Thank you for helping me decide what book from my TBR collection I should read next:
My TBR List is a meme hosted by the awesome Michelle at Because Reading. It’s a fun way to choose a book from your TBR pile to read. The 1st Sunday of every month, I will list 3 books I am considering reading and take a poll as to which you think I should read. I will read the winner that month, and my review will follow (unfortunately, not likely in the same month, but eventually--that's all I can promise).
We are in the middle of birthday weekend festivities, and so I have not been able to do much blog hopping the last several days. I will see you soon though! I appreciate your patience. I wanted to at least post my March TBR Poll Winner. I am really excited about this month's winner. I would have been pleased with any of the choices winning, of course, but this one especially has been begging to be read.
City of Lies by Victoria Thompson came in with 20% of the votes (5 votes) with A Curious Beginning by Deanna Raybourn taking 32% of the votes (8). Ultimately though, Broken Girls by Simone St. James won with 48% of the votes (12), beating out the other two.
I have only had a chance to read the prologue of Broken Girls so far, but I am already thinking I am going to enjoy the book.
Vermont, 1950. There's a place for the girls whom no one wants--the troublemakers, the illegitimate, the too smart for their own good. It's called Idlewild Hall. And in the small town where it's located, there are rumors that the boarding school is haunted. Four roommates bond over their whispered fears, their budding friendship blossoming--until one of them mysteriously disappears. . . .
Vermont, 2014. As much as she's tried, journalist Fiona Sheridan cannot stop revisiting the events surrounding her older sister's death. Twenty years ago, her body was found lying in the overgrown fields near the ruins of Idlewild Hall. And though her sister's boyfriend was tried and convicted of murder, Fiona can't shake the suspicion that something was never right about the case.
When Fiona discovers that Idlewild Hall is being restored by an anonymous benefactor, she decides to write a story about it. But a shocking discovery during the renovations will link the loss of her sister to secrets that were meant to stay hidden in the past--and a voice that won't be silenced. . . . [Goodreads Summary]
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Oh, good! I voted for this one since I had already read it and liked it. Hope you do as well, Wendy. Have fun with your birthday activities!ReplyDelete
Kay - It is good so far! I just wish I had more time to spend reading it. I am trying to sneak in moments when I can.Delete
Happy Birthday to Mouse!! Enjoy every minute!ReplyDelete
Naida - Thank you! She had a wonderful birthday and is stretching it out all month. :-)Delete
Ah, looks good! Enjoy the birthday weekend. I voted for City of Lies, just because I perhaps might read it sometime, but your winner sounds so good too!ReplyDelete
Rita - Thank you! It was a very nice weekend. I do want to read City of Lies still.Delete
I hope you love it.ReplyDelete
Kathy - I think I will!Delete
I've read the other two and enjoyed them both and highly recommend them. I'm kind of glad this one won even though I didn't vote for it because I'm curious about it. Can't wait to see your thoughts!ReplyDelete
Katherine - I hope to read both of those as well. Maybe just not this month.Delete
I know I'll vote for The Broken Girls, hands down. :) Hope you enjoy the book!ReplyDelete
Melody - I think I will! Thank you for voting. :-)Delete
Oh, holy crap, this sounds awesome! Can't wait to hear your thoughts!ReplyDelete
Stephanie - Doesn't it? It's off to a great start!Delete
The Broken Girls sounds like a great book! Can't wait to see your review!ReplyDelete
Eustacia - Thank you! I am enjoying it so far.Delete