Recommended by You?

8 Apr

While this blog is still freshly pressed, I thought I’d ask for some recommendations! Summer is coming, and I’ll be tearing through 4-5 books a week on my commute, at the beach or on vacation.  So, I’m looking for fantastic, funny, heartbreaking or fascinating reads to add to my “to-read” list so I have books to get excited about this summer. Categories I’m generally interested in include, but are not limited to:

  • Young Adult
  • Sci Fi
  • Chick Lit
  • Family dramas
  • Historical Fiction
  • Memoirs
  • Popular Science
  • Mystery/Crime/Thriller
  • Historical Non-fiction
  • Romance

Feel free to comment with your suggestions in any of the above categories (or any category at all)!

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13 Responses to “Recommended by You?”

  1. Refuting the Intolerably Stupid April 8, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Blood Red Road by Moira Young (the first in a series, but the sequel has not come out yet)
    Boy Toy by Barry Lyga
    Legend by Marie Lu
    Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer Smith

    Hope these help!

    • mollyspring April 9, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

      Blood Red Road is on my to-read list, and Legend was okay, not my favorite of the new YA dystopians.

  2. Brian Westbye April 8, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    Mystery: I can’t recommend the Spenser series from Robert B. Parker enough. Yeah, I’m biased being a Boston guy, and of course I watched the show with Robert Urich. But Parker’s writing really caused Parker and Boston to come alive.
    Enjoy!

  3. Resa McConaghy April 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    It’s a mystery. Self published on Kindle. Give the underdog a shot! http://www.amazon.com/Nine-Black-Lives-ebook/dp/B007HB8T1M/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1333911031&sr=1-1

    Recommended by the passionate author.

  4. jamielynne82 April 8, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Have you read The Hunger Games? That’s always my first recommendation.

    Same Kind of Different as Me is an amazing true story too. Hope you enjoy!

    • hellokatieo April 9, 2012 at 8:46 am #

      I did read the Hunger Games! I actually read all three books in a day. It was amazing.

      • jamielynne82 April 9, 2012 at 9:10 am #

        Nice! Yep, you can’t put them down!

  5. TeaSea.Inc April 9, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    My favorites are: anything by VC Andrews (you will be able to get through it in a day; it’s like a lifetime movie, I’m embarrased for people to know I like them; but I just can’t help it); A Million Little Pieces ( I don’t care if he lied about things, that book is beautifully written and that writer is talented); full dark no stars by Stephen king (series of short stories, his best collection in a while); under the dome by Stephen king (long but COMPLETLY worth the read). I have other books in a book review category on my website if you want to take a look. I also suggest GoodReads for suggestions.

  6. Gargi Sharma April 9, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is the most amazing book you’ll ever read!

  7. wilson k photography April 9, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    The unlikely pilgrimage of harold fry – Racheal Abbot , half way through this and love it!
    Sun Dog – Monuiqe Roffey – amazing !

  8. mollyspring April 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    Books I’ve recently read that I enjoyed:

    YA—Delirium by Lauren Oliver (dystopian but romance-y) sequel is out now too

    YA—If I Stay & Where She Went by Gayle Forman (contemporary but well-written)

    Women’s Fiction/Literary—April and Oliver by Tess Callahan

    Women’s Fiction/Literary—The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides

  9. noniska April 9, 2012 at 6:31 pm #

    Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Authobiography of an Autistic by Donna Williams — A heavy, but capitivating read. I’d be curious to hear what you think!

  10. hsk100 April 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm #

    I totally agree with Gargi Sharma about To Kill A Mockingbird!
    Classified under chick lit, I would recommend Me Before You by JoJo Moyes – its life altering! Please read it and let me know what you thought too 🙂

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