Wednesday, June 8, 2011

What's In Your Book Stack?

Today is the last day that I'm working at my son's middle school book fair. The book fair has been really wonderful--it's put on by our local indie bookstore, and supports the school's PTO. You know, two birds. Monday, I recommended a book on the blog. So, now I ask you--what should I buy? And why? (Don't be bound by the realm of reality. I'm looking for book recommendations here!) And, what's in your book stack? What are you looking forward to reading?

I'm getting to be known as book recommendation lady at the fair. What can I say? None of the other moms have read the books that are on the tables. 

I'm launching another segment of my Friday Feature interviews this week, so make sure to stop by on Friday!!

Thanks for coming by and commenting--I know this time of year is exceedingly busy for most of us.



  

17 comments:

  1. I'm reading A Storm of Swords, by George R.R. Martin. It's awesome. Not sure if you're into fantasy, though.

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  2. I'm reading Divergent which is awesome. A middle grade book I'll be reading soon is Kat Incorrigible by Stephanie Burgis. Another middle grade one that boys would like too is Jacob Wonderbar and the Cosmic Space Kapow by Nathan Bransford--I'm interviewing him and giving away a copy of 6/20. And Janice Hardy's Shifter and Blue Fire are good. Hope that helps.

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  3. On my tbr pile are The Royal Treatment (Leavitt), Marty McGuire (messner), Nightshade city, Moon over Manifest. I just finished Possession. Oh, and Revolution (Donnely) is on my pile too.

    I love Kat Incorrigible. Totally a fun read.Divergent was awesome and worth reading too. Let us know what you go with!

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  4. I have too many on my bookstack but I'm currently reading Watchers by Dean Koontz and I will read Feed by Mira Grant next! Perhaps an easy, summer read the next!

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  5. i read Kat Incorrigible last week. it was definitely a fun book and well worth reading. (i'm looking forward to the sequel, too) i read Skellig earlier this week and was mighty impressed.

    i just started the first Nicholas Flemel book this morning on the bus and have enjoyed the first 70+ pages.


    -- Tom

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  6. I am currently reading PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ and as soon as I am finished, I HAVE to pick up A.S. King's previous novel THE DUST OF 100 DOGS. Then, I am going back to MG for a while.

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  7. if you do like fantasy I can second Matt's suggestion; that is an awesome series. I have also been wanting to read Jon's suggestion, Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I recently finished The Marbury Lens which was amazingly good - but dark.

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  9. I'm reading Odd Girl In by Jo Whittemore. A fun, lighthearted read like I write.
    Lucky you to be surrounded by books and recommending them. And lucky them to have you volunteering!

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  10. My TBR stacks are all voer the house and constantly growing. I think they must be breeding.

    I'm deep into the Temeraire series (Horatio Hornblower with dragons) and loving it. Adult though.

    What I'm looking forward to: Linger (Stiefvater) but I'm not sure it's the first book, Zombies vs. Unicorns (multiple authors), another Jennifer Crusie book which is around here somewhere (funny, adult romance), the Uglies, Pretties, etc series (Westerfeld), and Beauty Queens (Bray).

    Looks like I'm firmly in YA and above these days.

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  11. Honestly? Everyday Blessings by Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn. Love them. And my husband's MS, of course.

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  12. In the last Week: Tell Me Lies and Charlie all night by Jennifer Crusie. The Report Card by Andrew Clements, Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors (YA. I'm halfway through and loving it.), a book of short stories by Diana Wynne Jones, The Monsters Of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville.
    Looking forward to Shatter Me, the next Jayne Ann Krentz, the next Lyn Kurland and the next Kelley Armstrong.

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  13. I just read Divergent by Veronica Roth and LOVED it. It is more for the YA readers, people who like things like The Hunger Games. I also just read Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson. This book is full of action and it is super funny, but to appreciate it you probably need an odd sense of humor.

    In my book stack I have the second Alcatraz book (Alacraz vs. the Scrivner's Bones), then I think I'll read The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas. Or maybe The Clockwork Three by Matthew Kirby.

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  14. THE THOREAU YOU DON'T KNOW by Robert Sullivan, lent to me by a friend who knows I grew up near Walden and love the woods. Kinda cool reading it w/a view of the Pacific 3,000 + miles away but still feeling connected.

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  15. Hey Heather, I just tagged you! Go to my blog for details. This is a fun one.

    I just started Bob Sanchez' new book Little Mountain. I left a comment on Stephen Tremp's blog when Bob made a stop there on his blog tour, and I won a free ebook of Little Mountain! So far, I like it. And before that I finished a signed copy of "The Higher Power of Lucky" by Susan Patron. Loved it. Next, I need to read her other three books, Lucky Breaks & Maybe Yes, Maybe No, Maybe Maybe & and an ARC of Lucky For Good. I got them all signed. Woo hoo!

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  16. P.S. Forgot to say to go to my blog for the tag details.

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  17. I like the convo feel of the interview.

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