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Tell Me What to Read: Round 5

Once again, the month is coming to an end. Which means. . . .time to tell me what to read in November.  

It can be any genre, any age level, and have been published last week or three hundred years ago. You can pick it because it’s a book that everyone should read or because it changed your life or because it is great literature or just because it entertained you. You can DEFINITELY suggest the same book you suggested last month.

Here’s how it goes:

  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 later this 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.

And. . .go!

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  • Reply Tina's Blog October 30, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    I loved The Help by Kathryn Stockett…it has quickly made its way onto my mental all-time favorites list.

  • Reply Saskia Tielens October 30, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates. That book made me ache for days afterwards, it was so good and sad and tragic and redemptive.

  • Reply Mary October 30, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Uglies by Scott Westerfield

  • Reply Steph October 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Ok, so it's not even a novel, it's a children's book, but our FAVORITE book this time of year is The Ugly Pumpkin by Dave Horowitz. It's Fabulous!

  • Reply RA October 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    I think I'll go with Life of Pi, by Yann Martel. I really liked it, but it made a girl in my book club want to throw it at the wall, so I'm always curious what people's reactions will be.

  • Reply Sherry October 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

  • Reply Kelly J. October 30, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    the magician's assistant….i may have suggested it once or twelve times before.

  • Reply Stacy October 30, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I'm going to suggest The Final Empire, by Brandon Sanderson again.

    This was the first book of his that I read and I couldn't put it down. Since then he's become one of my favorite authors. He was chosen as the author to finish Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, so I suppose the man knows what he's doing… 🙂

  • Reply TheMoncurs October 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    What Dreams May Come. I believe you even have a copy kicking around somewhere courtesy of an AWESOME care package last year.

  • Reply Melanie October 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    It's kind of hard to recommend books to you, because you've read just about everything I have. How about the biography of Marie Antoinette by Antonia Fraiser?

  • Reply Peaceful Reader October 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I would recommend The Help by K. Stockett but Tina beat me to it. It is really one of the best books I've read also!

  • Reply Zillah October 30, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Angle of Repose, Stegner.

  • Reply ~Jennifer~ October 30, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I'm a new follower and I really love the idea of asking your readers to help you chose a book. I would really love to do something like this someday once I get through the bulk of my TBR.

    I would recommend the Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley. It's really long, but I loved it.

    Jennifer @ Reading with Tequila

  • Reply David and Sammy October 30, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    These Is My Words by Nancy Turner
    I have a feeling you just might LOVE it.

  • Reply Becca October 30, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    *crossing my fingers*
    *crossing my toes, for good measure*

    "Someday she's gonna pick Poisonwood Bible, someday, someday, someday…"


  • Reply Katie October 30, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Eyes Like Stars, by Lisa Mantchev

  • Reply Shelly October 30, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Have you read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo yet? Because I will suggest it until you do!

  • Reply Jenny October 30, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    You blow me away.
    ALL the reading you do, and STILL asking for more!!

    I'm going with my same pick from last month:

    Cutting For Stone
    by Abraham Verghese

  • Reply Angiegirl October 30, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier

    Yes, I am a broken record. 😉

  • Reply heidikins October 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I still vote for "Cry the Beloved Country", Alan Paton.


  • Reply Katie October 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    How about Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie by Jordan Sonnenblick.

  • Reply Kathleen October 30, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Once again, I'm going with East by Edith Pattou.

  • Reply Lorielle October 31, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Thirsty by Tracey Bateman.

  • Reply Angela Noelle October 31, 2009 at 3:59 am

    The Rag and Bone Shop, Robert Cormier. /sigh I'll just keep tryin'.

  • Reply Science Teacher Mommy October 31, 2009 at 1:58 pm


    (And this had better give it two draws. Angiegirl, I've got your back.)

  • Reply Jenna October 31, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, it is beautiful.

  • Reply Amy Sorensen October 31, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I think you should read Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood.

    Unless you already have, of course!

  • Reply tootie October 31, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I have to recommend again my favorite book (or at least in my top 5), Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas.

  • Reply Carly Jane October 31, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I guarantee you've read it (since you've read everything I suggest…) but how about Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. I just reread it and remembered how delightful it is 🙂

  • Reply Jessica November 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Autumn Street by Lois Lowry. My prof. said it's the author's favorite, out of ALL her books, but I just couldn't figure out what to make of it. I need another opnion!

  • Reply megan November 1, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Ooh I loved Autumn Street, by the way..

    Daughter of Time, Josephine Tey

  • Reply Miri November 2, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    The Poisonwood Bible… Barbara Kingsolver

  • Reply Lynn November 2, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    If you haven't read the Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kaye give it a try I love this book.

  • Reply Jenn November 2, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    The Lake of Dead Languages
    Carol Goodman

  • Reply Merry November 2, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    I'm nominating East of Eden again!

  • Reply Alison Stewart November 3, 2009 at 3:37 am

    One of these years I might actually get picked…..

    "Poison Study"

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