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Once Upon a Read-a-Thon — Mini Challenge #5

13 Jul

Once Upon a Read-a-Thon


From Books from Bled to Basically AmazingAnyone who talks to me on Twitter knows that I simply live for book recommendations and getting someone to read a book I recommend is awesome. Even better though, is having that someone turn around and tell me how much they loved it. 🙂

Because I’m such a fan of book recommendations, I want you to recommend books to me. I want you to recommend 2 books to me.

The first is any book of your choice. Pick any book you want and tell me and the world why it should be read and loved.

The second is what you would pick as your favorite of the read-a-thon. You can chose to answer this question now, during the third day, or I’ll give you one extra day to give that book just waiting to be picked up a chance. 🙂

#1 Recommendation: The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

I read this book a few months ago and it just blew me away.  Most YA novels that I’ve read have been fun, but didn’t really touch me.  This one did.  Groff paints us a landscape featuring a town, a lost girl, a monster, history, and some quirky towns members.  We are taken on a journey of emotions.  We feel pain, joy, confusion, clarity.  I cried, I laughed, I smiled, I raged.  This book took me everywhere.  And yet when it ended, I was satisfied.  Satisfied by the characters, the ending, the final emotions.  A definite must read.
#2 Recommendation: A Matter of Class by Mary Balogh
I’ve only read two books so far (I know, bad me.  But there’s been a lot of household things going on.)  But most definitely, A Matter of Class has been my favorite.  I like historical romances, but I often tire of the clichéd characters and plot lines.  This one avoids all those clichés.  The main characters Reginald and Annabelle are thoroughly likable.  They each hide a secret.  I won’t spoil the secrets, but they’re good.  Very unexpected.  Definitely a fun read.

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Posted by on July 13, 2011 in Readathon

 

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