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What I'm Going to Read: Round 1

The random number generator has spoken and the winner this month is The Poison Throne by Celine Kiernan as suggested by Missy.

Missy had this to say in praise of it:
I'm currently reading this book and it rivals the Attolia books in court/political intrigue, not to mention the fact that there's a possible thief in it that reminds me of Eugenides.
Um, wow. Can I just tell you guys how freaking glad I am I started this feature? You are going to be the making of me with your wicked recs. I can tell already.

Here is the full list of suggestions:

Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves (Jess Tudor and Ana)
The Devil Inside by Jenna black (Jackie)
Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch (Sullivan McPig)
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl (Lani Woodland)
At Grave's End by Jeaniene Frost (wont)
American Gods by Neil Gaiman (Rosey)
The Pursuit of Love by Nancy Mitford (Alexa)
• Midnight's Master by Cynthia Eden (MarnieColette)
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher (Christine)
Gilead by Marilynne Robinson (Cam)
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (Raspberry)
Storm Born by Richelle Mead (Mama Bookworm)
Lion of Ireland by Morgan Llywelyn (Chelle)
The Fiddler's Gun by A.S. Peterson (Ladybug)
The Enthusiast by Charlie Haas (Aaron)
The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope (Holly)
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell (Karen Mahoney and Diana Peterfreund)
Velocity by Kristin McCloy (KarenS)
• The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima (Samantha R)
Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagen (Anon)
The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay (Elisa)
Crocodile on the Sandbank by Elizabeth Peters (Li)
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (Amarah)
Northlander by Meg Burden (Charlotte)
Red-Headed Stepchild by Jaye Wells (Kay)
The Sunbird by Elizabeth E. Wein (Chachic)
The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly (Anon)
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (Ceci)
Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara (Theodosia21)
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith (Life After Jane)
Assassin's Apprentice by Robin Hobb (Brenda)
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare (Dawn M.)
Precious Bane by Mary Webb (melissa @ 1lbr)
It's Not About the Bike by Lance Armstrong (Janssen)
Dragons of Autumn Twilight by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman (Julie)
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong (Michelle)
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Sami)

Phew! You guys brought your game. I just want to go through and read them all.

As for the ones I've already read listed, they are:

• Cast in Shadow by Michelle Sagara (my review)
• I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith
• City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
• The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong

All right. I'm off to find The Poison Throne. Expect my review in about three weeks. Or sooner if I get it fast and have lots to say!

Comments

  1. Quite a divers and intersting list.

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  2. We just read The Poison Throne and I LOVED it, I am positive you will too! woohoo!

    I was actually rooting for this one after Bleeding Violet!

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  3. Wow you got so many suggestions! How great!

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  4. I love this idea. It must get you away from that leaning pile of books (don't we all have 'em?) and into reading something you might not read otherwise.

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  5. Good choice! I just bought that yesterday :). I do wish one day you will get to read American Gods. It is really, really good IMO.

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  6. Sullivan, that's what I thought! I was impressed.

    Ana, I read your review and have been anxious to read it ever since! *excited*

    Sami, I know! I'm amazed at how well people know me and how widely read you all are. :)

    Tia, exactly! This is the genius of it. I've been wanting to start it up for ages after following Janssen's progress.

    Rosey, awesome. Looking forward to your review. And DH is with you on AMERICAN GODS. I've got to read it eventually.

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  7. I think this is such a fun idea. I may steal it too! Although I'm happy to hear you have already read The Awakening - although I chose it so you could then read the next one, THE SUMMONING ;)

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  8. I have to save the link to this posts. There were so many great suggestions and several books I've never heard of. I hope you'll enjoy The Poison Throne, Angie! I'm looking forward to your review.

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  9. I put the Poison Throne on my own library list yesterday after reading about it here!

    But I hope you give Northlander a try too...

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  10. Michelle, steal away! I watched Janssen run it for quite awhile and just fell more and more in love with the idea. You'll have to stick THE SUMMONING in the hat next month. ;)

    Ladybug, weren't there? I loved watching them pour in. I picked up THE POISON THRONE today so fingers crossed I can start it soon.

    Charlotte, sweet! You know, I actually own a copy of NORTHLANDER? So I will definitely bump it up on the TBR.

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  11. Anonymous4:40 PM

    I'm glad you're going to read The Poison Throne. I ordered it about three weeks ago but haven't read it yet, so I'm looking forward to your review. I hope you enjoy it!

    KarenS

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  12. Hey, The Poison Throne seems like a great book! I'm adding it to my TBR as well. Looking forward to your review. :) Also, I have to second the Amulet of Samarkand recommendation because The Bartimaeus Trilogy is one of my favorite series.

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  13. So MANY good suggestions! I always want to read the whole list!

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  14. Ooo...I just bought THE POISON THRONE last weekend! I can't wait to see what you think of it.

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  15. I love that list! That really is such an awesome idea...

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  16. Karen, me too. We'll compare notes in a little while. I'm kind of in a slump right now with three separate books. Three books, mind you, I'm actually 3/4 of the way through and just meh. *sigh* Hoping THE POISON THRONE is better.

    Chachic, awesome. Noted.

    Janssen, I can see why now! My goodness.

    Chelle, ooh, will you be reading it soon?

    Cam, isn't it great? Janssen really hit on it with this feature.

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  17. I love finding new book recommendations, and to get this many from so many people in one post is awesome! Definitely keep this feature - great idea!

    I just downloaded a kindle sample of poison throne so I can check it out.

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