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What I'm Going to Read: Round 5

And the randomly selected winner is Bellwether by Connie Willis, as suggested by ladyjoust!
This is pretty cool because I read (and really loved) Willis' Doomsday Book years ago and it will be fun to read more by an author I have not visited in some time.

Here is the full list of suggestions:
Freak Magnet by Andrew Auseon (Carla)
The Ordinary Princess by M.M. Kaye (Tiffany M.)
How It Ends by Laura Wiess (Jacqueline C.)
Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto (lissa)
The Warrior's Apprentice by Lois McMaster Bujold (Li)
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon (Rosey)
Rosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire (KMont)
Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Emily)
The Keeper of the Bees by Gene Stratton Porter (literarymiss)
Shipwreck at the Bottom of the World by Jennifer Armstrong (Misti)
Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi (B.)
The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (Maryn)
Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs (Chachic)
A Girl Named Disaster by Nancy Farmer (Ceci)
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (Jessica)
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter (Michelle)
If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend by Alison Pace (emilyandherlittlepinknotes.com)
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs by Molly Harper (Jennifer)
Velocity by Kristin McCloy (KarenS)
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray (Mouse)
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley (Tina)
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer (Lauren Jean)
The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (JoLee)
The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry (Gypsy Lancaster)
Madapple by Christina Meldrum (Emily)
Everlost by Neal Shusterman (Amy)
Transformation by Carol Berg (Kristen)
Bellwether by Connie Willis (ladyjoust)

Of these, I have already read:
Dragon Bones by Patricia Briggs
The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
A Girl of the Limberlost by Gene Stratton Porter
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry

Hilariously enough, I have actually not read Unwind, which was touted by a couple of you but not actually suggested! Maybe next time. Thanks again. Onward and upward!

Comments

  1. I love that all of the books that you've picked so far for these were new to me at the time.

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  2. Doomsday Book is one of my all time faves, so I have been meaning to read more Connie Willis forever. Can't wait to see if you recommend this one or not.

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  3. Oh, I enjoy Bellweather very much! I hope you like it too!

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  4. Jacqueline, wonderful! I love the breadth of suggestions I get and the heads up on the new-to-me authors I should be reading.

    Lenore, seriously? That makes me happy. I love that book. Could not put it down.

    Charlotte, ooh, goody. The Charlotte Stamp of Approval is very encouraging. :)

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  5. Woo! I hope you enjoy!

    @Lenore - you absolutely MUST read To Say Nothing of the Dog.

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  6. I just recently read To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis and absolutely loved it, so one of these days I plan to read more from her.

    Enjoy!

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  7. ladyjoust, so do I! I plan on going to get it tomorrow.

    Marg, I actually have a copy of TO SAY NOTHING OF THE DOG. May have to jump into that one after I finish BELLWETHER.

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  8. I haven't read Unwind, either, but most of my book-loving friends here have, so I'm upping it on my TBR...after Mockingjay, most probably. :)

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  9. Oh I didn't know you've read Dragon Bones already! What did you think of it? I have a feeling you like her urban fantasy books more though.

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  10. Tina, lol. Good plan.

    Chachic, I definitely enjoyed it. And I keep meaning to grab DRAGON BLOOD and find out what happens to Ward and the rest. I got THE HOB'S BARGAIN for my birthday as well and I can't wait to read it and see what I think of the straight fantasy after loving the urban fantasy she's done.

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  11. it's quite a list, I have only read the one I recommended - Asleep - if you don't have a copy, I'll send you my copy - just drop me an email - lissawrites(at)gmail(dot)com

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