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You choose: what should I read next?

You choose: what should I read next?

The Library in English in Geneva had its semiannual book sale this weekend. It’s not a large library, but it provides an excellent service to the English-speaking community and has been doing so for decades. They expected to have about 20,000 books on sale, and it’s one of their major fundraisers. I’ve been a member on and off since I was tiny, so I’m always happy to give them a bit of cash.

This time, I was particularly on the hunt for Big Read books and came back with 9 new ones for about CHF20 – a bargain.

A pile of secondhand paperback books shown against a mottled white background

From top to bottom they are:

  1. The Illustrated Mum by Jacqueline Wilson
  2. The World According to Garp by John Irving
  3. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks
  4. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  5. Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
  6. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres
  7. Behind the Scenes at the Museum by Kate Atkinson
  8. The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundra

Which book should I read first?
Leave a comment by midnight on Friday, and I’ll read the one with the most votes first. I may work through the rest in the order of popularity, so you can keep voting after Friday, but no promises. The review of the winning book will probably go up on 10 May. I don’t expect many votes, so your definitely will count – in fact, the first commenter may well get their choice!