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message 1: by Bridget (new)

Bridget (goodreadscombbooks) | 45 comments Mod
Recommend all your favorite books and maybe someone will choose them to complete the recommended book challenge!

To start us off, some of my favorites are: Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, all the Sarah J. Maas books, Illuminae/Gemina, the Raven Cycle, and The Martian!


message 2: by Luana (new)

Luana (inkstainedforest) Some of my favorites are:
-The Book Thief- Markus Zusak
-The Night Circus- Erin Morgenstern
-Station Eleven - Emily St. John Mandell
-Homegoing- Yaa Gyasi
-The Muse- Jessie Burton
-The Golem and the Djinni- Helene Wecker
-Six of Crows- Leigh Bardugo
-The Diviners- Libba Bray

Happy reading :) x


message 3: by Savannah (new)

Savannah Some of my favorite books!

- Scythe by Neal Shusterman
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
- Sphere and Prey by Michael Crichton
-Renegades by Marissa Meyer (only about 1/4 way through but loving it!)
-The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
-Quarantine: The Loners by Lex Thomas
-More Happy Than Not and They Both Die at The End by Adam Silvera
-Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell


message 4: by Janie (new)

Janie (sj_ellis11) -Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
-My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
-Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (releases in May?, read an ARC and loved it)
-Flame in the Mist by Renee Adhieh
-The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli


message 5: by Bridget (new)

Bridget (goodreadscombbooks) | 45 comments Mod
Savannah wrote: "Some of my favorite books!

- Scythe by Neal Shusterman
- Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco
- Sphere and Prey by Michael Crichton
-Renegades by Marissa Meyer (only about 1/4 way through ..."


I loved Renegades, The 5th Wave, and Fangirl too!


message 6: by Bridget (new)

Bridget (goodreadscombbooks) | 45 comments Mod
Sarah E. wrote: "-Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
-My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
-Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (releases in May?, read an ARC and loved it)
-F..."


Ahh Eliza and Her monsters is so good!


message 7: by Janie (new)

Janie (sj_ellis11) Bridget wrote: "Sarah E. wrote: "-Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia
-My Lady Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows
-Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake (releases in May?, read an ARC..."


It was my favorite read of 2017 :)


message 8: by Danielle (new)

Danielle Shepherd (inalandofbooks) | 1 comments Some of my favourite books are:-

Harry Potter
Percy Jackson
The Selection Triology
Sarah J Maas
Any Kasie West book


message 9: by Hannah (new)

Hannah | 8 comments If your looking for a quick but somewhat emotional read I always rely on good ol’ Micheal Morpurgo


message 10: by Eliza (new)

Eliza Cross (elizaandherbooks) | 1 comments The Firebird trilogy by Claudia Gray
As You Wish by Chelsea Sedoti


message 11: by Brittany (new)

Brittany Walker (NekosBooks) (neko-firedemontempest) | 1 comments The Forgotten Book by Mechthild Glaser


message 12: by Duskangelreads (new)

Duskangelreads | 27 comments The Medoran Chronicles by Lynette Noni
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater
Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton


message 13: by Rose (new)

Rose (princess_rose) Every Heart A Doorway !


message 14: by matilde (new)

matilde (matiswonderland) Here are some of my favorites:

- The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
- The Martian by Andy Weird
- Wonder by R.J. Palacio
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
- Looking for Alaska by John Green
- Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland


message 15: by Nikkie (new)

Nikkie Cole I figured most would recommend newer books so here are some oldies that i adored in middle school early high school and never hear recommended:

-The Pendragon Series

-The Amulet of Samarkand

-Christy Miller Collection, Vol. 1
note: This is a christian coming of age series thats actually very romantic and has a follow up series during her college years and a companion series following one of her friends. its actually one of my fav book series from middle school and is a contemporary romance series that's a nice fast read.


message 16: by EME (new)

EME (stormdancer_) | 2 comments Some of my all-time favourites that may not be that famous (or that not many people talk about them) are:
-The Underland Chronicles by Suzanne Collins
-The Lotus Wars by Jay Kristoff
-The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
-The Edge Chronicles: The Twig Saga by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddle


message 17: by Sam (new)

Sam M. | 14 comments Books I totally recommend:
-ANYTHING that Morgan Matson's written
-The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
-I'll Give you the Sun, or The Sky is Everywhere, by Jandy Nelson
-A Great and Terrible Beauty, by Libba Bray
-The Giver (and/or the sequels) by Lois Lowry!

