Thursday, August 28, 2008

Book Buzz Meme

J.S. Peyton over at Biblioaddict tagged me for a meme, and it's a good one. Short and to the point, interesting, an instant classic. Thank you, J.S.! The meme started at MyFriendAmy--she is sponsoring Book Blogger Awareness Week (button on my sidebar--more on that later).

Here are the rules:

I am going to list three categories of books. 3 MUST Read Books, 3 Keep Your Eyes on These, and 3 Look For These Soon. Keeping with the theme, I am going to tag at least 3 bloggers. They should put these same lists on their blog but SUBTRACT one book from each list and ADD one of their own. Then they should tag at least 3 more bloggers. It will be fun to see how the lists change as they go around the blogosphere. Please come back to this post and leave a comment so I can see how the lists are changing. Since this is Book Buzz…please keep your lists to titles released in 2007-2009.

So, here goes…

[Stars are next to my additions]

3 MUST Read Books:

When We Were Romans, by Matthew Kneale
The Book of Lost Things, by John Connolly
*Black Swan Green, by David Mitchell

3 Keep Your Eyes on These:

Monique and the Mango Rains, by Kris Holloway
Netherland, by Joseph O'Neill
*The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer

3 Look For These Soon:

Home, by Marilynne Robinson
The Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman
*Indignation, by Philip Roth

3 Tags to keep this meme going:

Bybee at Naked Without Books!
Lisa at Books on the Brain
Tara at Books and Cooks

7 comments:

Lesley said...

I'm sad to say I haven't read any of these books, although a few have been sitting on my 'to read' shelf. I'm really excited to read the new Gaiman book.

Matt said...

Okay, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society gets as much coverage as Obama these days so I've got to get it. :)

Gentle Reader said...

lesley--I'm excited to read the new Gaiman book, too!

matt--LOL, you're right! It's a charming read, not weighty, but also has an interesting setting.

litlove said...

Interesting meme! Although, dear me, I'm not sure I need any encouragement to add to my book pile!

Gentle Reader said...

litlove--Agreed...my pile is threatening to tip over and engulf the bedroom. I'm a little afraid it's alive...

Tara said...

I did it! Thanks for the tag.

Gentle Reader said...

tara--good, I'll check it out! Thanks!