Calling All Readers: Book Suggestions Needed

Gone Girl pngFriends, your nominations are requested for the Valentine’s column on suggested reading. Please send your top picks with a 10-wordish pitch as to why we must read them.

Spelling counts. No it doesn’t. But as I’ll be ripping your referral word for word,  packaging counts. And in a world where beauty matters, I admit that book covers can sway the Decider, me.

Nepotism Allowed. Only you have to pitch it, ‘kay?

Examples courtesy of Lynn-O and Stonehenge:The Goldfinch

Gone Girl — Gillian Flynn — Annoying because the characters are SO unlikeable.  Despite that, you can’t help but sticking with it to figure out what’s going to happen (and ultimately you care).
The Goldfinch — Donna Tartt — post-modern David Copperfield + Holden Caulfield rolled into one.  MUST READ!
NOTE: Whoever writes the best pitch, subjectively and arbitrarily selected by the Decider, will receive (eventually) a very good book via Media Mail.

About uppervalleygirl

Columnist, bloggist, short storyist, essayist, novel-in-progressist.

Posted on January 29, 2014, in books, Good News, humor, News, personal and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Sorry, haven’t read anything lately I would recommend! If I think of one, will send it on.

    Sent from Me

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  2. For Valentine’s Day, I recommend “Crossing to Safety” by Wallace Stegner. It tells the story of a group of friends from their heady youth through middle age and retirement. It is the story of friendship, of success and of failure, of life mostly, but not always, well-lived. It is our story, dear Ann, and so must be included in your Valentine’s Day list . . .

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