Taking a page from Stacy's Books , albiet a much SMALLER page, I am going to have my lovely readers pick 10 of my 2010 reads. The last two years I have made a push to read the books on my shelf. While, I have done a pretty darn good job, I also have obtained more and bought more and then not read some. Last week, I went through my house room by room, book shelf by book shelf and collected books that I need to read. Now this isn't even the complete list because I have more young teen / young adult books that I have collected over the years that are not on my list to read but I have collected them from people who know I am a teacher. I unfortunately took the picture before I added in my Christmas stash of books but I took a photo of those and after I took that I did add it into my large pile, which is still NOTHING compared to her large stash of books. I am amazed by hers, which you can view here.
Here is how this will work. You will pick 1-5 titles from the stack that you think I should read in 2010. Leave comments about why you think I should read that particular book or you can just leave a list. I will leave the voting open until January 3rd. On January 4th, I will post the 10 books that my readers have chosen for me to read during 2010. If there is a tie, I will pick the one I will read out of it.
Now, you may ask, why should you help me pick a book out? Because, after everyone has added in their 2 cents and I am tallying the votes, I will use random.org to pick a winner and that winner will recieve Bananagrams Gram - Bunches of fun! If by chance the winner already owns this game, I am willing to send a gift certificate to uncommongoods as it is one of my favorite places to shop and browse!
Now help me out !!! :)
You should read:
Middlesex - because it's on my list, too.
Revolutionary Road - I loved the movie, and was mad at myself for not reading it first.
The Perfect Wife - because I like the title.
Summer Reading - because I like the colors on the binding
and finally, anyone of the Jane Austen inspired titles (I'll pick "JA Ruined My Life") because you commented on my blog that you are excited about JA inspired reading. :)
Holy smokes - that girls' book stash is crazy! I thought I had alot, but wow! This is a fun idea - I should do this. Lord knows I have plenty of books sitting on my shelf, waiting to be read.
My votes are:
1. Revolutionary Road - this isn't light reading, but I think it is really well written, and very thought provoking. Actually, it would make a great book club book and I would re-read it if it got chosen in 2010.
2. Middlesex - I am picking this for selfish reasons. I've almost bought it multiple times. So I think you should read it & tell me if it's worth checking out!
Since both people before me said Middlesex I looked it up and now I want to read it...so you should too haha.
Also, "Teacher Man" is really good, and I've heard good things about "Revolutionary Road"
All the possibilities for book club look good, I don't know which one to vote for!
I think you should read:
Water for Elephants.
They were both really good.
You should definitely Water for Elephants and Teacher Man. I've read them both and really REALLY enjoyed them. I didn't care for Revolutionary Road so in my opinion you could skip that one.
Oh, The Bachelor by Carly Phillips is kind of a fun read too! (Good book for the summer or the beach).
What a cool idea - can't wait to see what is chosen!
I'm totally borrowing this idea to do for my blog as well! (Giving you a big shout out!) It should be going up tomorrow! :)
Holy Smokes! That's a lot of books. I totally feel what you are going through. Too many good ones to select from!
1- The Joy Luck Club (cause I'm reading it too)
2-Teacher Man (It's on my tbr list and you are a teacher:))
3- Frankenstein (a short classic)
4- Revolutionary Road (loved the movie and would like to read the book)
5- Agnes & the Hitman (Crusie is a fave)
It's fun to vote for someone else's reading :)
I have heard great things about Water for Elephants and it's also on my list of books to read!
I tried to read Revolutionary Road and couldn't get into it, but I think I need to give it another chance because I really liked the movie.
Can't wait to hear which ones are the winners! :)
Wednesday Sisters - I read it thought it was a great story of friendship!
Water for Elephants - I've been wanting to read it too.
The Debbie Macomber book - should be a quick read - take it to the beach or on an airplane
Middlesex - one of my favorites from this year
Water for Elephants - a short, feel-good read
Pledged - a little on the dramatic side, but if you're like me that's the whole purpose for reading it!
Bridget Jones - every woman needs to give this one a try
Teacher Man - it's on my TBR list this year too!
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