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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Living Dead Girl has provoked a lot of reaction. I talk about that, the book, tv, other books, and (!) my upcoming novels over at popgurls. (They're also giving away five copies of Living Dead Girl.)

I got such a kick out of reading everyone's comments about titles--and I have to admit, a clever title definitely makes me notice a book! (And covers too. I am a sucker for a great cover.) Also! Congrats to Amber, Katie, Brittany, and Diana, who were last week's contest winners.

In the past couple of weeks, I've been told several times that I *have* to read a book that's just come out--Skinned by Robin Wasserman--and so I'm going to head out and pick up a copy today! Which leads me to this week's contest...

What books are your friends saying you *have* to read? Leave me a comment letting me know what books you're hearing a lot about, and you could win a copy of one of the following: Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson, Serafina67 Urgently Requires Life by Susie Day, Demon Envy by Erin Lynn, and A Song For Summer by Eva Ibbotson.

I'll take comments through this Friday, September 26th--be sure to leave a way for me to contact you if you win!--and then I'll draw four names at random and each of those four people will get a free book. You can only enter once, but you can enter regardless of where you live (I will ship books overseas) and if you've won something from me before.

Elsewhere, be sure to check out this great blog entry from Ally Carter about writing for teens and asking the wrong questions -- I think my favorite part is this "It has been my experience that you should have different expectations of teen readers than adult readers: you should expect your teen readers to be smarter."

20 Comments:

Blogger A Literate Musician said...

I don't know many people who read as much as I do. I'm normally the one telling my friends to read something. Anything by John Green and Maureen Johnson are definate musts. I'm really excited for Suite S 2.

September 23, 2008 5:02 PM  
OpenID alatarielsun said...

I've been told a lot lately that Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is AMAZING. Once I'm not drowning in readings for school (Age of Innocence, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and a collection of poems by Seamus Heaney) then I'll have to read it!

~Dawn~
thepearldove@yahoo.com

September 23, 2008 8:53 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

Personally, I've been hearing a lot about How To Ditch Your Fairy, by Justine Larbalestier. Or Hunger Games, or Paper Towns by John Green. I'm having a huge inner battle over which to read first!

~Ariel (MoragLee@gmail.com)

September 23, 2008 9:20 PM  
Blogger Scrambled said...

My friend told me The Time Traveler's Wife is a really good book. The title sounds very interesting.

September 23, 2008 11:12 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

I've heard great things about Neal Shusterman's Unwind, Rachel Cohn's Gingerbread series, and Tamora Pierce's Tickster's Choice and Trickster's Queen.

-Liz (ecolins@scils.rutgers.edu)

September 24, 2008 4:23 AM  
Blogger Just Blinded Book Reviews said...

A few days ago I went to the bookstore and got a buttload of books that I had been dying to read, but I'm not a millionaire so of course there are some that I'm still pining for--like The Devouring, Skinned as well, Identical by Ellen Hopkins, Impossible by Nancy Werlin, Twelve Long Months, Dream Girl, The Midnight Twins, and Madapple.

Kisstobetray@yahoo.com

September 24, 2008 9:11 AM  
Blogger sweetmelissa818 said...

The last couple books someone said I absolutely had to read were Atonement and The Other Boleyn Girl. I've got two daughters and am going to school though, so I don't really have time for adult novels. I like to read YA better.
sweet.me.lissa818@gmail.com

September 24, 2008 9:45 AM  
Blogger Rylie said...

My friends have different tastes in books than me, so I generally hear about new books from the blogging world. Lately, some of the books that I've been seeing buzz about are The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, and Lament by Maggie Stiefvater.

Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

September 24, 2008 10:15 AM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

I've been hearing a lot about Matrimony, How To Ditch Your Fairy, and Violet in Private :)
Thanks!

bunnybx at gmail . com

September 24, 2008 11:38 AM  
Blogger Tisa said...

Lol - my children including one in college continually tell me that I MUST read the "Warriors" series! It is about warrior cats. Not my typical type of reading but they claim they are great reads! ~ :)
jmagloro(at)ywave.com

September 24, 2008 12:22 PM  
Blogger Book Spot said...

I've been seeing a lot of great reviews for Billie Letts' Shoot the Moon and Tess Gerritsen's The Keepsake....YA wise, I Know It's Over by CK Kelly Martin and Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers once it's out...

Lesley Livinston's Wondrous Strange and This Is What I Want to Tell You by Heather Duffy Stone even though I haven't read too much on those two

-Lucile

September 24, 2008 1:21 PM  
OpenID moonkeygirl101 said...

my friend kelly keeps telling me i need to read the harry potter series, or the eragon series





Sarah
bbllchc125@yahoo.com

September 24, 2008 5:24 PM  
Blogger night said...

I heard that the vampire series "Vampire Academy" by Richelle Mead is an awesome read. I can't wait to start on it!

September 24, 2008 11:12 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

My friends have recommended Sleepless by Terri Clark. I just read it and they were right-it is amazing! :) And Hunger Games as well. I haven't read that book yet though. Please enter me in the contest but not for suite Scarlet.

September 25, 2008 6:17 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

I'm the reader out of my friends, so I'm the one pushing books onto people. My sister is currently working her way through the Sandman graphic novels by Neil Gaiman, by my recommendation. I made another friend read "Thirteen Reasons Why" by Jay Asher, and she loved it. She's a high school English teacher in Atlanta, and she plans to recommend it to her students. I'm making my mom read Charlaine Harris' books. I'm not sure if you read many non-YA books, but if you like mystery books, you should check her out. She's the writer of the Southern Vampire series, which is what HBO's new series, True Blood, is based off of. That's my favorite of her series, but i like the rest too.

September 25, 2008 9:27 PM  
Blogger sleepy said...

I've heard from a lot of people that the Twilight series will give you an experience of roller coasters.
The plot sounds what I would totally read, but I just don't have time to start reading that series yet.

sleeplytownx@hotmail.com

September 25, 2008 11:29 PM  
Blogger RR2 said...

Hmm...recently, my friend told me to read My Bonny Light Horseman by L.A. Meyer. She's going to lend it to me so I'm excited to see how it is for myself!

September 25, 2008 11:54 PM  
Blogger Carmen said...

Recently, I've been hearing a lot about Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston (whom I think is a debut author). It's a urban fantasy novel about faeries, and personally, I'm sort of excited to read about it too (the cover is really pretty, and I like the title too). I've also heard a lot about Evermore by Alyson Noel. The cover's absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to heart that either. I can't wait to read these two (too bad they come out after December):

Actually, a lot of titles and covers coming out this Fall/Winter/Spring 2009 are really breath taking. I can't wait to read them. :D

Carmen
http://iheartreading.wordpress.com/

September 26, 2008 11:43 AM  
Blogger The Book Muncher said...

my friends arent always teh biggest readers, so i'm usually the one doing the recommending. i actually cant remember the last boko that was recommended to me by a close friend...maybe Nobody's Prize? or the one befre that (the title slipped my mind)

September 28, 2008 9:17 PM  
Blogger katayoun said...

i've been told that patricia mckillip has a new novel out, and well i have to read it, but then i agree.
then a friend of mine's been telling me that i have to read Madeleine Brent, but then that's not something just out, it's one of the things that i've missed and i have to read!

October 07, 2008 4:11 AM  

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