Thursday, July 2, 2009

I beseech your help.

With what I should read next. I haven't read anything in two weeks. Help help help! Just give me suggestions, don't worry about whether I have 'em or not. This can also help me in my Birthday Shopping List. :)


Heather Zundel said...

Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones. It'is fantastic.

But there is also Little Sister by Kara Dalkey if you are in the mood for a really cool obscure Asian fantasy.

Angiegirl said...

Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta or Secret Society Girl by Diana Peterfreund.

Unknown said...

You've probably already read all of these, but just in case:

The Forest of Hands and Teeth
Faking 19
13 Reasons Why

Or, of course, you could re-read the Harry Potter books in honor of the new movie. That's always fun choice!

Simply_Megan said...

I think I've recommended this before, but you have to read The Mortal Instruments Trilogy by Cassandra Clare! They are so good.

Reyna Meinhardt said...

I just finished Coffeehouse Angel and loved it!!

Natascha De Marco said...

Hmmm The Black Dagger Brotherhood, best series ever.

Anonymous said...

How to Say Goodbye in Robot
Never Cry Werewolf
Giving up the V
Perfect You
The Miles Between
Lipstick Apology

that's all I got for now!

Jess said...

The Spellman Files series is fantastic.

Chick Lit Teens said...

You may have already read these but I they're good books so I'll suggest them anyways:
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen

Prada and Prejudice by Mandy Hubbard

To Catch a Pirate by Jade Parker

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane by Katherine Howe

Bad Kitty and Kitty by Michele Jaffe (AWESOME!)

I was a Teenage Popsicle and Beyond Cool by Bev Katz Rosenbaum

melissa @ 1lbr said...

The Queen's Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner - a deliciously well-written fantasy series with twists, turns, and surprises:

The Thief
The Queen of Attolia
The King of Attolia

Mariah said...

Anything in the Traces Series by Malcolm Rose
e.g. Framed, Lost Bullet, Roll Call, Double Check, Final Lap and Blood Brothers.

Amee said...

Stealing Heaven since you said the other day you haven't read it yet!

Unknown said...

I second the Howl's Moving Castle suggestion

Battle Royale
The Hunger Games
Margaux with an X by Ron Kortge
Say the Word by Jeannine Garsee
The Strand by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan
the girl she used to be by David Cristofano
headlong by kathe koja
sharp objects by gillian flynn
fight club by chuck palahniuk
flowers for algernon by daniel keyes
stargirl by jerri spinelli

Sandy said...

Queen of Babble series by Meg Cabot (you can NEVER go wrong with Meg Cabot)

Sloppy firsts by Megan McCafferty (Marcus Flutie=♥)

A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers (Christian literature....I actually really like this one. It's very profound and the characters are wonderfully written).

Readingjunky said...

Here are a few I did see anyone mention.

Rebecca said...

Huge by Sasha Paley is a good summer read.

Unknown said...

I'm reading through the Study series by Maria Snydor (Snyder? Can't remember). Poison Study and Magic Study are the first two, and I loved them. Off to buy Fire Study this weekend!

Hmm...also reading Dull Boy--v. good so far, fun and entertaining.

Just finished The Chosen! Know you've read it, but I loved it--such an interesting, haunting, beautiful book.

Have you read The Forest of Hands and Teeth? It's quite good as well.

If you like Shakespeare references, try Alan Gratz's series starting with Something Rotten.

Carolina said...

I second Beth's picks. ^.^

Also, Faery Rebels by R.J. Anderson. :)

Bookworm said...

The Clique books always get me out of a book funk. Stupid, yes, but amusing and addicting!

Thao said...

Ballads Of Suburbia? You like IWBYJR so you may this one too. Or Crazy Beautiful?

Jodie said...

Empresses of the World by Sarah Ryan(I finished it yesterday and am rereading it again straight away).

Lizzie said...

by cornelia funke

Anonymous said...

Hello! ive been cheking ur blog and ive noticed we have similar interests in types of ya books, specifically on romance..lyk I loovve This lullaby too, bloom etc.

and I dont know if youve read this already(u probably have), but I really enjoyed Sweethearts by Sara Zarr.

btw, ive read your great reviews on Suite Scarlett, Audrey Wait and My Most Excellent Year and now Im so excited to read it too! :)

Mik said...

Going Bovine by Libba Bray and Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld sound really, really good.

Mik @ I Am Nonfiction

Jess said...

I loved R.J. Anderson's Faery Rebels: Spell Hunter (Knife in the U.K.). And I'm in the midst of Sea Change by Aimee Freidman, which has a delicious atmosphere.

suzie townsend said...

Have you read Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series? It's urban fantasy - not YA, but it's really good. THe first one's moon called. Did you get a chance to read Sarah Dessen's ALong for the Ride yet? It's pretty good - I definitely liked it. And have you read Time Traveler's Wife - best book ever :)

suzie townsend said...

Oh, have you read Fairy Tale by Cyn Balog yet? I just started it and it looks like it'll be pretty good. I've heard good things about it

Collegiate Bookworm said...
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Collegiate Bookworm said...

I'm not sure if you've read these yet, but here are a few I can think of:

What I've Read:
Breakfast at Bloomingdales by Kristen Kemp
An Offer You Can't Refuse by Jill Mansell
The entire Shopaholic series, hehe
Remember Me? by Sophie Kensella
Airhead by Meg Cabot

On My TBR:
Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers
The Elite series by Jennifer Banash
Touch by Francine Prose (I'm REALLY interested in this one)
Commencement by J Courtney Sullivan
Waiting for you by susane colasanti

Hope that helps!

