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Tell Me What to Read: Round 18

I am finally finally put together enough to return to Tell Me What to Read. I am certain you have all felt its absence acutely. I even have finally finished and have reviews of the last two books pending. Hallelujah.

So, on to the main event:

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 by the end of the 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 March.
5. I’ll write a review of it here. Even if I hate the book, I will not hate you.

I’m all excited to see what you lovely readers suggest! It’s been too long.

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  • Reply Karina February 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, Blind Hero of the French Resistance.

  • Reply tootie February 24, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Have you read Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls? If not, I recommend that! 🙂

  • Reply RA February 24, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Two-Part Invention, by Madeleine L'Engle, per usual!

  • Reply GeogJen February 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, an amazing non-fiction book.

  • Reply Julie M. Smith February 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand.

  • Reply lifeofadoctorswife February 24, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    I just read Nurtureshock and enjoyed it thoroughly, so that is my suggestion.

  • Reply Carole February 24, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Russian Winter by Daphne Kalotay

  • Reply smalldog February 24, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Searching for Dragons, Patricia Wrede.

  • Reply Suey February 24, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson

  • Reply Katie February 24, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    Prince of Foxes

  • Reply Carly February 24, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    The Dark Hills Divide by Patrick Carmen

  • Reply LatteLove February 24, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    The Imperfectionists by Tom Rachmann

  • Reply NGS February 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    The Magicians by Lev Grossman. I bet you're shocked by this suggestion, aren't you?

  • Reply emandtrev February 24, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.

  • Reply Becky February 24, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon. Terrific historical fiction with a little time-travel thrown in there for fun. I always think with a Scottish accent after I finish reading these books.

  • Reply melissa @ 1lbr February 24, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I'm going to suggest Precious Bane by Mary Webb.

  • Reply Heather West February 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    My bishops wife just finished a trilogy and the first one just came out… It is called Behind the Mist by M.J Evans. I haven't read it yet. So don't hate me if you don't like it!!

  • Reply Merry February 24, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    It has been too long! I suggest East of Eden by Steinbeck.

  • Reply Jodi February 24, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    The Girl From Foreign by Sadia Shepard- just finished reading it for book club.

  • Reply Megan B. February 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

    I Am Not A Serial Killer by Dan Wells

  • Reply ssm February 25, 2011 at 3:18 am

    Ok, you've probably read it, but Peace Love and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle. I listened to the audiobook last month and it kept me going through a week's worth of chores.

  • Reply Elsha February 25, 2011 at 4:27 am

    "The Hourglass Door" It's good stuff.

  • Reply Lisa February 25, 2011 at 5:53 am

    Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side by Beth Fantaskey

    Yes, it's about vampires… I know, I know… but it really is it's own different kind of vampire story.

    It was a fluff read – I saw it in my Costco magazine and checked it out from the library for fun. And I loved it.

    My previous recommendations stand too. 🙂

  • Reply Bart February 25, 2011 at 6:16 am

    Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson

  • Reply Mia February 25, 2011 at 7:04 am

    The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

  • Reply heidikins February 25, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I'm with Merry–East of Eden, Steinbeck.


  • Reply Mad Hadder February 25, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    Bart, The Mistborn books are sweeping through my 7th grade room this year like wildfire!! But I suggest Pat Conroy's new nonfiction, My Reading Life. It's writing at its best. Truly.

  • Reply Kimberly February 25, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    Pretty sure I should suggest a book every once and a while since I regularly use these lists like they were suggestions made to me. I liked Mistborn, but if you're going to read a Brandon Sanderson book, I'd recommend Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians for obvious reasons.

  • Reply Sarah February 25, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Another Jeanette Walls – The Glass Castle. I wish I was able to read more than just text lately… This was the last book I read for leisure and it was two months ago 🙁

  • Reply Alison K. February 26, 2011 at 4:59 am

    Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear

  • Reply ACQ February 27, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett

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