Friday, April 29, 2011

Follow Friday #12 / Book Blogger Hop #11


Follow Friday is a weekly feature hosted by Parajunkee's View. Each week, one blogger is featured, and this week it's Marla from Starting the Next Chapter.

It also asks a different question each week. This week's question is: "Keeping with the dystopian and apocalypse theme that seems to be running rampant on, I have one very hard question for you: If you were stocking your bomb shelter, what books would you HAVE to include if you only had space for ten?"

Oh, God, that's a really hard question! There's too many books to choose from! I'm just going to look through my Goodreads read shelf and choose ten that I thought are really amazing...So, here they are, in no particular order:

Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Hold Still by Nina LaCour
Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Looking for Alaska by John Green
My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (or any Sarah Dessen novel, really)
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks (again, any Nicholas Sparks novel would be okay)

There are so many other books I love, but these are the ten I'd probably choose...

Book Blogger Hop

The Book Blogger Hop is hosted by Crazy for Books and is a place just for book bloggers and readers to connect and share our love of the written word.

This week's question is: "Summer is coming quickly - what 2011 summer release are you are most looking forward to?"

Another hard question! There are so many summer releases I'm looking forward to! But if I had to choose one, it would probably be this one:

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma
(Amazon / Goodreads)

Release date: June 14th 2011

Goodreads description:

Chloe’s older sister, Ruby, is the girl everyone looks to and longs for, who can’t be captured or caged. When a night with Ruby’s friends goes horribly wrong and Chloe discovers the dead body of her classmate London Hayes floating in the reservoir, Chloe is sent away from town and away from Ruby. But Ruby will do anything to get her sister back, and when Chloe returns home two years later, a precarious and deadly balance waits. As Chloe flirts with the truth that Ruby has hidden deeply away, the fragile line between life and death is redrawn by the complex bonds of sisterhood.

Honestly, the cover would have been enough to make me add this one to my wishlist - I simply cannot stop looking at it; it's breathtakingly beautiful and tells a story on its own. Add to that the description! It sounds like the perfect blend of suspense and emotion - right up my alley!

That's it for my answers! What about you? Leave your answers or links in the comments!


  1. Oh, wow, that is a beautiful cover, and the summary just makes me even more curious about the book. :) What an excellent book you're waiting on! I love your list for the Bomb Shelter Books, too, especially Speak. Have a great weekend!

    My Blog Hop Post

  2. I’ve been hoping though blogs and this is the first list I come across where I have not read a single one of the books on it!
    I’m a new follower. See you around,
    Romance Around the Corner

  3. Hello! I'm looking forward to Imaginary Girls too! It sounds so amazing!

    I'm inviting you over at my blog for a chance to win Forgotten & Playing Hurt. I love both books and I'm sharing the book love through these contests!

    Here's my post.

  4. All great choices. We can be stuck in a shelter together ;)
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  5. Hi! New follower here. Would love to have you follow me back. Yay for the blog hops and follow fridays! Blackberry Summer is my upcoming release I want to read and I listed my shelter books on my blog.

    Judith Leger - Paran/Fantasy Romance
    w/a L.J. Leger - YA Fantasy
    w/a Jadette Paige - Erotic

  6. Great list! If you wish to see mine:

    New follower! :]

  7. Hey I'm a new follower! Imaginary Girls looks like *such* a good book, I can't wait for it either!

    The Cait Files

  8. I'm a new follower! Great blog!

  9. Great choices! This really was a tough one! Check out mine too :)

    - New Follower, Cory from Anti-Drug Reads

  10. That looks like a fantastic summer read! Thanks for the suggestion, you may like the book I chose too... maybe even my giveaway!



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