June 4, 2009

Interested?

So I have a (maybe) great idea.

Yesterday, on my post about YA books, RA commented saying:

You know I am all about YA fiction, and that question to Sherman Alexie is horribly ignorant. But... sometimes I wish I could share my adult fiction (although I call it modern fiction so as to take away the squick feel) with you and see what you think! Would you be game?

I said, yes, I would be game. I told her to give me one title and I would read it by the end of the month and tell her what I thought. Her pick was Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.

Cool, right? I think so.

So here's what I'm suggesting. Every month, I'll ask you to offer up one book title that I absolutely must read (old, new, adult, YA, romance, mystery, sci-fi, you name it) and I'll draw one at random. Then I'll read it that month and review it.

Is that completely lame or would you participate?

27 comments:

  1. Woo hoo! I can't wait to see what you think of Never Let Me Go. I will try not to hype it up too much here, but just know that I am internally and externally squealing.

    I can't wait to see what everyone else suggests! I plan to steal the recommendations, of course.

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  2. I would totally participate!!

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  3. I thought that book was really good. Looking forward to your review.

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  4. Ooooh! That sounds like tons of fun!

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  5. fantastic idea. I would totally participate but (much like my husband...at this point we can use his name right? right...its Ben.) I get all my suggestions of what to read from you. I'm excited to get a new variety of books to read though....

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  6. Oh, I totally second STM's suggestion of Peace Like A River. I adored that book. I am game! However, the problem might be coming up with a book that you haven't read before. ;)

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  7. Seems like a good idea, but mostly I'm hear to tell you that you should definitely read Never Let Me Go, and as other comments have said Peace Like a River is an incredible read.

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  8. I'd participate! I love telling (ahem - "suggesting") people what to read. Never Let Me Go is a fantastic choice.

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  9. So many books, so little time - there better be books in the next life with lots of reading time!!! That would be heaven, right?

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  10. I think it's a great idea. I'll be interested to hear what you think of Never Let Me Go. My bookclub read that one a couple of months ago.

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  11. Sounds like a great idea to me! do my comments/suggestions count even if I am a lurker who is just finally commenting? =)

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  12. We totally need to talk about that book! Let me know when you are done!

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  13. Um, I'm going to participate on the back end of this. Books you like, you pass on to me. Deal?

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  14. I'm totally in.

    ....

    I just typed in a giant list of "Janssen to Read's" but decided I'd wait until you at least called for favorites. :o)

    xox

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  15. As long as "the magician's assistant" is on it. My favorite book. Such an incredible read.

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  16. Sounds like a great idea! Not because I will have anything to suggest to you (I think I only read things these days that you have recommended), but because I will probably reap the benefits. ;)

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  17. What a fun idea! I love the "I'll read adult if you'll read YA" deal with RA too. :)

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  18. I would participate!

    Hope you like Never Let Me Go. It is one of my favorites! (It is set in a boarding school, sorta, after all! :) )

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  19. I think it's a great idea! It's always interesting to see what books people love.

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  20. This sounds like fun. I'm interested in seeing what people come up with!

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  21. Oh that sounds like a lot of fun! I can see a lot of bloggity interaction in the following months..

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  22. Great idea, Janssen. I'd love to see your thoughts on some "adult" novels.

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