Unfortunately I have been so busy this week that I was not able to write my usual Thursday book review. The next book I have to review is Allegiant by Veronica Roth, and I have so much to say about it that I really don’t want to rush through writing a review on it. Instead, I’ve decided to do something a little different. I’m currently in reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, and I only have around one hundred and fifty pages left before I finish it. This means that soon I have to choose a book to read next- but there are so many options!
My solution? I’m going to let you guys decide what book I read next! Here are the books I’m contemplating reading soon:
And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard
“When high school senior Paul Wagoner walks into his school library with a stolen gun, he threatens his girlfriend Emily Beam, then takes his own life. In the wake of the tragedy, an angry and guilt-ridden Emily is shipped off to boarding school in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she encounters a ghostly presence who shares her name. The spirit of Emily Dickinson and two quirky girls offer helping hands, but it is up to Emily to heal her own damaged self.
This inventive story, told in verse and in prose, paints the aftermath of tragedy as a landscape where there is good behind the bad, hope inside the despair, and springtime under the snow.”
Being Henry David by Cal Armistead
“Seventeen-year-old “Hank” has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything –who he is, where he came from, why he’s running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David-or “Hank” and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of–Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Cal Armistead’s remarkable debut novel is about a teen in search of himself. Hank begins to piece together recollections from his past. The only way Hank can discover his present is to face up to the realities of his grievous memories. He must come to terms with the tragedy of his past, to stop running, and to find his way home.”
The Realm of Possibility by David Levithan
“One school. Twenty voices.
There’s the girl who is in love with Holden Caulfield. The boy who wants to be strong who falls for the girl who’s convinced she needs to be weak. The girl who writes love songs for a girl she can’t have. The two boys teetering on the brink of their first anniversary. And everyone in between.
As he did in the highly acclaimed Boy Meets Boy, David Levithan gives us a world of unforgettable voices that readers will want to visit again and again. It’s the realm of possibility open to us all – where love, joy, and the stories we tell will linger.”
To vote, leave a comment below with the title of the book you think I should read next. On Monday I’ll tally up the votes and upload a post on which one is the winner. I look forward to reading whichever book you all choose!