Monday, September 7

I Need Advice!!!

So I'm sitten here looking at my amazon shopping cart deciding what I want to buy for sure.

Lately I've been in a readers slump. I read books, but they are just ok. Not mind stopping, makes me think of them for days. Just ok, not enough to keep me staying up at night. You know what I mean, right?

I've heard such great things about Catching Fire ( I already have the arc of Hunger Games, but have not read it) and Lament by Maggie Stiefvator? How are those books? Are they good? Will they get me out of this readers slump? Any other suggestions on what I should buy? Any young adult, romance, or paranormal suggestions? Anything you've read that made you want to turn the page and not stop reading??? I'm all ears!!!


Ellz said...

My few of my favorite page turners...
*The Shifter series by Rachel Vincent (I am actually giving away some of this series on my blog)
*The Morganville Vampire Series by Rachel Caine
*The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison
*The Travelers series by John Twelve Hawks

If you haven't read any of these, I highly recommend them, I had several sleepless nights as I read them.

Tales of Whimsy said...

Hunger Games is phenomenal and I adore Lament. Both are riveting.

Mariah said...

Both of those books are amazing and they should definitely get you out of your slump.

Eleni said...

Hunger Games was amazing, definitely will get you out of your slump! I'm reading Catching Fire right now and so far so's a list of some books you might want to add to your reading list:
1) Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
2) The Hate List by Jennifer Brown
3) Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
4) Intertwined by Gena Showalter
These were some really good page turners, hope I helped!


Rebs @ Book-Rants said...

Have you read Wake by Lisa McMann?

Black by Ted Dekker?

Whenever I'm in a slump I find reading shorter books help to get me back into things.

Angiegirl said...

Yes to both of those. I love them both. I would also second the PERFECT CHEMISTRY recommendation. Great modern version of West Side Story. I also highly recommend GRACELING by Kristin Cashore (great YA fantasy w/an awesome romance). And Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson series--my favorite urban fantasy out there. The first one is MOON CALLED.

Angiegirl said...

Oh, one more. DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST by Juliet Mariller. It's the most gorgeous retelling of The Wild Swans fairy tale. Breathtaking, really.

Aimee said...

Hunger Games and Catching fire are both FANTASTIC! I think it will definitely get you out of your slump. I haven't read Lament though, so I can't say anything about that. I also agree with Eleni that "Shiver" is a wonderful book and Angiegirl who suggested Graceling.

Zia said...

I loved Lament! and Elnice suggested the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine. Ilove that series also.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Realistic YA: Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuenert

Fantasy, or whatever it is: The Demon's Lexicon b/c OMG! It's amazingggg.


Donna (Bites) said...

I wasn't a big fan of Lament but I really liked Hunger Games and Catching Fire was even better. i just reviewed The Magician's Elephant and I thought it was amazing. The Devouring and Soulstic by Simon Holt are both really good too. The Devouring will probably keep you up at night!

Lisa Aldin said...

I really enjoyed Paper Towns and The Graveyard Book.

And Speak.

I want to read Wintergirls and something by Sara Zarr. I've got Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen in the TBR pile. And I'm currently reading Catching Fire. So far, so good.

Karissa E said...

I adored Catching Fire and Hunger Games both! So I would highly recommend those...but I also have Lament on my list to read. I will second Paper Towns that was another phenomenal book!

Jenna said...

You know that I loved The Hunger Games and I thought Catching Fire was fantastic as well. They would definitely get you out of a slump.

I met Maggie Stiefvater this weekend and she's amazing. I've read Shiver by her and really liked it. I bought Lament, but haven't read it yet.

Jenni @ Falling Off The Shelf said...

Well I haven't read either of those books..but I really want to.

As for a book that you REALLY absolutly HAVE to

The Last Song :)

But yay for your because you'll already be recieving it from me! lol. I really do hope you enjoy it.

Donna Gambale said...

Both Maggie and Suzanne are fantastic writers, and they'll totally get you hooked.

As for the Wake/Fade suggestion - I finished those recently, and they're a very quick read with a unique, abrupt present-tense style that I enjoyed, so I'd recommend them, but they may or may not be the thing to help exit your slump.

But yes, the authors that have made the most impact on me recently are without a doubt Maggie Steifvater and Suzanne Collins. They could write about dueling pigeons and I'd read it.

Emilee said...

Lament by Maggie Steifvater is a definite must read!
I read it all in one night, and since Ballad, the sort-of sequel, comes out October 1st, now is a good time to read Lament.


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