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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I read a lot of blogs (mostly about books) and see a lot of book recommendations, but after the entry I did where I talked about Facebook, etc, I realized that for every book blog I read, there's probably 20 (50? 100? more?) people out there who are reading books and not blogging about them.

So, I figure why not ask you--yes, you, all quiet over there--what YOU think everyone should be reading?

And to motivate you to speak up, I'm giving away not one, not two, but *four* books--one of which isn't even in stores yet!

So, if you'd like to win:
Kissed by Angel Trilogy by Elizabeth Chandler
Revealers by Amanda Marrone
Raven by Allison Van Diepen
City of Glass by Cassandra Clare (ARC)

all you have to do is leave a comment telling me about one book you think everyone should read (and please, *please* make sure you leave a way for me to contact you) by midnight this Friday, February 13th.

I'll pick one winner at random and that winner will get all the books, plus I'll put their book rec up when I do my usual "congrats" thing.

Now come on, tell us what book we should be reading!!

78 Comments:

Blogger H said...

Is it ok for people not in the US to enter? Also, technically I do have a blog, but I'll share my favourite books anyway because I think everyone should read them:
The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins) was amazing
Poison Study (Maria V Snyder) so so so good
The Lady in the Tower (Marie-Louise Jensen)
That's my list! And you can contact me at bookshelfbabble@yahoo.co.uk

February 10, 2009 12:35 PM  
Blogger stargirlreads said...

I'm not in need of new books at the moment :) although I wouldn't mind. I also have a blog but I thought I'd comment anyway.

My favorite book ever is Tiger Eyes by Judy Blume. If there was one book everyone had to read that'd be it. I also reccommend Twilight (NOT NEW MOON!!! :P) Oh and for the older readers Forever. It really does give a look into how first love and sex feels. It's just a little to detailed for the middle school crowd!

February 10, 2009 12:42 PM  
Blogger paperback.pixie said...

I am completely smitten with these books (aside from yours, of course!):
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Tips on Having a Gay (ex)Boyfriend by Carrie Jones
The Opposite of Invisible by Liz Gallagher

And if I don't stop there, I'll just keep going. (You can contact me at paperback.pixie@gmail.com) Thanks!!

February 10, 2009 12:46 PM  
Blogger scott neumyer said...

Probably my favorite short story collection of all time is Arthur Bradford's DOGWALKER. It's so surreal and beautiful. Seriously. Check it out.

February 10, 2009 12:59 PM  
OpenID alatarielsun said...

I haven't been able to read a lot of books for pleasure recently (I'm in my senior year of college and taking FOUR English classes at once! I know, I'm insane!) but I always have something to say about books. :)

Looking for Alaska and An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. I have yet to read his newest, Paper Towns, but I love the way John writes how raw and real and hilarious it is all at the same time.

I'd also recommend (for you vampire-lovers out there) Tantalize by Cynthia Leitich Smith and the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz. Both are wonderfully entertaining and well-written.Stephenie Meyer isn't the be all end all of vampires, you know! :)

Dawn
thepearldove (at) yahoo.com

February 10, 2009 1:08 PM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

There are two books I think everyone should read. Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck and Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.
sports[dot]erikalynn[at]gmail[dot]com

February 10, 2009 1:14 PM  
Blogger Kat Werner said...

I would also have to recommend The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins.

Another book that I reall liked recently was Playing with Matches by Brian Katcher

February 10, 2009 1:18 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

The one book I think everyone should read (or at the very least try) is The Waves by Virginia Woolf. The narrative structure is difficult at first, but it's one of the few books I have ever read that has made me feel like I was a part of the story.

(kate.wardwell (at) umit.maine.edu)

February 10, 2009 1:26 PM  
Blogger donnas said...

My biggest recommendation that everyone should read is actually a series but you need to read them in order. Its the Wicked series by Gregory Macguire. The is so much other meaning in the 3 books in this series. They are about so much more than the other story of what happened in OZ that everyone should read them. The series starts with Wicked, then Son of a Witch, than A Lion Among Men.

bacchus76 at myself dot com

February 10, 2009 1:28 PM  
Blogger Rylie said...

I recommend Jellicoe Road (by Melina Marchetta). I could go on and on about it, but it's basically the most beautiful book that I've ever read (and it recently won the Printz Award too).

-Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

February 10, 2009 1:28 PM  
Blogger E. M. Reads said...

