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Choose My Read: help me pick what I read next!

I am trying to decide what to read after Golden Son (halfway through). I have lots of books I want to read, but I thought it might be a fun idea to get you guys involved!

I won’t name the books, but I will give you a bunch of first lines, and you choose the one you like the sound of most! I put a bit of all sorts in here. Let me know your thoughts!

I will read the book with the most votes next!

So here we go.

Book 1:
In the year 1878 I took my degree of doctor of medicine of the University of London, and proceeded to Netley to go through the course prescribed for surgeons in the army.

Book 2:
“What’s it going to be then, eh?”
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie and Dim, Dim being really dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar making up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening, a flip dark chill winter bastard though dry.

Book 3:
In her apartments at the castle of Plessis-les-Tours a little girl knelt on a window seat and looked disconsolately out on the sunlit grounds. The sunshine out there, she felt, made the castle itself more gloomy by contrast. She hated the place.

Book 4:
I pick up a penguin. Six inches tall, it is chiselled from a piece of solid crystal. It is heavy, cool, kitsch, and yet succeeds well enough in its likeness to its feathered, real-life model to make me smile.

Book 5:
‘You maaaaake me feeeeel,’ Lottie Carlyle warbled soulfully at the top of her voice, ‘like a natural womaaaaan.’

Book 6:
The procession stretched down the cobblestone road, a serpent made of men in red and gold, the Emporor’s colors.

Book 7:
The Humpback Bridge had stood for almost a millennium, the sole link between the nations of Rhannon and Rhylla.

Book 8:
When I was born, the name for what I was did not exist. They called me nymph assuming I would be like my mother and aunts and thousand cousins.

11 thoughts on “Choose My Read: help me pick what I read next!

  1. So it’s a draw between no 2, which was A Clockwork Orange (Anthony Burgess) and no 8, Circe (Madeline Miller). I think I will read A Clockwork Orange first as that was also on David Bowie’s 100-Must-Read list. I may read Circe straight after.

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