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Tuesday Thingers


Popular this month on LT: Do you look at this list? Do you get ideas on what to read from it? Have you read any of the books on the list right now? Feel free to link to any reviews you’ve done as well.

Here’s the list:
1. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

2. Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron

3. Nation by Terry Pratchett

4. Brisingr by Christopher Paolini

5. Anathem by Neal Stephenson

6. American Wife: A Novel by Curtis Sittenfeld

7. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

8. The Story of Edgar Sawtelle: A Novel by David Wroblewski

9. Eclipse (The Twilight Saga, Book 3) by Stephenie Meyer

10. Any Given Doomsday by Lori Handeland

I’ve only read The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, which I enjoyed—it’s among my top 15 books read this year. I only read it because an ARC of it literally fell into my lap. I tend to be one of those people who doesn’t read just because everyone else is reading the book too (though I did succumb and read some of the Harry Potter books because, let’s face it, he’s a cultural phenomenon). Personally, I think I’d never, ever read the Stephenie Meyer books or the Lori Handeland, simply because I’m not into vampire/paranormal lit. I tend to go with what I feel like reading at the moment, so my books on LT tend to sometimes be rare. PS—about the Lori Handeland being on this list—do you think it might have something to do with the fact that the book was an ER bonus batch a while ago?

Comments

Meghan said…
I have a feeling Any Given Doomsday is on because of all the review copies too. They supposedly gave out 1000 and I know some people are only now getting theirs. Besides that there's been a lot of exchange of those copies. I can't imagine many people buying it for themselves.

I'm with you on staying away from the Twilight books.

- medieval bookworm
Alyce said…
I'm not into paranormal fiction either.
Ruth King said…
I definitely think that Any Given Doomsday is so popular because of the huge batch from ER. Given the reviews it's gotten, I can't imagine people rushing out to buy it. (I received it from ER but haven't read it yet.)
Anna Claire said…
I'm not into vampires/paranormal fiction either--wow, I can't believe I found others who aren't, since it seems like 90 percent of the writerly blogs I come across belong to sff writers/readers.

I really want to read The Story of Edgar Sawtelle--it looks good. Don't want to read the Curtis Sittenfeld book because I read Prep and HATED it. Dewey looks positively adorable.

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