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Tell Me What to Read: Round 2

Phew! Here we are again. Time for Round 2 of Tell Me What to Read. I know, I know. It's already mid-May, you say. To which I respond, better late than never, right? So bring on the suggestions! Tell me what book I should read in the last half of this month. It can be any genre, any age level, and have been published last week or three hundred years ago. You can pick it because it's a book that everyone should read or because it changed your life or because it is great literature or just because it entertained you. I do have to warn you, though. May has been pretty sweet to me reading-wise thus far. So be sure to hit me with your best shot. 


Here's how it goes:
  1. Comment with the title and author of one book you think I should read (any book you want). One title only, please, lest my brain explode.
  2. I'll select one comment at random.
  3. On the off-chance that I've already read the book you select, I'll contact you and ask for a follow-up suggestion (make sure there is a way to contact you either by blog or email).
  4. I'll get a copy of the book and read it by the end of the month (or so....).
  5. I'll write a review of it here. Even if I hate the book, I will not hate you.
And. . .go!

Comments

  1. Marcello in the Real World by Francisco X. Stork

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  2. The Light of Asteria: Kailmeyra's Last Hope by Elizabeth Isaacs

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  3. A Wish After Midnight by Zetta Elliott

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  4. ok this is a very very random one, but based on our mutual childhood fantasy faves:

    The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner published in 1960

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  5. I just can't pass this up, Angie.

    The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

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  6. Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. You'll love it

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  7. I'm going to keep plugging Northland, by Meg Burden....

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  8. Nothing But Blue Skies, by Tom Holt

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  9. Spellbent by Lucy A. Snyder

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  10. Lauren Jean10:53 AM

    The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows was one of those reads that was the right book at the right time for me. I loved it. lauren_jean(at)hotmail.com

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  11. Except the Queen by Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder!

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  12. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher.

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  13. Touched by an Alien- Gini Koch. Its hilarious, sexy and filled with alpha males galore.

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  14. Out of the Dust by Karen Hesse.

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  15. Ellyll12:26 PM

    Trick of the Light, by Rob Thurman

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  16. Mistborn, by Brandon Sanderson

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  17. This goes without saying (and I'm assuming you're waiting for a copy) -- Magic Bleeds

    Yes, I've read it and yes it's as good as Kmont says it is. ;-)

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  18. Madapple by Christina Meldrum

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  19. Anonymous2:26 PM

    Audrey Wait! by Robyn Benway. I don't remember if you've already read and reviewed this one. It's funny and sweet! KarenS

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  20. Ahhh, feeling slightly uninspired here...

    Cotillion, Georgette Heyer

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  21. Prom Dates From Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore (and both sequels, if you like that one).

    It's about a high school senior who finds out she has demon-fighting powers (slightly Buffy but without the vampires). Very funny, and it's a crime that the series isn't more popular.

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  22. Precious Bane by Mary Webb. A book that changed my life. Not easy reading, but worth every second.

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  23. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde. Because you are a professed Anglophile, I've been wanting to recommend this to you for a while. Fforde creates one of the craziest, most fun worlds I've ever had the pleasure to encounter.

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  24. Tamora Pierce's CIRCLE series! I know her Tortall series are more popular but these are just as excellent. I especially recommend THE WILL OF THE EMPRESS, which has loads of court intrigue and other great stuff but it's not the first book to introduce the characters, but just overall: Tamora Pierce's Circle stuff =0)

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  25. A Girl Named Disaster, by Nancy Farmer.

    I think this was my suggestion last time too.

    IT MUST BE READ!

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  26. Oh, what fun!

    Transformation by Carol Berg.

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  27. It's so hard to narrow down the recommendation to just one book! I see that you have Crown Duel in your Beloved Bookshelf so I'm recommending A Stranger to Command, which is the prequel. It tells the story of Vidanric when he went off to Marloven Hess to study in the military academy. I put off reading this for the longest time because Mel wasn't in it but surprisingly, I still enjoyed the story. If you've already read this one then I suggest another Sherwood Smith book: Once A Princess, which is the first book in the Sasharia en Garde duology and is set in the same world as Crown Duel. I'd love to know what you think of these. :)

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  28. I'm going to go with Rachel Neumeier's THE CITY IN THE LAKE.

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  29. The Smart One & the Pretty One by Claire LaZebnik.

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  30. Nobody's Princess by Esther M. Friesner if you have read this already let me know and I'll post another :)

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  31. Oh fun!

    Restoring Harmony by Joelle Anthony

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  32. A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers :)

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  34. You've made this hard...

    I was going to suggest Finnikin of the Rock but I noticed you didn't like that too much.
    Then I was going to be creative and suggest The President's Daughter by E.E. White, but alas, you've already read it! (Long Live the Queen was my favorite of the 4)

    So I'll go with When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead.

    If you've already read that let me know. Reddyrat [at] gmail [dot] com. I have some other ideas.

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  35. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. It's really fun modern adaptation of the anansi stories. It's sort of a sequel to American Gods, but really stands on its own. I actually read it before the latter. It will make you laugh out loud, and feel really good. I would say it's my favorite of Neil Gaiman's works.

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  36. Have you read Katherine by Anya Seton? I guess we'll see!

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  37. Brother to Dragons, Companion to Owls by Jane Lindskold.

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  38. TIffany M.11:51 PM

    Garden Spells, Sugar Queen, or The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen. Any of them are good if you're in the mood for magical realism.

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  39. French Kiss (Diary of a Crush, book 1) by Sarra Manning. It was first published on J17 (a teen magazine in England):

    http://sarramanning.blogspot.com/2005/07/diary-of-crush-i-gave-you-best-years.html

    I loved it

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  40. Hi Angie, I messed up in my typing--I meant, of course, Northlander, by Meg Burden. sorry!

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  41. 'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows. This one has been sitting on my shelf for months and I just read it and I am now repeatedly kicking myself for waiting so long. Books, good friends, love, travel. You too, I think, will adore it.

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  42. lol. We read so much of the same stuff it's hard to pick something you haven't probably already read!

    Have you tried The Karma Club by Jessica Brody? I just finished it. It was cute.

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  43. One For the Morning Glory by John Barnes.

    I can be contacted through my LJ, linked above.

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  44. Lorraine5:28 PM

    A GAME OF THRONES by George R.R. Martin. If you liked Lord of the Rings, this is a must-read :)

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  45. You have to try Fat Cat by Robin Brande. It was one of the best YA books that I read last year.

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  46. My husband would second the George R R Martin. He's been after me to read those books for years.

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