Maybe this is a bit early, but I’m making another “what should I read?” poll. This time, all of the books are sequels. I need to read some sequels. It’ll be a mix of fantasy and science fiction, and I’ll read them in order of popularity from this poll. So, please vote!
I’ve closed the poll on which fantasy books I should read next. You can see the results here. So, when I finish reading “The Eye of the World,” I’ll be reading “Endymion” by Dan Simmons. So, it’ll be like this:
- The Eye of the World – Robert Jordan
- Endymion – Dan Simmons
- A Game of Thrones – George R.R. Martin
- Gardens of the Moon – Steven Erikson
- Guards Guards – Terry Pratchett
- The Silmarillion – J.R.R. Tolkien
- His Majesty’s Dragon – Naomi Novik
So, I have some question marks that may be filled by science fiction books, if I have enough votes. If not, I’ll stick in a classic. So, here’s what I’d like you to do. Below is a list of science-fiction books that I have. Please vote on which one you think I should read first. Why am I letting other people decide what I read? Well, if I go with what I want to read, I may not have good variety. I tend to read through a series without a break. This way, you help me break that habit, allowing me to read several different authors and their styles. So, please vote!
I’ve decided to ask the public again what I should read next. Having already read Hitchhiker’s Guide book 1, and more than half way through The Wheel of Time book 1, I still have Endymion to read. However, I’m looking ahead to after Endymion, and I’d like to know what others think I should read. At the moment, I’m also reading an ebook, and will be reading another non-fiction book at the same time.
Since Endymion is science fiction, I’d like to read a fantasy book. So, here are the choices. Please vote!
I’ve closed the poll I’ve been running to decide which book I’ll read next. The winner is “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” It won with 50% of the votes. Second place with 30% is “The Wheel of Time 1: The Eye of the World” and third place is “Endymion.” No other books had a vote. I’ve finished the book I’ve been reading, and I’ll have a review of it tomorrow.
I just went through my book collection, I guess my small library, and typed out the titles in a list on my computer. I’ve discovered that I’ve been underestimating how many books I have yet to read. I have 116 unread books. I guess I was a bit overzealous when I bought books over the past few years in Japan. You see, sometimes it’s difficult to find books in English in Japan. There are a handful of big bookstores that sell them, and I can never be sure if they’ll have more copies if they sell what they have. Therefore, I often bought more books than I needed. This creates a bit of a problem for me. What do I read next? I thought I’d ask you. I’m going to list 7 books I’m considering, then I’d like you to vote on which one I should read.
I just completed Terry Brooks’ “Running with the Demon” and am currently reading “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke. Sometimes I like to read a complete series, if it’s short. Other times, I mix it up. So, what should I read next?