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Tell Me What to Read: Round 4

Tomorrow if the first of July, which means it's time for Round 4 of Tell Me What to Read. The suggestion box is open for business. Tell me what book I should read 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. So far we've had two fantasies and one contemporary YA. What will this month bring? 
As my friend and inspiration Janssen says--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. I'll keep on leaving this title until I get lucky. :)

    A Girl Named Disaster, by Nancy Farmer

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  2. 'The Bikini Car Wash' by Pamela Morsi. A fab summer read!

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  3. I'm writing a guest post for genrereviews (going up tomorrow) and recommending some reads. I'm going to recommend SILVER METAL LOVER by Tanith Lee. You should read it.

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  4. Harmonic Feedback by Tara Kelly. I just finished it and it's a must read!

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  5. Anonymous9:33 AM

    "French Kiss (Diary of a Crush, Book 1) " by Sarra Manning it was published MANY YEARS ago, contemporary YA

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  6. You already know what *I* want you to read... ;)

    Kaz

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  7. Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer.

    You will not be sorry

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  8. Anonymous10:18 AM

    The Iron King by Julie Kagawa - I read it recently and really enjoyed it!

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  9. Ellyll10:25 AM

    I'm sorry, I keep repeating myself. ;)

    Trick of the Light, by Rob Thurman. Best female urban fantasy lead ever. :) Great characters (the kind you love forever), outstanding plot, and a wonderful twist at the end.

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  10. Daphne10:34 AM

    A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens. I just read it, and it's amazing.

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  11. Happy All the Time, by Laurie Colwin.

    (Follow-up comments are enabled to go to my email.)

    Liz

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  12. I just read and reviewed 32 Candles by Ernessa T. Carter and I really enjoyed it. It's a funny and touching adult novel that puts a twist on the film Sixteen Candles, with the main character being a Southern black woman that has a boatload of issues.

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  13. A Spy in the House by Y. S. Lee
    And don't wait till you have to - read it! Seriously. I've been watching your blog for a while now and you'll love it....

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  14. I'm going to repeat myself again too: A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers. It's a book that CAN'T (and shouldn't) be ignored...

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  15. I'm running out of suggestions for you! But since I did a Retro Friday post of A Stranger to Command, I thought I'd suggest that one. :)

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  16. Tiffany M.7:19 PM

    Bleeding Violet by Dia Reeves. Not perfect for everyone, but definitely perfect for me. Check out the summary first to see it's up your alley. ^^

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  17. Myrrhine10:01 PM

    I'm going to keep trying my luck at this as well so once again:

    The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud.

    I secretly believe you will love it. :)

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  18. I think you should read Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer. I can't believe you haven't read it already. (#2 &3 in the series not so great, but this one is good)

    Just be prepared to start obsessing over your food storage ;)

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  19. Autobiography of a Face by Lucy Grealy...but only if you want to be uplifted, devastated, moved... and your lens on life and beauty to be forever and inextricably altered.

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  20. I hate to be unoriginal but two of the aforementioned suggestions are such pure awesomeness that I have to reinforce their nominations; namely:

    The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

    and

    Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer


    :O)

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  21. These is My Words. Oh my word, did I love that book.

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  22. Katie8:02 AM

    The China Garden by Liz Berry

    or

    The Post-Office Girl by Stefan Zweig

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  23. Ronia, the Robber's Daughter by Astrid Lindgren. I loved it as a child. :)

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  24. Okay, I tried to check and don't see that you've reviewed it. I read White Cat by Holly Black and I really liked it. Why not give that a go if you haven't already?

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  25. I have to sneak in my suggestion again. Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair. How could you not want to read a book by an author whose last name is spelled so fantastically?

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  26. Dead to Me by Anton Strout - Great Paranormal Mystery (I just finished reading #3)

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  27. Kayla2:19 PM

    Un Lun Dun by China Mieville :)

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  28. Still hoping I'll get someone else to read Precious Bane by Mary Webb...

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  29. Madapple by Christina Meldrum

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  30. Monster by Walter Dean Myers - it's quite thought provoking and a very quick read!

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  31. The Forbidden Game Series by L.J. Smith (A omnibus edition has been reissued recently!)

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  32. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Wise Child by Monica Furlong. Just typing this suggestion makes me want to reread, and right quick.

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  33. Anonymous12:21 AM

    The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

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  34. Once again I'm putting in my vote for Galax-Arena by Gillian Rubenstein

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  35. I'll add 'Sir Apropos of Nothing' by Peter David again :)

    Elizabeth

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  36. Except the Queen by Jane Yolen and Midori Snyder

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  37. Anonymous11:12 PM

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