Friday, February 24, 2012

Read Between the Lines

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Over the last couple of weeks I've found myself lost in the pages of a few good books - The Hunger Games series, Never Let Me Go and most recently One Day. All of which I would definitely recommend. I also have a few books on their way to me in the post (most excited for the arrival of The Beautiful and The Damned) but in the meantime I've found myself with nothing to read. (Disaster!)

I'm planning a weekend trip to the library to remedy the situation but first off I'd love your suggestions of what I should be looking for once I get there. What have you read lately that you'd recommend? Let me know :)

41 comments:

  1. Have you read I Capture the Castle? It's one I think everyone should read. The Meaning of Night is also very good.

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  2. Recently have become enthralled with the "IQ84" Series - however it takes dedication & is not a quick read :)
    If you're looking for something to fill in the gaps here are a few Beautiful (But Easy) Reads here are some of my Absolute Favourites <3

    - "Noah Barleywater Runs Away" - John Boyne, Adventure Wonder & Broken Promises (From the Author of the Boy in the Striped Pyjamas)

    - "The Sky is Everywhere" - Jandy Nelson, A Heartbreakingly beautiful story about picking up the pieces & finding yourself again. You must buy this book hard copy it looks & feels beautiful!

    - "When You Reach Me" - Rebbeca Stead. Similar to a Wrinkle in time, Mystery & Adventure, written for younger audiences but i still enjoyed it!

    - "The Poison Study Series" - Maria V Snyder, I Found the First book "Poison Study" Brilliant! (Similar to the Hunger Games - Female Heroine, Impossible Love & Plenty of Danger)

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  3. I am currently reading "Incredibly Loud and Extremely Close" by Jonathan Safran Foer. Really enjoying it so far.

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  4. I loved never let me go! I recently read Norwegian Wood (Murakami), The History of Love (Nicole Krauss) and the Book Thief (Markus Zusak), so maybe there's something in that list you'd like?

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  5. I adored One Day. Wasn't it refreshing to read a love story that seemed kind of plausible? Like it wasn't sugar coated but it was still real? I've recommended it to everyone I know! haha :) Im almost done with the hunger game series too, and love them. Never thought to read never let me go.... have you seen the film? x

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  6. I would recommend the Vampire Academy .. I know it sounds cheesy but I promise its really good! one of the best book series I´ve read. ;)

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  7. You might like Delirium, it has a Hunger Games vibe and was a pretty quick read.
    Happy reading!

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  8. Just finished reading L.P Hartley's The Go-Between. I loved it. Great ending.

    thecollectiveedit.blogpost.com

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  9. John Green's The Fault in Our Stars is an amazing book. Since you liked The Hunger Games, I would recommend The Maze Runner by James Dashner! :)

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  10. ahhh I have too many book recs! recently read (and adored) shiver, a YA book about werewolves (if you're into that kind of thing). Also, The Marriage Plot is excellent. And Norwegian Wood is a great book, Murakami is always fun to read!

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  11. You should try 'Shadow of the Wind'. It wasn't what I was expecting when I tried it and I ended up loving it. If you ever get the chance to sample it, don't miss the chance to. :) Happy reading! I wish I could read. It always feels like there is never enough time to just pick up a book.

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  12. Oh ow dreadful! Having nothing to read, that would make me terribly sad. The Hunger Games were soooo good! I can' wait for the movie :) I saw the movie One Day... I didn't really like it that much, mainly the ending. Not as romantic and happy as I thought it was going to be. Let me know how the new books come a long!

    Kaylee
    xo

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  13. I really recommend The History of Love by Krauss. You HAVE to read it.

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  14. i just finished the Stand by Stephen King. can't put it down. If you like apocalyptic good vs. evil stories, that's your book! it made a lot of references to the Lord of the Rings :)

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  15. I recently finished "The Help" by Kathren Stockett (excellent! I couldn't put down the book! I'm normally not one for American black history books, but this one was outstanding!), and I'm starting Night Circus by Morgen Stern and The Woman in Black(a thriller) by Susan Hill! they are are both quite good so far!

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  16. i just finished a trilogy by Paullina Simons. It starts with The Bronze Horseman, got so lost and captivated and fell in love.
    x

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  17. I need to catch up on reading. Everyone is talking about the hunger games, I shall pick up a copy soon!

    but first, coffee

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  18. My my. If you love a light hearted read that's quick, action-filled, heart-felt and witty, read the Maximum Ride novels. I STILL, after all these years, thoroughly enjoy them! (and I've read them at least 15 times)

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  19. Norwegian Wood (Haruki Murakami) a very good book!

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  20. Hunger Games is my all time favorite! I also really liked Water for Elephants and The Art of Racing in the Rain.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  21. Elegance of the Hedgehog is AMAZING

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  22. Oscar Wilde and Jack London are my favorite writers !

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  23. I'd also recommend Elegance of the Hedgehog!
    The Time Traveler's Wife is also very, very good :)

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  24. I'll always recommend The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera, it's really beautiful and quick to read as you get sucked into it! Happy reading!

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  25. The Bell Jar, ANYTHING by Maya Angelou, A Picture of Dorian Gray, The Stepford Wives, Call The Midwife, Eat, Pray, Love....Oh so many! I could go on all day!
    Do you like autobiographies? x

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  26. I've heard this the hunger games series is amazing, it's the next thing on my list!
    lovely blog by the way, will be back soon!
    x kat

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  27. One of my all time favorites is 'What is the What' by Dave Eggers!

    Btw, i like your blog! :)

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  28. I just read Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and I LOVED it. If you liked One Day, you'll probably like this book.

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  29. Oh I'd definitely recommend The Perks of Being a Wallflower!

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  30. I can recommend "The Book Thief" by Markus Zusak.

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  31. I hope to start the Hunger Game series as soon as I finish the Game of Thrones books. Have you read those yet?

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  32. Omgosh, One Day was SUCH a good book. I read that one last year. I love that photo, too. With the oversized book. Cute. :)

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  33. haha! oh that last photo is awesome!!!
    and i love reading!
    in fact, i just finished my series, looking for a new one :)

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  34. OMGosh that giant book photo is the cutest!

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  35. La seconde photo est vraiment géniale! :D

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  36. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green :)

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  37. One Day is simply wonderful. :) and I completely understand the feeling when you have nothing to read... its awful!

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  38. I love reading! Used to do lots of reading but it's so hard to find the time to now. Is a shame.
    Have you read the Memory Keeper's Daughter, by Kim Edwards?... AMAZING! xxx

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  39. Both "Od Magic" by Patricia A. Mckillip and "Wildwood Dancing" by Juliet Marillier are wonderful reads. Both Fantasy and well paced.

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