Monday, June 22, 2009

Vacation Reading

Care (or dare) to vote on what I should read over vacation? Here's the list to choose from (in no particular order):

6/23 - Updated to include cover photos.

- The Lost City of Z by David Grann

- The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffengger

- Bloody Jack by L. A. Meyer

- The Guns of the South by Harry Turtledove

- The Stepsister Scheme by Jim C. Hines

- The Master Mariner Running Proud by Nicholas Monsarrat

- Elantris by Brandon Sanderson

- The Stone and the Maiden by Dennis Jones

- The Peshwar Lancers by S. M. Stirling

- The Bastard King by Dan Chernenko

- Across the Face of the World by Russell Kirkpatrick

- A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin

- The Doolittle Raid by Duane Schultz
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- Jedi Twilight by Michael Reaves

- Allegiance by Timothy Zahn

- Revelation by Karen Traviss

- Acacia by David Anthony Durham

You decide. Please.


Anonymous said...

Would be much easier to decide if I could see the covers. :-)

TK42ONE said...

Wow. That'll be a tall order, but I'll work on it.

1979 semi-finalist said...

American Gods or Good Omens.

Yes, I'm aware neither are on the list. I don't care and if you listen to me I promise you won't regret it :)

1979 semi-finalist said...

ALRIGHT. Don't twist my arm. If I must pick something not Gaiman and thus on the list I pick The Time Traveler's Wife...I've been wanting to read that...


TK42ONE said...

How nice that I didn't even need to say anything to twist your arm. American Gods is on my list of books I'd like to read and the library even carries it, but I'd really like to stick to one of these books since they're already on my bookshelf.

John Zeleznik said...

In order:

1. Clash of Kings
2. The Peshwar Lancers (it's been on my "want" list for a few years.)
3. Acacia (really, really, realy good)
2 recommendations from me:

4. World War Z (zombies rule)
5. The Briar King

TK42ONE said...

What was I thinking when I asked for recommendations? I should have known that the six readers I have would all say something different. At least the list will be shorter to choose from.

1979 semi-finalist said...

Now that I have seen the covers (always important) I still vote for The Time Traveler's Wife, but give runner up status to The Lost City Of Z and then Acacia (great titles - both).

I also veto (permanently) without having read a word - The Stepsister Scheme.


TK42ONE said...

Harsh words there for Stepsisters. But I'll ponder everyone's votes today and decide soon.

David Anthony Durham said...

I may be late in the process, but I'd vote for Clash of Kings. I'd also second the American Gods recommendation.

Oh, and I'd be personally pleased if you'd give Acacia a shot.;)

ediFanoB said...

Go for Acacia. It is on my summer reading list too....