Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What Are You Reading Right Now?

I'm headed off on vacation next week (though I'll be continuing the self-editing series while I'm gone) and I haev some book vouchers so I'm thinking it's time to pick up a couple Something News to read while I'm gone.

So what are you reading? What would you recommend?

I tend to stick pretty close to the YA frame since that's what I write, but I will take a stab at anything if it looks good. Here are some of my favorites...

Favorite books I've read in the last year:

- Delirium, by Lauren Oliver (YA Dystopian)
- So Shelly, by Ty Roth (YA Contemporary)
- The Help, by Kathryn Stockett (Historical)
- The Pact, by Jodi Picoult (YA / Adult Contemporary)
- Divergent, by Veronica Roth (YA Dystopian)

Favorite books I've read ever:

- Playing the Jack, by Mary Brown (Historical)
- Watership Down, by Richard Adams (Fantasy)
- Speak, by Laurie Halse-Anderson (YA Contemporary)
- Eye of the World, by Robert Jordan (High Fantasy)
- Twilight (YA Urban Fantasy)
- The Time Traveller's Wife (Adult Urban Fantasy)

Your Turn: What are your favorites from the last year / all time? If you had to choose one, what would you recommend? What should I READ?


  1. Read The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell. Incredible book.

  2. I just finished A Million Suns by Beth Revis, which is the sequel to Across The Universe. LOVE them both. I've also just started The Name Of The Star by Maureen Johnson and it is really wonderful as well!

  3. There are so many good books right now. The one I'm most looking forward too is Shatter Me. I just won a copy and I can't wait to dig in!

  4. Thanks, guys. I'll check these all out for vacation-material!

    Anyone else?

  5. I'm reading Seizure, the sequel to Virals. However, only read that if you don't mind a slow beginning.

    Shatter Me is also a good book. Some of my other favorites recently are: Five Flavors of Dumb (YA realistic), The Shifter (YA fantasy), I Am the Messenger (realistic), Priscilla the Great (MG superhero), and First Kill (YA paranormal, no romance).

  6. I just finished John Green's The Fault in our Stars. It was great but you need tissues handy!!! :)
    Have a great vacation!