Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Weekly Feature - To Read Tuesday

As an obviously avid reader, I have a TON of books on my "To Be Read" list. There is a spot inside a cabinet where I specifically stack the ones I already own. It's ridculous (ly awesome).

Since I have so many books that I want to read (and the list continue to grows every day), sometimes the choice of what to read next is too overwhelming. Thus, To Read Tuesday was born. I need YOUR help to pick which book you want to see reviewed next.

So - check both of these out and leave me a comment with your vote!

The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

Here's what Google books says about this one:

The Handmaid's Tale is not only a radical and brilliant departure for Margaret Atwood, it is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States, now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men of its population.
The story is told through the eyes of Offred, one of the unfortunate Handmaids under the new social order. In condensed but eloquent prose, by turns cool-eyed, tender, despairing, passionate, and wry, she reveals to us the dark corners behind the establishment's calm facade, as certain tendencies now in existence are carried to their logical conclusions. 

The Night Circus - Erin Morgenstern

The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des RĂªves, and it is only open at night. 

But behind the scenes, a fierce competition is underway—a duel between two young magicians, Celia and Marco, who have been trained since childhood expressly for this purpose by their mercurial instructors. Unbeknownst to them, this is a game in which only one can be left standing, and the circus is but the stage for a remarkable battle of imagination and will. Despite themselves, however, Celia and Marco tumble headfirst into love—a deep, magical love that makes the lights flicker and the room grow warm whenever they so much as brush hands. 

True love or not, the game must play out, and the fates of everyone involved, from the cast of extraordinary circus per­formers to the patrons, hang in the balance, suspended as precariously as the daring acrobats overhead.


  1. A vote for the Handmaid's Tale. It's nothing short of pure dystopian amazingness.

  2. Handmaid's Tale! I started the night circus and couldn't finish it.

  3. Thanks Rose! I'm excited to read it!

  4. I've been wanting to read The Night Circus too! I'd choose that one haha :P
    The first one also sounds really good!

    Lipstick and Mocha

  5. Thanks for your vote Carla! I think Night Circus might be the winner!