I had a quick search on 746 Books and it is a full FOUR years since I last did a Reading Roulette! I was reminded of it by a recent post on Fiction Fan’s fab blog and thought I’d revisit what was once a pretty regular slot on my blog.
For those who can’t remember, Reading Roulette is when I put my literary fate in your capable hands and ask you to pick my next read from the 746!
Since Reading Ireland Month ended I’ve been reading a lot of recent releases, but it’s time to put some work in again to reduce that old 746 and get back on track.
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….
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
Critically acclaimed and exploring ‘the lasting power of the written word’ – sounds good to me!
Election by Tom Perrotta
I’ve seen the movie and despite having a lot of his books in the 746, I’ve yet to read anything by Perrotta, so this could be a good place to start.
Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier
Thanks to Ali’s DuMaurier Reading Week last year, I rekindled my love for an author I hadn’t read for years. This is one I didn’t get round to during the challenge.
Speedboat by Renata Adler
Part novel, memoir and essay? It’s no wonder Speedboat is back in favour and it seems like a good time to try this cult classic!
Light Years by James Salter
I have heard so many good things about Light Years but never seem to get round to it, despite the fact that it sounds right up my street.
Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell
Winter’s Bone sounds like the perfect melding of place and characterisation. I have yet to see the movie adaptation, so it would be good to read it first.
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. Just comment and tell me which I should read next and the one with the most votes will be saved from languishing on my shelves!
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 x
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!