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Vote For My Next Read!

February 11, 2009

I have too many awesome-sounding novels calling my name, and I can’t decide which one to choose next. So I’m opening it up the readers; tell me which ones I should read from the list in a comment (you can vote for more than one), and I’ll read the one that gets the most votes. Thanks in advance!

The Moor’s Last Sigh by Salman Rushdie
To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea
A Well-Timed Enchantment by Vivian Vande Velde
Tale of the Murasaki by Liza Delby
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon
Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley
The Painted Drum by Louise Erdich

44 Comments leave one →
  1. February 11, 2009 10:13 am

    Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley just because.

  2. February 11, 2009 10:17 am

    I vote for The Humming Bird’s Daughter; Urrea – I have that one to read too :)

  3. tuulenhaiven permalink
    February 11, 2009 10:21 am

    I read Confessions of a Pagan Nun last fall – picked it up at my library book sale – and I enjoyed it a lot. Fascinating time period. A Well-Timed Enchantment is also a decent book – quick and fun. :)

  4. February 11, 2009 10:25 am

    Well, I’m sure it doesn’t surprise you to that I’ve read none of these. But I’m voting for Confessions of a Pagan Nun. Have no clue what it’s about, but it would have been the first title I’d have investigated.

  5. February 11, 2009 10:52 am

    I vote for Confessions of a Pagan Nun

  6. John permalink
    February 11, 2009 10:56 am

    I vote for Louise Erdrich, because you can never go wrong with her.

  7. trish permalink
    February 11, 2009 11:00 am

    I vote for:

    The Hummingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea (I own this and haven’t read it yet, so would love to know what you think)

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

    The Painted Drum by Louise Erdich

  8. February 11, 2009 11:02 am

    I vote for The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, I enjoyed that book a lot.

    Also, this is a really good idea and I think I am going to steal it ;)

  9. _lethe_ permalink
    February 11, 2009 11:24 am

    I vote for Virginia Woolf and Louise Erdrich :-)

  10. February 11, 2009 11:26 am

    I vote for Louise Erdrich or Kate Horsley.
    I loved both “The Painted Drum” and “Confessions of a Pagan Nun”. One of those!

  11. February 11, 2009 11:55 am

    Because these are the only books on your list that I’ve read :-), I vote for …Kavalier and Clay by a wide margin (I am an unabashed Michael Chabon fangirl), and The Tale of Murasaki as a distant second.

  12. February 11, 2009 12:29 pm

    Just because I know of it, but know very little about it:

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

    Then I can read all about it in your review! ;)

  13. alirambles permalink
    February 11, 2009 12:32 pm

    I vote for Louise Erdrich or To the Lighthouse!

  14. February 11, 2009 12:35 pm

    Kavalier and Clay! Dooooooo it!

  15. February 11, 2009 12:46 pm

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon, no doubt! It’s an incredibly interesting and entertaining novel.

  16. February 11, 2009 1:20 pm

    I loved Kavalier and Clay. Read it three times. C.J. loves To the Lighthouse.

  17. February 11, 2009 1:26 pm

    Kavalier and Clay. It’s so much fun, and it even has a Golem!

  18. February 11, 2009 1:27 pm

    To the Lighthouse! And because nobody can pick just one: Erdrich or Chabon.

  19. February 11, 2009 1:56 pm

    My friend has told me that The Hummingbird’s Daughter is really good, so I’d be interested to know what you think of it. Also, I’d vote for Kavalier and Clay, simply because I also own it but haven’t read it and I want to know what yet another person thinks of it!

  20. February 11, 2009 2:03 pm

    Kavalier and Clay is coming up soon in my TBR pile. I would love to hear your thoughts on it, so I’m voting for Chabon!

  21. February 11, 2009 2:25 pm

    Erdrich or Chabon.

  22. February 11, 2009 3:12 pm

    OH bless you for a short post! I am behind on reading your blog (I’m so sorry!) and this is quick. Whew, now I don’t feel too bad.

    I’m voting for Confessions of a Pagan Nun by Kate Horsley.

  23. February 11, 2009 3:30 pm

    I’d love to read a review of Rushdie, so I’m going with The Moor’s Last Sigh.

  24. February 11, 2009 4:04 pm

    I think this is a hard one because I always choose my next read based on my mood really. So, not knowing what reading mood you are in at the moment Eva I am going to make a selfish vote and say read Tale of the Murasaki (because I have that waiting on my shelf and I would love to know what you think of it!).

  25. February 11, 2009 4:28 pm

    Confessions of a pagan nun. No idea what its about but it sounds intriguing!

  26. blacklin permalink
    February 11, 2009 5:25 pm

    Pagan Nun.

  27. February 11, 2009 5:34 pm

    Loved The Moor’s Last Sigh.. I vote for that one. :)

  28. February 11, 2009 6:12 pm

    Kavalier and Clay…I have it, but haven’t read it. The rest aren’t even on my radar.

  29. February 11, 2009 6:59 pm

    Hummingbird’s Daughter!

  30. Shannon permalink
    February 11, 2009 7:07 pm

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon!!!

  31. February 11, 2009 7:20 pm

    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

  32. February 12, 2009 12:01 am

    To the Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf
    i didnt read this one but i like Virginia Woolf quite a lot!

  33. February 12, 2009 4:42 am

    I vote for Virginia Woolf – because she is the only one of them I really know. I loved “The Bell Jar”.

  34. February 12, 2009 5:48 am

    I’ve never read any of these but I have To the Lighthouse on my shelf. I’ve never read any Woolf either, so for some reason I find it intimidating. Maybe if you read that one, I can feel encouraged and follow along. So I vote for Virginia Woolf.

  35. February 12, 2009 7:39 am

    Tough question since I actually haven’t read any of them!! I do have The Hummingbird’s Daughter and Kavalier and Clay on my TBR pile though. So I’d say one of those….then I can read your review and decide if I need to move them up the pile !

  36. February 12, 2009 9:58 am

    My vote goes to Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse. I really liked that one.

  37. Jenny permalink
    February 12, 2009 12:32 pm

    Kavalier and Clay. What a wonderful book (read three times.)

  38. February 12, 2009 2:43 pm

    Kavalier and Clay! By a mile!

  39. February 12, 2009 3:19 pm

    Kavalier and Clay. It’s absolutely amazing. You won’t be sorry.

  40. February 13, 2009 9:00 pm

    I am most interested in hearing your thoughts on the Virginia Woolf novel since I haven’t read it yet.

  41. February 14, 2009 5:43 am

    Thanks everyone!!! The Amaing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay won. :)

  42. February 15, 2009 9:26 pm

    Darn, I was too late. I was going to vote for Hummingbird’s Daughter… I’ve read it but it’s just a beautiful story. It seems like it’s one of those books that didn’t get too much attention so I don’t want people to miss out on it :)

    Anyway, have fun with the Adventures. I’ve been meaning to read it too. I think I’ve just added most of your library loot to my TBR list :)

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