One of the things that I love most about publishing is the chance to discuss books with other people who’ve read them, which is actually something I get paid to do. It’s all well and good to recommend books to people or even complain about them, but celebrating or debating them with people who’ve actually read them is one of my favorite pastimes.
To that end, Jim and I have a mission for you: let’s all pick a book, read it at the same time, and discuss it together. We’ve selected four options, and now you can vote for which one we should all read. We’ll set up a schedule so we can have a few discussions along the way, with the aim that we’ll finish reading by end of May.
So which should it be? Place your vote in the comments—one book per commenter, please.
Herman Koch’s The Dinner?
Mary Roach’s Gulp?
Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park?
Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette??
On Monday, Jim will let you know who the winner is and the how/when/where of discussing. So get to voting!
P.S. Three cheers for these authors who all have websites that are easy to find by searching their names, navigate, and link to the book you want! Koch’s is actually here, but since his website is (understandably) in Dutch, I linked to RH.
UPDATE: Thanks for the votes, folks! Eleanor & Park was the victor. We hope you’ll all join us! Details here: http://www.dystel.com/2013/04/the-abramomccarthy-book-reading-bonanza/
UPDATE 2: Join us tonight, Tuesday, 4/30, at 6 p.m. to discuss the first half of ELEANOR & PARK! Just follow the hashtag #eandpdglm on Twitter.