So my awesome friends, the ILOAS-Abby , Drea, Katie, Angie, and Kelly and I have decided to have a read-a-thon next weekend. Summer Reading Program is over, my work on my state book award committee is finished and I have a break before I start my next committee assignment and a reading marathon sounds wonderfull. So I'm looking to you, my fabulous blog friends and fellow readers for suggestions. What are the must reads I have to get my hands on during my reading break?
Rating: 5/5 Stars Genre: Realistic Fiction Release Date: 2/26/2013 Add to Goodreads About the Book: Eleanor and Park are both misfits. When new girl Eleanor sits next to Park on the bus, they don't want anything to do with each other. But over the course of the school year, things change. It starts with comic books and becomes a friendship and a romance that the two will never forget. You never forget your first love. GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Have you ever had a book sit on your shelf that you've heard so much hype about? And you think that books sounds like it would be right up your alley, but you're in a reading slump and you're afraid to give it a try unless it fails? I knew Eleanor and Park sounded like my perfect book, but I was in such an after committee slump that I even though I knew this book would help, I just didn't want to be disappointed. I should have known better because Eleanor and Park was perfect and everything that I had hoped it wou
I highly recommend The Grimm Legacy by Polly Shulman!ReplyDelete
I'm looking forward to picking up Sonia Gensler's The Revenant.ReplyDelete
I think you've already read ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, but you've got to read LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR too - I'm such a Stephanie Perkins groupie. And if you haven't read Gayle Forman's IF I STAY and WHERE SHE WENT yet, then both are a *must*.ReplyDelete
Looking for adult read, must is The Water Rat of Wanchai by Ian Hamilton. The main character Ava Lee makes for a kickass super action hero. I reveiwed it recentlyReplyDelete
My favorite summer reads so far were:ReplyDelete
Blood Red Road by Moira Young
Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier
Hounded by Kevin Hearne
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier
I agree with Kristen, Ruby Red is a must. I just finished it moments ago, and I can't wait to read the next book.ReplyDelete
I should really do a read-a-thon as well. My senior year starts in a week, and my reading time will be cut drastically.
You've probably already read Supernaturally by Kiersten White. If not, I suggest that. Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier is on my TBR list along with Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol and The Ogre of OglefortReplyDelete
by Eva Ibbotson.
I know you've already read it, but if you are getting together with your group, try reading chapters from Scieszka's KNUCKLEHAD aloud to each other, especially the road trip barf disaster chapter.ReplyDelete
Right now I'm reading Love, Stargirl and The Dirty Life (memoir of a Harvard grad who reluctantly became a farmer working with draft horses, milking cows by hand, doing things the old-fashioned way, basically, and learning as she went along), and both are excellent! Oh, and anything by E. Lockhart is usually a winner for me, too :)ReplyDelete
I'd pick up "Stolen" by Lucy Christopher (not sure if you read this one or not). It's a psychological thriller that had me thinking for days!ReplyDelete
All the Broken Pieces by Ann E. Burg
Powerless by Matthew Cody
A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride
I am J by Cris BeamReplyDelete
Saving Sky by Diane Stanley
if you havening read them the Pacy Lin books by Grace Lin are awesome!
Also Big Girl Small by Rachel DeWoskin and Daytripper by Fabio Moon and Gabriel Ba (if you want some more mature titles)
Recently I've really enjoyed The Fox Inheritance, Jumping off Swings, Want to Go Private, The Scorpio Races, and I quite liked Blood Magic.ReplyDelete
Wrapped by Jennifer Bradbury...Loved it!! Kind of predictable ending, but if you like Mary Quinn mysteries I recommend itReplyDelete
Wildefire by Karsten Knight...I just started this one, but I am already sucked in.
Dead Rules by Randy Russell...haven't started it yet, but have heard good things.
Belly Up by Stewart Gibbs...a middle grade mystery. The cover led me to check it out, and it looks to be pretty funny.