Monday, November 15, 2010

What should I read before end of year?


I need your help, so please vote in my poll and leave a comment if you have a huge 'read it now Marce' giving me motivation statement :-)  I am not including pictures as I am hoping the votes are for something you have read already so you know the book.

I joined the Book Bloggers Recommendation Challenge over at Reading with Tequila - Jennifer's blog and there is no way I will be completing it.  The issue is either I haven't chose well or as I am thinking the choices are just not my cup of tea.  And silly me, new to the challenge world then chose Level III - 15 books.

  1. The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins completed

  2. To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee  completed

  3. Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk completed

  4. Salem's Lot - Stephen King

  5. The Husband - Dean Koontz  DNF

  6. Uglies - Scott Westerfeld completed

  7. 11 Minutes - Paulo Coelho

  8. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris

  9. Bitter is the New Black - Jen Lancaster

  10. Push – Sapphire completed

  11. Blindness - Jose Saramago

  12. The Prisoner's Wife - Asha Bandele completed

  13. Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher completed

  14. The Wednesday Letters - Jason F. Wright completed, favourite for challenge

  15. Hate List - Jennifer Brown
Possible Contenders - when I started these were the contenders but I really doubt it now

The Other Boleyn Girl - Philippa Gregory
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

So, I am not saying I will never read these books but they will get read when I am in the mood, which can be next year or the year after, lol


Thank you, I really appreciate it.


  1. The Widows Season - Laura Brodie. Excellent reading.

  2. Dead Until Dark will probably be a very quick read, but definitely note that it's not a literary read! :) I really liked The Shadow of the Wind -- slow in some spots, but really beautiful!

  3. Salem's Lot would be my pick but you might want something that is a faster read in which case - Charlaine Harris.

  4. I haven't read any of those that you haven't, so I can't help.

  5. Coffee Book Chick - I am assuming Dead Until Dark may win actually, I have already decided if I do read it I won't continue the series, lol

    Cat - I do want to read Stephen King but unsure if this should be my 2nd taste, I read The Girl that loved Tom Gordon, uggh, definitely not a good choice.

    Bermudaonion - Thanks anyway :-) I wonder what will win.

  6. I haven't read many of these books, but I loved, loved, loved Blindness by Jose Saramago. It can be a bit confusing when you first start it (none of the characters have names) but once it gets going, it is phenomenal.

  7. Actually, the only one I've read is on your alternate list--Shadow of the Wind. I absoluely loved that book, but if you're looking for a quick read, then that's probably not the way to go. I've read some Charlaine Harris before--If you're looking for quick, then go for that one.

  8. I heard Blindness was good somewhere, so thanks for reminding me to bump it up my list:)

  9. I'm sorry but I haven't read any that are on your list. However, I did go visit B&N to check on the synopsis of the books you haven't read yet and if it were me, I would go with Bitter is the New Black. Hope I didn't steer you wrong.

  10. Dead until Dark was great and very fast. Blindness was also good, but a much slower read. I just read The Other Boleyn Girl and LOVED it! It's very long - over 600 pages - but it went by quickly.

  11. Dead Until Dark - Charlaine Harris! I want to start this series, but I have so many books that I want to read first. I think it will be a fun book and a quick read. :)

  12. Blindness for sure! I'm a huge fan of Saramago, but it's not a light read. It was easy for me to get into, but not the easiest read - I had to concentrate on it. Hate List was also very good, and a much easier read, although nowhere near the literary depth of Blindness.

  13. I am very VERY partial to the Sookie Stackhouse novels. I have read all of em and I also watch the series. I love these books, some are better than others, which happens with series, but well worth it. My heart just races for Eric mama mia book #4 has a shower scene to die for....

    I have got to write down some of these books they sound fantastic!!!

    Tomes Devotee

  14. BITTER IS THE NEW BLACK! Hilarious. really it is. Very good choice!

  15. The Other Bolyen Girl is my favorite book by this author (I have read just a few of them). Have read any of the other books you have left to read so I can't be of much help.

    I am going to look at The Prisoner's Wife, sounds interesting.

    It's okay not to finish, as long as you are enjoying reading... that's most important.

    Have a great weekend!

  16. The only one you have read that I have, is Hate List. It's YA, so pretty fast read. It's a little predictable, not a bad read, but not a must read for me. If I have a teenage kid, or if I am teenager, I may feel differently. My review:

  17. Well, I just finished The Shadow of the Wind last week and LOVED it . One of my faves this year.


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