And after that? That’s where you come in. I have a huge stack of books I need to get through, and bought two more yesterday. So I want you folks to decide what I read next.
Here’s how it works. I will list the books that are in the running. You each have six (6) points to distribute among them. Throw them all into one book if you feel strongly about it. Give your fist choice 3 points, your second 2, and your third 1, if you’re so inclined. Split them among two or more books however you want. Once I’m done with Jane Eyre, the two with the highest scores will go next in line and maybe I’ll start the process again!
Feel free to suggest other reads, but these ten are the only ones under consideration at this time. Also, please don’t just knee-jerk to the stuff you know. There’s a link for each book. I don’t want a good but obscure book to get drowned out by a popularity contest. (I’m pretty bossy when it comes to letting you choose, aren’t I?)
So: distribute SIX points among the following choices:
- The Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
- McSweeney’s Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales edited by Michael Chabon
- Valis by Philip K. Dick
- Baudolino by Umberto Eco
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell
- The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle by Haruki Murakami
- The Unburied by Charles Palliser
- Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla by Marc J. Seifer
- The Book of Secrets by M.G. Vassanji
- Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace