Thursday, September 8, 2011

Bookanista Book Love RAP Style

Okay, for today's post, I'm going total Bookanista-style and doing a series of mini-BLLuRT's of books I've read that I love. I'm also going to highlight some books I'm excited about reading. And...here we go!


CROSSED by Ally Condie. If you haven't read MATCHED yet, you really need to. CROSSED is just as page-turning, and come November 1, you better have yours pre-ordered.



And that's not all, my feathered friends! I have an ARC! That's right! I. Have. An. ARC! I want you to BLLuRT in order to enter!

All you have to do is Blog, Link, Like, Review, or Talk about your favorite book. Anytime this week. Then come back and fill out this form. You'll be entered to win the books I'm giving away this week.

LOLA AND THE BOY NEXT DOOR by Stephanie Perkins. Okay, so admittedly I haven't read this book yet. I have it sitting on my table, and I really need to get to it. I will, I know I will. Soon. I've really cleared my plate of some things, so I think I'll get to it. Soon.

I really enjoyed ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS, so I know I won't be disappointed in LOLA.


And dude! I am going to give away my ARC. I'm thinking I can get it read before the contest is over... And if not, well, I'll be buying a copy, so I know I'll get to read it. :) To enter to win, you need to BLLuRT about one of your favorite books. Rules and details are on this form.

STORY OF A GIRL by Sara Zarr. This is one of the first contemporary novels I read, a year or two ago. It's a fabulous emotional journey, and really taught me how to write a book without paranormal aspects. I really like to feel when I read, and this book does that and more.


And that's not all! I have a signed paperback copy of STORY OF A GIRL. Follow the rules and read the details on this form.

What books are you looking forward to?


Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to this week at the Reading Room.

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27 comments:

Jess said...

I've heard the whole MATCHED series is REALLY GOOD! I'm looking forward to reading that soon!

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Story of a Girl! I almost forgot that was on my TBR list. Thanks for reminding me I need to read it. :)

Claire Dawn said...

I don't really do favourites, and I've read too many books this year to pick. But I did happen to mention you on my blog today. :) http://aclairedawn.blogspot.com/2011/09/happy-international-literacy-day.html

Jen Daiker said...

Ummm, YES, YES, AND YES!!!!! I heart all of these... or at least enough to make sure they're on my bookshelves come release day!!

Nisa said...

I pre-ordered Crossed a long time ago. I can't wait to get it! What a fun list of books!

Kelley said...

This is such an amazing contest. Sigh.

I just tweeted "I want to read @naturallysteph's Lola and the Boy Next Door more than I want several insects on this planet to continue breathing." because it's very true.

Can't wait for that to come out :)

Jenilyn Tolley said...

I'm really looking forward to GOLIATH by Scott Westerfeld which will finish up the Leviathan trilogy. I love the world he's created in them.

Tiffany Garner said...

I love seeing all the books you recommend. They're all so fantastic!

(PS--starting POSSESSION today finally! After months of busy I finally have the time to devote to it :D)

anonymeet said...

You will NOT be disappointed by Lola. Happened to get my hands on a copy and it's fantastic. Weirdly, or maybe not so weirdly, my favorite part in Lola is her parents! Just wait until you see what good, and yet flawed, parents they are . . .

Carolyn V said...

I'm looking forward to Ally's book too! Whoop! Come on November! Hurray up!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

I want ALL of these! :-)

Matthew MacNish said...

I thought you said you were going to be rapping? I really want to see a vlog of that. I can beatbox for you.

Marsha Sigman said...

I cannot wait to read Crossed. I've read so many this year though I am going to have to sit down and reread Matched before I dive into the new one.

Kristin Lenz said...

I love the BLLuRT idea, and it's been great seeing all the shout-outs for Random Acts of Publicity.

Abby said...

These look great! I have ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS on my TBR list. I can't wait to read it. And I've heard of CROSSED and MATCHED. They need to be bought! I just bought your book on Amazon yesterday! I couldn't wait until the weekend! Can't wait to read it!

Heather Justesen said...

I'm totally looking forward to Crossed (I just went onto Amazon and pre-ordered it for my Kindle). I think Ally is brilliant. I've actually been seeing all three of these books all over the place, so I'll have to check them out. Thanks for sharing!

Shannon said...

Matched is on my TBR shelf, waiting. Crossed looks good so I had better get on it! Thanks for the review. <3

Kelly said...

That Crossed cover looks wicked cool!
I'm going on vacation in a week and a half (without kids) and these will be my beach reads: Forever, Bad Taste in Boys, and Possession by some cool chick. :)

Jolene Perry said...

I'm WAY looking forward to your next - even though I know it's a ways out.

I'm looking forward to Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally.

Also - I should be getting my ARCs this week or next, so yeah, kinda excited about that, too!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Looking forward to Stephanie Perkins' next book too!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great books. I am reading Crossed right now so give that one to someone else. I've really looking forward to The Iron Prince by Julie Kagawa. Great series this week BTW.

Jenny S. Morris said...

I loved Matched and I really want to read Story of a Girl. So, I guess I need to just BLLuRT.

Video of you rapping and Matthew b-boxing-So what to see that!

Jeff King said...

Book 14 of, the Wheel of Time: book two of, The Way of Kings… Stephen King’s next book, whatever it is.

Chantele Sedgwick said...

Can't wait for Crossed! I've been waiting for that one forever! :) And Lola and the Boy Next Door. That looks so good. I've never heard of Story of a Girl, but I may have to check it out. :)

Jemi Fraser said...

Those sound great! There are so many good books out there, it's hard to keep up :)

Shallee said...

All three of these books are on my to-be-read list! I wish I had more reading time to get in all the amazingness of more YA books.

Ishta Mercurio said...

I'm looking forward to reading all of the books you mentioned! Others on my TBR list include Wildefire, Blood Magic, Witch Eyes, and as many dystopians as I can get my hands on.

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