My To-Be-Read List : Nov 15 Pick it for me!

November 7, 2015 meme 41

I came across this meme and thought it sounded like a lot of fun.  I like the idea of YOU choosing a book for me!  It’s hosted by Because Reading is better than real life and you can click on the button to get all the deets.  But in a nutshell, I give you 3 books, you vote and I’ll review the book by the end of the month.


My To Be Read


So these are my three options and I’m choosing them all from books I’ve won but never got around to reading.  And it sucks that I’ve never read any of these as I was really excited to win every single one of them.  Somehow the books I win always get less priority than my ARCs and so I want this meme to push me to read them.  I think the main thing all these books have in common is that they all come highly recommended so I need help deciding which to get stuck into first.


The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness:

I’ve only read one Patrick Ness book (A Monster Calls) and I want to read more.  Plus this one came with a super cute badge that said ‘I am not the chosen one’!  That’s nearly reason enough!


the rest of us just live here

What if you aren’t the Chosen One?

The one who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever the heck this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death?

What if you’re like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again.

Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week’s end of the world, and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life.

Even if your best friend is worshipped by mountain lions.


Between The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea:

I love how dark it sounds and the gothic vibe that I get from the cover and the blurb.

 Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.

Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?

Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery… who makes you want to kiss back.

Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.  Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.



Parasite by Mira Grant:

It sounds absolutely terrifying and I’m a little bit creeped out by the blurb!  But it also sounds like a very cool blend of science fiction and psychological horror.


A decade in the future, humanity thrives in the absence of sickness and disease.

We owe our good health to a humble parasite – a genetically engineered tapeworm developed by the pioneering SymboGen Corporation. When implanted, the tapeworm protects us from illness, boosts our immune system – even secretes designer drugs. It’s been successful beyond the scientists’ wildest dreams. Now, years on, almost every human being has a SymboGen tapeworm living within them.

But these parasites are getting restless. They want their own lives…and will do anything to get them.


Over to you, no such thing as a free ride around here, you have to do some work too!  Which do you want to see me read and review before the end of Nov?  And I’d love to hear your reasoning down in the comments too.  So go vote and then talk to me!


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41 Responses to “My To-Be-Read List : Nov 15 Pick it for me!”

  1. Byddi Lee

    I think “Feed” is a different book to “Parasite” – the one you have listed. Feed is also set in the future. That’s what appeals to me about both of them, and it’s what I’m writing now too so it’s research for me.

    • trish

      I spotted that this morning Byddi but due to password issues, I can’t sign into the Poll to alter it! Very frustrating! I think I’ll need to read both of them.

  2. trish

    Got it sorted! 😀 And I also need to change the first book as I’ve already read that one. This is the problem with pre scheduling!

      • trish

        Of course now I’m dying to know what you are working on! It’s a very different genre but I’m excited to read it whenever you are finished!

        • Byddi Lee

          It’s the first book in a trilogy, set about 50 years in the future, in a very different Ireland from today. A group of very elderly folk start to get younger but with devastating side effects. Our heroine needs to find the cause before it’s too late…

          Will keep you updated…

    • trish

      I’m all about that gothic vibe too and I think the cover is fab! I’ve only seen good reviews for Parasite but in fairness I haven’t read a lot of them. Hopefully I’ll eventually read them all!

    • trish

      I got so excited when I saw your photo with all the tabs! It makes me want to dive straight in to it! Even if it doesn’t win, I won’t wait too long to read it!

    • trish

      I hate ignoring books I’ve won, it seems so unfair to them! And I love the sound of The Rest of Us Just Live here, it does appeal to me more than a lot of other Patrick Ness books I’ve seen around.

    • trish

      I love the sound of it, even though it’s so different to A Monster Calls. I’m looking forward to seeing what I think of it too!

    • trish

      Thanks Michelle, I do think that one sounds great too! I’m good with whatever wins as they all sound fab really!

  3. Lola

    I’ve heard good things about all of these, but I ended up voting for The Rest of Us Just Live Here as it sounds interesting and I kinda like the title, not sure why. Books I win also seem to get less priority than review copies, which is a shame. I hope you’ll enjoy whichever one wins!
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    • trish

      I know, it’s so hard to get to those books that we win. I love that this meme gives me a good reason to read at least one of them though, plus it reminds me of how exciting they all sound! I think it sounds really interesting too 😀

    • trish

      Doesn’t it sound really different! I love that about it! And I really do want to read it, even if it doesn’t win! 😀

  4. Sashana

    I recently came across this meme as well and I think I’ll implement it on my blog next month. Seems like a great way to reduce your tbr. I voted for THE REST OF US JUST LIVE HERE

  5. Let's Get Beyond Tolerance

    I voted for Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea as it’s one I want to read too (well, I want to read ALL THREE OF THESE…but whatever). I think it’s becoming a film too, so that’s a good reason to read it soon as well. 🙂

    If a book wasn’t sent for review, then it tends to get pushed to the side for me. I hate that and I want to read more of my “own” books so to speak. I’ve been doing better though.

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  6. Shaunesay

    I think the Rest of Us Just Live Here sounds like a lot of fun! I haven’t read any Patrick Ness yet, but have heard he’s good! I have The Knife of Never Letting Go to read, one of these days!
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