I recommend Dust of 100 Dogs by A. S. King.

It's great story of a girl who was a pirate and is reincarnated 100 dog's lives later as contemporary girl. It's full of action, love, adventure, and most imporantly - piracy!

I finished it last week and I'm still thinking about it. Good stuff!

emily.m.reads@gmail.com

February 10, 2009 2:13 PM  
Blogger Allie said...

I recommend I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. It's a wonderful story with one of the 'realest' protagonists in lit. It is the only book I have ever finished and then immediately opened and read again.

February 10, 2009 2:18 PM  
Blogger GirlwiththeBraids said...

Everyone has to read the Books of Ember series! They totally rock. :D

-ReadingToMyself(at)yahoo(dot)com

February 10, 2009 2:20 PM  
Blogger Meg said...

I am one of those 20, 50, 100 people who don't blog about what they read, but I have to say that Jellicoe Road was one book I have recommended to people in real life many times. Everything about it just draws you in. I stayed up all night reading it, and could not put it down!

February 10, 2009 2:56 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

I think everyone should read the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead. It’s one of the best vampire series I’ve ever read. Also, everyone should defiantly give The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins a try!

February 10, 2009 3:02 PM  
Blogger Letter Garden said...

Something worth reading - "The Vampire Diaries: The Return - Nightfall" by L.J. Smith. I haven't finished it yet but it's so fantastic!! "The Return - Nightfall" is the 5th book of the Vampire Diaries novels and the last one was first published in 1991!! Yes, that's right, 18 years since the last volume and you can't tell any difference by the story flow or the character's voices. The book has everything you can get from a devouring vampire story - one maiden and two totally eye catching vampire brothers! Woho~! ....Just kidding, that's obvious not even 1% of the awesomeness but for that you have to find out by yourself!

L.J. Smith is one of my first and favorite YA athours I've been introduced to. There's no story (e.g. The Secret Circle, The Forbidden Game, Night World) by Ms. Smith I haven't loved so far. ...And that should remain. Amen.


PS: I've got the same question as H. =)


[City of Glass - My haunting dream.]

February 10, 2009 3:24 PM  
Blogger Letter Garden said...

ah, sorry! my contact address ->
Izaya[@]hotmail.de

February 10, 2009 3:29 PM  
OpenID arockr said...

Something Rotten by Alan Gratz: A Horatio Wilkes Mystery. And it's sequel, Something Wicked. Both have found places on my favorite books list, which rarely happens. Fantastic mysteries with great Shakespearean hints to the stories.

pinkinkr@yahoo.com
Amber

February 10, 2009 3:49 PM  
Blogger Chelsea said...

Ooh, great books. The one I recommend?

BLOODY JACK! BLOODY JACK! BLOODY JACK! By L.A. Meyer. :) Seriously, this is one of my favorite series - I love it excruciatingly much, but it's not nearly as popular as it should be. I think any fan of YA should pick it up NOW. There are pirates in it! And history~! And adventure! And romance! And humor! And everything! Go read it!

February 10, 2009 3:55 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Well there are a lot of good books out there but the books that I really enjoyed reading was The Hunger games by Suzanne Collins, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers, The house of night series by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast, Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr, Wondrous Strange by Lesley Livingston, Need by Carrie Jones and Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway.
Thanks for the contest!
jenniferduttle@hotmail.com

February 10, 2009 5:25 PM  
Blogger TheBookworm said...

I recommend for the teenage girl:
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley (and) Miracle Girls Series by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt

I recommend for the teenage guys (and girls!):
Gone by Michael Grant (and) Keys to the Kingdom Series by Garth Nix

Please enter me! :)

emailthebookworm@yahoo.com

February 10, 2009 5:42 PM  
Blogger Elinor said...

There are so many I love, but my most recent love was Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta. Her first two were brilliant, but Jellicoe took it to a whole new level. Definitely the kind of book that stays with you long after you read it.

wishonstars13(at)hotmail(dot)com

February 10, 2009 5:42 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

Thanks for this AWESOME opportunity!!
I don't blog about books but I'm always recommending them to people.

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffennegger is AMZING!!!!!!!! Plus its coming out in theaters later this year starring Rachel McAdams.

Also I really really REALLY recommend A Great and Terrible Beauty trilogy by Libba Bray. The second book, Rebel Angels was by far my favorite!!

