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Friday, January 20, 2012

TGIF at GReads!

The awesomeness that is Ginger (or G, as I like to call her!) over at GReads! has created a great meme that is tons of fun. Each Friday, she poses a question for anyone to answer. Go check her out and join in the fun!

This Friday's Question:

Recommend It:

Which book from the
last ten you've read
would you recommend
to a friend?

 I can honestly say that I would recommend all of the past ten books I've read! Honestly, I've been fortunate to pick ten winners (well, thanks to a few recommendations!). But if I must choose a couple for the sake of this post, I will. ;-P

To try to make this as fair as possible, I'm gonna recommend one from both paranormal and contemporary, two YA genres that I absolutely love! (to all authors whose books I've read, remember this is only for the last ten!)

First up, paranormal. Now, there have been tons of these books that I have read and loved, so I'm thankful to Ginger that she narrowed it to the past ten (thanks, G!). And out of those ten, one stands out as my favorite. That one is...

by Kelley York
pub date 12/6/2011

product description from goodreads.com

He’s saved her. He’s loved her. He’s killed for her.

Eighteen-year-old Archer couldn’t protect his best friend, Vivian, from what happened when they were kids, so he’s never stopped trying to protect her from everything else. It doesn’t matter that Vivian only uses him when hopping from one toxic relationship to another—Archer is always there, waiting to be noticed.

Then along comes Evan, the only person who’s ever cared about Archer without a single string attached. The harder 
he falls for Evan, the more Archer sees Vivian for the manipulative hot-mess she really is. 

But Viv has her hooks in deep, and when she finds out about the murders Archer’s committed and his relationship with Evan, she threatens to turn him in if she doesn’t get what she wants… And what she wants is Evan’s death, and for Archer to forfeit his last chance at redemption.

And for contemporary...

by Jennifer Echols
pub date 4/19/2011

product description from goodreads.com

Two irresistible boys. One unforgettable summer.

Lori can’t wait for her summer at the lake. She loves wakeboarding and hanging with her friends--including the two hotties next door. With the Vader brothers, she's always been just one of the guys. Now that she’s turning sixteen, she wants to be seen as one of the girls, especially in the eyes of Sean, the older brother. But that’s not going to happen--not if the younger brother, Adam, can help it.

Lori plans to make Sean jealous by spending time with Adam. Adam has plans of his own for Lori. As the air heats up, so does this love triangle. Will Lori’s romantic summer melt into one hot mess?

Remember, these are just two of the ten that I would (and have) happily recommend to anyone willing to listen!

What about you? What are your faves to recommend?


  1. Thanks for sharing. [: I haven't read either of these, but they both sound really good. May have to add them to my never-ending wishlist. [:

    Erin @ Let's Evaluate
    my TGIF

  2. Great picks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both on are on the top of my list!!!


  3. Glad to hear so many people liked Hushed. Wish I would have requested it on NetGalley.

  4. Wow these sound amazing.
    Specially Hushed, I'm going to see if I can find it in the book store.
    Thanks a lot for recommending!

  5. Ok --- I have not read either of these books. But, they sound interesting -- so thanks for providing descriptions! :)

  6. Ooh, both great picks! I've been meaning to read them, and hopefully get around to it!

  7. Oh I've heard great things about Hushed and I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jennifer Echols. Great recommendations!