Fun fact: I read when I’m at the gym. In fact, I really like reading while cycling, since it distracts from the monotony of doing a repetitive motion and it lets me do some much needed “fun reading.” Recently, I decided to tweet a picture of a pile of random books to ask folks online what I should read. I ended up reading The Book of the Dun Cow (1978) by Walter Wangerin, Jr. And I’ve quite enjoyed it. But now I need another book, and I like the idea of making that process random and fun.
Thus, the Gym Reads Poll is born. This won’t be a regular thing. It’ll be a “whenever I get the chance to do more reading” thing. The books will be a mishmash of old and new, too, which should make things interesting.
So here goes! Beneath the fold, there’s a picture, and there’s a poll. You can select up to five books. I assume you can figure the rest out on your own. Feel free to leave a comment if you’ve read something on the list!
What should I read next while I'm at the gym?
- Sarah Canary by Karen Joy Fowler (21%, 13 Votes)
- Life After Life by Kate Atkinson (11%, 7 Votes)
- The Assimilated Cuban's Guide to Quantum Santeria by Carlos Hernandez (11%, 7 Votes)
- Beyond the Aquila Rift: The Best of Alastair Reynolds (10%, 6 Votes)
- Seven Wonders of a Once and Future World by Caroline M. Yoachim (8%, 5 Votes)
- On the Eyeball Floor by Tina Connolly (6%, 4 Votes)
- House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday (6%, 4 Votes)
- Nostromo by Joseph Conrad (5%, 3 Votes)
- Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky (5%, 3 Votes)
- The Four Thousand, the Eight Hundred by Greg Egan (3%, 2 Votes)
- Grim Tidings by Caitlin Kittridge (2%, 1 Votes)
- Hell's Gate by Bill Schutt and J.R. Finch (2%, 1 Votes)
- Joel-Brock the Brave and the Valorous by Michael Bishop (2%, 1 Votes)
- Dead on the Bones: Pulp on Fire by Joe R. Lansdale (2%, 1 Votes)
- Colossus by D.F. Jones (2%, 1 Votes)
- Traveler of Worlds: Conversations with Robert Silverberg by Alvaro Zinos-Amaro (2%, 1 Votes)
- Cythera by Richard Calder (2%, 1 Votes)
- Star of Stars edited by Frederik Pohl (2%, 1 Votes)
- A Long December by Richard Chizmar (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 24