And of course the typical teenage addicting books that I love are in the Private series. Those books are sooo addicting, the next one (9th book I think) is Paradise Lost. Im exciteddddd :)

Taylor

tayytayy15@hotmail.com

February 10, 2009 6:01 PM  
Blogger Becky said...

I was going to recommend Jellicoe Road....but since I see it's getting some love...I'd go with Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher.

February 10, 2009 6:06 PM  
Blogger Clementine Bojangles said...

I really enjoyed Robin Benway's "Audrey, Wait!", and I found that I couldn't put the book down. It was funny, smart, and fast-paced.

Also, anything by Melina Marchetta is a good bet.

(clementinebojangles@gmail.com)

February 10, 2009 6:06 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

anything by Scott Westerfeld is really awesome. I read the Uglies series, thinking i wouldn't like it, but it was the most orginal and unique story i think I've ever read.

i think someone else recommended the Blue Bloods series by Melissa de la Cruz, and i would definitley agree.

ashley
faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

February 10, 2009 6:19 PM  
Blogger PageBlitz07 said...

Hi! My name is Laura and I am nineteen years old. This is my first time bloging. I had the privilege to read The Adoration of Jenna Fox written by Mary E. Pearson. This is a truly amazing book about a girl named Jenna Fox who is in a should be fatal car accident with her friends. She doesn’t remember anything from the past so her parents give her lots of video tapes of her to watch. Jenna sees in these videos a girl who is striving to meet her parent’s expectations of perfect but the Jenna n these video is really struggling and wants to be free to mess up. Jenna finds out that her body except for ten percent of her brain is nano-gel. Jenna Fox must learn who she truly is even though she is not entirely human. This book is haunting and beautiful. It’s more in the science fiction side of the spectrum but it is a very good read.

February 10, 2009 6:35 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

North of Beautiful hands down! It was just love...

Here's my review for it if anyone is interested: http://booksbytheircover.blogspot.com/2009/01/north-of-beautiful.html

Oh! The Raven was also nice :] and owning a hardback copy will be nice ;P

P.S. No need to enter me for Revealers by Amanda Marrone

February 10, 2009 6:36 PM  
Blogger prophecygirl said...

I worship The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It's not your average YA book, as it is set in WWII Germany. It deals with everything you could possibly imagine: friendhip, family, death, war, desperation, hope and the power of love.

If I could buy a copy of this book for everyone, I would. It's that good. Instead, I just settle for recommending it at every chance I get.

Thanks for the contest, Elizabeth!

- Jenny
buffy_chosen@hotmail.com

February 10, 2009 6:48 PM  
Blogger sylvia said...

I love The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen because... I just do:) It's simply wonderful!

sylvia_uy4@yahoo.com

February 10, 2009 6:59 PM  
OpenID dragon-misstres said...

One book everyone should read?

I'd defiantly go with Liz Berry's The China Garden. It isn't the newest of books so it's not well know by this generation, but nonetheless it's a great story. It has it's action, without overdoing the gore, it has it's romance, without overdoing the drama. It's just right.

I could give you an endless list of other great books, but I believe this is the one great book that really was overlooked.

Contact: Dragon_Misstres@yahoo.com

February 10, 2009 7:02 PM  
Blogger susan said...

Arggg, I need guidelines. Didn't say age group or genre. I just finished Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. If you're into fantasy, this is really good. YA, I'm going to say The House You Pass On The Way. My last recommendation is a memoir, The Skin Between Us By Kym Regusa. The writing is beautiful and the read is a like a good meal: you want to take your time.

I'm a blogger so you can reach me at my blog and it contains my contact info. black.eyedsusan@yahoo.com

February 10, 2009 7:15 PM  
OpenID runforamsterdam said...

ugh.
there is so many books i think everyone should read.

one is Keeping Faith by Jodi Picoult. it challenges how people feel about religion and how an opinion can be taken too, too far.

the second is anything by Sarah Dessen. her books have so many lessons to learn.

and the third is Living Dead Girl, by you, Elizabeth Scott.
it made me think about values and i feel like it made me so much more grateful for the life i have.

-robby
runningforamsterdam@hotmail.com

February 10, 2009 7:31 PM  
OpenID karinlibrarian said...

