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Monday, July 19, 2010

I'm looking for some books to take with me on vacation (yes, I'm finally taking a real one! For longer than two days!) and I need YOUR help!

What books--because let's face it, I'm not going to take one (right now, my current limit is ten, but well...my husband laughed when I told him that. He said if we left without one suitcase full of books he'd be shocked. He's probably (okay, totally) right!)

Anyway--what books would YOU take on vacation? I'll read just about anything except I'm not a big fan of 19th century novels (though I'll watch the adaptations--North and South, anyone???)

Let me know what books you'd take on vacation now by midnight EST *tomorrow*, Tuesday, July 20th (and please, PLEASE, make sure you leave a way for me to contact you!) and the person with the book suggestions I like best will win the following:

A copy of Simone Elkeles' Rules of Attraction
A copy of Kieran Scott's She's So Dead To Us
A copy of Sara Shepard's Wanted: A Pretty Little Liars novel

This contest is only open to those with US mailing addresses, and remember, you must leave your book suggestions (and a way to get in touch with you!) by midnight EST tomorrow, July 21st.

(P.S. Congrats to last week's contest winner, Becky!)
(P.P.S. If you're interested in seeing what books I've read and loved, you can check out my goodreads page)

51 Comments:

Blogger Tess said...

If I hadn't already read them, I'd bring
-The Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
-Something Like Fate by Susane Colasanti
-The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
-The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
-Infinity by Sherrilyn Kenyon
-The Death and the Life of Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood

--Tess
lettucebeinsane[at]gmail[dot]com

July 19, 2010 9:08 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I hope you enjoy your vacation!! :D
I'd recommend
Year of The Horse by Justin Allen
Little Black Lies by Tish Cohen
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen
An Abundace of Katherines by John Green
The Espressologist by Kristina Springer
Impossible by Nancy Werlin

Sarah L
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

July 19, 2010 9:57 AM  
Blogger inksplot said...

so many books!
-will greyson, will greyson by John Green
-Suite Scarlett by Maureen Johnson (it's a adorable, i swear)
-Gone part of the gone series by Micheal Grant is really good.
- Wherever Nina Lies by Lynn Weingarten
The Vampire Academy series is great.
-What Would Emma Do? by Eileen Cook
annnd that's it i think

July 19, 2010 10:35 AM  
OpenID asung231 said...

I would recommend,
-Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols
-Wicked Lovely by Melissa Marr
-Cathy's Book by Jordan Weisman, Sean Stwart, and Cathy Brigg
-Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler
-Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

I hope that you have a great vacation.

Amanda
kyo_love_me@yahoo.com

July 19, 2010 10:55 AM  
OpenID asung231 said...

Sorry, after I posted the other comment I though of these 2 books

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev

July 19, 2010 11:07 AM  
Blogger Lexi said...

Have a good vacation!
I'd suggest:
-Gone, Hunger, and Lies by Michael Grant
-Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
-Gemma Doyle series by Libba Bray
-any book by Deb Caletti or Sarah Dessen!
-Hunger Games and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
-Salem Falls by Jodi Picoult
-The Battle of Jericho, November Blues, and Just Another Hero by Sharon M. Draper
-Last Survivors series by Susan Beth Pfeffer
-Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr
-The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

July 19, 2010 11:11 AM  
Blogger Mollie said...

It's not new but I just finished My Most Excellent Year, easily one of my favorite YA novels EVER.

Recently read Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi it was a great dystopian novel.

A good summer read would also be Jenny Han's The Summer I Turned Pretty.

Mollie
bookfaredelights[at]gmail[dot]com

July 19, 2010 11:14 AM  
Blogger The Lovely Reader said...

Battle Royale - Koushun Takami (Like The Hunger Games but crazier and made years earlier)
Graceling - Kristin Cashore (beautiful fantasy)
No Second Chance - Harlan Coben (suspenceful thriller/mystery)
White Cat - Holly Black (dark magic and con men)
House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer (creepy science fiction/dystopian)
Fever Crumb - Phillip Reeve (steampunk-like dystopian)
The Host - Stephenie Meyer (science fiction)
Of Bees and Mist - Erick Setiawan (fantasy-esque)
The Looking Glass Wars - Frank Beddor (retelling of Alice in Wonderland)
Unwind - Neal Shusterman (dystopian/science fiction One of the best books I've ever read)

Wow, that's a long list. Hope you enjoy your vacation!
Jessica
barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

July 19, 2010 11:21 AM  
Blogger Tricia said...

