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)!


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.

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

    It’s a mystery. Self published on Kindle. Give the underdog a shot!

    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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