Etc Tell Me What to Read

Tell Me What to Read: Round 9

I’m feeling good this month because not only am I making good progress through Dealing with Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede (the winner for February) and should be done by the end of the week, but because I ALSO read two other books suggested for this round: Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer and Bloody Jack: Being An Account Of The Curious Adventures Of Mary Jacky Faber, Ship’s Boy by L.A. Meyer.

Never expect such awesomeness from me again.

So, tell me what you’ve got!

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 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 March.
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 tootie February 26, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I know I've suggested this before (but only because it's so good!): Funny in Farsi by Firoozeh Dumas.

    I made my mom read it recently and she loved it, too.

  • Reply Chrissie February 26, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    "Tuck Everlasting" by Natalie Babbitt, one of my very, very favorites. 🙂

  • Reply P February 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful Boy : A father's journey through his son's addiction by David Sheff 🙂

  • Reply jle122 February 26, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    1,000 White Women, I know, I'm harassing you with this one, but you will LOVE IT!!!

  • Reply Shelly February 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm

    Olive Kitteridge, again!

  • Reply Alison K. February 26, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Jackaroo by Cynthia Voigt.

  • Reply Suey February 26, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    How about Beauty by Robin McKinley? We just read it for book club and everyone really seemed to enjoy it.

  • Reply RA February 26, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    Okay, I know this book has had a lot of hype, but I really liked it, and I think you might, too. I think others have suggested it before, but whatever.

    The Help, by Kathryn Stockett

  • Reply Carly Jane February 26, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Because I obnoxiously think every new mom should read this book…

    Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

    You won't regret it.

  • Reply Merry February 26, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    I'll second Suey's suggestion of Beauty by Robin McKinley. I read a number of years ago, and I think I'm going to pick it up this month too!

  • Reply Jenny February 26, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Since this is a Newbery Medal winner, it's highly likely that you'll be able to put this one on your "already read that" list, but here's my suggestion:

    The Twenty-One Balloons
    by William Pene du Bois

  • Reply Melanie February 26, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. I recommended this one last month and I'm recommending it again because it's the best book I have read yet this year.

    I've also heard great things about Olive Kitteridge. I'm excited to read it, once it gets through the 170 (!!!) people ahead of me in the queue. I may just break down and buy this one before I read it.

  • Reply TheMoncurs February 26, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Anna Karenina by Tolstoy. In the original Russian (you may have to learn Russian real fast)

  • Reply smalldog February 26, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley. You will love the heroine, a ten year old chemist!

  • Reply Katie February 26, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Prince of Foxes by Samuel Shellabarger

  • Reply The Petersons February 26, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    BOO! Somebody took my suggestion, but I'm going to do it again, HA!

    Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child

  • Reply craftyashley February 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    It's time for a good preggo book!

    "It Sucked, and Then I Cried" by Heather Armstrong.

    It's hilarious.

  • Reply Kimberly February 26, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I read every sleep book I could get my hands on and the one Carly recommended was my favorite. It had fewer definite rules (which annoyed me at the time) but the overall assumptions keep coming to mind the older he gets. Anyway, my book choice would be A Walk Across America by Peter Jenkins.

  • Reply emandtrev February 26, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    It has already been suggested, but I loved it too: The Help by Kathryn Stockett. Excellent book.

  • Reply Jessica February 26, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    I'm re-reading one of my favorite books that I used to listen to (over and over and over again) when I was a kid…

    So, have you read There's a Boy in the Girl's Bathroom by Louis Sachar?

  • Reply Sherry February 26, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    I'm going to break from my usualy Life of Pi suggestion and go with Eats, Shoots and Leaves by Lynne Truss. You will adore it.

  • Reply Yankee Girl February 26, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    The Help by Kathryn Stockett

  • Reply poodle February 26, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    the great starvation experiment.

    it's nonfiction, which i usually hate, but (apart from a couple small sections) was actually really interesting.

  • Reply Abby February 26, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Matilda by Roald Dahl – one of my favorite books when I was a kid. I'm revisiting it now by listening to the audiobook on my commute. I forgot how good it is!

  • Reply Anonymous February 26, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I think I'm #4 with The Help. Finished it last night. So well-written. Very original, I think. A real thinker.

    Nina G

  • Reply Angiegirl February 27, 2010 at 12:14 am

    THE ROAD HOME by Ellen Emerson White

  • Reply Saskia Tielens February 27, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Maus by Art Spiegelman.

  • Reply Elena February 27, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    "The Knife of Never Letting Go" by Patrick Ness. First book of a highly addictive series. Third one is coming out in the UK in May and the US in September (thank goodness for Amazon UK!).

  • Reply Mary February 27, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    I'm going to stick with the same book that I've been suggesting for the last couple of months: The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman. Based on your love of YA romance, I think that you will love this. It is clever, witty, and butterfly-inducing in a non-cheesy way (everything good YA romance should be 🙂 ).

  • Reply Angela Noelle February 27, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    The Rag and Bone Shop, Robert Cormier.

    Someday….somehow… will choose me!

  • Reply Amy Sorensen February 28, 2010 at 4:19 am

    I am going to break with my traditional reply and suggest this one instead: Libyrinth by Pearl North. It's about a library, sort of. There's book burning. There's exploding bombs. There's all sort of cool, expired technology. Plus: it's dystopian…

    come on! You know you want to! 😉

  • Reply Miri February 28, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Still gonna go with The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver. One of these days… 🙂

  • Reply Peaceful Reader March 1, 2010 at 12:37 am

    I just love reading everyone else's suggestions! So many others have offered up The Help by K. Stockett so I will go with my old original-Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins-quirky, time-travel romance! Loved the photos of JFK museum-good to get out and about now!

  • Reply Laurie March 1, 2010 at 2:24 am

    I suggest "Bitten" by Kelley Armstrong. It's fast-paced and has a wonderful romance between Clay and Elena. I have suggested this series of books to many people who were all surprised at how much they loved them. "Bitten" is the first book in the series.

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