I've been debating for the last 24 hours about which book would be an appropriate, non-disappointing second act to Memoirs of a Geisha. I'd hate to pick a slow-moving book for the next one since Memoirs was so seducing and fascinating.
Next up, we'll be reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. Besides hearing rave reviews from people who read mounds of books, I thought it would be cool to read Sara Gruen's book as she used to live in Prairie Crossing in Grayslake. I plan to officially begin reading the second book Wednesday, June 25, so try to finish book one by then if you're reading it for the book challenge. A warning: the same numerous people who loved this book also recommend that potential readers avoid reading any summaries of the book as most do not do the novel justice.
Also, if you're reading Memoirs of a Geisha, let me know if you'd like to get together for a Japanese dinner along with the others who've read it and discuss the book while enjoying some yummy food. (Thanks for the great idea, Margot!)