • Reply smalldog October 28, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    The Grand Sophy, by Georgette Heyer. For something a little different.

  • Reply Mary October 28, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    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!

  • Reply NGS October 28, 2010 at 3:03 pm

    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.

  • Reply Jenn October 28, 2010 at 3:04 pm


    Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay

  • Reply Sherry October 28, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    I'm still going to go with Life of Pi by Yann Martel.

  • Reply Nicole October 28, 2010 at 3:08 pm

    The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

  • Reply Merry October 28, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    East of Eden, by John Steinbeck.

    I am worried that I misspell his name every time. Hmmm.

  • Reply Lisa October 28, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    Wish You Well by David Baldacchi

  • Reply RA October 28, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    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

  • Reply Katie October 28, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    The Help

  • Reply Carly October 28, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    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.

  • Reply Gretchen October 28, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    I recently enjoyed Shannon Hale's Forest Born.

  • Reply Jenny October 28, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    have a little faith
    Mitch Albom

  • Reply Bart October 28, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Gregor the Overlander Series, by Suzanne Collins (the whole series since they're such easy, short reads)

  • Reply alisonwonderland October 28, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Any Bitter Thing by Monica Wood.

  • Reply Maria October 28, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver

  • Reply Becca October 29, 2010 at 12:32 am

    Cutting for Stone, Abraham Verghese.

  • Reply Melissa October 29, 2010 at 12:45 am

    The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton

    Because who doesn't love a good mystery that spans four generations set in England and Australia

  • Reply Leslie October 29, 2010 at 3:23 am

    Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas. I just finished it and loved it.

  • Reply Michelle October 29, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer. Such a powerful story.

  • Reply Jessica October 29, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    This was really cute, and it's a quick, fun graphic novel!

    Smile by Raina Telgemeier

  • Reply emandtrev October 29, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Schooled by Gordan Korman. I found this one completely charming and quite funny at times.

  • Reply Miri October 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    And we're back with The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver. One of these days it will happen!

  • Reply ACQ October 29, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I have a great children's book for you this month! "Odd and the Frost Giants" by Neil Gaiman.

  • Reply Mia October 30, 2010 at 2:18 am

    As always…
    The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

  • Reply Tristen October 30, 2010 at 3:42 am

    Promise Me by Richard Paul Evans…easy short read (easily read in one afternoon)!

  • Reply Saskia October 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    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.

  • Reply Kathleen October 31, 2010 at 6:11 am

    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.

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife November 1, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    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.)

  • Reply Jaclyn November 2, 2010 at 4:18 am

    Most recently I finished Jennifer Donnelly's "Revolution" – very well done.

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