Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday Reads

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So, if you follow me on twitter, you may have seen my announcement yesterday that I walked away from the bookstore with 15 books. This is the same bookstore I posted about last month that is closing its doors (much to my extreme disappointment and pleas for them to stay open) so everything was 50-70% off. If you read my last Wednesday post, you'll also know that I now need a good book to read after finally (thanks to all your suggestions) skimming to the end of the one I referred to last week so I could finally put it away without feeling bad. Now I decided to do the opposite of a Wednesday review and list a few of the books I bought so I can get a recommendation of which one I should read next. Because I really want my next book to be good. I need it to be good.

Okay, so here are my choices. If you've read any and liked them, let me know.

*Forest Born by Shannon Hale
*Going Bovine by Libba Bray
*3 Willows by Ann Brashares
*The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
*Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson

What do you think? Which one should I read next?


  1. I have heard TONS of good things about Sherman Alexie's book. I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but everyone I know who has read it, loves it.

  2. Part-Time Indian is seriously one of my favorites of all time. You would love it—it's one of those laugh out loud and yet get you a bit teary too kind.

  3. Oooh, fun! Books! And dude, where do you live, because I think it's pretty close to me and I need new books like I need air.

    Have fun reading!

  4. I haven't read any of those. I'm looking forward to your review on them.

  5. Shannon, good to know, thanks. It seems like that is going to be the first one to read.

    Natalie, I thought this was the book you were telling me about. It's why I picked it up. Good to know I was right. Yay. I'm going to read it.

    Elana, you don't live close to me. :) Don't you live in UT?? I do visit UT often (I will admit) but I don't live there. I live in CA. But you're welcome to come on over for a book sale. :)

    Patti, come on! Give me a recommendation, Patti. :) Well, hopefully I like these books so that I can review them. :)

  6. I have read none of these, but I've heard great things about the Part-Time Indian one. Tell me how they are! :)

  7. I really enjoyed Forest Born. The main character is very plucky. If you haven't read the other books of Bayern though, I'd read those first.

    I haven't read the Bray one because I was so annoyed with the third book in her Great and Terrible Beauty series.

    I haven't read the Brashares one either.

    Sherman Alexie's book is very authentic and heartfelt. You'll laugh and cry. I didn't love it as much as Natalie did, but I liked it a lot.

    Peaches is pretty good too. I reviewed that last year.

    So there you have it. I'm not sure that really helps much.

  8. Good luck with deciding. I'm always torn when I have a stack of new books. It's like trying to choose which Godiva chocolate to eat first. So hard to choose!
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  9. Forest Born! Shannon Hale is one of the most influential writers in my life that got me thinking, "Okay it's time to do this for real." "This" being YA fantasy. Her style is very similar to mine and I'm inspired by the fact that she's successful without writing urban fantasy (which I like but haven't written yet).

  10. I'm just a huge Shannon Hale fan-- love her style/voice, and love how she can take very well known stories like the Goose Girl and reimagine it in a really exciting way.

    So, my vote is for Forest Born :-)

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  12. I'll have to put a vote in for Forest Born, too, because it is the only one that I read and I enjoyed it. I agree with Lois, though, that you may want to read the other three Bayern books first.

  13. Okay, you're right. I don't live close to you. Dangitall. I thought you lived in UT!

  14. I have not read any of these,but I'll be very excited to see what reviews you post.

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