Thursday, December 8, 2011

Follow Friday (16)

Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee’sView and Alison at Alison Can Read. It is great way for bloggers to make new friends and find new blogs to follow. Go to either blog, follow ALL the instructions and then add your link to the list. It's just that easy!

This week's question:

"Keeping with the Spirit of Giving this season, what book do you think EVERYONE should read and if you could, you would buy it for all your family and friends?

Tough question. There are so many books I absolutely love.  I tried to think of the last book I read that I literally could not put down, the book that kept me up half the night because I just had to know what happened. I narrowed it down to three, two young adult novels and one adult novel that has been out for awhile, but I just recently read it.

The first YA novel I chose is Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick. I absolutely loved this book. It was unbelievably well-written, with an amazing story. This is one of my favorite books of the year.

The second YA novel I have chosen is Divergent by Veronica Roth. In the extremely cluttered genre of YA dystopian novels, this one stands out. A lot. Fantastic book.  

And finally, I chose Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen. This book blew my mind. It was so realistic, that I felt like I was actually at the circus in the 1920s. Any author that can suspend my disbelief like that should have her books read by everyone.

Now for the follow fun. Leave a link to your Follow Friday in the comment section and I will stop by and check it out. I am excited to see what books everyone thinks should be the go-to gift this year.


  1. Great post! I LOVE Divergent, and I have Ashes but still need to read it. Following back :)

    -Pepa @ Anonymous Reads

  2. I friend is obsessed with Divergent! It's on my TBR pile! Good choises (:

    New follower! (:

  3. Ashes was such a great book! Awesome picks.

  4. Haven't read Ashes, but I love both of the others! I've been trying to get friends and family to pick up Water for Elephants but no one will. Grrr! LOL

  5. Hopping through. Loved Water For Elephants. BTW...I was in Mesa tonight. Went to look at the Temple lights, then dinner at the Landmark, then drove around Natal Circle - tons of lights - around Guadalupe and Country Club. Fun evening.
    My Hop

  6. Nice picks! Haven't read em, but will look into em!

    Here's my Friday Hops

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  7. books I haven't read but hope to . Have a great week and thanks for visiting!

  8. Listening to the audio of Water for Elephants adds another dimension. It's excellent. The dual narrators are perfect. Highly recommended.

  9. Great choices, I have been wanting to read Water For Elephants! Thanks for stopping by my FF Book Savvy Babe

  10. I must look into Ashes. I haven't even heard much about it. Thanks for dropping by my blog. The book A Monster Calls looks very scary but it really is more about grief and addressing out fears. The book is very touching, one of the most important books I've read all year.

  11. I'm ashamed I haven't read any of these books.

    thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower.

  12. I love Divergent and Water for Elephants! Great picks. Hope you have a great weekend!

    Ladybug Storytime

    New follower :)

  13. We have an awesome Giveaway on our blog. Feel free to stop by and check it out =)

  14. I agree with all three of your choices! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back!


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