Ohhh!! Such awesome books to win!! I need all of them!

Ha, anyway, back to the books YOU need to read.

1. I know you said you don't read anything YA while you're writing, so I don't know if you will be able to read it, but I absolutely LOVED Deb Caletti's new book, The Six Rules of Maybe. Although, you probably already read that one because you were the one who sent it to me, haha.

2. Have you read Jenny Han's, The Summer I Turned Pretty? If you have and liked it, you DEFINITELY need to read the sequel.

3. Have you heard of Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler? That one was really good and her writing is much like yours with the fact that it makes me feel so much for the characters. You should check it out if you haven't already!

4. I also adored The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks. I'm a sucker for romance!

5. For paranormal YA, I loved The Mark by Jen Nadol and The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting. You sent me The Body Finder Too!

Hope you like some of my suggestions! :)

-Tricia
E-mail: trishuhhhr@yahoo.com

July 19, 2010 11:38 AM  
Blogger Erika Lynn said...

These are the books I would bring
Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala
Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
and for a little thriller action
the Last Stand series by Brenda Novak
sportsDOTerikalynnATgmailDOTcom

July 19, 2010 11:41 AM  
Blogger BrittLit said...

I would suggest
The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting
Lamb or A Dirty Job or Practical Demon-Keeping - Christopher Moore
How I Live Now - Meg Rosoff
A Proper Education for Girls - Elaine diRollo
Nine Stories - J.D. Salinger
Nymph - Francesca Lia Block
Lullaby - Chuck Palahniuk

Hope you enjoy your vacation and find plenty of books to read!

teensatthelibrary[at]yahoo[dot]com

July 19, 2010 11:50 AM  
Blogger Kelsey Sutton said...

Dang, a lot of people got my suggestions! Okay, well, here's my list, after I stripped it of the titles already mentioned:

-The Mediator Series by Meg Cabot (supernatural thriller)

-The Immortals Series by Tamora Pierce (fantasy)

-Chanters of Tremaris trilogy by Kate Constable (fantasy)

These were all addicting for me, so if you check 'em out I hope you find the same!

Kelsey

July 19, 2010 12:01 PM  
Blogger Lena said...

Book suggestions? I've got TONS!

*Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
*The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
*Sleepless by Cyn Balog
*Forget You by Jennifer Echols
*Chasing Brooklyn by Lisa Schroeder
*The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy
*Heart of the Matter by Emily Giffin
*The Karma Club by Jennifer Brody
The Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan
*Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken
*Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopkins
*Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu
*The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard


Out of all those, if you haven't yet, I HIGHLY recommend Before I Fall. Tis glorious is so many ways!

-Lena
addicted2novels(at)gmail(dot)com

July 19, 2010 12:30 PM  
OpenID Kate at Read This Book! said...

Here are my book recommendations:

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta (oh my gosh, my heart literally melted!)
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey (something different)
Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien (one of the best dystopians!)
Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken (most highly recommended fantasy!)
The Rise of Renegade X by Chelsea Campbell (I laughed out loud numorous times!)
The Ghost And The Goth by Stacey Kade (fun read!)
Tell Me A Secret by Holly Cupala (this book blew me away by it's sheet brilliance.)
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson (best road trip books, perfect for vacation!)
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley (absolutely beautiful writing.)
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (Everyone who enjoyed Shiver will love the sequel. Truly remarkable read.)

All the books mentioned above are highly recommended and I think should be read by everyone. =]

Have a happy vacation!

kate.readthisbook [at] gmail [dot] com
(I have a US mailing address.)

July 19, 2010 12:32 PM  
Blogger meriam2e said...

my all time favorite book in the world is atonement by ian mcewen.

perfect chemistry was amazing but im guessing you read that since you're giving away rules of attraction :)

the vampire academy series is and always will be amazing. theres 5 books so far so u might want to get them all :)

iv heard beautiful creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl was truly amazing. i havent read it yet but i cant wait till i do :)

wake by lisa mcmann. love love love that series.

beach blondes and its sequel tan lines. the PERFECT summer books. im rereading them this summer because they were that good.

jenny hans the summer i turned pretty was pretty great too.

i think thats good enough. thats 13 books, counting series's :) i hope you like them :)


meriam metoui @ gmail dot com

July 19, 2010 1:07 PM  
Blogger cynthial11 said...

