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Subject: Your Favorite Book of 2011
Date Posted: 6/21/2011 1:09 PM ET
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I'm sure I'm not the only one with a huge list of ''To Read."

What book has been your favorite so far?

Alice J. (ASJ) - ,
Date Posted: 6/21/2011 6:16 PM ET
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I just finished Dead Beautiful by Yvonne Woon, wow what a book. It was excellent. It is her first book, she is a grad student at Columbio. Plot and characters masterfully written. Paranormal and mystery part very well done. One of the very best first novels by an author I have read.

Another favorite this year is Shadowspell by Jenna Black, love story and characters. It is book 2 in the seriers. Book 3 comes out next month.



Date Posted: 8/7/2011 8:57 PM ET
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I haven't read too much YA this year but mine would have to be Hunger Games, all three were great.   Second choice would be Cleopatra's Daughter.


Last Edited on: 8/22/11 8:46 PM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 8/8/2011 2:18 AM ET
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Oooh, tough. I adored PINK by Lili Wilkinson. It's an unbelievable combination of smart, funny, touching, and groundbreaking. John Green blurbed it! Also loved CHIME by Franny Billingsley (although it took me a long time to get into it, I admit--it's all worth it though!) and I'LL BE THERE by Holly Goldberg Sloan, which is a kind of magical contemporary told from multiple POVs. 

Date Posted: 8/8/2011 10:47 AM ET
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I would have to say Devil's Kiss.  But I also really enjoyed The Demon Trapper's Daughter and The Hunger Games.

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Subject: First "The Hunger Games"
Date Posted: 8/9/2011 12:02 AM ET
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 After "Hunger Games" YA

I really liked "Toward the Gleam" by T.M. Doran   [978-1586176334]  (KEEPER, tho'), but ISBN-13 "if" interested to look it up/ 

and then, "The Oracle of Stamboul" by Michael David Lukas  (KEEPER, also'), still: [978-0062012098] if you are interested in looking it up/.


Those are the best 3 books I've read this year.

Date Posted: 8/10/2011 1:10 PM ET
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Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins but others that were outstanding for me are:  Out of Dust by Karen Hesse (yes, it's a poetry book but oh, so good),  I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare and Dracula in Love by Karen Essex.



Last Edited on: 8/10/11 1:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 4
Date Posted: 8/18/2011 12:52 PM ET
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Saving Francesca, The Piper's Son, and Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

(Yes, I've been on an Australian author kick this year!)