Now that 20 Books of Summer is done and dusted, it is back to the grind of bringing that 746 down another few notches.
I have some books lined up for October and November to coincide with the RIP Challenge, Novella November and Non-Fiction November, but September’s reading plans are pretty relaxed at the moment.
Which is why I am handing one of my choices over to you! Reading Roulette is when I put my literary fate in your capable hands and ask you to pick my next read.
You have picked me some great winners in the past – Life After Life by Kate Atkinson, The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt and Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier. Who will join them this time round? I have six possibilities to choose from, so have a look and cast your vote on the poll.
Maybe you’ll choose a book because you loved it? Or because you still have to read it too? Whatever the reason, get voting and I’ll read the winner before the month is out.
I’ll keep the poll open until Sunday 6 September so let’s see if you can pick me my new favourite read! Click on the titles to go through to the books’ descriptions on Goodreads.
The only book in the pile that isn’t one of my 746, Fiona Kidman’s most recent book is a fictionalised account of the life and death of Albert Black, Belfast born but one of the last men to be executed in New Zealand.
It’s hard to say how long I’ve had this book, but I did go through a phase of buying LOTS of these Penguin Twentieth Century Classics in the early ‘90s so this one is probably well overdue a read!
I featured this in one of my recent Six Degrees posts and if it gets chosen, will be my first reading encounter with PD James.
I’m a big fan of Helen Garner’s non-fiction and really like the sound of this novella about a woman who tries to care for a friend who has cancer.
I was reminded to dig out my copy of this book by a reference to Homer and Langley Collyer in Christina Hesselholdt’s Vivian. Famous hoarders, these brothers became infamous for their compulsive hoarding in their New York home in the 1940’s.
I read and loved The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud and this one, set in New York, comes with a lot of fellow book blogger’s recommendations.
I can’t wait to see what you pick for me! If you can’t see the poll here (which I think happens sometimes when you a reading through the WordPress app) either go to the website directly, or let me know your choice in the comments!
UPDATE! I finally got my poll to show up this evening (Friday 2nd) and I’ve entered all the votes in the comments into the poll, so if you’ve mentioned a book then there is no need to vote again!
I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!