Have an awesome vacation!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Mortal Instruments Series(City of Bones/Ashes/Glass) by Cassandra Clare
The Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine <-These are fun short reads!
One Night that Changes Everything by Lauren Barnholdt
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick

-Cynthia
cynthiareads@gmail.com

July 19, 2010 1:08 PM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

I liked:
-I heart You, You Haunt Me By Lisa Schroeder
-Shiver By Maggie Stiefvater
-Fallen By Lauren Kate
-Dark Secrets 1 By Elizabeth Chandler
-By The Time You Read This I'll Be Dead By Julie Anne Peters
-The Sky Is Everywhere By Jandy Nelson
You can email me to sallycar1394@hotmail.com

July 19, 2010 1:11 PM  
Blogger Shelbie and Amanda said...

Very Nice Contest!

The Hunger Games/Catching Fire - Suzanne Collins

The Mortal Instruments Series - Cassandra Clare

The Truth About Forever/Along for the Ride - Sarah Dessen

Hush, Hush - Becca Fitzpatrick

Graceling/Fire - Kristin Cashore

White Cat - Holly Black

The Body Finder - Kimberly Derting

I could go on and on...

(shelbieandamanda(at)yahoo(dot)com)

July 19, 2010 1:11 PM  
Blogger nymfaux said...

oooo--I LOVE this!!!!

First off, I'd take my Nook--I love it, and we ARE going to get married!!!! Plus my Nook has ALL of my favorite books on it--I could go on and on, but I won't--Although I do feel I have to defend my ardent love of actual books--I've just given in to the ease of convenience--Plus with airline prices, the Nook is definitely the cheaper way to go!!!!

Depending on the length of my traveling, and probability of be stranded, whether it be deserted island or airport--I try to bring at least a couple of my favorites, which include:

Elizabeth Scott of course!!! :)
--When I'm in a romantic mood, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte or The Thorn Birds by Coleen McCullough--Two of the most epic, heart-swooning romances I've ever read, &always at the top of any list.
--For adventure, Tamora Pierce--I love her stories of young girls setting out to do the impossible and becoming legends in their own times--The Lioness Quartet &Protector of the Small Quartet are my favorite favorites, but I might bring them all, just in case.
--For magic and wonder and fun--Harry Potter, sigh, that boy still makes my heart beat a little faster every time I think of him
--For swashbuckling fun and adventure, Bloody Jack and series, by L.A Meyer--Never has a girl had so many mishaps and adventures on land or the high seas, and never a reader so much fun!!!
--For witches, The Secret Circle trio by L.J. Smith
--For vampires, Twilight, which reminded me of L.J. Smith
--For a good cry, with unparalleled romance, The Notebook&The Wedding by Nicolas Sparks, the Horsewhisperer by Nicolas Evans, and Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
--For mystery Agatha Christie--especially the ones with Tommy&Tuppence--I can never guess the endings
--For witty self-improvement at any age, Sex&the Single Girl, or anything of Helen Gurley Brown's
--For witty banter, Winifred Wolfe, who can turn a phrase as if she's using magic, and you'll read and reread it, just wondering how she just did that--Ask Any Girl & If a Man Answers

July 19, 2010 1:25 PM  
Blogger Elania said...

My suggestion are:
EAT, PRAY, LOVE (amazing!)
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
The Summer I turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Breathing by Cheryl R. Herbsman

CONTACT: Elania G
cwriter15(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

July 19, 2010 1:27 PM  
Blogger Robby said...

More poetry! Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, Mary Oliver, Anne Carson, Jorie Graham. There is no such thing as too much poetry.

-Robby
robertfrancisauld@gmail.com

July 19, 2010 1:29 PM  
Blogger Bianca said...

• The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
• Nothing Like You by Lauren Strasnick
• My Most Excellent Year: A Story of Love, Mary Poppins, and Fenway Park by Steve Kluger
• Viola In Reel Life by Adriana Trigiani
• Cracked Up To Be by Courtney Summers
• Breathing by Cheryl Renee Herbsman

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

July 19, 2010 1:32 PM  
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July 19, 2010 1:32 PM  
Blogger minas_1989 said...

I recommend:
-The Dark Divine by Bree Despain
-The Naughty List by Suzanne Young
-Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
-Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
-The Deathday Letter by Shaun David Hutchinson
-The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting
-Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
-Hate List by Jennifer Brown
-Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
-If I Stay by Gayle Forman
-Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead
-The Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra Clare
-The Maze Runner by James Dashner
-Sing Me to Sleep by Angela Morrison

It’s a long list, but I enjoyed every single one of them. I hope you enjoy your vacation!

minas_1989@hotmail.com

July 19, 2010 1:33 PM  
Blogger Vanesa said...

