I finished The Hunger Games Trilogy yesterday, after what was a pretty crazy month of reading. I finished 14 books in August, which amounted to just over 4,500 pages. I don’t think I’ve ever had a reading month that productive.
But it was also exhausting! Especially reading the Hunger Games books straight through, three days in a row because, because those books are dark. When I finished Mockingjay, the only word I could think to describe the book was “bleak.”
So I’m on a little bit of a reading vacation, catching up on some DVDs of Sports Night and trying to read blogs. And while I’m taking a break, I want you to help me pick my next book.
Leave your vote, plus any additional comments, in the comments, and I’ll choose my next book sometime this weekend. Here are your choices:
Zoo Story: Life in the Garden of Captives by Thomas French, a journalist who goes behind the scenes at Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo.
Proust and the Squid: They Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf, which is about exactly what the subtitle suggests.
Emerging Adulthood: The Winding Road from the Late Teens through the Twenties by Jeffrey Jensen Arnett. I got this one after reading a NYT article about the phenomenon and got really interested.
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen by Jennifer Steil, because Jill at Fizzy Thoughts mailed it to me and I’m excited about it.
Let me know what book you think I should grab next! And look for some thoughts on my Hunger Games series re-read this Sunday after I’ve had time to sort everything out.