Sunday, September 25, 2011

Character Book Picks by C.K. Kelly Martin (My Beating Teenage Heart Blog Tour)

Today we have C.K. Kelly Martin here for a guest post! This post is part of The Teen Book Scene's blog tour for My Beating Teenage Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin. You can find out more about the tour here. Make sure to visit all the other stops of the blog tour if you'd like to know more about My Beating Teenage Heart!

These are book recommendations from the characters of My Beating Teenage Heart.

Ashlyn – I fell in love with Jenny Han’s series that began with The Summer I Turned Pretty. I could never really pick whether I wanted Belly with Jeremiah or Conrad, they were both so loveable! Every one of Carrie Ryan’s Forest of Hands and Teeth series books kept me up reading all night too. Also, I read Let’s Get Lost by Sarra Manning four times. I love all her books but that one was my very favourite. My sister recommended this book called One Day (by David Nicholls) last summer and it became another of my favourites. I love the idea of seeing what Emma and Dexter’s relationship was like on a single day every year.

Breckon – Usually I like stuff that has a slight sci-fi or paranormal element to it. One of my favourite books is Charles Burns’ graphic novel Black Hole. It’s set in an alternate reality Seattle in the late 1970s where a STD causing weird physical mutations has broken out in a group of teenagers. Another fantastic graphic novel was The Last Man Volume 1 (by Brian K. Vaughan) about the only man left on earth after a plague kills all the others leaving an otherwise strictly female population. World War Z by Max Brooks, a book about a zombie apocalypse, was also really cool and I like a lot of Stephen King too – especially his classics, The Shining and Salem’s Lots. As far as realistic stuff goes High Fidelity by Nick Hornby was fantastic and Jules lent me this other great book called A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers.

Jules – High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (I borrowed it from Breckon – it’s one of his favourites too). The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky gets to me every time I read it. Other books I love and keep coming back to – Bringing up the Bones by Lara Zeises, A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

Skylar – I like books with adventure and aliens the best, like Nim’s Island (by Wendy Orr) and Dude Where’s My Spaceship (by Dan Greenburg). I would love to be on a deserted island with cool animals just like Nim! Dude Where’s My Spaceship is so funny. There are lots of books about Klatu, Lek and Ploo and I love them all. Freckle Juice (by Judy Blume) and The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis) were really good too. 

Make sure to check out all the other stops of the tour, and keep your eye out for My Beating Teenage Heart, which will be released September 27th 2011.

My Beating Teenage Heart by C.K. Kelly Martin
(Amazon / Goodreads)
Ashlyn Baptiste is falling. One moment she was nothing—no memories, no self—and then suddenly, she's plummeting through a sea of stars. Is she in a coma? She doesn't remember dying, and she has no memories of the life she left behind. All she knows is that she's trapped in a consciousness without a body and she's spending every moment watching a stranger.
Breckon Cody's on the edge. He's being ripped apart by grief so intense it literally hurts to breath. On the surface, Breckon is trying to hold it together for his family and his girlfriend, but underneath he's barely hanging on.
Even though she didn't know him in life, Ashlyn sees Breckon's pain, and she's determined to find a way help him. As her own distressing memories emerge from the darkness, she struggles to communicate with the boy who can't see her, but whose life is suddenly intertwined with hers.


  1. This book sounds fantastic! And I LOVE having characters pick their favorite books!! It's funny how (especially for a reader) the books someone likes best can tell you so much about personality! Thanks so much for sharing!


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