Hope you have a great vacation!! Here are a few of my recommendations:

*Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien
*Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco Stork
*By The Time You Read This, I'll Be Dead by Anne Peters
*Can you Keep a Sexcret? by Sophie Kinsella (LOL for sure!)
*Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
*The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
*Ballads of suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert

And of course if you haven’t read it : The Hunger Games!

vane_v20(at)hotmail(dot)com

July 19, 2010 1:42 PM  
Blogger nymfaux said...

my email is
moviebunny [at] gmail [dot] com

I had a feeling my last comment might have been to long...*sorry*

Now...if I'm in the mood for something NEW...

--My go-to authors are Elizabeth Scott (YEA!!! I've only read two of your books, and they're FANTASTIC, I would pick them up in a heartbeat)...but because authors never write fast enough...Tamora Pierce, Tera Lynn Childs, Wendy Toliver, Cate Tiernan
--Jame Patterson and Mary Higgins Clark are my go-to mystery authors--They always give you a solid thorough read (couldn't get into SWIMSUIT, though, but love all the others)
--And books that I haven't read that sound really good...
-Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Mar
-Pretty Little Liars series (LOVE the show!!!)
-The Hunger Games series
-Sophie Jordan's Firelight
-Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund
-Immortal Beloved, Cate Tiernan
-Stranger with My Face, Lois Duncan
-Ivy League series, Diana Peterfreund

Ok, I'll stop now--Hope you have an AMAZING trip!!!!

July 19, 2010 1:44 PM  
Blogger Laura C. said...

I'm reading "Before I Fall" by Lauren Oliver

Cynithia already suggested this.

For some reason Oliver's writing reminds me of your writing style, or maybe its the tone in which she writes, like you. She's sensitive and she knows that not everyone is going to like her characters. I don't think she cares if people don't like her characters; I think she's trying to get us past that shalow little world and into one much deeper.

July 19, 2010 2:00 PM  
Blogger Yan said...

Harmonic Feedback
The Sky is Everywhere
Amy and Roger's Epic Road Trip
Twenty Boy Summer
The Ghost and the Goth
Jump

but I would definitely recommend reading Harmonic Feedback at one point :D

July 19, 2010 2:00 PM  
Blogger Laura C. said...

oh yea....laurapage07@yahoo.com

July 19, 2010 2:01 PM  
Blogger Blythe said...

If you've missed these, they are wonders:

The Book of Everything by Guus Kuijer
Lavinia by U. K. LeGuin
The Stolen Child by Keith Donohue
The Sand Child by Tehar Ben Jelloun
The Discovery of France by Graham Robb (nonfiction)
Riffs and Reciprocities by Lars Gustafsson (poetry)
Life: A User's Manual by Georges Perec
The Botany of Desire by Michael Polan (nonfiction)
The Speed of Dark by Elizabeth Moon

And this one, not a wonder, but I love it for reasons of my own.
The Freak Observer by Blythe Woolston

July 19, 2010 2:08 PM  
Blogger I am lying said...

I honestly have not read anything for the last couple of weeks. But my sister recommended...

i know i am, but what are you? by Samantha Bee
and
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan

- Lisa
iamlyin@gmail.com

July 19, 2010 2:27 PM  
Blogger bookbunny68 said...

Forest of Hands and Teeth and then book 2 - Dead-Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan. Have a great trip! bookbunny68@yahoo.com

July 19, 2010 2:28 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

I would take:
1 - Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
2 - Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
3 - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

Andrea
history42 at gmail dot com

July 19, 2010 2:32 PM  
Blogger Samanthajo_322 said...

Some books that I think would be good to read on vacation would be:

Stray- The first book in the shifters series by Rachel Vincent. Sooo good.

Perfect You- Julie James It's a romance that actually has a plot =)

One for the Money- Janet Evanovich her books and the entire Stephanie Plum series, are hilarious. I cannot read them without laughing.

Extremley Loud and Incredibly Close- Jonathon Safron Foer. Beautifully written and heatbreaking. Soo good.

The Sky is Everywhere= Jandy Nelson. Also heartbreaking (seeing a trend here? I cant stay away from sad books!)

Have fun on vacation!!

Sam

sslager1@niu.edu

July 19, 2010 2:45 PM  
Blogger lyan said...

1st of congratz on ur real vacation. Every1 deserves 1 and I know how it feels 2 take a break from "the real world".

