The problem with finishing a good book…

…is that it is hard to decide what to read next.  I finished Stephen King’s It yesterday (here’ s my brief review) and I am having trouble deciding what to read next that will captivate me as much as that book did.  On Tuesday, Jack McDevitt’s new novel, Time Traveler’s Never Die will be automatically delivered to my Kindle and I will start reading that at once.  But what do I read until then?

I made a brief start on Jonathan Lethem’s new novel, Chronic City, but the tone and setting were not what I was looking for.  So I switched to Nick Hornby’s new tale, Juliet, Naked.  That one seemed to have more pizazz, but still didn’t feel right after such a satisfying read as It.  Still, there are 5 whole days between now and Tuesday and I can certainly squeeze in another book between now and then.  Looks like I might have to try another Stephen King novel to tide me over.  That may be the only thing that satiates me at the moment.

After November 3, however, there is a fresh slate of stuff that I am looking forward to reading:

  • (The aforementioned) Time Traveler’s Never Die by Jack McDevitt
  • Under a Dome by Stephen King
  • Galileo’s Dreams by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Tarot by Piers Anthony (which I read most of in college, and which still sticks in my mind along with Macroscope as one of his better books)

Plenty to keep me busy in November (and possibly longer), especially with NaNoWriMo just around the corner.

Hmm?  Maybe Stephen King’s first short story collection, Night Shift.  I think I’ve already got that on the Kindle.  Maybe that will tide me over…