So remember when had a little vote for the next Readalong book? Drood by Dan Simmons was the winner. It was a lot of fun to watch the votes come in and since I chose all of the books in the running, I was constantly torn between who I wanted to win. Thank you everyone for voting and I hope that all of y’all who voted for Drood are still up for the challenge. Because this bad boy is long!
When: Begin October 1st, Halfway (through ch 22, page 391 of my copy) on Wednesday October 22nd, Finish Saturday November 15th. Of course these are just guidelines–start when you want, finish when you want, but I’ll put up linky posts for those three points if you would like to post.
Synopsis from Goodreads: “Dan Simmons draws impeccably from history to create a gloriously engaging and terrifying narrative. Based on the historical details of Charles Dickens’s life and narrated by Wilkie Collins (Dickens’s friend, frequent collaborator, and Salieri-style secret rival), DROOD explores the still-unsolved mysteries of the famous author’s last years and may provide the key to Dickens’s final, unfinished work: The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Chilling, haunting, and utterly original, DROOD is Dan Simmons at his powerful best.”
More to follow on October 1st!
What’s the next Readalong Gang read? I’m skipping the vote this time and going with Bag of Bones by Stephen King in December. Merry Christmas! Sometime in the next month or so I’ll put up the vote for January with the suggestions I received from you. Some really great suggestions!
So…are you in for Drood next month?? I hope so! I’ll be using and following #Droodalong on twitter and Instagram.