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Tracy (tmaddox) | 8 comments Meghan wrote: "I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylorby Laini Taylor and it was fabulous. Easily one of the top five best new books of 2011."

That book was phenomenal! I can't wait for the second in the series to come out.


Amy | 46 comments Mod
Meghan wrote: "I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylorby Laini Taylor and it was fabulous. Easily one of the top five best new books of 2011."

Remember that you can use the author link as well as the book link. Laini Taylor


Meghan Fisher | 2 comments I just finished Daughter of Smoke and Bone (Daughter of Smoke and Bone, #1) by Laini Taylorby Laini Taylor and it was fabulous. Easily one of the top five best new books of 2011.


Anna (librarylessons) | 35 comments I am starting the The Maze Runner The Maze Runner (Maze Runner, #1) by James Dashner by James Dashner.


Chelsea (chelseanorma) I have read a TON of YA books for November, and as it is the end of the month I will just mention a few that I liked best. My favorite November read was probably Matched by Ally Condie. Finally, I read The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson which is the story of a family healing from the loss of a daughter/sister. However, the narrator has an interesting sense of humor which makes it not only touching, but also witty and fun.


Amy | 46 comments Mod
Liz wrote: "I just started The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins. It was recommended by Terri C."

I have to say I didn't want to read it but now I am glad I did. I really enjoyed it.


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Liz | 29 comments I just started The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1) by Suzanne Collins. The Hunger Gamesby Suzanne Collins. It was recommended by Terri C.


Angela | 29 comments Had to go back and read The Angel of Death (Forensic Mystery, # 2) by Alane Ferguson by Alane Ferguson. It is a older series that is well researched.


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Angela | 29 comments Tracy wrote: "Angela wrote: "The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater was fabulous. The story starts out with the male lead stating that someone would die today. Races are jockey..."
Thank you. I will have to read her others, but part of the appeal of this is the story based on myth with no vampires or werewolves. Loved horse stories as a teen. Also appeals to the part of me that enjoyed Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton


Amy | 46 comments Mod
Joni wrote: "I'm finishing the Hannah Howell highlander series I'm on highland barbarian now. It is enjoyable if you like historical romance. Lots of action and steamy romance all wrapped up in the highlands of..."

Remember to use the "add book/author" link.

Hannah Howell and Highland Barbarian


Tracy (tmaddox) | 8 comments Angela wrote: "The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater was fabulous. The story starts out with the male lead stating that someone would die today. Races are jockeys on water hors..."

If you've not read any of her other books, I highly recommend them!


Joni Stevens (Kcmojo22) | 5 comments I'm finishing the Hannah Howell highlander series I'm on highland barbarian now. It is enjoyable if you like historical romance. Lots of action and steamy romance all wrapped up in the highlands of 1480. I started the series a few months ago and had trouble tracking down a few of the books in the series. I also had to figure out exactly what order to read them in because it is important to read them in chronological order not copyright order.


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Angela | 29 comments The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater was fabulous. The story starts out with the male lead stating that someone would die today. Races are jockeys on water horses. The water horses like meat and prefer moving targets so story is a bit bloody.


Kevin | 53 comments I just finished reading by Sara Grant called Dark Parties (it didnt find the title for me to add it here).

Overall, interesting concept of world isolation and the doom of it all the thrill of the possibility of escape. The ending, well now what?


Susan | 6 comments Amy wrote: "Susan wrote: "Amy wrote: "All right I just finished listening to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I actually liked it even though I thought I wouldn't. I am now..."

I put it on hold. It'll be a while but that's okay.


Amy | 46 comments Mod
Susan wrote: "Amy wrote: "All right I just finished listening to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I actually liked it even though I thought I wouldn't. I am now going to go o..."

Try listening. I didn't want to read the series but I read the first one and actually really like it.


Angela | 29 comments I went back to read an older title called The Christopher Killerby Alane Ferguson. Most will have already read so I will just say light but well researched.


Susan | 6 comments Amy wrote: "All right I just finished listening to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I actually liked it even though I thought I wouldn't. I am now going to go on and read t..."

I can't get excited about the Hunder Games. Maybe I need to listen to it instead of reading it.


Jennifer | 6 comments Dee I absolutely agree. I am on the list for the audiobook of Crossed and cannot wait. The audiobooks are so well done.

Dee wrote: "For those needing a post Hunger Games fix, I just finished reading Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie by
Ally Condie

The book is set in a world where rituals like dating and situations ..."



