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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Your recommends: Fall 2009

Okay, rgz. We used to run this thread over at the MySpace forum, and it was a great resource! Let's try it here.

Leave your comments and tell us what you are reading. What do you find is a must read this season?

I'll hotlink this entry in the top left panel so we can continue to access it and add to it.

Here are my latest thanks to Goodreads:

The Sweet Far Thing The Indigo Notebook ImpossibleDevil's Kiss Girl to the CoreThe Reformed Vampire Support GroupSo Punk Rock: And Other Ways to Disappoint Your MotherHeartsingerGracelingStory: Substance, Structure, Style and The Principles of ScreenwritingFlora Segunda: Being the Magickal Mishaps of a Girl of Spirit, Her Glass-Gazing Sidekick, Two Ominous ButlersShiverSame DifferenceThe Name of this Book is SecretBrushing Mom's HairBlinkThe Complete PersepolisThe Secret Life of Prince CharmingStealing Death

How about you?

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Ashley @ Book Labyrinth said...

Not necessarily new books, but ones I've read lately & loved:

- "The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading" by Charity Tahmaseb & Darcy Vance
- Midnighters series by Scott Westerfeld
- "Girl Stays in the Picture" by Melissa de la Cruz
- "My Big Nose & Other Natural Disasters" by Sydney Salter
- "The Summer I Turned Pretty" by Jenny Han
- "Same Difference" - Siobhan Vivian
- "My Fair Godmother" by Janette Rallison

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks, Ashley! I caught The Summer I Turned Pretty, too. And Same Difference!

Melissa Walker said...

Love Ashley's list!

Just from the past month, I'll add:
"Looks" by Madeleine George
"Liar" by Justine Larbalestier

MissA said...

Ash (haven't read, but it defintely sounds like a must-read!)
Another Faust (I need to read this one too!)
I agree with Melissa on Liar (haven't read Looks) which I'm currently reading.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Oh, Looks was my fav read last year!

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Liz Gallagher said...

I just read Heather Davis's NEVER CRY WEREWOLF. So much fun!

Little Willow said...

Click here for my Best of... picks for every month! I post them at my blog and my website every month and every year.

CLM said...

I really liked Ten Cents a Dance by Christine Fletcher, North of Beautiful by Christina Headley, Greater Gains by K.M. Peyton, Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler. Next week I am leading a discussion of Heaven to Betsy by Maud Hart Lovelace. Anyone in the Boston area is invited to come!

Little Willow said...

Lorie Ann: We must discuss Girl to the Core and Same Difference. I'm always so happy when you try something I recommended to ya! :)

C. Allyn Pierson said...

I am not a YA, but am a firm believer that excellent YA lit is enjoyable by old people as well. I highly recommend "Choke Creek" by Lauren Small. It is an excellently written novel about a teenage girl in Denver during the Vietnam war and a tale about how the past influences the present.

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