Hi, my name is Karin and I think one book that everyone should read is FREAK SHOW by James St. James. It is such a great story about tolerance and it is FILLED FILLED FILLED with humor.
karinlibrarian@gmail.com

February 10, 2009 7:50 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

The Hunger games is my favorite book as of late. I LOVE it and i recommend it to everyone.
theodoragroger@yahoo.com
My second favorite is the chronicles of Narnia.

February 10, 2009 7:53 PM  
Blogger Bunny B said...

2 of my fave books:
Memoirs of a Geisha
and
The Goose Girl (Shannon Hale)

bunnybx at gmail . com

February 10, 2009 7:58 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

Two of my all time favorite books are A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving and Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank - they're both amazing. I think everyone should read both of those, esp Owen Meany.

If we're going with strictly YA, I would probably say Sarah Mlynowski's Bra and Broomsticks (I literally couldn't put it down, I absolutely loved it) or Ally Carter's I'd Tell You I Love You, but Then I'd Have to Kill You.

February 10, 2009 8:05 PM  
OpenID Tiffany said...

Everyone should read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak and The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. Please enter me in the contest! Thanks!

tiffanyhunsinger@netscape.net

February 10, 2009 8:08 PM  
Blogger Tasses said...

I used to say that everyone had to read The Giver by Lois Lowry, but The Hunger Games is giving it a run for its money ;-)

February 10, 2009 8:11 PM  
Blogger Starry*Night said...

Just pick one book for everyone to read? Geez, that's hard but if I had to choose than I would have to pick Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher. It was one of my favorite books of 2008 and after you finish the story, you realize how precious life is.

February 10, 2009 8:47 PM  
Blogger Ariel said...

I think that everyone should read The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary E. Pearson. It's a very well written book, and it really makes you think.

What is it to be human? What makes us what we are? Are the details of our lives who we are, or is it owning those details that makes the difference?

Also the writing is really, really good. So that is my recommendation.

~MoragLee@gmail.com

February 10, 2009 9:00 PM  
Blogger marina said...

Everybody should try to read The Luxe series by Anna Godbersen.It sounds like a gossip girl but with more depth into the characters.

And for a serious bok I'd go with anything by Jodi Picoult. Her books always get me thinking.
Mycontact info is mornelas_346
at yahoo.com

February 10, 2009 9:41 PM  
OpenID truexillusions said...

I'd definitely recommend:

The Hunger Games [Suzanne Collins]
Vibes [Amy Kathleen Ryan]
The Mortal Instruments series [Cassandra Clare]
Anything by Carrie Jones

my email: truexillusions@aol.com

Thanks!

February 10, 2009 9:45 PM  
Blogger Lucy said...

A book I think everyone should read is "Papertowns" by John Green. It's hilarious, but still has deep themes.

One may contact me at lucyluyi@hotmail.com

February 10, 2009 9:50 PM  
OpenID readytofall18 said...

I recemend My sister keeper by jodi piccoult.. ninteen minutes by jodi piccoult... any meg cabot books...the twilight series
Justintfan4ava@yahoo.com

February 10, 2009 9:53 PM  
OpenID biblauragraphy said...

I would pay good money to get everyone in the world to read Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan.

February 10, 2009 10:00 PM  
Blogger WhiteHotMetal said...

I think Looking For Alaska by John Green is a book everyone should read. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins would also be an excellent read. You can contact me at vampireloverxoxo@gmail.com

February 10, 2009 10:22 PM  
OpenID Anatole said...

Lately I've been really into Romeo & Juliet (because we're reading that in class). Kind of improbable, but that's a bit of the point, right?
Also, Beauty, by Robin Mckinly, was good. It's a retelling of Beauty & the Beast.
Other suggestions would have to include:
A Great & Terrible Beauty/Rebel Angels/The Sweet Far Thing
The Luxe/Rumours
Really, anything by Meg Cabot (She is hilarious!)
What My Mother Doesn't Know/What My Girlfriend doesn't Know

February 10, 2009 10:40 PM  
Blogger Purdypirate said...

There are so many must-read books in my library. Goodness I can't think of them all.

Book with a meaning: Looking For Alaska, Paper Towns, Farenheit 45, at least one thing by Shakespeare bc he's pretty good. Oh and To Kill A Mockingbird.

Books that are epic: Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Lord of the Rings, And, I might say Twilight. I'm not a fan but bunches of people must see something in it so...

