Friday, September 13, 2013

Reader Assistance Requested

I know we're supposed to be the reading experts here, but I'm requesting your help this week.  I have over 1700 titles in my to-read list.  I realize that even if I stopped working right this second (and since I haven't won the lottery that doesn't look to be happening any time soon) and did nothing but read books all day every day, I still wouldn't get through this list.  This is where you come in.  I figure I should probably whittle down my list a bit.  Chip away a book here and there.  So following are six titles on my to-read list that were popular at the time that I read the review.  Tell me what you think (apologies to the Clash), should they stay or should they go?  And if you haven't read them yet, perhaps I can make your to-read list six titles longer.

A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Mr. Peanut by Adam Ross
Free Life by Ha Jin
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O'Nan
Little Bee by Chris Cleave

~More Books


  1. I loved Little Bee! The rest, I noticed at pub or pre-pub, but they have not remained on my to-read list. Isn't it lovely we'll never run out of books to read?

  2. I would keep Little Bee. It looks at illegal immigration in Great Britain and is interesting to think about in terms of our immigration policy and how we handle those who slip in under the cracks.

  3. Thanks - it's on the shelf so I'll check out Little Bee today!


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