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message 1: by Sara (last edited Sep 11, 2009 05:32AM) (new)

Sara So Far.... (*note* decided to post the covers now)
1. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1) by Rick Riordan 2. The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #2) by Rick Riordan 3. The Titan's Curse (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #3) by Rick Riordan 4. The Battle of the Labyrinth (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #4) by Rick Riordan 5. The Last Olympian (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #5) by Rick Riordan 6. [image error] 7. The Time Travelers (The Gideon Trilogy Book One) by Linda Buckley-Archer 8. The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King 9. [image error] 10. [image error] 11. [image error] 12. [image error] 13. The Black Circle (The 39 Clues, #5) by Patrick Carman 14. Inkheart (Inkheart, Book 1) by Cornelia Funke 15. Inkspell (Inkheart, Book 2) by Cornelia Funke 16. Inkheart Trilogy Inkheart, Inkspell, and Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke 17. The Magicians and Mrs. Quent by Galen M. Beckett 18 Mairelon the Magician (Mairelon, Book 1) by Patricia C. Wrede 19. Magician's Ward (Mairelon, Book 2) by Patricia C. Wrede 20. Thirteenth Child (Frontier Magic, Book 1) by Patricia C. Wrede 21. Eyes Like Stars (The Théâtre Illuminata Act 1) by Lisa Mantchev 22. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater 23. Larklight A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space by Philip Reeve 24. Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella 25. [image error] 26. Princess in the Spotlight (The Princess Diaries, Book 2) by Meg Cabot 27. Princess in Love (The Princess Diaries, Book 3) by Meg Cabot 28. Princess in Waiting (The Princess Diaries, Book 4) by Meg Cabot 29. Project Princess (The Princess Diaries, #4.5) by Meg Cabot 30. Smudge's Mark by Claudia Osmond

message 2: by Lisi (last edited Sep 11, 2009 06:09AM) (new)

Lisi (toyonomikoto) | 43 comments It looks really nice. I only know the Princess Diaries books in this collection, so which book can you recommend? ~Lisi

message 3: by Sara (new)

Sara Lisi wrote: "It looks really nice. I only know the Princess Diaries books in this collection, so which book can you recommend? ~Lisi"

Hi Lisi!
Thanks again for your help!
THe princess Diaries books were a fun enough read but certainly not my favourites.

I would HIGHLY recommend the Percy Jackson series to fans of potter. Although the series is unique and fantastic in its own right -the similaries between them would certainly attract lovers of potter and those who love an original, fast-paced, greek-myth-inspired, comedical series.

Shiver was AWESOME. I am -not- a fan of Twilight. (not to upset the many twilight fans out there- it just wasn't my thing. Many people seem to compare the two books however and so I will point out that fans of Twilight will most likely love Shiver too BUT furthermore, Shiver attracts those looking for something more mature and genuine than the paranormal romance depicted in Twilight.) Shiver kicks Twilight arse. The writing was simply devine. Maggie Stiefvater is really talented. A new favourite author, hands down.

Another favourite read this year was Smudge's Mark. I LOVED it. I'm not sure if it's out where you live because I think it's only out in Canada right now (I could be wrong and I should check on that) It was an awesome adventure. The characters made the story that much more enjoyable- I loved every one of them- even the nasty ones.

Oh..and the books in the 39 clues series are light, fast-paced, excellent reads.

If you haven't noticed- I'm a lover of young adult & children's fiction. I'm 21 and surrounded by fellow (and might I add, snooty) english majors all the time. I certainly do love some classics and so I won't say that I don't read outside of the YA genre, because I most certainly do, but I will say that nothing compares to it. I will remain a devoted reader of YA until I'm 115. =)

message 4: by Sara (new)

Sara What are your recommendations of this year, Lisi?

message 6: by Lisi (last edited Sep 11, 2009 11:45AM) (new)

Lisi (toyonomikoto) | 43 comments I can recommend you everything by Sarah Dessen so far, especially "Just Listen". And then I also recommend you Jodi Picoult's books. I have only read three of them so far, but I really adored them all. I want to thank you for your recommendations, I will check them out as soon as I have some money to buy new books. Thank you again.

And yay for reading your 31st book, this is wonderful, I am sure you will be able to read 50 books a year.


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Sara 32. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) by Lemony Snicket

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Sara 33. The Shadow Thieves (Cronus Chronicles, Book 1) by Anne Ursu

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Sara 34. The Siren Song (Cronus Chronicles, Book 2) by Anne Ursu

message 10: by Sara (last edited Nov 08, 2009 08:19AM) (new)

Sara 35. In Too Deep (The 39 Clues, #6) by Jude Watson

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Sara 37. Ghost Ride by Marina Cohen

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Sara 38. The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, #1) by James Patterson

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