August 14, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (54)

This week's topic is

I know I'm a little late on this, but I wanted to post it anyway.  For this week's TTT I chose to do books set in the New York/New Jersey area.  It's where I live and I absolutely love when books are set here and I can picture what the author is describing.

So, for New Jersey we have:

The Curseworkers series - Holly Black
The Jessica Darling series - Megan McCafferty
The Stephanie Plum series - Janet Evanovich
The He's So/She's So series - Kieran Scott

And New York:
The Princess Diaries series - Meg Cabot
Dash and Lily's Book of Dares - Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
Where She Went - Gayle Forman
The Heist Society series - Ally Carter
The Heather Wells series - Meg Cabot
The Suite Scarlet series - Maureen Johnson

As you can see this list contains some of my most favorite books ever and I think the setting has a lot to do with that.  Have you guys read anything good that's set in NY/NJ that I've missed?  Leave them in the comments please!

August 7, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (51)

Hosted by Breaking the Spine

Author: April Genevieve Tucholke
Pub Date: 8.15.13
From You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West comes along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery...who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

August 6, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (53)

This week's topic is

This week's topic was harder for me than I thought it would be.  Apparently I read a lot of series/companion books.  Also, a lot of the stand alones I do read I am very content keeping it to one book.  Eleanor and Park?  Perfect the way it is.  Tiger Lily?  I don't think I could handle another one.  Chopsticks?  I want answers, but I know that this one's amazingness lies in the interpretation.   Here are some books that I want to spend more time with in the form of a sequel.

Jynx - Meg Cabot
Megan Meade's Guide to the McGowan Boys - Kate Brian
A Midsummer's Nightmare - Kody Keplinger
Sweethearts - Sara Zarr
Decked With Holly - Marni Bates
Falling in Love With English Boys - Melissa Jensen
The Piper's Son - Melina Marchetta

I highly recommend all of these and I would love to be able to explore the characters and stories more in a sequel.  They don't need them, per se, but I enjoyed them so much that I just want more.  I can't wait to see what you guys picked!

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