Books that are worth it: Anything Tamora Pierce. Wicked Lovely, Hunger Games, And A Midsummer Night's Dream.

And so many more but thats what came off the top of my head.

Purdypirate@gmail.com

February 10, 2009 10:42 PM  
Blogger Purdypirate said...

Thats supposed to be Farenheit 451 btw...

February 10, 2009 10:43 PM  
Blogger Thao said...

I'll pick Th1rteen R3asons Why by Jay Asher. It is probably the one you cannot miss. It's realistic, impressive, thought-provoking, making you want to be a much better person.

I also recommend Two Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt and The Dust Of 100 Dogs by A.S King.

February 10, 2009 10:47 PM  
Blogger Adele said...

I have just read Beth Fantaskey's Jessica's Guide to Dating on the Dark Side. It's new and a cracking good read.
I personally would love the books being a non-USer where we don't get everything!

February 10, 2009 11:07 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I have a blog, too, but I think everyone should read Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. (And I give it as presents to almost everyone I've ever exchanged more than three sentences with, so I'm doing my part to make sure everyone DOES read it.)

It's a book for people who love books and has a little bit of everything--love, mystery, horror--and it's just the best reason I can give for why I read all the time: because every so often, I run into books like that. :)

Kelly
khager.vox.com
kellyhager1234(at)comcast(dot)net

February 10, 2009 11:29 PM  
Blogger damnnoob said...

If you haven't already read the first two books of Rachel Vincent's Shifters series, Stray and Rogue, you should because the third of the series, Pride, came out a little over a week ago and was sooo good.
gelno1@hotmail.com

February 10, 2009 11:55 PM  
Blogger Ann Diana Dinh, said...

I think one book that is an absolute MUST READ is "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist." Even if it's old, it's just really great. Just shows that anything can happen in a matter of time whether you accept it or not. Two thumbs up!


-Ann

behapppppppy(at)hotmail(dot)com

February 10, 2009 11:58 PM  
OpenID pinkredcherry said...

13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher,
anything by Sarah Dessen, but definitely The Truth About Forever and This Lullaby,
Midnighters by Scott Westerfeld- I couldn't put these books down!

~pepsivanilla
pepsivanilla14@hotmail.com

February 11, 2009 12:56 AM  
Blogger Sena said...

You should definitely read Undone by Brooke Taylor :)
sena.sagani[at]gmail[dot]com

February 11, 2009 1:56 AM  
Blogger BriannaBean said...

My teen romance recommendation is M or F? by Lisa Papademetriou and Chris Tebbetts. Probably one of my favorite teen romances.
My drama book recommendation is When Dad Killed Mom by Julius Lester.
My classic recommendation is The Outsiders.

My most moving book recommendation (besides Living Dead Girl) is Looking for Alaska by John Green. Amazing book, I've read it way too many times.

BriannaAlvarez89atgmaildotcom

February 11, 2009 2:32 AM  
Blogger elaina said...

I hate to be trite and recommend The Hunger Games but it was really one of the best books I've read in a long time, YA or adult.

A great book of short stories I just read is Demonology by Rick Moody. Another great read is A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian: A Novel by Marina Lewycka.

February 11, 2009 11:35 AM  
Blogger Brigita said...

I'd recommend a bit less known book in the US by Maria Gripe, The Beetles Fly at Dusk. It's one of my all time favorites.
As for adults, I recently read Natural Flights of the Human Mind by Clare Morrall.
brizitka2001(at)yahoo.com

February 11, 2009 4:06 PM  
Blogger Senfaye said...

Hi! The books I think everyone should read are: A Great And Terrible Beauty By: Libba Bray, The Dark Hills Divide By: Patrick Carman, City Of Bones By: Cassandra Clare, The Sea Of Trolls By: Nancy Farmer, and tons other books.Thanks for the contest!
-Senfaye:)

February 11, 2009 6:03 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I would love to win so enter em
I think everyone should read the Private Series By Kate Brian and Secerts Of My Holloywood Life by Jen Calnita (Series)

Megan
bookworm8675309@yahoo.com

February 11, 2009 6:30 PM  
Blogger The_Book_Queen said...

Wow.. So hard to recommend just one book. Or even two...

Well, if I had to narrow it down (which is really hard for me, I swear! Just look at my pile of books, both read and not read, and you'll understand why!), I would have to say:

~The Blue Blood Series by Melissa de la Cruz
~Any book by Amelia Atwater-Rhode (especially her Ke'sha series. Sorry, I think I spelled that wrong...)
~A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray

And many, many more!

