Vote for NVCL’s First Ever Must-Read E-read

Which fiction title on our ereaders is the must read of the season?  You tell us!  We are proud to announce our first ever ereading competition:  North Vancouver City Library’s Must Read E-read.  All you have to do is head over to our Facebook page and view the Must Read E-read album.  ‘Like’ the title or titles you’d like to see move forward in the competition.  We’ll eliminate two titles every two weeks until only one remains.  The winner will be announced the week of September 21st – just in time for our 5th Birthday Celebration!

Here are the contenders:

cuckkoThe Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith

What people are saying:  “In short, this is a sharply contemporary novel full of old-fashioned virtues; there is room for improvement in terms of construction, but it is wonderfully fresh and funny. I hope this is the inauguration of a series that lasts long enough to make Harry Potter look like a flash in the pan.” – Jake Kerridge in The Telegraph 

The Fault in our Stars by John Greenfault

What people are saying:  “The Fault in Our Stars is a love story, one of the most genuine and moving ones in recent American fiction, but it’s also an existential tragedy of tremendous intelligence and courage and sadness.” – Lev Grossman (I love you, Lev!), naming it the Fiction Book of the Year for 2012 in Time Magazine (It was my fav too, Lev!)

mountainsAnd the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

What people are saying:And the Mountains Echoed charges its readers for the emotional particles they are, giving them what they want with a narrative facility as great as any blockbusting author alive.” – Alexander Linklater in the Guardian 

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonassonold man

What people are saying:Fast-moving and relentlessly sunny, the novel quickly develops into a romp that takes in all the major events of the 20th century.”  — Jane Housham in the Guardian

timebeingA Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki

What people are saying:  “This book pays its deepest homage to Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, but it also shares much in common with the books of Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Anton Wilson. Like them, Ozeki manages to turn existential conundrums into a playful, joyful and pleasantly mind-bending dialogue between reader and writer. Here’s hoping that this book will find its way to an audience just as excited to participate in it.” – Lucy Silag in the Globe and Mail

The Silver Star by Jeannette Wallssilver-star

What people are saying:It’s annoying how great writing can transcend cliché. “The Silver Star” turns out to be an absorbing, unsentimental tale of childhood, place and emus. Yes, emus.” – Chelsea Cain in the New York Times 

Who will be our first Must Read E-read?  I turn it over to you… In two weeks’ time two titles will be taken out of contention, so vote now!

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