February 4, 2011

Book Blog Hop/ Follow Friday #1

Yay, I believe this is my first blog hop and follow friday for the year. I will most likely do this every other week until graduation when I can switch to doing it every week. Can you believe I have only 4 weeks left!? I feel like I'm going to faint. At any rate, on to the blog hop and follow friday questions!

Book Blogger HopWhat are you reading now and why are your reading it? 

I am currently reading What You Have Left by Will Allison because my thesis advisor recommended it. I find myself not being able to tear myself away from it, even though I have to sleep and hopefully go to work tomorrow. I'm finding myself working this book around my schedule, figuring if I can finish the book now, I can go to sleep after work before my meeting at 3. It's very rare that a book can do that for me, especially this type of book which is more literary than action. I find myself invested with thses characters and I'm curious to see where it goes. I'm also going to start reading Bhangra Babes by Narinder Dhami, and possibly start listening to Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld at some point. We'll see.

What is the book you are currently 'pushing'?

I'm always pushing people towards The Hunger Games, but it usually depends on the people who ask me for book recommendations. For contemporary reads, I typically recommend John Green, Maureen Johnson, and most recently Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. For darker edgier reads, I'd recommend Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chobsky, and the Hate List and anything by Ellen Hopkins. For PoC, I definitely recommend The Girl Who Fell From The Sky by Heidi Durrow and Wench by Dolen Perkins-Valdez, and Highwire Moon by Susan Straight. Unfortunately, I have yet to find a fantasy, YA or Adult, that has completely wowed me recently, so I can't really push anything moreso than say I didn't enjoy it, but maybe you will.books in this category include Graceling and if people haven't read it yet, The Lioness Quartet by Tamora Pierce (which wowed me at the time I read it)


Shan said...

Congrats on being so close to graduation, how exciting!

Here's My Hop

tea said...

I'm reading Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissen. Luv your blog.

Keith Schoch said...

I'm your newest follower! Hopping by to check in; visit in turn if you can.

The book I'm pushing is Fatty Legs, a terrific story of a girl's unbroken spirit in the face of hostility and alienation.

You can read my review of it here:

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Four more weeks! That's no time!

I'm bloghopping today, seeing what people are currently reading, befriending new blogs. I'm reading a children's book from New Zealand called Under the Mountain that is on the 1001 Children's Books You Must Read list. Excellent.

And I am your newest follower! Hope you will stop by my blog and say hello!

Definitely, Maybe, said...

New follower :) My hop is here.

I haven't read Graceling yet (I own it though) but I've heard a few people say the Study series by Maria V. Snyder and Graceling are similar but Study is much better than Graceling. So maybe you might give those a try? I loved them. I still need to read the last one.

Another darker book is If I Stay by Gayle Forman. I read that recently. It was very sad and touching.

Lucia said...

Loved Anna and the French Kiss. :)

Happy Friday!
iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your reading!

Hopping by.

Howard Sherman said...

Good answer! The answer on my book blog is a little embarassing; it’s a book that’s been sitting on my TBR pile for a year.

To my shame, I only opened the book because I remember it contained an Amazon gift card.

All the sordid details on my book blog – http://www.howardsherman.net

Hop on over!

Howard Sherman

pussreboots said...

I am reading four types of books. Come see what they are.

Alison said...

Hopping through. I loved Anna and the FK and definitely push it. I also recommend Mistwood for fantasy.
My Hop

Lu said...

Hopping by to say have a great weekend!

New follower :)


Elizabeth said...

Welcome to the blog hop...have fun.

Don't think I have visited before...like your blog name.

Stop by my blog if you like to see my answer to this week's question.


Rachel said...

Hey there, just stopping by via the hop. Great blog you have here! :) Goodluck with your reading challenges!

And the plot thickens...


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