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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Top ten books I'd recommend to x person


Top books I recommend when X person is looking for:

Romance:
- The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
- If I Stay by Gayle Forman
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Fairy Tale Retellings:
-The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
-Cinder by Marissa Meyer
-Far Far Away by Tom O'Neil

Adventure/Action:
- Runner by Carl Deuker
- Lockdown: Escape from Furnace by Alexander Gordon Smith
-Deathwatch by Robb White
-The Chronicles of Nick by Kenyan

Humor:
-Stupid Fast by Geoff Herbach
-Swim the Fly by Don Calame
-Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
-The Abundance of Katherines by John Green

Historical fiction:
-The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
-Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
-The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
-Revolutions by Jennifer Donnelly

Nerds/Geeks:
-Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
-Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
-Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Older Teens:
-Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
-I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak
-Couch by Benjamin Parzybok
-The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
-Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan

Cry-worthy:
-The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
-Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
-Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Mystery:
-Paper Towns by John Green
-The Boxer and the Spy by Robert Parker
-The Killer's Cousin by Nancy Werlin

Sci-Fi/Fantasy:
-Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
-Finnigan of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
-Sabriel by Garth Nix
-Seraphina by Rachel Hartman

LGBT and questioning:
-Putting Makeup on the Fat Boy by Bil Wright
-Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Saenz
-Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
-Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher
-The Difference Between You and Me by Madeleine George

Psychological aspects:
-Stolen by Lucy Christopher
-Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S.King
-Please Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
-Looking for Alaska by John Green
-Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

Magical/Paranormal: (Too many to list all. Here are a few of my favorites.)
-Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
-Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
-Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
-Blood Ninja by Nick Lake

Dystopian:
-Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
-Maze Runner by James Dashner
-Divergent by Veronica Roth

4 comments:

  1. Oh my! So many recommendations! And I though I exceeded the limit. :) You're the second person I've seen recommend The Sky is Everywhere. I've got to add that to my TBR list!

    TTT
    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

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  2. Fantastic list! Reading the titles made me smile remembering how I felt when I read many of these books.

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  3. This is a terrific list. I loved Fault Under the Stars and liked Thirteen Reasons Why -- next up is Eleanor and Park. For LGBT have you considered Two Boys Kissing or Will Grayson, Will Grayson?

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    1. Eleanor and Park was the top YA book on Goodreads for 2014. It is amazing. I like Will Grayson Will Grayson but teens have a hard time with it, it might be the dueling narrators. I'm not sure. I haven't read Two Boys kissing and my library copy has been stuck in the bck room since I couldn't catalog any books for over a month due to our server issues. I hope to get it on the shelves soon.

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