Friday, May 18, 2012

Sharing the TBR list -- what my friends are reading!

SO ... about that giveaway ... we have a winner! Rafflecopter chose Ana Lucia Arroyave of Guatemala City, and she in turn chose INSURGENT for her prize. Smart Rafflecopter ... Ana Lucia takes good care of me, tweeting and commenting and keeping in touch. I love hearing from my friends far and wide. Otherwise, it's just me and the computer and the words (well, and the Fat Beagle and Boyfriend the Cat and the rubber ducks and my kids when they're home from school). Really. It gets lonely here. That's why I'm addicted to Facebook.

Boyfriend the Cat. Has a tiny gambling problem. Waiting for me to show my hand. He always wins.
As part of the giveaway thing on my FB fan page, I asked folks to list what they're reading, and I compiled a list for you to copy / paste, in case you're NOT on the FB bandwagon. Some great recommendations, especially for fans of YA. Here goes:

Incubus Dreams – Laurell K. Hamilton
Near Witch – Victoria Schwab
Insurgent – Veronica Roth
Immortal Rules – Julie Kagawa
The Selection – Kiera Cass
Glimpse – Stacey Wallace Benefiel or Carol Lynch Williams?
Hourglass and Timepiece – Myra McEntire
City of Lost Souls – Cassandra Clare
Bloodlines series – Richelle Mead
The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
Midnight Rescue – Elle Kennedy
Everlife – Kyani Swanigan
Under the Never Sky – Veronica Rossi
Black Heart -- Holly Black
Article 5 – Kristen Simmons
The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater
Until I Die and Die for Me – Amy Plum
Pure – Julianna Baggott
A Dance With Dragons and Game of Thrones – George R. R. Martin
Poseidon – Anna Banks
Defiance – C. J. Redwine
I Hunt Killers – Barry Lyga
Changeling – Kristin Cashore
Fire – Kristin Cashore
Bitterblue – Kristin Cashore
Working Stiff – Rachel Caine
Cinder – Marissa Meyer (**I LOVE THIS COVER!!!**)
Fall of Angels series – Keary Taylor
Descendants – R. Lynn
Demon Boy – Penelope Fletcher
Fat Is the New 30 – Jill Conner Browne
Wither and Fever (Chemical Garden series) – Lauren Destefano

I'd love to do a thing where, maybe monthly, folks share what they're reading, what they've discovered lately. Feel free to post in the comments about what's on your list, what you've been sent for review, what you're buying. Any genre, from any pub date. Don't feel that you have to list current titles. If you're reading Lord of the Rings for the umpteenth time, share it!

For Mother's Day, the offspring gave me An Abundance of Katherines (John Green) and Insurgent. I'm still reading the GORGEOUS Juliet by Anne Fortier (not YA), and the list of books queued RIGHT here on my desk is, well, ginormous. I need more hours in the day. DON'T WE ALL?!

In the next week or two: Book news, plans for future giveaways, and more domestic hilarity.

Now it's time for a gratuitous picture of Mark Strong because I loves him and he is my Lucian:

Tell us what you're reading. 
Tell us what you liked, your newest literary crush, or the one book you will never, ever read as long as you live.
Tell us your favorite book-to-movie adaptation, or the one that made you weep tears of blood.

And then, tell us a joke.

Add to the list. Make it mighty.

Xs and Os ...

1 comment:

  1. I just finished Hourglass by Myra McEntire and it rocked my face! It's been a while since I loved a MC so much! Emerson is strong but NOT stupid - she's a brown belt in karate and instead of swooning over the hottie (which I would've done) she flips him over her shoulder flat on his back. She don't take to shizz! I lover her! The sequel, Timepeice, is out this summer. Can't wait!