So, it’s been a full 6 months since I last did a Reading Roulette, which means it’s time once again to put my literary fate in your capable hands and ask you to pick one of my May reads from the 746!
You’ve picked me some great winners in the past – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt and Eventide by Kent Haruf. Who will join them this time round? I’ve got six possibilities for you to choose from so have a look at the options and cast your vote.
Maybe you’ll choose a book because you loved it? Or because you still have to read it too? Or even because you hated it?!
I don’t really mind. I’m in your hands! Let’s see if you can pick me my new favourite book….
I only came to Wharton a few years ago and she hasn’t let me down yet. I doubt she will.
She may not have been shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize, but can she be the big winner in Reading Roulette?
I don’t remember buying this. I don’t know what it’s about. I read something positive about it recently. Vague, I know but it could be a hidden gem…
The New York Times calls him ‘one of the best novelists around’ and he’s won the Pulitzer Prize. Not bad. Plus there’s a movie adaptation. With Aidan Quinn. AIDAN QUINN. Why did I not know this before??*
I’ve enjoyed everything else I’ve read by Ogawa, so I think this collection of three novellas will have that same quiet power that I love in her work.
I call myself a DeLillo fan and I haven’t read White Noise? Shame on me.
I’ve linked the titles to their Goodreads page just in case you want some more details on the books and I’ll keep the voting open until April 20th.
I’m not quite sure why these books have lingered on the TBR as I’d be quite happy for any of them to win. As a consolation prize, the losers might just find themselves on my 20 Books of Summer pile (once I double check the word count!).
So, have you read any of these? Which do you think will win? I have no idea! Get voting
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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!