I’m this close to being done with my first book review, but I really don’t know what I should read next. I’d like to read a few books that were published in the last year or so, but I’m not very good at it.
So, here are three I was looking at:
Her Fearful Symmetry: A Novel by Audrey Niffenegger
- I love this title. I want to read the book just so I can work the title into conversation.
- I liked The Time Traveler’s Wife, even if it got a little romance novely sometimes.
- Audrey Niffenegger lives and works in Chicago. I am in full support of all Chicagoians.
- A ghost story sounds really good right about now.
- Publisher’s Weekly used the word incoherent in their review, and lots of TTTW fans were disappointed.
- It takes place in London, which is only a con when I want to read a Chicago novel.
The Wild Things by Dave Eggers
- It’s written by Dave Eggers, who I may or may not have a crush on.
- I throughly enjoy McSweeney’s.
- A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius was one of the first books I read out of high school, so I’ll get a little nostalgic.
- I might be reading it because I liked the movie, and I hate doing that.
- I already know this story pretty well.
Imperfect Birds: A Novel by Anne Lamott
- I’ve never read any of her fiction, and probably should.
- Anne Lamott’s going to be at the Printers Row Lit Fest, and I’d like to be up-to-date.
- The reviews sparkle.
- It looks just the teensiest bit depressing, but that’s probably not a good reason to skip a book.
- I don’t really like the picture on the cover. Ok, that’s not a good con either. I keep looking for cons but I just can’t find any. I think that my trying so hard for cons is itself a con, because it means I don’t feel like reading this one. We’ll see.
Those are my current possible picks. It seems to me that HFS is in the lead, but I’m very open to suggestions as long as the book’s newly published.
What would you pick? Do you have any other suggestions?
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