I would recommend: Dead is Series by Marlene Perez (1st book is Dead is the new black).

Wake series (if you have not already read it) by Lisa Mcmann

Any book from Ally Carter is good (if not read yet)

Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles

Jinx by Meg Cabot

Mob princess series by Todd Strasser (in my opinion great books)

Generation Dead series by Daniel waters (great author and interestin story that no one has come up with)

Well that is all I go I hope u find yourself in these books (the ones you have not heard of r amazing)

July 19, 2010 2:48 PM  
Blogger lyan said...

Oppsie 4got email:

Qbanchic@hotmail.com

July 19, 2010 2:51 PM  
OpenID notesfromhere said...

Books that are excellent vacation reads no matter where you go:

-Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah. Every woman should read this book.

-The Last Summer (Of You and Me)by Anne Brashares. Beautiful in so many ways.

-Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella. Deliciously Hilarious!

-Every Boy's Got One by Meg Cabot. An easy, fun read that takes place in Italy. (Doesn't get better than vacation in Italy!)

-Anything written by Susan Wiggs will do, but good vacation reads are Summer at Willow Lake (Lakeshore Chronicles #1) and Summer by the Sea.

I always take my vacation books very seriously, so I know exactly what you are going through right now! Enjoy!!

-Lori
loriann48 at gmail dot com
notesfromhere dot wordpress dot com

July 19, 2010 3:28 PM  
Blogger ellesera said...

Book recommendations in a random funny/serious assortment-or books to lose yourself in on vacay...

-The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery
-A Question of Attraction by David Nicholls
-The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano
-You're a Horrible Person, But I Like You: The Believer Book of Advice by The Believer
-La Mécanique du coeur by Mathias Malzieu
-Green Witch by Alice Hoffman
-Thieves of Manhattan by Adam Langer
-Secret Lives of Great Authors: What Your Teachers Never Told You... by Robert Schnakenberg Secret Lives of Great Authors: What Your Teachers Never Told You About Famous Novelists, Poets, and Playwrights by Robert Schnakenberg
-The Slide: A Novel by Kyle Beachy
-annnd of course the Scott Pilgrim Series by Bryan Lee O'Malley

I stand behind them all. Enjoy your vacation!
-A
amandaberg.3[at]gmail[dot]com

July 19, 2010 6:18 PM  
Blogger Haleyknitz said...

I've just finished All I Ever Wanted by Kristan Higgans. It's adult, but I adored it. It's a great romance, and it's clean!

Also, Tyger Tyger (if you have the arc, i know it's not published yet.) was my most recent 5-star book.

Birthmarked by Caragh O'Brien was really amazing!

and, a book that not many people know about but that more should, is The Diary of Pelly D by L.J. Adlington. It's really good! packed quite a punch for a YA novel.

hope this helps!
haleymathiot@yahoo.com

July 19, 2010 6:56 PM  
OpenID foolinpajamas said...

Pride and Prescience (A Mr. and Mrs. Darcy Mystery) by Carrie Bebris. For that Lizzie and Darcy itch that needs to be scratched.

Need by Carrie Jones. Because I was once in love with a Pixie. No, not really. But I did go see them in concert. And loved them.

The ABC's of Kissing Boys by Tina Ferraro. Beach reading at it's best: Boys and kissing.

July 19, 2010 7:38 PM  
Blogger clearlyloved said...

i would recommend:
1.north of beautiful-Justina Chen Headley
2.coffeehouse angel-suzanne selfors
3.gimme a call-sara mylnowski
4.someone like summer-M.E. Kerr
5.hate list-jennifer brown
6. only the good spy young-ally carter(4th book in the series)

July 19, 2010 7:43 PM  
Blogger californiameaghan said...

the dark divine is high on my list to be read. i just finished elizabeth lowell's latest "death echo" and it was great.

i am really looking forward to mockingjay (and the rest of that series was fantastic).

i like taking paperback romances on a plane because i can finish them during the flight and leave them for the next person - easy to read and always a happy ending.

meaghan_koci (at) yahoo (dot) com

July 19, 2010 8:18 PM  
Blogger kaleighsomers said...

I just finished North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley, and it's amazing. So many different stories going on all at once. I also loved Plain Truth, Keeping Faith, Change of Heart, and Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult. Anything by her is good. One True Theory of Love by Laura Fitzgerald is good for hope and a laugh. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen's probably my favorite by her, but any of hers are great. And Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert is a must-read for anyone who feels a little lost or just wants to go on a journey. It's transformative. Last suggestion: Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. It's a perfect summer read.

