Have you voted yet for our next book?

By Real Simple
Updated May 21, 2014
from the June 2007 issue of Real Simple
Monica Buck

Hi, Bookies:

Before you head off for the long weekend—or burrow in, should you be going the other way (shout-out to my fellow homebodies!)—vote for our June book, if you have yet to make your pick. Our choices are below (selected by RS readers themseves, via this list); you have until 11:59 p.m. ET this Sunday, May 25, to cast your vote. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.


Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier

This enduring novel of mystery, doubt, and obsession begins with one of the most famous lines in literature: “Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again.”

And Then There Were None, by Agatha Christie

Another mystery, this one from the queen of the genre: Ten strangers are lured to an uninhabited island only to be killed off one by one in a classic whodunit.

Doctor Sleep, by Stephen King

The epic (544-page) sequel to The Shining represents the prolific King, who was singled out a number of times as a favorite. Here, Dan Torrance, the now-grown but still-haunted survivor of the Overlook Hotel, is at the center of a story imbued with King’s trademark suspense and horror.

A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” Books don’t get much better than Dickens’ thrilling tale of switched identities set against the French Revolution.