Saturday, September 2, 2017

My TBR List #3 - September 2017



Hello everyone!  I'm participating in a new meme called the "My To-Be Read List" meme which is hosted by Because Reading and basically the goal of this meme is to pick 3 books from your TBR pile and let your followers and other participants vote for the book you should read next!  Also, stop by the other blogs and help vote for the books that they should read as well as your own!

Use #MyTBRL at the end of your post so that way, if your linky doesn't work, there's still a way to find you!









Curioddity

By: Paul Jenkins

Hardcover320 pages

Published August 30th, 2016 by St. Martin's Press



Will Morgan is a creature of habit―a low-budget insurance detective who walks to and from work with the flow of one-way traffic, and for whom imagination is a thing of the distant past. When a job opportunity enters the frame in the form of the mysterious Mr. Dinsdale―curator of the ever so slightly less-than-impressive Curioddity Museum―Will reluctantly accepts the task of finding a missing box of levity (the opposite of gravity). What he soon learns, however, is that there is another world out there―a world of magic we can only see by learning to un-look at things―and in this world there are people who want to close the Curioddity museum down. With the help of his eccentric new girlfriend Lucy, Will will do everything he can to deliver on his promise to help Mr. Dinsdale keep the Curioddity Museum in business.

Curioddity is Paul Jenkins’ debut novel... exciting, fast-paced, and uncanny. A must-read.








The Martian


By: Andy Weir

Hardcover369 pages


Published September 27th, 2012 by Crown




Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. 

Now, he’s sure he’ll be the first person to die there.

After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive — and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. 

Chances are, though, he won’t have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old “human error” are much more likely to kill him first. 

But Mark isn’t ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills — and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit — he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?






When Dimple Met Rishi


By: Sandhya Menon


Hardcover380 pages


Published May 30th, 2017 by Simon Pulse



Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.



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8 comments:

  1. These three choices are all so different from one another. I like the sound of them all! I went with Curioddity though as that one is one I've been really curious about in particular and want to see what you think so I know if I should read it. Haha.

    I hope you like whichever wins, Ronyell!

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  2. I thought for sure that I would go with The Martian when I saw it come up in your post, but then I saw When Dimple Met Rishi!! I absolutely adored that book. :) It is just so darling. I hope you love the winner! Have a great week. :)

    Genni @ Ready, Set, Read!

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  3. I went with the Martian because I just loved it! I have Dimple checked out right now too, and Curioddity sounds very interesting. I hope you enjoy whichever wins!

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  4. I voted for The Martian. It is a great book, especially if you enjoy sci-fi. I loved it. Hope you enjoy the winning book!

    Here's my TBR.

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