Wisdom From Kammbia 2.18: You Choose My Next Novel To Read and Review!

by | Jun 21, 2012 | Wisdom From Kammbia Column | 4 comments

Well, I’m ready to step out of my comfort zone again!

I did a few weeks ago when I read Sidney Sheldon’s Other Side of Midnight.  I enjoyed reading that novel and must admit I couldn’t put it down.

Now, I’m ready to see if I can go 2 for 2!

The next book I want to read is a romance novel! (Im currently reading Stephen King’s Bag of Bones.) I got this idea from Mike Duran, author and blogger, when he read Francine Rivers’ popular novel, Redeeming Love.

I thought if one man (whom I respect) can read a romance novel: so can I!  I know I may lose my man card in some people’s eyes.  LOL!  But, I’m a reader and I believe you should always stretch yourself in things you enjoy doing.

I will read the novel with most votes and write a review about my experience. Either why I like it or hated it.  I will be as objective as possible and hopefully will appreciate a book I would have not read otherwise.

So here are my rules for this challenge:

1) No erotic fiction.  I’m not looking to read Anais Nin or someone like that.  I would like to keep within the romance realm, not erotica.

2) A stand-alone novel.  No series, please.  I want to read a single novel and not get hooked into reading a trilogy or a tetralogy. 

3) Do not pick–Redeeming Love.  Since that has already been read by Mike Duran.  I want to read something else and his blog covers that novel very well.

4) One vote per person.  Please.  I know that will be very hard to track.  But I would like to get as many people as possible making a choice.

Those are my rules.  This contest will last for a week and I will post the novel with the most votes on my next blog post.

I already have one vote for Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.  What will be your choice?


  1. tuirgin

    Hrm. Romance? Personally, I think “romance” is best limited to it’s original meaning:

    “a novel or other prose narrative depicting heroic or marvelous deeds, pageantry, romantic exploits, etc., usually in a historical or imaginary setting.”

    But that’s not what you mean, so I have to still stick up for novels worthy of multiple readings.

    Tristan and Iseult:

    • kammbia1

      Thanks Christopher!

      I thought a D.H. Lawrence novel would be chosen. LOL!


  2. bookmobile60

    As a member of a neighborhood book club, I am taken out of my comfort zone nearly every month. My book, Where Love Once Lived, is almost a romance. I think it is closer to a coming of age for the male protagonist. But, the book I’d like to recommend is Gilbert Morris’ latest novel, The River Rose. It has a romantic angle while being of interest to both men and women. I never thought I’d like historical novels, but this one grabbed me.

    • kammbia1


      Thanks for stopping by and giving a recommendation. I have never heard of that author before.

      It is on the list.




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