Tracy (tmaddox) | 8 comments I'm currently reading The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. I loved her other series and so far this one is good!


Angela | 29 comments Beth wrote: "Angela wrote: "I finished Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. The storyline ties to favorite characters in Much Ado about Nothing by Shakespeare."
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Yep! I followed it with an inspirational title that had me in tears. Title is on the inspirational reads.


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Terri | 60 comments ooh goody! just my kind of books. I'm adding it to my GR list, thanks for the rec.


Karen (kgilson) | 44 comments I also enjoyed Matched. It was well written and I thought there were some great plot lines and the characters were well written. I am dying to read Crossed.


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Dee (dpikes) | 1 comments For those needing a post Hunger Games fix, I just finished reading Matched (Matched, #1) by Ally Condie by
Ally Condie

The book is set in a world where rituals like dating and situations that cause conflict have been eliminated. In it's place citizens trust the Society decisions on what to read, watch, believe and who to marry.
I really loved it and can't wait to get my hands on the sequel, Crossed (Matched, #2) by Ally Condie


Amy | 46 comments Mod
Angela wrote: "I finished Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. The storyline ties to favorite characters in Much Ado about Nothing by Shakespeare."

Try to remember to get the authors linked as well so we can keep track on the side. Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin


Shari | 2 comments I just finished The Emerald Talismanby Brenda Pandos. It reminded me a little of Twilightbecause the helpless and bumbling human girl falls in love with a half vampire/ vampire hunter and finds herself in danger from his vampire enemies in a small town in California.


Beth | 25 comments Terri wrote: "I finished Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead by Richelle Mead recently and I'm hoping that I'll love this as much as the Vampire Academy series, but so far it's just not quite there fo..."

I felt the same way, but hang in there. It isn't
Vampire Academy, but it is definitely worth it. I think it's a great foundation for the new series.


Beth | 25 comments Angela wrote: "I finished Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. The storyline ties to favorite characters in Much Ado about Nothing by Shakespeare."

I thought this was such a cute book! Complete brain candy.


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Terri | 60 comments @ Mariah-Hey there! Inserting the cover photos of the books is done just like putting in the author/title link. Click on "add book/author", there's a radio button on the bottom that defaults to "link". Click on the button next to "cover" and then type the title in the search box provided. When you're done and you post the message, the cover automatically appears. Cool huh?! Let me know if you have any more questions.


Jennie (AccioLibrary) I just finished the series by Shannon Greenland called The Specialists. It did a great job of balancing fun spy/action, romance and friendship! It's so rare to find books that can balance all those elements of a person's life in a way that pleases me. Check out the first book: Model Spy


Angela | 29 comments I finished Jenna & Jonah's Fauxmance by Emily Franklin by Emily Franklin and Brendan Halpin. The storyline ties to favorite characters in Much Ado about Nothing by Shakespeare.


Mariah (mhone) | 138 comments Mod
Terri wrote: "I finished Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead by Richelle Mead recently and I'm hoping that I'll love this as much as the Vampire Academy series, but so far it's just not quite there fo..."

How did you get the book's photo to come up with the name? When I was inserting the name of my book, I could see the photo, but it did not pop with the title once posted.


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Mariah (mhone) | 138 comments Mod
I'm reading School Rumble, Volume 1 School Rumble, Volume 1 by Jin Kobayashi by Jin Kobayashi, a multi-volume manga series that I decided to read after I watched the anime it was based on.


Amy | 46 comments Mod
Beth wrote: "I just finished Last Breath by Rachel Caine. This month has been more about Romance than YA, but I'm also reading Die for Me by Amy Plum."

I just finished Ghost Town by her. I am trying to spread them out since it is too long of a wait before the next one.


Terri | 60 comments I finished Bloodlines (Bloodlines, #1) by Richelle Mead by Richelle Mead recently and I'm hoping that I'll love this as much as the Vampire Academy series, but so far it's just not quite there for me.


Beth | 25 comments I just finished Last Breath by Rachel Caine. This month has been more about Romance than YA, but I'm also reading Die for Me by Amy Plum.


Beth | 25 comments Amy wrote: "All right I just finished listening to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I actually liked it even though I thought I wouldn't. I am now going to go on and read t..."

Amy, told ya so!!


Amy | 46 comments Mod
All right I just finished listening to The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I actually liked it even though I thought I wouldn't. I am now going to go on and read the rest of the series.


Terri | 60 comments What are you reading this month?


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