Given that I got such a great book out of Reading Roulette in October (Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life), I’ve decided to once again throw myself at your collective mercy and let you pick one of my reads for December. Whether or not I get your choice read and reviewed in December is another matter as the twins are turning four on the 23rd and there is much birthday/ Christmas work to be done!
Here are your options for the second Reading Roulette:
1. Eventide by Kent Haruf
I read Plainsong quite a few years ago, but am amazed at how much of it has stayed with me. I’m excited to read the second instalment in the lives of the McPherson brothers as they adjust to life without Victoria, the single mother they took in to their ranch in Colorado in Plainsong.
2. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
Gillian Flynn needs no introduction, but will her debut novel about a troubled reporter returning to her hometown to investigate a murder wilt in the shadow of Gone Girl?
3. The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach
I’m not a sports fan. I don’t watch it or play it, but I have been assured that none of that matters with this critically acclaimed novel about baseball.
4. Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures by Emma Straub
I know for a fact that I bought this book because of the cover! Let’s see if the story of a young girls rise to fame during the golden years of Hollywood can captivate as much as that cover…..
There you have it. Have you read any of these? I’d love to hear what you think! Voting will be open until Sunday 30 November.