February 11, 2009 6:54 PM  
Blogger The_Book_Queen said...

Oops, I forgot to add my email on my comment. So sorry! It's The_Book_Queen@yahoo.com

February 11, 2009 6:54 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

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February 11, 2009 7:11 PM  
Blogger Paradox said...

It wasn't my #1 book of 2008... but my others were more the kind of books for sf/fantasy lovers. Little Brother by Cory Doctorow is just pure awesomeness that can be enjoyed by everyone!

I must hunt down my own copy, because I plan on reading it again!

paradoxrevealed (at) aim (dot) com

February 11, 2009 7:12 PM  
Blogger jacqueline said...

OMG. I have so many books I totally love and recommend. First of all there's Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. (No surprise there). Then there's the Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld, the Private Series by Kate Brian, and The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith. Those are at the top of my list of all my favorite books.

jacquelinel0@yahoo.com

February 11, 2009 8:33 PM  
Blogger purplg8r said...

I would say any of the House of Night books by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast!

purplg8r@aol.com

February 11, 2009 9:47 PM  
Blogger Steph Su said...

ONE book??! Only one?? Surely you know how hard that must be!

Okay, well, I guess I'd say Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. Classic story about overcoming prejudices, loving everyone, and includes an attractive MPDG (Magic Pixie Dream Girl). Wow, that description just made the book seem very hippie-ish, which was NOT what I intended.

stephxsu at gmail dot com

February 11, 2009 11:27 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I recommend Tammar Stein's Light Years. It provided a glimpse into life in Israel and chronicled a girl's transition to the United States. The main character is college-age, but the issues she deals with are relevant to everyone from death, love, and fitting in.

-Jennifer jt4xa@virginia.edu

February 12, 2009 7:58 AM  
Blogger michelle said...

I think one book everyone should read is Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery. Even though this book was written quite awhile ago, I have read it countless times!

Michelle
blakem@xavier.edu

February 12, 2009 1:43 PM  
Blogger katayoun said...

Gaiman's "The Graveyard Book"
McKillip "Atrix Wolfe" (or really any book my mckillip)
Wynnes Jones' "Dark Lord of Derkholm"
Martha Wells "The Death of the Necromancer", "City of Bones",...
Emma Bull "War for the Oaks"
oh they are so many i think one must read in this life or next lives!!
and oh yes, austen's Pride and Prejudice

February 12, 2009 4:01 PM  
Blogger Pretty said...

I would recommend

She's So Money by Cherry Cheva
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

That's about it.

lalivex@hotmail.com

February 12, 2009 8:19 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

Years ago a dear friend gave me a copy of her favorite book, Désirée by Annemarie Selinko, and I feel in love. Everyone needs to read this book.

ecolins@scils.rutgers.edu

February 13, 2009 2:31 PM  
Blogger Michelle Kuo said...

Woo! One and a half hours until midnight, just making the deadline on time ;) I would definitely recommend The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen. I actually just finished it today; it was so well-written! I love it because it can be so realistic. Some parts, you feel like it would never happen to you but at the same time you can somewhat relate to it--I know I did.

michelle.kuool@yahoo.com

February 14, 2009 1:37 AM  
Blogger Danielle Marie said...

I don't know if you'll take this, because it's past the deadline, but I will enter anyway.

I recommend Kissed By an Angel, by Elizabeth Chandler. The first book in the series was originally published in 1995. And over ten years later, I read it and am blown away. It was creatively written, and the plot was so original. I can't wait to see more from Elizabeth Chandler.

Again, if you won't accept this, it's fine. I understand.

February 17, 2009 12:24 AM  
Blogger katie said...

Okay well I have recently started a blog all about books so I know what you mean. I would recommend Stay With Me by Garret Freyman-Weyr because it is all about coping with the loss of a loved one and I think that everyone can relate to that situation.
~Katie
katieb206@gmail.com

February 17, 2009 9:43 PM  
Blogger Taylor said...

I love that you had people recommend books for the comments because I saw Jelliecoe Road on here several times. I looked it up online and decided to buy it and I must say that it was a VERY good idea because I LOVED that book sooo much. It was such a good book!!

February 26, 2009 3:25 PM  

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