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Oct 25, 2011 08:27PM

1218 So, after reading Academy 7 and Across the Universe I've realized I really, really like YA sci fi.

Unfortunately, it seems to be really hard to find. All the lists I find are swamped by dystopian novels. I want real sci fi: spaceships, aliens, robots all that stuff.

I've read Ender's Game (love) and have The Silver Metal Lover on my to-read.

Any other suggestions?
Jun 14, 2011 02:45PM

1218 I am reading an insane amount this summer, so I'll probably be through these books this week, but up next is:

The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson (which I'm SUPER excited to read!) Unfamiliar Fishes by Sarah Vowell Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins The Pioneer Woman Black Heels to Tractor Wheels -- A Love Story by Ree Drummond
Jun 14, 2011 02:26PM

1218 This is the first year I've ever paid attention to new releases on a regular basis. I used to just look out for new books by authors I love, but this year I've been trying to read as many new books as possible, so have been scouring every source I can find to figure out 2011 releases (it's a lot harder than it looks! There's no decent comprehensive database separating the wheat from the chaff that I can find).

Anyway, I can't wait for:

The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb A Novel by Melanie Benjamin (because I loved Alice Have I Been and think Benjamin is an excellent historical fiction writer)

The Rivals (The Mockingbirds, #2) by Daisy Whitney (because The Mockingbirds was one of my favorit YAs this year, and this is the sequel)

Doc A Novel by Mary Doria Russell (because Mary Doria Russell has yet to write a book I don't find absolutely brilliant)

Hourglass by Myra McEntire (because the buzz has been good)

1q84 by Haruki Murakami (because Murakami is one of my favorite writers)

Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks (because even though I didn't like her last book, I've got lingering love from Year of Wonders)

Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) by Maggie Stiefvater (because even though the premise is so cheesy, Stiefvater is a wonderful writer and I WANT to know how this series ENDS)
Feb 24, 2010 08:16PM

1218 Thanks! This challenge is a great motivator to read more global lit, which I wanted to do this year anyway!
Feb 23, 2010 11:28PM

1218 TENTATIVE PLANS (note: haven't read yet!)

Congo: The Poisonwood Bible
South Africa: Life and Times of Michael K
Rwanda: Baking Cakes in Kigali
Nigeria: Half of a Yellow Sun
Ethiopia: Cutting for Stone
Kenya: The Constant Gardener
Egypt: Cleopatra's Daughter
Morocco: The Tenth Gift
Zimbabwe: When a Crocodile Eats the Sun: A Memoir of Africa

Dominican Republic: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Puerto Rico: The Time It Snowed in Puerto Rico: A Novel

India: The God of Small Things
Malaysia: The Gift of Rain
Thailand: Bangkok 8: A Novel (Sonchai Jitpleecheep Series #1)
Vietnam: The Quiet American
Burma: The Jewel Trader of Pegu: A Novel
South Korea: A Single Shard
North Korea: A Corpse in the Koryo
China: Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China
Tibet: Trespassers on the Roof of the World: The Secret Exploration of Tibet

North America
Mexico: Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

Switzerland: Hotel Du Lac
Sweden: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Wales: The First Princess of Wales: A Novel
Albania: The Successor: A Novel
Finland: The Summer Book
Iceland: Silence of the Grave
Austria: A Nervous Splendor: Vienna 1888-1889
Scotland: Highlanders: A History of the Gaels
Russia: Nicholas and Alexandra
Holland: The Coffee Trader

New Zealand: The Bone People
Australia: In a Sunburned Country

South America
Columbia: Chronicle of a Death Foretold
Argentina: The House of Paper

Middle East
Iran: The Complete Persepolis
Afghanistan: Swallows of Kabul
Israel: Drawing in the Dust
Iraq: Baghdad without a Map and Other Misadventures in Arabia
Feb 23, 2010 10:40PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: Ireland
Book: The Gathering by Anne Enright
Feb 23, 2010 08:34PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: Italy
Book: The Girl of His Dreams by Donna Leon
Feb 23, 2010 08:32PM

1218 Region: Middle East
Country: Turkey
Book: Snow by Orhan Parmuk
Feb 23, 2010 08:31PM

1218 Region: Latin America
Country: Chile
Book: Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende
Feb 23, 2010 08:28PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: France
Book: Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
Feb 23, 2010 08:28PM

1218 Region: North America
Country: Canada
Books: Mrs. Mike by Benedict Freedman, The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
Feb 23, 2010 08:27PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: Bosnia
Book: People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
Feb 23, 2010 08:26PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: Germany
Book: The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Feb 23, 2010 08:26PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: Spain
Book: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruis Zafon
Feb 23, 2010 08:25PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: Bulgaria
Book: The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova
Feb 23, 2010 08:23PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: Romania
Book: Dracula by Bram Stoker
Feb 23, 2010 08:23PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: England
Book: Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Feb 23, 2010 08:22PM

1218 Region: Africa
Country: Botswana
Book: Tears of the Giraffe by Alexander McCall Smith
Feb 23, 2010 08:22PM

1218 Region: Asia
Country: Japan
Book: After the Quake by Haruki Murakami
Feb 23, 2010 08:21PM

1218 Region: Europe
Country: Czech Republic
Book: The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kudera
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