Kaleigh
kaleighsomers@hughes.net

July 19, 2010 8:49 PM  
Blogger Thanh said...

1). Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
2). Before I Die by Jenny Downham
3).Willow by Julie Hoban
4).Breathe My Name by RA Nelson
5).Anatomy of a Boyfriend by Daria Snadowsky

qtplpfict@aol.com
-Thanh

July 19, 2010 11:34 PM  
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July 19, 2010 11:38 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

Have fun on vacation!

Here's my picks:

-Love, Rosie by Cecilia Ahern (amazing; one of my favorites of all time)
- The Actor and The Housewife by Shannon Hale
-Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
-The Year of Seceret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
-My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares

-Jenna
jennapomme[at]yahoo[dot]com

July 20, 2010 12:12 AM  
Blogger adriana said...

Right now I'm reading Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen and Betraying Season by Marissa Doyle and I would also take:

-The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
-The Reckoning by Kelley Armstrong
-Rooftops of Tehran by Mahbod Seraji
-Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
-Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev and
-Scarlett Fever by Maureen Johnson

(all of these are on my nightstand)


I hope you enjoy your vacation!


~Adriana
msbibliotecaria@gmail.com
http://www.goodreads.com/msbibliotecaria

July 20, 2010 4:48 PM  
Blogger Book Sp(l)ot said...

My suggestons are:
-The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes by Diane Chamberlain
-The Missing Ink by Karen E Olson
-Where the Heart Is by Billie Letts if you haven't read it
-The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette or Last Wife of Henry VII by Carolly Erickson
-Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir
-Time After Time by Sue Haasler
-A Dog's Purpose by W Bruce Cameron
-Bad Day for Sorry by Sophie Littlefield
-Between, Georgia by Joshilyn Jackson

and for nonfiction: The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore . . . though that might not be vacation-y ;)

book.splot[at]gmail[dot]com

Enjoy your vacation!!

July 20, 2010 7:28 PM  
Blogger Susan Uhlig said...

When I want to relax, I love reading Jasper Fforde's Thursday Next books starting with The Eyre Affair.

YA I'd recommend (you can read it on vacation, right?)
Flash Burnout by L.K. Madigan
Motorcycles, Sushi and One Strange Book by Nancy Rue
Absolutely Maybe by Lisa Yee
Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
The Everafter by Amy Huntley
And if you can get your hands on Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins...

Have a great time.

P.S. I found out about your contest today as I came to your site to link to it because I'm recommending one of your books on my blog.

www.susanuhlig.com
sue@susanuhlig.com

July 20, 2010 7:50 PM  
OpenID libby said...

Hello :)

~ The Devouring series by Simon Holt
(So far I've read the first one and it's amazing! Scary and it makes you think about your own Fearscape.)
~Heist Society by Ally Carter
(I love Ally Carter's G.G. novels and this one is sure to please! A young teen needs to pull off the ultimate theft to prove her father's innocence.)
~The Bard Academy Books by Cara Lockwood
Wuthering High- book 1
The Scarlet Letterman- book 2
Moby Clique- book 3
(A great series, I'm hoping she is working on another book. It's about this troublesome spoiled brat who gets shipped to a remote boarding school for the teachers are far from average.)
~Last but certainly not least!
The Magic in Manhattan series by Sarah Mlynowski
(If you haven't already heard of these four books, although I'm sure you have! You must read them! Brilliantly written through a first person view of a fourteen year old girl named Rachel about her teen years and all the unexpected events as she finds out her mother is a witch. Maybe she's one too!)

Thank you for this opportunity Mrs. Scott!

Libby S.
you can email me at kisssnowflakesxo[at]aol[dot]com

July 20, 2010 9:54 PM  
Blogger Hannah S. said...

Oh man, I hope you have a lovely time on your vacation!
(BTW, please don't enter me in this. The prize is awesome, though!)

*The Lighter Side of Life and Death by C. K. Kelly Martin
*Graceling by Kristen Cashore
*Willow by Julia Hoban
*Get Well Soon by Julie Halpern
*How to be Bad by E. Lockhart, Sarah M., Lauren M.
*Forget You by Jennifer Echols
*The Sky Always Hears Me by Kristin Cronn-Mills
*Wake/Fade/Gone by Lisa Mcmann
*Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala

I tried to come up with titles that weren't *too* depressing!

Love, Hannah

July 21, 2010 3:30 AM  

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