Laina said...

I'm sitting here with Swim the Fly, and it looks good, so how about that one. Umm, how about some Madeleine L'Engle? I'm reading the Austin Family Chronicles right now, and I'm planning on reading and re-reading a bunch of her other books. She's amazing.

I don't know if you've read these, but here are some I've read this year:

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Life As It Comes by Anne-Laure Bondoux
Bad Girls Club by Judy Gregorson
Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
Tweaked by Katherine Holubitsky
The Invisible by Mats Wahl
Beauty Queen by Linda Glovach because I'd love to see you snark it
The Rules for Hearts by Sara Ryan
Star-Crossed by Linda Collison
The Miracle Girls by Anne Dayton & May Vanderbilt
The Dream of the Stone by Christina Askounis
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway

Those are all YA, but if you want some adult books, I read a fair amount of those, too.

And how about a chunk of my to-read list (very small chunk, mind you):

Dragon Slippers by Jessica Day George
The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly
The Book of Nonsense by David Michael Slater
Breathless by Lurlene McDaniel
A Flash of Hex by Jes Battis
Tangerine by Edward Bloor
Initiation by Susan Fine
How To Buy a Love of Reading by Tanya Egan Gibson
Dream Factory by Brad Barkley and Heather Hepler
Bad Faith by Gillian Philip
Heavenly by Jennifer Laurens
Season of Secrets by Sally Nicholls
The Farwalker's Quest by by Joni Sensel
Vibes by Amy Kathleen Ryan*****
And Then Everything Unraveled by Jennifer Sturman
The Blue Girl by Charles De Lint
Season of Secrets - Sally Nicholls
B as in Beauty by Alberto Ferreras
The Specialists: Model Spy by Shannon Greenland
Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott
Some Girls Bite by Chloe Neill
Girl Bomb by Janice Erlbaum
Blue Diablo by Ann Aguirre
Prove Yourself a Hero by K. M. Peyton
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Into The Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Fire by Kristin Cashore
Tempo Change by Barbara Hall
Amy by Any Other Name By Maureen Garvie

I think you've read a couple of those, but they're at the top of my-to-add-to-my-to-read list.

Hope you find something to read!

Tashya said...

The HQ Teen team would love to hear your opinion of Rachel Vincent's MY SOUL TO TAKE, if you can find the ARC in all your piles! If you want a quick taste, the prequel, MY SOUL TO LOSE, is available for free; you can download it from many e-book sites. Here's our link:
(and that is free for everyone!)

Allie said...

Have you read Prada & Prejudice? It was SO much fun!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

I was going to make a suggestions but looks like you have plenty - LOL

Happy reading! :)

Senfaye said...

You got blog awards from me:

Unknown said...

Have you read Evermore or Blue Moon?

Nightworld 1,2,3?

Fade or Wake?

Dottie :)

Natalie Hatch said...

Knife by RJ Anderson, well worth the read.

Cate said...

Wow, it seems I'm at the end of quite a few book suggestions, but I'm posting anyway. Just ignore if you've already read, but if you haven't, it's a darn good list. =)

The Book Thief...Markus Zusak
The Truth About Forever...Sarah Dessen
The Goose Girl...Shannon Hale
The Joy Luck Club...Amy Tan
Austenland...Shannon Hale


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tashiana said...

Hey I'm really loving Laura Whitcomb's A Certain Slant of Light. It's fantastic so far and very different in the best way. I love your hangman game :D. Also, I was thinking about starting a book blog too. Maybe kick it off with a giveaway? Do you have any suggestions on how I could get people's attention? I just asked Reading Keeps You Sane this, not that I actually know her lol

Lincy said...

Hey R.X., you've got a long list, but here's my 2 cents--Generation Dead and Kiss of Life by Daniel Waters. They're deeper than many I've read of late, the kind of books that completely entertain you while also making you mad/sad at the way people sometimes behave. I couldn't put them down.

Anonymous said...

Have you read Airman, by Eion Colfer yet? It's a great book.

Kate said...

I was going to be vague and say books, but I'm not that mean.

The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

These are currently my two favourites.

Sophie said...

I was too lazy to read through all the other posts, so here we go.
The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong
Eon:Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman
Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink
Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel Series by Michael Scott
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale

BTW-I'm a new follower and I love your blog!!

Kristen said...

I have an award for you:

Melissa Walker said...

I'm late but I just read LOOKS by Madeleine George. LOVED. If you haven't read it... think about it.

Kathryn Williams said...

The Lost Summer? ;) Did you receive your copy? Let me know if it didn't make it all the way over there (I asked my publisher to send one, but they are funny about mailing review copies internationally), and I'll put one in the mail myself!

Happy belated birthday!


Kathryn Williams said...

Also, this is an older one, but King Dork by Frank Portman. Hilarious. Especially great for music lovers.

Nikola said...

Notes on a Scandal, by Zoe Heller. Amazing. You can find the review on my blog.

MissA said...

It's a bit late for suggestions but...
Whale Talk by Chris crutcher
Tantalize by Cynthai Leitich Smith
all of Paula Chase's books
A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott
Flygirl by Sherri L. smith
Mare's War by Tanita S. Davis
oh and I've heard that Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before by David Yoo (i think that's the author) is good.

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