Good luck, everyone!


message 18: by Savannah (new)

Savannah I can't think of any high school books (that my school assigned) that I haven't read...Any suggestions?


message 19: by Duskangelreads (new)

Duskangelreads | 27 comments Have you read Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden. It is a book most Aussie’s had to read when I was in high school. It’s pretty short and really good!


message 20: by Savannah (new)

Savannah Duskangelreads wrote: "Have you read Tomorrow When the War Began by John Marsden. It is a book most Aussie’s had to read when I was in high school. It’s pretty short and really good!"


That sounds really good! Thanks for the Recommendation! :)


message 21: by Yanelle Ruby (last edited Jan 16, 2018 07:15PM) (new)

Yanelle Ruby (yanelleruby) Some of my favorites are:
- The Smell of Ohter People's Houses
- The Little Prince
- My Lady Jane
- Harry Potter
- Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
- Girls Made of Snow and Glass
- A Million Junes
- Three Dark Crowns


message 22: by Jen (new)

Jen (reader44ever) | 17 comments Some of my favorites:
- Absolutely, Positively by Jayne Ann Krentz
- Ravished by Amanda Quick
- Getting Rid of Bradley by Jennifer Crusie
- Manhunting, also by Jennifer Crusie
- A Little Fate by Nora Roberts
- A Little Magic, also by Nora Roberts
- the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews (book one: Magic Bites)
- the Anita Blake series by Laurell K. Hamilton (book one: Guilty Pleasures)

If you read any of these, I hope you'll enjoy them! :-)


message 24: by Alex (new)

Alex (alexandrbutwhat) | 1 comments -They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
I cried so hard. In this world, 24 hours before you die you get a phone call telling you. This book is about two lgbt teenage boys who get the call and end up meeting each other on an app. Chaos and looooove ensues.
-The Shatter Me books by Tahereh Mafi
Yes, yet another dystopian love triangle book, but it's not so bad (but maybe I think that because my favorite guy wins???) These books are about people with powers trying to overthrow the corrupt government. Also the MC literally sucks the life from people with a touch. How about that?
-Willful Machines by Tim Floreen
A scifi story about a teen in boarding school and boy he has a crush on, with kind of an overarching plot about AI terrorism. It's pretty great.
-We Are the Ants by Shaun David Hutchinson
Basically a gay teenager who keeps getting abducted by aliens who want him to decide whether the human races lives or dies. There's a big red button and everything.


message 25: by Savannah (new)

Savannah Alexander wrote: "-They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
I cried so hard. In this world, 24 hours before you die you get a phone call telling you. This book is about two lgbt teenage boys who get the call and end..."


OMG! I cried so much during They Both Die at the End! Such an amazing book!


I've heard so many booktubers talk about we are the ants. Maybe I'll pick it up sometime for this readathon! It sounds pretty good!


message 26: by Catherine (new)

Catherine (slytherdor1987) | 3 comments Rose wrote: "Every Heart A Doorway !"

...was fantastic! Highly recommend Down Among the Sticks and Bones and Beneath the Sugar Sky if you haven't read them yet.

Historical Fiction: The Boston Girl
Fantasy:The Black Jewels Trilogy: Daughter of the Blood, Heir to the Shadows, Queen of the Darkness, any book in Anne Bishop's Others series, or any Patricia Briggs's books (Masques-first book she ever wrote)
YA: Letters to the Lost


message 27: by Tiana (new)

Tiana | 1 comments I recommend anything by Ellen Hopkins!

Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

The Graceling trilogy by Kristin Cashore

The Diviners by Libba Bray

A Northern Light by Jennifer Donnelly

Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser

Little & Lion by Brandy Colbert

And I Darken by Kiersten White

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

And

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline!


message 28: by Savannah (new)

Savannah I have no clue what I'm going to read this month.

If you have some good ideas for these challenges let me know!

1. Published year you were born (1997)
2. Multiple POV
3. Antonyms in title
4. Banned book

Thank you in advance!


message 29: by Jen (new)

Jen (reader44ever) | 17 comments Savannah wrote: "I have no clue what I'm going to read this month.

If you have some good ideas for these challenges let me know!

1. Published year you were born (1997)
2. Multiple POV
3. Antonyms in title
4. Ban..."


Harry Potter #1 and Ella Enchanted were both first published in 1997.

For antonyms, I read Dusk or Dark or Dawn or Day by Seanan McGuire. It's not very long but wow! It packs quite a punch. :-)

For banned books, wasn't Harry Potter banned somewhere?

For multiple POVs, I think most books by Nora Roberts and Jayne Ann Krentz feature multiple POVs, so if you're open to romantic suspense (some are paranormal). . .

I hope that the above helps! :-)


message 30: by Elena (new)

Elena (jess3elena) | 2 comments Would anybody recommend Children if blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi?


message 31: by Elena (new)

Elena (jess3elena) | 2 comments Would anybody recommend Children of blood and bone by Tomi Adeyemi?


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