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What should I read next?

Advice is needed! I've just finished an ARC of The Toss of a Lemon, by Padma Viswanathan, and I've got a stack of books on my nightstand. Also, its the perfect day for starting a new book; it's raining, and so dark outside (at one pm) that it feels like night. Here it is:

Unnatural Death, by Dorothy Sayers. The third book in the Lord Peter Wimsey series. Been on my nightstand for forever.
The Best of Everything, by Rona Jaffe. 1950s novel about working girls in New York City. Bought this yesterday on impulse.
The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro. Bought this for the 1% Well Read Challenge.
Evelina, by Fanny Burney. Another 1% book. It's been sitting on my nightstand for quite a while now.
The Slaves of Solitude, by Patrick Hamilton. Author of Hangover Square.
East Lynne, by Ellen Wood. 1860s sensationalist novel in the style of Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
The Nine Tailors, by Dorothy Sayers. Another 1% book.
Christine Falls, by Benjamin Black. Irish mystery.
The Bird Fall Down, by Rebecca West. Also for the 1% challenge. My copy is a (battered looking) second edition.


Danielle said…
You have a great stack to choose from, I'm not even sure which one to suggest. Remains of the Day is Excellent! I've just ordered East Lynne myself. I've had the Rona Jaffe book on my pile for a while now, as yet unread. I tend to start reading the first few paragraphs and see which one grabs me. Have fun choosing!
Heather J. said…
I'm so sorry about the bad weather! We had that storm here in MD overnight - the thunder and rain was so loud it woke me up. Today however is bright and sunny and we're out in the front yard with the hose. :)

I haven't read any of the ones on your list but I'm a sucker for anything Irish so I vote for Christine Falls. I'd love to hear about it when/if you choose to read it.
Anonymous said…
I very much enjoyed The Remains of the Day, but I'd be interested in seeing what you think of Evelina. I have that book, too. :)
beastmomma said…
I would go with Remains of the Day because it seems like a good rainy day book.
Kim said…
I would go with The Best of Everything. When it is dark and dreary here, (in Seattle so I know ALL about dark and dreary!) I sometimes feel like something a little less drearier than the weather outside! :)
Hope the sun comes out soon for you--
(page after page)
Jordan said…
The Best of Everything is in my future, too, but I'm more curious about Christine Falls! You probably can't go too wrong.
Iliana said…
What did you think of Toss of a Lemon? I just got that and am hoping it'll be a good one.
And, I'd say go with Remains of the Day - I love that book. Hope whichever one you pick will be a good read!
LisaMM said…
I really liked The Septembers of Shiraz, but I'm currently being WOWed by The Last Queen by CW Gortner... awesome!!

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