June 03, 2012

Review Overload - Please help me!!!

I have been out of action from the blogging world for so long now I almost feel as though I need assistance just to type a post! This lack of action on my actual blog hasn't meant that my reading has slowed down though - the photo above is of all the books that I have read since the beginning of this year but haven't gotten around to blogging about for one reason or another.
And that's where you come in...
I'm not sure I have the energy to write full reviews on each of these books that will give them justice so I would like you to vote for the one you would most like to read a review about. I will choose the 3 books with the most votes to do reviews on in the coming week or so.
The rest I will add to my 2012 reading side bar and let go into the review ether (as much as it pains me to do!).
Thank you so much for your assistance in advance!

I know this photo is difficult to see so here are a list of the books (from bottom to the top) for you to choose from:

Various Pets Alive and Dead - Marina Lewycka
Let the Right One In - John Lindqvist
Leviathan - Scott Westerfeld
Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
The Submission - Amy Waldman
The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
Good Evening Mrs Craven: The War Stories of Mollie Panter Down
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - Paul Torday
The Univited Guests - Sadie Jones
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
The Children of the King - Sonya Hartnett
Charles Dickens: A Life - Claire Tomalin
Foreign Bodies - Cynthia Ozick
The Song of Achilles - Madeline Miller
Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins
The Painted Bridge - Wendy Wallace


Irene Palfy said...

Now.. your blog isn't called "BookBath" for nothing, is it? There are several books waiting for a review on my blog(s), too.. So: you're not alone.. ;") Have a wonderful Sunday!

bibliolathas said...

I'd like to know more about _The Painted Bridge_, so that's my pick for review. It sounds like an interesting slightly Wilkie Collins premise. Maybe not!?

Sam (Tiny Library) said...

Hmm, I'm interested in your thoughts about Song of Achilles because I absolute adored it. I'm thinking about reading the Tomalin biography of Dickens so I would be interested in that one too.

Post the reviews you feel like writing though! Book blogging is a hobby, not an occupation so don't feel guilty.

JoAnn said...

That's a huge stack of books! I'd be most interested in review of Foreign Bodies and Good Evening Mrs. Craven.

Kay said...

Wow, that's a huge, but awesome stack! I would say, Song of Achilles or Let the Right One In.
But if you feel like you would like to talk about more books than 2, maybe you could also make tiny reviews for the others? Like short, one or two sentences reviews that quickly say what you liked or not. Just an idea, but I absolutely relate to the huge stack of review books ;)

nomadreader said...

I want more than 3! I'm opting for Submission (I didn't care for it, but it's one I love to hear how others reacted!), Song of Achilles, and The Uninvited Guests. Happy reviewing!

Ellie said...

The Painted Bridge! A postcard for it fell out one of my review books last week and it looks intriguiong.

Tanya said...

I'd love to hear your thoughts on 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'!! But if you are too busy I could always see the film first. I prefer books though :) Blogging is overwhelming sometimes and life is already plenty overwhelming and busy!! xox

Louise said...

Well done you for reading so many great books. I suspect we all know about reviews piling up. I'd love to see reviews of Great Expectations, Charles Dickens- A Life, and Leviathon.

Karen said...

Thank you everyone for your input and suggestions - review to come soon!

Anonymous said...

I know I'm way too late for this but if you need more suggestions I would love to see a review of The Submission since I was a bit let down by it and also, the Marina Lewycka one. I've read A Short History of Tractors in the Ukrainian and liked it quite a bit so I'm interested in hearing more about this one. Thanks :-)
But I do agree with Sam too - post what you feel the most passionate about :-)

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