Saturday, January 25, 2014

Book Recommendations Needed!

As I said in my last post, I will be doing the #atozchallenge this April -- with a twist. I will write a book review each day. 

Next step: find 26 books to review, one for each letter of the alphabet.

They have to be books I haven't read yet. Also, requires members to publish one article minimum per month to retain active status. I've recently read The Republic of Thieves, Eternity, and something else, the title of which escapes me right now. I'll review those in the months between now and April, as well as books I've read before.

But for April, I need a reading list asap. *cracks knuckles* Here's what I have so far:

Apollo Academy by Kimberly P. Chase
Blackbirds by Chuck Wendig
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
Double Dead by Chuck Wendig
Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King
Fragments by Dan Wells
Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Iscariot by Tosca Lee
Jack 1939 by Francine Matthews
Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer
Mind Games by Kiersten White
Night Shift by Stephen King
The Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac
Prince of Thorns by Mark Lawrence
Queen of Attolia by Magen Whalen Turner
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Sebastian Falls by Celeste Holloway
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Wool by Hugh Howey
Xenocide by Orson Scott Card
The Year of Shadows by Claire Legrand

That's a lot of letters missing. If anyone has recommendations for books beginning with H, U, V, or Z, please let me know in the comments. Any genre is fine, really. Most of what I have up there are books that have been on my TBR list for a while, that I'm finally getting around to.



  1. If any genre really is okay with you, I liked Iscariot, by Tosca Lee and Jack 1939 by Francine Mathews. Plus, I rarely get to hear what others think of books I read, because they are always reading different stuff! Ha. Seriously I have 132 friends on goodreads, and the most "book in common" I have with someone is i think four.

    1. OK; I'll look those up. A historical thriller and a speculative history thing about Judas? Good genres to add to the mix. :)

  2. for V you could try Vampire academy

    1. Thank you! Unfortunately, I have already read it. :( Perhaps I could find another vampire book beginning with V...

    2. Oh okay well maybe these will help
      for H : Hawksong by Amelia Atwater-Rhodes or Her fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger
      and for U: Uninvited by Sophie Jordan or Under the Dome by Stephen King or Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

    3. Thank you! I don't have time to read Under the Dome, haha, and I've already read Uglies, but I'll gladly add Uninvited and Hawksong to the list! :)

  3. Ummm not sure if you've read any of these but I'll just throw out suggestions for the letters you don't have I suppose.

    Queen of Attolia and King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner (fantasy), Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King (YA contemp),
    (The) Opposite of Tidy by Carrie Mac (YA contemp about a girl who's mother is a compulsive order and her dealing with that),
    Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson (YA fantasy)
    The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (about a magic circus)

    ...Not my best recommendations and I know that's nothing outside of YA, but going through my have-read book lists... it's amazing how many titles start with S, A, T or F for some reason. Anyway, good luck finding a book for each letter!

    1. Oh except for The Night Circus, definitely not YA and I feel like you might like it actually.

    2. You're right -- I love The Night Circus! What an amazing book. :)

      I wasn't sure whether to count the Rae Carson book under G or F, because the UK version is just "Fire and Thorns." And I personally like that title better, haha. I should probably count it as G, though...

      Thanks for the recommendations!

  4. I wish I could read this much in this amount of time. Not a schedule thing for me..I physically could not read this much in that amount of time! lol. (Side note, I though The Night Circus writing was a bit too purple.)

    1. Really? I thought she described things in very creative ways, alternating long, "purple" descriptions with more simplistic or short phrases. The writing style seemed to suit the character of the circus very well. But then, we may have a different definition of "purple."


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